The technology behind televisions is continuing to becoming more advanced each day. There are many different options to choose from such as LED HDTV’s, LCD HDTV’s, and plasma TV’s, so it can be difficult to know which is the best. This article will cover all the basics of LED HDTV’s so you can decide if they are worth investing in or not.

First off, lets look at what LED HDTV’s really are. These are basically LCD TV’s with one major modification. There are a few other minor changes but the only noteworthy difference is the lighting used inside the television. LCD HDTV’s use fluorescent bulbs as the back lighting, however LED HDTV’s use LED lights instead.

What To Consider
There are quite a few factors to consider if you are thinking about purchasing an LED HDTV. The most important issue would likely be the cost of these TV’s. While they are not necessarily overpriced for the actual value you get out of them, the line up of LED HDTV’s is somewhat limited.

You can find some smaller sized LED TV’s but the issue is that the difference in quality (as compared to price difference) of upgrading to LED over LCD is nothing significant. If you purchase a larger sized LED TV then you will definitely notice the overall improved quality in comparison to an LCD TV. LED HDTV’s are only worth investing in if you have a larger budget and are capable of buying a TV that is 40” or more.


There are many reasons why you should want to buy an LED HDTV. The main advantage of buying this type of TV would obviously be the picture quality. If you do not want the absolute best picture quality possible then you may not see a major difference between LCD and LED. However, if you want the most precise picture quality possible then it is worth the extra costs.

You should also factor in the actual design of most LED HDTV’s as they are generally sleek and fashionable. There should be a model that will fit your living room or entertainment room perfectly. In comparison to some other styles of televisions, they are also lightweight so moving them around will not be an issue.

Another advantage of LED HDTV’s is that they are energy efficient. LED TV’s are much less power consuming in comparison to all other types of HDTV’s on the market. When comparing LED to LCD, the LED model can save an upwards of 40% energy. Additionally, the bulbs are very efficient and will last much longer than fluorescent bulbs. This can be partially attributed to the fact that there is no mercury in the bulbs.

While there are many advantages to investing in an LED HDTV, there are still a few disadvantages as well. There are no major disadvantages that are specifically attributed to the LED TV’s though. The main issue with LED TV’s is that they have not fixed certain issues that were common with LCD TV’s. This includes a few common issues such as poor black levels and narrow viewing angles. If this will be an issue for you then you may want to look at your alternatives instead.

When buying an LED HDTV there will be a few things to look out for. You should make sure the brand name you purchase has a good history of high quality products. It would be highly recommended that you look for reviews of the specific model prior to making a purchase. Buy from a well known and trusted brand such as Samsung so you know you are buying a good product. Also, make sure you pick a budget and stick with it. A 40” LED HDTV can easily cost you over $2,000 so you have to be careful choosing the right model for your home.

This LED HDTV Review is Written/Updated on Oct 29th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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