Widescreen HDTV: LCD TV, Plasma TV and LED TV – The Right Way to Choose
There is a lot for the consumer to know when it comes to choosing between the different types of widescreen TVs that are currently available on the market. Recent advances in technology have made the choice more complicated especially for those who consider themselves as technology challenged. Widescreen TVs are currently available as Plasma screens, LCD screens and also LED screens. To help you decide which of these televisions is the best choice for your place below are a few tips and some information which may make this decision easier.
Plasma TVs have been a favourite with the consumer mainly because these TVs were the first on the market when LCD was still catching up. Choosing a plasma screen TV gives the viewer a few advantages especially when it comes to things such as contrast ratio and refresh times. Plasma screens have excellent depth and contrast ratio with brilliant dark black colours as well as white contrasts. This makes these TVs great for watching movies that have dark scenes and the fast refresh times make these televisions suitable for content with fast moving scenes such as a car chase or fast moving sports such as football or motor racing.
LCD TVs have developed a lot since the first of these TVs was released on the market. These TVs were first widely used for things such as computer monitors as the LCD screen is excellent for still pictures which appear sharp and clear on these TV screens. These TVs will still give you a great picture while watching sports or fast moving movie scenes it just won’t be as good as the plasma. One area that the LCD TV wins is with the power consumption. The cost of electricity is one of those topics which seems to get discussed a lot and some of these widescreen TVs use quite a lot of electricity. When comparing the two plasma and LCD it is the LCD TV that is the cheaper to run as it requires almost half the power of the plasma screen.
The third type of widescreen TV available on the market is the LED which is basically a step up from the LCD TVs. This technology is still very much in development however you can purchase LED TVs but they are quite expensive. The best option currently is to determine what content you will mostly be viewing on the TV and then decide between a Plasma or LCD TV.