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What are the differences between LCD LED and Plasma TVs.

Updated on May 9, 2011

What are different types televisions available ?

Purchasing a television is becoming a difficult task as huge number of models are available in the market.The different types of televisions available are

1.Cathode Ray Tube 4.Plasma

2.Rear Projection 5.LCD

3.Front Projection. 6.LED

At present there is huge competition among LCD ,LED and Plasma televisions.Each type of television has its own advantages as well as disadvantages .It is important to know them before purchasing.


LCD stands for Liquid crystal display.LCD televisions have a wide range of sizes starting from 15 inches.LCD panels are made of two layers of glass like metals which are polarized and glued together.One of the layer is coated with crystals. Electric current is passed through individual crystals ,which allow the crystals to pass or block light to create images.


Big TV LED screens are used both outdoors in sunshine and indoors.None of other television types can be used like this.Only LED offers the Brightness ,Colour saturation ,Contrast and wide viewing angle.LED means Light emitting Diode.

LEDs emit light rather than reflect it and therefore many times brighter than any other technologies.


Plasma televisions are made up of plasm gas which is xenon and neon gas.Plasma televisions are generally available in larger sizes starting from 42 inches.As Plasma televisions are very thinner in size they can be easily mounted on a wall.Plasma televisions consume more power compared to LCDs.

If we compare among three types of televisions - Plasma TVs tend to be much hotter ,heavier and consume more power than LCD televisions of the same size.Many manufacturers are moving from plasma to LCDs and LEDs.So the main comparison comes between LCDs and LEDs.

LCD Features.

1.Good picture quality but some times images may "burn" in display.

2.Mercury is used in manufacturing.

3.Cost is comparatively cheaper than LEDs and Plasma.

4.Energy consumption is higher than LED and lesser than Plasma.

LED Features.

1.State of art picture quality (Higher in quality than LCD)

2.Mercury is not used in manufacturing.

3.Price of LED televisions are more than 50% nearly.

4.Energy consumption is 40% lesser than LCD televisions.

By keeping all factors in mind it is always advisable to go for LEDs instead of LCD televisions or Plasma.


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