Thursday, September 2, 2010
LCDs are a very different technology. In an LCD, liquid crystals are squished between two polarized panels, light is shone through the panels and crystals and BAM, you have your picture. The light is usually generated by a cold cathode fluorescent lamp. LED TVs that you see out now are actually LCD TV just with a different light source. Changing from a fluorescent lamp to LEDs.
Instead of typing out my own thoughts on here, I'm going to refer you to an excellent article written by an excellent TV reviewer. I pretty much agree with all of his thoughts, however, I think the quality between the two is even much closer than he thinks. Follow the rabbit here. Or here is the link to copy and paste:
To sum up what Phil says, both technologies have gotten much closer in the quality picture they offer. However, Phil still gives the edge to plasma tvs. Phil states the picture quality, contrast ratios, color accuracy, viewing angles, fast moving action, and value is all better with a plasma TV, especially with larger screen sizes.
My take on this is the average viewer will not be dissatisfied with either LCD or Plasma. My advice, shop around, find the best deal, and get the best TV you can find for your budget. You won't be disappointed with either and as time goes on, the quality of each is becoming closer and closer.
Posted by Justin Leland at 9:43 PM