I am of the habit of researching every bit of an electronic device before recommending or making purchases. In one of my earlier articles, I talked about television based on their resolutions / such as vga, hd, fhd, qhd and 4k. TodayI shall be discussing in details various television display technology that we have. My focus shall be on LED, plasma, oled and qled. Buying a television may be influenced by your personal preference, image or taste. However, buying what is most suitable for your living condition or environment is twice as important as you will find out
LCD TVs from the comparison because they are obsolete and practically the same as LED TVs. the only difference is that an LCD TV has a different light source behind the screen it uses a kind of tube to illuminate while led uses diodes. The picture quality of an LCD TV is the same as a LED TV. Similarly, plasma tv technology is now dead. we now have basically led technology with now has some improvements like even more energy saving, better light management, improved image retention and more compared to LCDs. By extension, I will be dropping LCD Tv from the list.
COMPARISONS BETWEEN QLED / OLED & LED
I will use a picture for the purpose of this comparison for you to get the bigger picture.
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In the above comparison, we matched up the latest QLED TV, the Samsung Q7F, with last year’s top recommendations: the LG B6 OLED TV and the Samsung KS8000 LED TV. The KS8000 is coincidentally the TV the Q7F replaces, and the B6 is the current benchmark. This should help visualize QLED’s advancements.
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Between the different types of TVs, OLED TVs trump LED TVs in almost every aspect. Picture quality and motion blur are especially far ahead on OLEDs. Unfortunately, Samsung’s QLEDs did not do much to bridge the gap between the two technologies and in some ways even regressed in performance. For most people, my advice will be: if you have budget limitations, LED TVs will have excellent value for money and can be found in a vast array of sizes. In Nigeria especially with this economic recession, many are opting for pre-owned Tv. I will specifically advise you to buy a lcd UK / USA used if budget is a limitation for you. Also, remember that it is better to buy a brand name used tokunbo tv than going for the unpopular ones in Nigeria. If you don’t mind paying a premium, OLED TVs will almost always perform best
HOW DOES PLASMA COMPARE TO LC / LED
As it regards Plasma TVs, you can not get it new anywhere again. I mean if you are bent on buying a plasma tv, then be ready to buy a used one or a 2014 model by LG Electronics or Samsung. Plasma TVs are now officially dead. Panasonic stopped producing them in 2013. Samsung and LG announced that 2014 will be their last year. If you are looking for a picture quality equivalent to a plasma TV today, your best bet is an OLED TV.(If budget is an issue, you can buy high end LED)
The most important decision when buying a new TV is which type of display to choose: a plasma, an LED, or an LCD TV. As shown by the pictures below, they all have their advantages. However, most people will prefer an LED TV unless they have a dark viewing environment.
LEDs (which are basically the same thing as LCDs) are the biggest sellers. Their picture quality is not as good as that of plasma TVs, but still good enough for nearly everyone. They also offer greater practicability and they can get a lot brighter. The majority of people should opt for an LED TV – especially if the TV will be located in a living room with a lot of windows.
Plasma TVs have the best picture quality hands down and are also cheaper. However, they are not very bright, so they are only suitable for dark rooms. They suffer from occasional but not permanent image retention and have a slight buzzing noise on bright pictures. Go for a plasma TV if you want no compromise on the picture quality and if it will not bother you each time an image is retained for more than two minutes.