This post was last updated on May 11th, 2019 at 06:12 am
It is my habit to research every bit of an electronic device before recommending or making purchases. I am a fan of vivid and vibrant picture qualities in televisions. Today shall be discussing the picture quality comparison between television types. For the purpose of this write-up, I shall be limiting myself to TV types such as 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 room condition or environment is twice as important as you will find out
Picture Quality comparison between Television Types: LCD vs LED
LCD TVs, by comparison, 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 which 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 off Tv from the list.
Compare Qled, Oled & Led with respect to Picture Quality
I will use an infographic for the purpose of this comparison for you to get the bigger picture.
Picture attribute comparison between Qled, OLED and LED at a Glance
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In the above comparison, we matched up one of the best QLED TV, the Samsung Q7F, with 2016’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.
For full picture comparisons between televisions visit: rtings
Analysis & Conclusion of the test
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, many are opting for pre-owned Tv. I will specifically advise you to buy an lcd UK / USA used if you have financial constraints. Also, remember that it is better to buy a brand name used tv than going for Chinese clones ones. If you don’t mind paying the premium price, OLED TVs will almost always perform best
How does a Plasma TV Compare to an LCD/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 a 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.