A Quick Guide To The 4 Different Types Of Television Displays

If you are in the market for a new TV, it helps to know what type of display you want. This will help you greatly narrow down the potential market of televisions for you to research and choose from.

#1 LCD Displays

LCD displays are actually one of the most common and affordable types of displays on the market. LCD stands for liquid crystal displays. These types of televisions are generally really energy efficient. They generally have nice color if you are just watching television shows on your television.

However, if you watch a lot of sports programming or if you do a lot of gaming, an LCD display may not be the right choice for you, as they generally don't have really high frame rates and they also have limited viewing angles.

#2 LED Displays

LED displays are built upon the base of LCD displays. All LED displays use liquid crystal lights for the main display; however, they also use LED lights to back-up the liquid crystal lights.

LED televisions tend to cost a little more than LCD displays, but they also tend to be more energy efficient. They also tend to have local dimming properties, which means that the color on the picture adjusts to the actual amount of light in the room.

LED displays work better for gaming and watching sports; they generally have a higher refresh rates, which is a benefit for this type of television usage.

#3 Plasma Displays

Plasma televisions tend to have really great color quality and depth. They also tend to have a high contrast ratio, which makes the image more detailed and in-depth. Plasma televisions are well-known for having really great images.

If you want a large television, plasma televisions have a large viewing angle, which means that multiple people can watch the television from different positions in the room and still enjoy a high-quality image. Plasma televisions, although they present great pictures, are not that bright, and lots of ambient light can compromise the viewing quality of plasma.  

#4 OLED Displays

Organic light emitting diode televisions create the image by using entirely LED lights, unlike LCD and LED displays that use liquid crystal displays as well. OLED televisions tend to be highly energy efficient.

OLED televisions generally have a high contrast ratio. A high contrast ratio will help create a deep cinematic picture. OLED televisions also have really bright colors, which helps if you do a lot of viewing during the day when the glare from outside could otherwise compromise your picture. 

Keep these different display types in mind as you also research to consider different brands, like LG TVs and other name brands.