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Types Of TV Screens: What's The Difference?

In today’s guide we have enlisted the help from our TV expert Dan Brown. He will be telling you about all the difference types of TV screens, LCD, LED, OLED and QLED, and helping you make the decision for which TV will be best for you and your budget.  

“With all the specifications and acronyms, buying a new TV can be an overwhelming experience,” says Dan Brown, Operations Director here at Mitchell & Brown. “The technology can be baffling, but it is the result for your hard-earned cash that counts, and the good news is there are no ‘bad’ TVs these days! Even budget HD-ready LCD models will deliver sharp and vivid images but spend a little more on the latest technology, for a punchier, richer, and more detailed picture, often using less energy too.” 

LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) 
LCD is commonly used across basic flat panel TVs, so the technology is well-developed and very affordable. Backlights in the TV shine through LCD pixels creating the picture, but the technology is limited in its depth of colour and blacks tend to look a bit grey, but for an affordable TV – LCD can’t be beaten. 

LED (Light Emitting Diode) 
LED TVS are LCD TVS but instead of using a traditional backlight they use an array of LED to shine through the LCD panel. The crisp light from the LEDs improves brightness and contrast, and reduced energy usage, making them a worthwhile upgrade over basic LCD models. 

QLED (Quantum dot Light Emitting Diode) 
QLED TVs are the latest form of LED TV that use an extra layer of Quantum dots between the LEDs and LCD panel. These dramatically improve colour and contrast, delivering a tremendous improvement in picture quality over a basic LED TV, while keeping energy consumption low. 

OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) 
Each pixel in an OLED TV is a small organic LED that is individually lit, coloured, or shut off to form the image. OLED pictures will wow even the most critical viewer with stunning colours, deep blacks and unbeatable contrast, but OLED TVs don’t come cheap and energy consumption is higher than QLED. 


Dan adds: “Today’s flat panel TVs are brilliant to watch and offer great value no matter what tech you choose, and there is an obvious upgrade route through the technologies listed above depending on your budget. The image quality, price and low energy consumption of QLED technology makes it our top choice for overall best performer – get down to your local Mitchell & Brown retailer to see for yourself.”