Get the big picture on an LCD TV

TVs have definitely evolved over the years, from a small wooden box with a dull black-and-white screen to 50-inch LCD TVs that show crystal-clear, colorful pictures. If you are in the market for a new TV, learning about the types of LCD TVs available can help you make the right decision. You don't have to start with a 50 inch LCD TV to get the benefits of this wonderful electronic in your home.

Types of LCD TVs available

Currently, the market is suffused with different kinds of TVs, but you may be confused as to what is the best for your home. Below are some definitions of TVs that may help you make your decision:

  • DLP television. This refers to Digital Light Processing. A TV that has this capability creates light and dark pixels in order to create over a thousand shades of grey. Light from a lamp inside the TV passes through a color wheel to create an image on the screen, using mirrors that turn in and out to adjust the image
  • LCD TVs. This refers to Liquid Crystal Display. A million liquid crystals arrange and rearrange themselves in the TV, using light passing through the screen, to create an image.
  • LED TVs. An LCD TV that uses LED back-lighting as opposed to energy-sucking cold cathode ray TVs. The use of LED backlighting allows a thinner panel, lower power consumption, better heat dissipation, a brighter display, and better contrast levels.

So what is the difference between DLPs or LCD televisions? LCD TVs are slightly better, as they can produce a deeper black and a clearer picture. However, DLP TVs are slightly cheaper, and still produce a good image. LED LCD screens are better for the environment, as well, and can last much longer than other TVs on the market. They come in many sizes, including 45 inch LCD TVs and 50 inch LCD TVs. They do tend to have a higher price point, though.

TV brands

There are many brands of LCD TVs out there. Some include:

  • Samsung LCD TVs
  • Sony LCD TVs
  • Sharp LCD TVs
  • LG LCD TVs

The brand you choose will depend on your budget and other considerations. Choosing a TV can be complicated, but doing a bit of research will help you choose the TV that is right for you and your family, and give you an electronic that will last for years.