View Full Version : Flat screen television - LCD vs. LED

07-06-2011, 10:00 AM
Anybody have any experience, thoughts? We'll be getting a larger screen for the living room, so I'd like some advice.

07-06-2011, 10:02 AM
LED is better quality, but you certainly pay for it.

I have an LED monitor for my computer, and the picture is just beautiful.

07-06-2011, 10:06 AM
depends on how big you want it. LCD is best to about 48" (though getting better) after that you'll want plasma. not sure about LED

07-06-2011, 02:16 PM
Just stick with the best brands like Sony, Toshiba, Samsung. I am partial to Sony cause of good picture quality and never having one repaired. My brother bought a 46" at Best Buy for around $800 and it has a great picture on cable.

07-17-2011, 08:37 PM
LCD = Liquid Crystal Display
LED = Light Emitting Diode

LED is a newer technology than LCD, and provides better color and picture clarity, especially with those that use Red/Blue/Yellow instead of Red/Blue/Green. For High Definition, especially Blue Ray, LED is the way to go. If you are only viewing DVDs on a regular player, and don't have HD channels, you won't see the difference. Cost of LED vs LCD is generally on the order of 5:4, but the difference gets bigger as the size does. The larger the TV, the more you spend for the new technology.