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OLED vs. LCD

When it comes to LCD vs. OLED televisions, there's some facts you should know. Learn about both types of home entertainment options.

These days, it's hard to find a so-called LCD television. Most manufacturers instead offer LED televisions, which are really LCD TVs that use an LED backlight. But let's compare the innovative features of what many refer to as LCD TVs vs. OLED televisions and see which state-of-the-art technology makes for the ultimate home entertainment experience.

Slim and stylish, LCD televisions boast great designs that fit your space, as well as technology that delivers nice clarity and color detail. Newer LCD TVs with LED backlighting achieve improved contrast ratio via light-emitting diodes that provide the necessary backlighting instead of CCFLs found in older LCD models. OLED, however, uses an organic substance that glows when an electric current is introduced. This revolutionary material reduces the thickness and weight of the TV, creating an ultra-thin, sleek form, superior color reproduction, and individual pixels that switch off for true blacks.

Take, for example, contrast ratio, which measures the range from the brightest whites on the screen to the darkest blacks. The higher the contrast the better. While LCD TVs offer slim designs and boast rich color, detail and contrast, OLED is the first display technology that allows self-lighting pixels to switch on and off individually offering the first "infinite" contrast ratio. When comparing LCD vs. OLED TV, you'll discover that the deep blacks of OLED allow for a greater sense of realism and depth – no matter what you're watching.

When deciding between LCD vs. OLED TVs, energy efficiency is a consideration for some users. While LCD technology uses tiny light-emitting diodes behind liquid crystal displays for designs that are remarkably thin and energy-efficient, OLED televisions offer stunning ultra-thin silhouettes and remarkable standby energy consumption due to OLED's ability to completely switch off black pixels.

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