Many households have moved on from LCD TVs because of the size, weight and lack of energy efficiency associated with these models. LCD TVs often generate a substantial amount of heat, so households that are trying to cut down on cooling costs in the summer will sabotage their efforts by running an LCD TV.
LED TVs eliminate many of the issues experienced with LCD models. New technology even allows television manufacturers to produce models that offer 3D programming. What is the difference between a normal LED TV panel and a 3D panel? How do these differences allow viewers to watch 3D TV? Here’s the scoop.
Light-emitting diodes (LED) is a technology that cuts down on the generation of heat and uses energy more efficiently. LED TVs may use as much as 30 percent less electricity than LCD TVs. These TVs are lighter and feature more brilliant colors. The contrasts in colors on LED TVs offer a more enjoyable viewing experience.
LED TVs typically have similar features as compared to their LCD counterparts. High-definition television is available on both models. There are both LED and LCD televisions that offer 3D images, but the way that these images are perceived by the eye may differ.
Producing 3D Images
Allowing a viewer to see an image in 3D when it is really displayed in 2D is a matter of tricking the brain. Television that is shown in 3D must be viewed with special glasses in order for the viewer to get the full effect. Images in 2D are separated with horizontal and vertical polarization. The image will appear to be distorted and the color will be off if a person does not wear special glasses to view 3D television.
The glasses allow the vertical and horizontal polarization to be combined. This overlapping of images creates the 3D effect. LED TV panels that offer a 3D feature must be able to display these polarized images for the full effect.
While there must be differences between normal LED TV panels and 3D LED TV panels, there are similarities that make both options worth considering. Anyone who is considering a new TV purchase should review these features to determine if an LED TV is right for their needs.
- Internet connectivity. This feature is not available on every LED TV, but smart TVs and many 3D TVs offer Internet capabilities. This feature allows viewers to download apps to enhance their viewing experience.
- Lightweight, thinner panels. The thinness of LED panels makes these screens ideal for tight spaces. Lightweight models can be safer for households with children or pets.
- High-definition picture. LED TVs display the best picture quality.
- A wide variety of screen sizes. LED TVs on the market today can be as large as 90 inches. Most households need a screen size of approximately 60 inches for an optimal viewing experience.