Of course these sleek new LED TVs look outstanding and perform way better than their predecessors but are we to believe they really are “better?” We also have to consider the marketplace as it is standard business practices nowadays to roll out technology in planned increments to increase sales, you don’t want to be stuck with something obsolete do you?
Truth is there are plans for even newer and better technological advances for the future. There is already been huge speculation of a 3D HD TV to come out when ‘Avatar’ is released on Blu-ray, now that is the plan so far. If your still gazing into an old tube style TV and are procrastinating patiently waiting for the newest high definition TV to come out that you can keep for years to come than the wait is really over.
The new LED TV is what should have been when these slim widescreen TVs came out in the first place, but that is where that planned roll out came into play. Already there is technology beyond 1080p, however there is nothing that can match it, yet. Cable and satellite feeds only produce 720p and 1080i respectively so the only true HD comes from Blu-ray. These LED TVs gives you the deep darkness of a plasma TV and the brightness of the LCD TV so it truly is the best out there today. That being said they draw 40% less energy and emit no heat, can’t say that about a plasma TV. The older LCD TV just couldn’t produce those dark colors and looked washed out if you tried to crank up the brightness too much.
The LED light has been around for many years, you recently had a string of them in all different colors on your Christmas tree recently, those lights that don’t give off heat are used in the same manner. For the LED TV each pixel has it’s own LED light while some companies use the out edge to shoot the LED light’s brightness across the entire screen with those particular units being the thinnest out of the bunch.
Let’s take a look at what an LED TV can do and why it is considered the best.
They are more cost efficient in terms of energy usage and emit less heat thanks to OLED (organic light emitting diode) LED technology. Lighter in weight and thinner in appearance so you will worry less about it falling off the wall if you live in an earthquake zone. A jaw dropping contrast ration of 2 million to one (2,000,000 to 1) which lets you see everything in high definition which looks better than real life so it will leave you in awe.
The only drawbacks are that you do see everything, and I mean everything as to a point of utter distraction. I was watching a recent movie on Blu-ray and could see the actors makeup so vividly it took my focus away from the film. The actors face was caked on with an orange-like makeup while his arms and neck area that did not have stage makeup on were ghostly white. Also it took this dramatic film and made it look like a soap opera, now let me expand on that. A soap opera you see on TV is shot on tape, not film so that is why it looks like your home movies on a high grade camcorder as the motion appears to be faster and the lighting is more true, film softens and enhances for a more dramatic effect. That is the drawback of such high definition, it loses the soft film quality we have come accustomed to as a society. The 11 o’clock newscasters look frightening as well even in 1080i through my cable feed because the makeup department has not caught up yet to the technology yet I suppose, the local nightly news is shot on tape as well.
So if your on the fence about buying one of the newest LED TV rest assured you are in fact going to get the highest definition in every sense if that is what your after, to each their own. The only technology that can top this is 3D, but now that will take a while to mature as the entertainment industry still needs to catch up to it.