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What is the difference between an LCD and LED TV?

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Updated on January 05, 2016

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Answer: In their screen technologies, generally most TVs are LED
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Answer: The term LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes. One of the differences that separates it from LCD TVs is that LCD TVs use fluorescent lights, while LEDs make use of diodes. These diodes are extremely small lights, which in turn helps to save space. In addition, the placement of these lights can also differ.
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Answer: Just the brightness, and graphics are higher quality on a LED TV.
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Answer: Liquid Crystal Display and Light Emitting Diode
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Answer: LCD is the moniker for "Liquid Crystal Display" technology. LED represents Displays that utilize "Light Emitting Diodes". That said, the industry continues to evolve, and OLED or Organic Light-Emitting Diode is a relatively new technology that is far superior to the earlier LCD and LED-type displays. OLED TV's have won the annual coveted TV Shootout Award for the past 10 consecutive years. Moreover, it has been awarded an Emmy Award and is the Go-To technology by the Hollywod film industry.
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Answer: A LCD tv has a liquid-crystal-display it uses liquid crystal to produce images. LEDs are light-emitting diodes. LED tv's are a type of LCD tv that use LED's to backlight the LCD display.
Acuity Installation, LLC
Answer: LCD stands for “liquid crystal display” and technically, both LED and LCD TVs are liquid crystal displays. The basic technology is the same in that both television types have two layers of polarized glass through which the liquid crystals both block and pass light. So really, LED TVs are a subset of LCD TVs. LED, which stands for “light emitting diodes,” differs from general LCD TVs in that LCDs use fluorescent lights while LEDs use those light emitting diodes. Also, the placement of the lights on an LED TV can differ. The fluorescent lights in an LCD TV are always behind the screen. On an LED TV, the light emitting diodes can be placed either behind the screen or around its edges. The difference in lights and in lighting placement has generally meant that LED TVs can be thinner than LCDs, although this is starting to change. It has also meant that LED TVs run with greater energy efficiency and can provide a clearer, better picture than the general LCD TVs.
Central TX TV Mounted
Answer: Picture Quality & Weight are the major differences as an LED has the Best Picture and usually weighs Less.
Temp Techs
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Answer: Marketing confusion designed to charge you more. LED's provide the backlight. LCD's use non LED light sources. Nowadays, LCD's use LED's. There aren't LED's in the pixels. Needlessly confusing.
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: LED is the newer version of a LCD providing energy savings and picture quality improvements.
Construct Boss
Answer: The LED TV uses a LCD Screen with LED Backlights.
Xpertecs LLC
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Answer: A Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) TV uses a small number of white backlights (usually arranged at the edges of the TV) and a special LCD film. The LCD film can be set on a pixel-by-pixel basis to control the amount of backlight that comes though the LCD film at each pixel. A color filter is used such that instead of white light, varying amounts (as controlled with the LCD film) of red, green, and blue are passed through. A Light Emitting Diode (LED) TV uses the same LCD film as an LCD TV. Instead of having just a few white backlights situated at the edges, an LED TV uses a large number of small white LED backlights arranged in a 2D grid. The brightness of each individual backlight can be controlled. For dark or black parts of an image, in addition to blocking the amount of light passed through the pixels in the LCD film, the corresponding LED backlights can be dimmed or turned off. In brighter parts of the same image, the corresponding backlights can be kept fully on. Thus deeper blacks and better contrast ratios are associated with LED TVs. Additionally, the use of LED backlights typically results in less power consumption than LCD TVs.
D B Electric
Answer: LCD is the older flat screen and LED are the newer flat screen tvs
MrTVMount Pros
Answer: The difference is the way that the tv is backlit, lcd uses long bulbs, and led tvs use multiple small light emitting diodes.
Mn Tv & Entertainment Installation
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Answer: LED is just a different acronym for LCD. the difference is LED is newer and uses an array of small efficient light emitting diodes to light up the screen. LCD uses cold cathode florescent lamps for back lighting.
TVmtn.com
Answer: An LCD uses electricity to excite a liquid that produces color and picture you see. An LED tv has many small lights that make picture on the screen.
Chuck's TV Mounting
Answer: LED TV's use emitting diodes while LCD TV's use cold cathode fluorescent lamps for the backlighting on the TV. Both can produce high-definition and are able to produce clear images. LCD controls the image display while LED controls how the image is lit.
Masterpiece AV
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Answer: An LED TV is an LCD TV. ... Ordinary LCD TVs use cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) to provide backlighting, whereas LED TV's use an array of smaller, more efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs) to illuminate the screen, which gives them a few advantages.
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Answer: led creates less heat than plasma
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Answer: Led is a system of led bulb strips were lcd is liquid crystal. Led tv's are usually lighter. Most manufacturers are now making primarily led tv"s
Telsat communications
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Answer: And LCD screen uses fluorescent tubes to emit the image whereas LED uses light emitting diodes. Both are very similar in quality.
Precision Home Solutions
Answer: lcd-liquid crystal displsy led-light emitting diode
all-phaze handyman & TV install
Answer: LCD uses liquid crystals to display the image. LED uses light emitting diodes to display a picture.
Modern AV LLC
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Answer: liquid crystal display vs light emitting diodes
future communications
Answer: As stated in the introduction, an LED TV is just a new generation of LCD TV. The difference, is that an LED TV is not lit using fluorescent tubes, but rather a series of light emitting diodes (LEDs). There are three basic types of LED televisions, and each has its own specific format.
A&T Telecom
Answer: LED is a much brighter picture with sharper images
Total Entertainment Solutions
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Answer: An LED TV is just a new generation of LCD TV. The difference, is that an LED TV is not lit using fluorescent tubes, but rather a series of light emitting diodes.
HLP Audio Video
Answer: L.C.D is liquid crystal display. L.E.D light emitting diode.
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Answer: Led tv is just the new generation of Led tv. The difference is that an led tv is not lit by floresent tubes but rather a series of light ommitting diodes. Lcd tvs there are 3 basic types all with there own formats
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