Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

LED tv

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by oneeightyseven, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

    Messages:
    9,677
    Likes Received:
    276
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Anyone have any or has enough knowledge to tell me the advantages of them?
     


  2. A Y

    A Y Senior member

    Messages:
    5,598
    Likes Received:
    381
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Southern California
    As compared to? In general, the only advantage LCDs have is that they work relatively well in bright rooms. For any other important aspect of a display, they are beaten by some other kind of technology.

    --Andre

    edit: oops, I read "LED" as "LCD". Go with what Brian said.
     


  3. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,820
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
    From what I understand they have the main advantages of LCDs (work better in bright rooms, less power consumption) but have better black level performance, a major weakness of LCDs.
     


  4. ama

    ama Senior member

    Messages:
    3,823
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Most (all?) of the LED TVs on the market aren't 100% LED, its just the outer ring. It will be a fantastic technology once it becomes more economically viable.
     


  5. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

    Messages:
    9,677
    Likes Received:
    276
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    I have an LCD in my room now, but I'm looking to buy the new LEDs. I saw them today while furniture shopping and was so suprised at how thin they can make them. What I saw, they actually looked better than the LCDs on display beside them.
     


  6. A Y

    A Y Senior member

    Messages:
    5,598
    Likes Received:
    381
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Southern California
    The really thin sets are edge-lit, meaning the LEDs are on the side, instead of behind the screen. You get a thin profile, but non-uniform brightness across the screen. Backlit LED sets have more uniform lighting, and can do local dimming to get better black levels, but are thicker.

    --Andre
     


  7. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

    Messages:
    9,677
    Likes Received:
    276
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    The really thin sets are edge-lit, meaning the LEDs are on the side, instead of behind the screen. You get a thin profile, but non-uniform brightness across the screen. Backlit LED sets have more uniform lighting, and can do local dimming to get better black levels, but are thicker.

    --Andre


    so the only upside is a thinner set? Seems kind of a waste for thousands more.

    When you talk about non-uniform brightness is it really pronounced? Enough so that it would disrupt viewing?
     


  8. A Y

    A Y Senior member

    Messages:
    5,598
    Likes Received:
    381
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Southern California
    so the only upside is a thinner set? Seems kind of a waste for thousands more.

    When you talk about non-uniform brightness is it really pronounced? Enough so that it would disrupt viewing?


    Some people will pay lots of $$$ for thinner sets, picture quality be damned. I would judge for yourself, but it's usually apparent only on scenes with a black or white swath of color that goes from edge-to-edge.

    --Andre
     


  9. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

    Messages:
    9,677
    Likes Received:
    276
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    So I now have a question for you..I have a Bravia XBR; do I:

    A) buy a new model XBR LCD
    B) kop a samsung LED
    C) wait a little longer and see what other selection there is for LEDs

    *I don't need to buy right away, seeing as I intend to move out at earliest next summer.*


    EDIT: in writing this, I kinda see that C is more of the right option.
     


  10. ama

    ama Senior member

    Messages:
    3,823
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008


  11. brianja

    brianja Senior member

    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    So I now have a question for you..I have a Bravia XBR; do I:

    A) buy a new model XBR LCD
    B) kop a samsung LED
    C) wait a little longer and see what other selection there is for LEDs

    *I don't need to buy right away, seeing as I intend to move out at earliest next summer.*


    EDIT: in writing this, I kinda see that C is more of the right option.


    C unless you really want the best in PQ and don't care so much about how thin the set is.

    I believe Sony has discontinued their local dimming set the XBR8. It's a great set and if you really want the best LCD for PQ you may still be able to find a few around in stores (this is why you shouldn't wait if this is what you want). They discontinued them because they were a bit costly to produce for them. There is no official news of a model coming out to replace it, so it may be the last of a dying breed.

    I have a 55" XBR8 and I am really happy with it.
     


  12. Dmax

    Dmax Senior member

    Messages:
    1,302
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    People's Republic of the Five Boroughs
    C unless you really want the best in PQ and don't care so much about how thin the set is.
    If he really wanted the best in PQ he would get a plasma. [​IMG]
     


  13. chas

    chas Senior member

    Messages:
    731
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    If he really wanted the best in PQ he would get a plasma. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  14. A Y

    A Y Senior member

    Messages:
    5,598
    Likes Received:
    381
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Southern California
    If he really wanted the best in PQ he would get a plasma. [​IMG]

    +1

    --Andre
     


  15. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

    Messages:
    9,677
    Likes Received:
    276
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    If he really wanted the best in PQ he would get a plasma. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    +1

    --Andre


    are plasmas really better? I heard they have a tendency to burn the images on the screen, is this true?
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by