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 Tv 101: Led Vs Oled 

By June 7, 2019TV

If buying a TV is on your mind, there are reasons enough that you are confused about choosing between an LED and OLED TV. Before making a choice you certainly need to know the difference in the way these TVs function.

What’s an LED?

The LED which means light emitting diode, are tiny bulbs that produce the bright and colourful images on your screen.  The LED have screen panels, a set of lights which does the function of bringing your screen to light. Though these LEDs can be produced at a very small size they’re not too small as to fit in the pixels individually. Therefore, these lights function as backlight providing a light source to smaller units of pixels. With this understanding, it is understood that the big picture in on the way to provide a much more effective technology in our hands.

What’s OLED?

The new version that is taking the market by storm is OLED. OLED means Organic light emitting diode. Though the technology behind LED or OLED is much the same, OLED stands a chance apart because these diodes are completely slim and much more flexible. These individual diodes due to its function individually in an effective manner. So when you switch off your screen or when you switch on your screen, these individual units light up and switch off individually which means better and efficient functioning of the picture clarity. Moreover, the angle-viewing of the picture is much better on your OLED screen.

Which one’s better?

If you are going to consider the picture quality, then both LEDs, as well as OLEDs, are good and they provide a quality image. The screen brightness of LED is better than OLED if you consider the overall brightness of both screens. The black level or in other words, the way the screen gets completely black or dark when you switch off the TV is better in OLEDs. When you shut off your TV the individual pixels switch off completely and therefore the screen is completely black. Moreover, the black levels when the screen is on also, have much clarity than an LED TV.


You should also consider the contrast ratio when it comes to producing an effective screen display. Brightness and darkness are way sharper in OLED TVs.

Resolution is the next point that you have to bear in mind. You need not confuse yourself so much about this because; both the TVs provide a good resolution.  The rate at which the screen gets refreshed is another that you have to focus on. In this case, there are differences in both OLEDs and LEDs because the price range decides the refresh rate of these units. The same applies for motion blur of images too.

The picture quality of a TV is completely dependent on HDR which means High Dynamic Range, giving brightness to an image and the contrast ratio of the picture. When you consider the HDR factor, OLED stands a better chance, as the individual units of OLED pictures play a major part in the efficient functioning of HDR.

The Color Range that the screen produces is one aspect that you cannot forego. In other, the Color Range is called as WCG or Wider Color Gamut, which means giving sharper and vibrant colours to the screen. Again, LCDs in a higher price range offer a Wider Color Gamut whereas most OLEDs win this category hands down.

One important aspect where the OLED steals the deal is the viewing angle. When you watch TV from the comfort zone, you do not have to compromise on the picture quality. As watching TV at home, is all about viewing comfortably. This has to do with some compromise as far as LED screens are concerned. However, you need not worry about that at all when you think of OLEDs. You can view the screen with the image looking perfect from every angle.

Some screens tend to have a light that seems as if they leak from the edges. LEDs are prone to have this problem which is comparatively lesser in OLEDs. The uniformity of light scattering across the screen seems to be better in OLEDs.

You cannot skip the aspect of power consumption whether it’s an LED or OLED. LCD or LEDs win over the OLEDs because the lighting units are lesser when compared to OLEDs. This means that the power consumption is less.

The shelf life of a product also comes into the picture. If you are looking for a screen that will last for some time, then the safer choice would pick an LCD. The screen also comes in varied sizes for the LEDs. OLEDs come in standard sizes and the future will decide on the expansion of this concern.

Finally, coming to the budget or the price comparison, LED is a clear winner. The technology behind making those small diodes is costlier, which brings OLED on the pricier side. So, the choice depends on what suits you, or you can use Afterpay to buy your TV.

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