Choose the Perfect Television: Buying Guide


Remember the famous saying of Aristotle –“The end of labour is to gain leisure.” Watching TV is the favourite pass time for many. TV is the most common electronic appliance that you will find in any household. However, buying a perfect TV is often found to be a bewildering task, because the various tech jargons related to it makes it perplexing for the prospective buyers. So, if you are worried about how to opt for the best, please feel free to take help of this guide to solve all your qualms.

Here we will focus on the various types of television- Plasma, LCD, LED and OLED, so that you can decide easily.

  • LCD or Liquid Crystal Display: The moment this generation got conscious about finesse, the bulky CRT televisions were soon replaced by their sleek and slender version- the LCD version. Before becoming popular as Television, they were primarily used as computer screens. This type of TV has a flat inbuilt panel that can either obstruct or allow light to pass through it. These modern panels are divided into blocks that are filled with liquid crystals. The user can mutate the transparency of those blocks by controlling the flow of electric current to it. An external source, like a fluorescent bulb, generates the picture in case of these LCDs.
  • LED: LED TVs are the revamped version of the LCD TVs but their competence is far better. That is why they are the most preferred choice. In the LED TV, the Light Emitting Diodes or LED, are used to produce high clarity images, in contrast to the fluorescent bulb of the LCD TVs. More sleek and efficient than LCD this is a little ahead in the race. LEDs are further classified into Direct and Edge-lit LED. While the Direct one has a focused area of lighting, the Edge versions have lights placed all around the frame of the television screen.
  • Plasma: Plasma is the strongest competitor to the LCD and LEDs. Ranging from 40 inches to about 80 inches, these types of televisions offers you a wide array of choices. There are two glass sheets in a Plasma screen, which is filled with gases, and once the electricity is allowed to pass through it, the vibrant screen is lit up. Many resist themselves from investing in these little pricey versions, but considering the screen size, it is absolutely worth it.
  • OLED: The term actually stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. It got such a name because it uses carbon to illuminate its screen when it is charged with electricity. These TVs do not need a backlight to light up the screen. This version is way above LCD and LED in terms of litheness, and functionality. The pictures generated are vivid and the TV sets have a slender built. However, the OLEDs are priced much above the reach of the common person and hence are yet to gain recognition.


There are plenty of choices in the market. However, it ultimately depends on the buyer as to which one will he pick? Size, efficiency, reliability and flexibility are the concern of any customer, so choose vigilantly.

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