Are you confused about the differences between LCD, LED, Plasma, HD and Smart when it comes to a TV? Technology is moving apace and it’s easy to get left behind. When Consumer websites invite you to click here for a Toshiba TV or shop for a Samsung smart TV with Argos, it’s simple to get through to the purchase of a shiny new set, but not truly know what you’re buying!
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) arrived first on the scene and was mainly used for computer monitors as it was cheap to create. A plasma screen uses less fluorescence and is probably the better choice.
LED (Light Emitting Diodes) followed and cost a little more while providing a better screen picture. It also used a bit less electricity. LED screens cut out the many “black spots” that used to occur because of using so many fluorescent lights.
Meanwhile, an HD “Smart” TV offers a great onscreen menu with icons, turning your television into a multimedia monitor. “Smart” covers the whole genre of “Television connected to the internet”. Some of the latest TVs have Wi-Fi built in, while others are “ready” to be connected. The latter may mean forking out for a kind of “dongle” for the wireless part of the set to work. Once set up, you can use your TV for web browsing and stream rented films direct to your set without having to choose at the local store, or take them back. If you are finding an increasing need to have your mobile phone or laptop always near, a “smart” TV could be a real help and is certainly the way ahead.