OLED (organic light-emitting diode) and LCD (liquid crystal display) are both used in the production of consumer electronics such as televisions, computer monitors, and mobile phones. Although they have some technical differences, OLED and LCD offer similar benefits when used in these ways. Let’s take a look at how OLED vs LCD compare.
Comparison Between Old and New TV Technologies
OLEDs, LCDs and LEDs By Dave Richards; Updated November 28, 2017 OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode. This display technology is poised to take over for LCD displays as newer and better OLED TVs start hitting retail outlets in 2017. However, before you toss out your current TV in favor of a new OLED TV, you might want to know a little bit more about both technologies. In fact, if you’re planning on buying a new TV within the next year or so (whether it’s an LCD or an OLED), here’s what you need to know about these two video display technologies before deciding which one to get.
Disadvantages of LED TVs
LEDs don’t produce light of their own; they depend on a backlight. If you look at an LCD TV from behind, you’ll see a thin line between it and its backlight source (e.g., a lightbulb). For an OLED TV, you won’t be able to see that line because there isn’t one: each pixel is individually lit. As far as picture quality goes, though, LEDs do have some distinct advantages over OLEDs. In particular, LEDs are capable of displaying images at lower refresh rates than OLEDs are.
Advantages of OLED TVs
OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, displays have several advantages over LCDs. First, because OLEDS use a layer of organic material to emit light (rather than a backlight), they’re thinner and more energy efficient. An OLED TV can be as thin as 4mm; an equivalent LCD TV is around 10mm. Additionally, black areas on an OLED screen are truly black—they don’t reflect like they do on an LCD screen—resulting in deeper contrast and darker blacks. Lastly, OLED displays burn less power than their traditional counterparts; specifically, they can use up to 30% less power while displaying images that are just as bright. That’s why many high-end televisions today feature OLED technology.
Additional Information about OLED Televisions
OLED TVs are revolutionizing television. So much so that they are becoming increasingly popular, with even top brands like LG and Sony now offering OLED televisions. But what is it about these TVs that makes them so special? How do they compare to their LED counterparts, and why should you get one if you’re in market for a new TV? We’ll help you make an informed decision on whether OLED is right for you. Read on to find out more!
Additional Information about LCD Televisions
LCD televisions are much less expensive than OLED TVs. While LCD televisions can vary greatly in price, you’ll likely find that LCD televisions cost anywhere from $100 to $2,000. OLED televisions start around $1,500 and can be found for as high as $12,000. So where does that extra money go when you’re buying an OLED TV? For starters, OLED panels do not require a backlight behind them like LCD TVs do. Without a backlight and all of its components to run it, there’s no glare or light pollution on your screen to interrupt your viewing experience. You also won’t have any ghosting issues when using an OLED TV like you would with an LCD television.