There is a common misconception surrounding LED TVs. Many people believe that these televisions are purely LED lit. This is not the case. They are a new generation of LCD televisions that use LED back-lighting. When considering if you want to purchase this type of technology there are a few things you need to think about.
LED TVs vary in the type of back-lighting they use. There are two types of back-lighting available, edge lighting and full LED lighting. Which one you go for will depend on the type of picture you want. Edge lighting places the LED lights around the outside edges of the screen. This can be a disadvantage as the picture tends to be brighter at the edge and darker at the centre. Full LED lighting places the LED lights behind the whole screen. This creates a bright picture throughout, however this technology can be more expensive.
LED TVs have a definite size advantage as they can be far slimmer than normal flat screen TVs. Edge lit LED televisions are slimmer than full LED TV but the choice is down to you and the space you have available. When choosing an LED television consider the size of the room you want to put it in; a large screen will look better in a large room.
In these energy conscious times these televisions offer a great energy saving alternative. While they are energy efficient it's a good idea to look around and compare the energy consumptions of different models.
Let's look at an example. The Toshiba 46WL863B is a 3D LED TV that also features Smart TV. This Toshiba LED TV features PRO-LED local dimming back-lighting. This means that it is both edge lit and back lit. The Toshiba 46WL863B LED TV offers consistent brightness and enhanced deep colors. As this is a 3D LED television you can enjoy stunning 3D in your own home. To do this you will need to purchase Toshiba's 3D Active shutter glasses but if you feel you won't use 3D then there is no need to.
The 46WL863B has a super slim profile and an eye-catching design. At 46 inches this screen would comfortably fit into a reasonably sized living room. This Toshiba LED TV features 4 HDMI ports, 2USB ports, PC input, Component and Composite video and Regza Link. As a Smart TV this Toshiba has wireless built in in addition to DLNA. Once connected you can access loads of online entertainment ranging from BBC iplayer to Facebook and much more.
Now you know what to look for you should be enjoying the benefits in no time.