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Plasma versus LCD/LED versus Oled


Though considered a dying format, the plasma screen has an advantage in colour quality and in generating deep blacks and bright whites.

Pros: Better colours

Cons: No longer supported by many brands


Liquid crystal display (LCD) screens use liquid crystals to light up the screen. They are cheaper and come in many display sizes, which explains their popularity over plasma ones. But they lack the colour punch of plasma models.

Light-emitting diode (LED) displays are LCD screens that use backlit LEDs. LED models use less electricity and can be used to make very slim TVs.

The active dimming feature in LED, which controls the light and dark in parts of the screen, also means it delivers better colour representation.

Many brands have started to refer to LCD TVs as LED TVs because of the increased use of LED backlighting.

Pros: Cheaper, available in many display sizes

Cons: Motion blur


Organic light-emitting diode (Oled) screens work without backlight and are much smaller than individual LED lights. Each Oled diode lights up independently from one another, giving sharper and brighter colours.

Pros: Good colours, wider viewing angles

Cons: Expensive

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