TV Lingo in the World of HDTVs, LED TVs, and LCD TVs
You may notice that there's a lot of lingo when it comes to today's televisions. High definition TVs
are called HDTVs; ultra-high definition TVs are called UHDTVs; and then retailers toss in terms like LED TVs and LCD TVs. You're probably saying, 'S-O-S, ASAP!' To help you make sense of the lingo, here are some of the basics you should know as you search for the perfect TV.
- High definition and ultra-high definition refer to the TV's picture resolution. HDTVs and UHDTVs have a greater picture resolution (also known as picture quality) than standard TVs.
- LED stands for light emitting diode and LCD stands for liquid crystal display.
- The differences between the two TVs come down to the device's backlight source.
- LED TVs are backlighted by light emitting diodes rather than fluorescent lights, which is what LCD TVs use. LED TVs produce higher picture and color quality than LCDs.
Does this provide a clearer picture of TV-related lingo? If you'd like additional information about any of Rent-A-Center's rental TVs, please don't hesitate to ask one of our informed customer service associates. SOURCE: This
PC Mag page.