LED backlit TVs allow the manufacturers to produce TVs that are slimmer than ever before. With an LED TV, it is finally possible to hang your TV on the wall and actually have it look like a picture. LED TVs such as the Sony BRAVIA XBR46HX929k, Samsung UN46C8000, or LG Infinia offer brighter pictures and a better contrast ratio because of local dimming. The result is a slimmer TV that produces vibrant colors. Everything that you watch on an LED TV will look better because of the LED lights that are used to produce the image. From video games to your favorite flicks, you will see detail that has been there all along but was simply blurred or could not be produced on a standard LCD TV.
LED TV: What to Look For
Buying an LED TV is no small purchase. It’s important to know what to look for when shopping for a new TV. Look for an LED TV with local dimming because, as with all electronics, not all TVs are created equally. The best LED TVs will actually be able to dim the backlight in dark portions of a movie, resulting in greater detail and contrast. LED backlights allow the TV to be built to a slimmer standard. This is especially important when mounting the TV to a wall, which is probably the most popular way to mount a TV.
Look for a TV with a fast refresh rate. Standard TVs refresh at 60Hz, and the best LED TVs refresh at 240Hz or faster. You will also want to look for a TV with a response time of 3ms or faster. This will make those quick movements less blurry and improve gaming, sports and action movies. Because of the LED backlighting you will find TVs with a contrast ratio of up to 10,000,000:1, which is far beyond that of any LCD TV on the market.
Most high-end LED TVs will have at least four HDMI inputs as well as an Ethernet port, PC input and other standard component video inputs. Some may even include Wi-Fi or have a memory card slot for quick picture viewing.
Whenever you purchase anything online you will want to make sure the company offers plenty of help and support. Most companies will have a phone number, email, live chat, FAQs and even online manuals in case you lose the one that comes with your TV. Response times should be quick, and the person helping you should know the answers to your questions.
Check out these additional top LED TVs:
VIZIO XVT553SV 55-Inch
Mitsubishi WD-73638 73-Inch
Sharp LC52LE830U Quattron 52-inch 1080p 120 Hz LED-LCD HDTV, Black
Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E30 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV
Toshiba 42TL515U 42-Inch Natural 3D 1080p 240 Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Net TV, Black