One of the most confusing things about buying a TV is figuring out the difference between all the “Slim” TVs. We don’t really look much into it as long as it is not the “BOX TV”. Well, there aren’t many differences as you think there are, but let’s have a closer look into it.

Liquid Crystal Display – LCD

One of the most common. Involves a Cathode backlight( usually fluorescent) and an LCD Display in the front. Images and colors appear on the display. Major Drawback is that it cannot produce a true black image due to the Backlight in the rear.

It is comparatively cheaper to the other alternatives.


Light Emitting Diode – LED

Instead of the Cathode backlight in LCD TVs, an LED backlight is used along with the same LCD Display panel in the front. It makes them

  • Less power consuming
  • Thinner
  • A better black image
  • More expensive



Instead of a Display panel and a separate backlight, Plasma TVs produce their own light, resulting in a richer image quality. Also, the responsiveness is better for Gaming.

The disadvantage being the absence of a fully black surrounding to watch your TV, you will result in a washed out image. The glass on the panel makes it even more difficult.



Eliminates the disadvantages of LED TVs and like Plasma TV emits its own light making the image quality superior.

But very expensive.


Next time you buy a TV, it makes you look smart when you ask the sales guy about the backlight and it might even land you an additional discount.



Watch the following Video for a better understanding.