The Good

  • Very thin and light! Great to save space. Anyone who has an LCD monitor for their desktop computer will relate.
  • Good picture quality when in field of view.
  • Almost no static image burn-in problems. This is because the fluorescent backlight is filtered by the Liquid Crystal in solid state. Quite a plus for LCD technology.
  • Long life. Over 80,000 hours claimed by manufacturers. These last as long as the backlight can produce white light. LED should last longer than fluorescent backlights. The backlight can be changed out too, but because this is not viable, most just buy a new TV by then!
  • Great for computer use. Proven as most computers ship with LCD monitors.
  • Economical, good for the environment. LCD TVs use less power than Plasma TV's or CRT TV's, some cases more than half plasma TVs. LED back lights use the least!

The Bad

  • Not available, at least cheaply, in very large sizes.
  • Use of filters and a white backlight may reduce the quality of a true Red Green and Blue output. Blacks look more like dark greys because some of the white light always passes through.
  • Possibility for reduced angle of vision. As the the white light passes directly through an LCD pixel (really through Red Green and Blue sub pixels) and the nature of polarising filters, viewing angle is decreased. Some will notice loss of quality for blacks and colours at angles greater 20 degrees off axis. Others may not notice any difference, but the loss is there. When we have true LED point source emitting TVs, then colours and viewing angles should improve.

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