Thinking of buying a new television?

A Google search produces phrases like OLED, QLED, and LED LCD. What do all of these terms mean and which set should you choose?

Read on to discover the different types of televisions. And find out which one will suit your budget and expectations.

What Is an LED Television?

Liquid Crystal Display or LCD technology dates back to the 1960s and gained popularity in the 90s as a TV format. Lightweight screens soon outsold bulky rounded displays as the flatscreen revolution began.

But what has an LCD television got to do with an LED TV?

An LCD screen requires a backlight to work. This is often in the form of a LED (Light-Emitting Diode). This semiconductor glows when a voltage is applied to create the images on the screen.

Not all LCD displays use LED. Some use fluorescent backlights, unlike the light-emitting technology that powers LED. However, the difference in quality is huge, with LED offering superior picture quality over the basic standard.

What Is an OLED TV?

Organic Light-Emitting Diode or OLED televisions use individual cells to produce a light source. This offers several advantages over traditional LED screens like:

  • Smoother on-screen motion
  • Deeper blacks
  • Ultra-thin screens
  • Better viewing angles

OLEDs also use less power so they’re more environmentally friendly. You can also view the screen no matter where in the room you sit. And you don’t need to draw the curtains to watch darker-lit movies.

Yet OLED TVs come at a premium price so be prepared to dip deep into your pocket.

What Is a QLED TV?

Why does Samsung not make OLED TVs but chooses to manufacture QLED sets instead?

The Q stands for ‘quantum dot’. These tiny dots form a layer in front of the television’s backlight to create the colors. They replace the liquid crystals in LCD and Samsung says they provide a more vibrant image.

Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode sets are a quality product like OLED TVs and currently, only Samsung makes them.


Thinking of buying a new television set? Which technology should you purchase?

Many gamers swear by OLED technology, especially sets manufactured by LG. Resolutions reach 3840×2160 for a 48 inch display. Also, the sets total a featherweight 42lbs.

Family viewing TVs that stretch across the wall up to 85 inches tend to veer towards QLED by Samsung.

The narrow design and incredible brightness immerse everyone in what they’re watching. The QN90A Neo model even has a solar-powered remote control.

LCD LED screens are becoming less fashionable but usually aren’t as expensive as their younger siblings. They’re a great purchase for those on a tight budget.

TV Return Solutions With Cosmo Electronics

OLED, QLED, and LED televisions produce crystal-quality pictures to an ultra-definition-minded market.

Depending on the size of your wallet you can choose a display that you can view from any angle. But what if the set you buy doesn’t match your expectations?

Cosmo Electronics provides a quality consumer electronics returns facility for retailers and manufacturers.

As Canada’s premier turnkey logistics company, we can help recover lost profits from returned items. We’re fully committed to protecting the environment and ensure that our logistics offer a greener footprint.

Learn how Cosmo Electronics can increase sales effectiveness by contacting us today.