LED-Illuminated LCD HDTVs Consume Less Energy

LED-Illuminated LCD HDTVs Consume Less Energy

Range Govindan
Jun 11, 2010

The latest technology in LCD high definition TV panels is about to hit consumers, and it's surprising, but these babies will consume a lot less energy than other HDTVs. There's only one drawback: expect to pay for all of these innovations.

There isn't much to dislike about the new technology in HDTVs. By now, LCD HDTVs are dominating the market share. These new LED-illuminated LCD HDTVs use a lot less power than any TVs on the market right now. There's more good news. They are very bright and razor thin.

Almost all companies now make these types of HDTVs, from Sony to Samsung. They are all somewhat different and it depends which kind of set you like best. The Sony Bravia KDL-52EX700 is a good bet. It's got smart menus and at 52 inches, it will definitely brighten up your living room. The neat thing about this set is that it's got a presence sensor, which means that it turns itself off when you're not around, even if you're just dashing to the fridge. It automatically switches itself back on. It usually costs $2,200, but it's on special for $1,980, making it an awesome deal.

The LG Infinia 55LE8500 is a 55-inch wonder set, that's almost as pretty as Samsung's UN46C6500. However, what sets the LG apart is the onscreen wizards, that assist with calibration and other tasks. It also has a full array of LED backlights, meaning that it's going to be very bright, which can be a problem since it can cause halos around bright objects. It costs a whopping $3,800.

[via Wired]

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