The digital media is buzzing with the introduction of a new form of technology every week. There are LED’s, QLED’s, SLED and OLED’s. These are all different types of display technologies used in television screens to enhance a viewer’s experience. Let’s get a bit deeper into these.
LED also known as Light Emitting Diodes are one of the most affordable options out there. These are more accurately called backlit LCD technology; implying that they require a constant backlight. This can hinder the display of black on the screen.
Next up are SLED which stands for Super Luminescent Diodes. These are considered as an improved version of the LED television. RealMe launched the world’s first SLED television in October 2020. They use and RGB backlight and cut down on the blue light emissions.
QLED is the abbreviated version of Quantum dot LED which makes use of quantum dots to display colours. When light falls on a particular quantum dot, it emits a certain colour. They are found to be much brighter and show colours than any other television display screen.
Difference between the three
|Best picture quality||Better than LED, worse off than QLED||Minimum quality|
|Slow Response Time||Slow Response Time||Slow Response Time|
|Mediocre Contrast with Local dimming||Mediocre Contrast|
|High Brightness||Mediocre Brightness||Mediocre Brightness|
|Ranges from affordable to expensive||Affordable||Very affordable|
QLED televisions available in India
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- Samsung 138cm (55 Inch) Q60RAK 4K UHD QLED Smart TV
- OnePlus 55-Inch Q1 4K QLED TV
- OnePlus 55 Inch Q1 Pro QLED TV
- Samsung 138cm 4K Ultra HD Smart QLED TV
- Samsung 43-Inch QLED Smart TV
SLED Televisions available in India:
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So far there has only been one SLED TV that has been launched in the world. This is the Realme SLED 139cm (55 inch) Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart Android TV.
LED Television options:
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- Mi LED TV 4C PRO 80cm (32 inches) HD-ready Android TV
- Sony Bravia 80cm (32 inches) Full HD LED Smart TV (KLV-32W672F)
- Panasonic 108cm (43 inches) Full HD LED Smart TV (TH-43FS601D)
- Samsung 123cm (49 inches) Full HD LED Smart TV (UA49N5300AR)
- LG 108cm (43 Inches) 4K UHD LED Smart TV 43UK6360PTE
Which one to buy?
While the SLED is a safe bet, there is only one option available so far. QLED is a great pick as well with impressive picture quality. With future technologies like MicroLED and QD-OLED (Quantum Dots + OLED) on the way it might also be prudent to wait it out.