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Difference Between SMART TV, LED TV and LCD TV

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Main Difference

The main difference between SMART TV, LED TV, and LCD TV is that SMART TV is light-emitting diode TV, whereas LED (Light Emitting Diode) TV shows images in the light more clearly. In contrast, LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) TV has provided with the liquid crystals to display the images on the screen.

SMART TV vs. LED TV vs. LCD TV

SMART TV is a kind of television that works online, i.e., with an internet connection. LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a kind of television that shows images in the light more clearly. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) is a kind of TV that, as its name shows, has provided with the liquid crystals to display the images on the screen.

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SMART TV works with internet access or connectivity, whereas LED TV does not require an internet connection to work, and LCD TV also does not necessarily require any internet connection. SMART TV operates with a DSL cable and shows a full range of programs, while LED is the latest technology in television devices, and LCD is known to be the next generation of small screen after the Cathode ray tube CTR. SMART TV does not come with a fixed price. It can be paid every month, whereas LED TV is the most expensive of all the TV types, and LCD TV is comparatively inexpensive or low-cast than LED TV.

SMART TVs can work on either type of visual devices without any display specification, while LED TVs to have more brightness that is spread uniformly, and LCD TVs have better control, but they lack in uniform brightness. SMART TV does not give any option for size. LED TV has fewer size choices. LCD TV has the most variations in form and size. SMART TV is known to have its terrestrial networks, content, and channels, whereas LED TV gives the channels provided by the broadcast networks, and the channels of LCD TV also comes via the broadcaster.

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Comparison Chart

SMART TVLED TVLCD TV
SMART TV is a kind of television that is the light-emitting diodeLED (Light Emitting Diode) is a kind of television that shows images in the light more clearlyLCD (Liquid Crystal Display) is a kind of TV that use liquid crystals to display the images on the screen
Specification
Shows the full range of programs with DSL cableThe latest type of television deviceGeneration of small screen after CTR
Internet
RequiresDoes not requireDoes not require
Channels/Contents’ Source
Terrestrial networksBroadcast networksBroadcaster
Price Range
Every monthMost CostlyMore costly
Display Specifications
No oneHaving more and uniform brightnessHaving better screen control, Random brightness
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What is a SMART TV?

SMART TV is also known as hybrid television. It is a light-emitting diode TV that works with an online internet connection. It has pre-loaded applications and Internet-ready features. It can stream services like Netflix, YouTube, and many other applications. It can also browse different social media websites. A reliable Internet connection must be assured to utilize all the features of the SMART TV. For a user to stream video on a SMART TV, he must have a reliable Internet connection.

SMART TV is also known as a ‘set-top box’ with an internet connection and exclusive web features. It can also be called the amalgamation of computers, the internet, broadcast networks, and televisions. However, SMART TV cannot be called an internet TV because it contains its channels and content. It can also connect with DVD players, USB, Blu-ray players, and the like. Some well-known companies for the manufacturing of SMART TV are Samsung, LG, and Sony.

What is a LED TV?

LED the term stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode.’ LED TV is a kind of televisions which shows the images in light and more explicit manner. LED TVs require backlighting, which is gained by many diodes. These diodes transmit the signals in the form of active and negative electrodes (cathode and anode). LED TV runs with excellent energy efficiency giving a highly defined picture.

LED TV is a development of the previous kind of televisions like LCD televisions. It is a flat-screen device that uses hundreds of small LEDs ( placed throughout the display). These LEDs show both lighter and darker shades of the picture. However, there is a disadvantage with this feature that even if the television is not turned on, but the plug is inserted, it will not cease using the electricity to run its diodes.

The regular LED TV can only be used with media players such as Blu-ray devices and cable set-top boxes. The reason behind a better picture of LED TV is its color palette or different RGB-illuminations or colored lights (green, red, blue). It generates more real and sharp or keen colors. Moreover, the light-emitting diodes have the dimming capability on the backlighting that darkens the lights and blocks light to pass through the panel producing a more accurate black color of the picture.

What is LCD TV?

LCD term stands for ‘Liquid Crystal Display’. As revealed by its name, LCD TV has a technology of liquid crystals to display the images on the screen. Its body is flat with a lighter weight than the previous versions as CRT (Cathode Ray Tube). LCD TV has the lowest prices than newer technology TV as LED.

LCD is known to be the next generation of small screen after the CTR (cathode ray tube). It is affordable with excellent picture quality, contrast, and color management. It has an accurate and proper aspect ratio. It also allows watching various movies as different USB ports are offered in it. LCD uses fluorescent lights that are placed either behind the screen or around its edges.

Key Differences

  1. SMART TV works with an internet connection; on the other hand, the working of LED TV does not require internet, while LCD TV also does not necessarily operate with an internet connection.
  2. SMART TV, which is a light-emitting diode, whereas LED (Light Emitting Diode) TV shows clear images in the light while LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) TV uses liquid crystals to display the images on the screen.
  3. SMART TV shows a full range of programs with DSL cable; on the flip side LED is the latest type of television device contrarily LCD is the generation of small screen after CTR.
  4. SMART TV can be paid on a monthly basis with no fixed rates; inversely, LED TV is the most expensive on the other side LCD TV is affordable than the LED
  5. SMART TV has no option for size; conversely, LED TV has fewer size choices; on the converse, LCD TV has the most variations in form and size.
  6. SMART TVs go with either type of visual devices without any display specification. In contrast, LED TVs are having more and uniform brightness; on the contrary, LCD TVs have better control with random brightness.
  7. SMART TV has terrestrial networks, content, and channels, whereas LED TV is provided by the channels with a broadcaster, while channels of LCD TV also comes via the broadcast networks.

Conclusion

SMART TV, LED TV, and LCD TV are the three electronic devices that are different from each other based on their functioning technology and price range.

Aimie Carlson

Aimie Carlson is an English language enthusiast who loves writing and has a master degree in English literature. Follow her on Twitter at @AimieCarlson

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