|LED Technology Projected to Increase|
|Home Theater News LCD HDTV News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 22 January 2009|
LED technology is being touted as an improvement over the traditional CCFL technology used to illuminate LCD TV displays. With the proper configuration, LEDs are more energy efficient, have some form-factor benefits over CCFLs, and can display superior picture quality.
Much of the rise in demand for LED technology is due to the quickly dropping price. The price difference between a 40- to 42-inch LED-based LCD TV and a CCFL-based LCD TV is now around $200 to $500 – much less than even a year ago. Many companies, including Samsung, Sony and General Electric, are rolling out new LCD TV lines that rely on LED technology, expected to hit the markets around June of this year.