Which flat TV install would be best for you? LED or OLED

By June 26, 2017TV Installation
Flat TV Installation

Flat TV install projects can be intimidating if you are only a part-time DIY expert.

If you don’t know anything about DIY or television installation at all, flat TV install projects can be downright scary.

Today we hope to take a little of the mystery out of requesting help with your flat TV installation projects. We hope to do this by teaching you the difference between LED and OLED installation!

Which Flat TV Install Service Is Right For You?

The main factor in determining which type of flat TV install service you should request is the type of TV you have purchased.

Two TV technologies that frequently confuse our customers here at Suncoast Installs are OLED TV’s and LED TV’s.

What is an OLED TV?

The OLED TV technology first hit the market in 2013.

OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode. The OLED TV’s use very small diodes filled with organic compounds that light up to present a picture. The diodes of OLED TV’s are so small, though, that they can be used to represent single pixels on your TV screen. This allows a more crisp picture and the incredible bright colors you see on many of the newest TV’s today.

What is a LED TV?

The LED TV technology first hit the market around 1977.

LED stands for light-emitting diode. The much older LED TV technology creates light by the movement of electrons through a semiconductor. LED technology is certainly much smaller than the television technology that preceded it, however, it is still larger than OLED technology and results in a picture that isn’t quite as beautiful.

How Does Installation of OLED vs LED Differ?

The installation of an OLED vs a LED TV differs based on the performance of each technology variation.

  • OLED TV outperforms LED technology in a darker room, but LED TV outperforms the OLED in a brightly lit room.
  • An OLED TV offers better contrast in color when displayed in a darker room. LED premium screens, however, offer crisp color saturation.
  • LED TV is best when viewed head-on rather than at an angle where OLED technology provides a great picture regardless of the angle of viewing.
  • The LED TV’s are often larger in size which means that their mounting often requires sturdier mounting hardware and a larger mounting space than an OLED.
  • OLED TV’s are lighter weight and thinner so they can often be more versatile in terms of where they can be mounted.

Why Does Installation Matter?

Why does the type of installation you choose for your TV matter?

Because as you can see above, there are some big differences between the two types of TV technology. The correct mounting and installation of your flat screen TV will ultimately determine:

  • The quality of your viewing experience
  • The safety of the mounting hardware you use
  • Whether or not you get the most out of your TV technology

Need Flat TV Install Services in West Florida?

If you live in West Florida and are in need of flat TV install services, give us a call here at Suncoast Installs! We have 18-years experience in all kinds of TV installation projects and can certainly help you with yours, just call 727-480-8358 to get started!