Advantage of LCD over CRT  Smaller size—AMLCDs occupy approximately 60 percent less space than CRT displays—an important

feature when office space is limited.  Lower power consumption—AMLCDs typically consume about half the power and emit much less heat than CRT displays.  Lighter weight—AMLCDs weigh approximately 70 percent less than CRT displays of comparable size.  No electromagnetic fields—AMLCDs do not emit electromagnetic fields and are not susceptible to them. Thus, they are suitable for use in areas where CRTs cannot be used.  Longer life—AMLCDs have a longer useful life than CRTs; however, they may require replacement of the backlight.

LCD Slim Factor LCDs are much slimmer than their CRT counterparts. This slimness brings along a host of advantages such as space saving and portability. A 15 inch LCD always has a same size of viewable area as the specifications say. Larger displays may have their viewable area reduced by at most 0.1 inches. Screen Flatness 100% ninety degrees true perfect flat screen CRT Bulky, the back size is proportionate to the size of the monitor

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The viewable area is always about 0.9 - 1.1 inch smaller than the size specified on paper. This is due to the frame around the glass screen. So a 15" CRT would have only about 14" of viewable area. Many manufacturers tout true flatness for their CRT monitors, but the sad truth is that most are fake. In reality it is only the outer glass that is flat, and not the actual screen. The true 100% perfect flat monitors are the aperture grille tubes made by Mitsubishi and Sony.

17 inch LCD requires around 35 watts 19 inch LCD requires around 45 watts CRTs weigh heavier. Higher power usage. Power Requirements Considerably lower power usage.a faint thin line or two (Depending on size) running through the screen to stabilize the grill. radiation still passes through the screen and some people regard them as hazardous. these tubes have a disadvantage .Even then. 19 inch CRT weighs around 20kg. Health conscious consumers prefer them for this one reason. Weight LCDs are very light. especially in their front (the display area) 17 inch CRT weighs around 16kg. especially if you work on a light background (eg. Some people find this distracting. documents) most of the time. 19 inch LCD weighs around 7kg. 17 inch LCD weighs around 6kg. 17 inch CRT requires around 90 watts 19 inch CRT requires around 110 watts Glare is reduced by the use of special filters and treated glass. Even then. Much of it is filtered by the lead heavy glass front and the rest that reaches your eyes are mostly harmless. Slightly less sharp images . Radiation LCDs emit a very small amount of radiation compared to CRTs.but it is noticeable when comparing with LCDs Glare Little or no glare Display Sharpness Sharp (when used at native display resolution) . CRTs emit electromagnetic radiation. hence being portable. more than 200% to an LCD of equivalent size.

However. They provide a flicker free image every time. However. . they do occasionally have Image Persistence problems which can be fixed by switching off the LCD for an extended period of time. A minimum of 75hz is required for a flicker free image. it could be embedded in the display permanently. Back gets noticeably warm after some time Warmness Little  MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF CRT (Pros of CRT. LCD LCD panels are prone to dead or stuck pixels (or dots) on the screen due to their manufacturing process. Burn-In LCDs are free from the burn-in issue that plagues CRTs and Plasma displays. Response Time CRTs already have a very fast response time hence this attribute does not apply to it. Newer CRTs come with a Auto-Fit feature. Cons of LCD) CRT Dead / Stuck Pixel There is no such problem in CRTs as images are painted on the screen. stiff competition has made many manufacturers adopt zero dead pixel / stuck pixel warranties for their products. If displaying a same image for a prolonged period. All CRTs already support this. except at ultra high resolutions 2048++. This attribute is specially for LCDs as the lower the response rate is. Refresh Rate (Screen Flicker) LCDs do not "paint" their image. the better the chance of avoiding "ghosting" effect.Automatic Resize Hit the Auto button. and the display resizes to fit every pixel within its viewable area. but unfortunately it does not work well and requires micro adjustments to fill the screen Suffers from burn-in problem.

Using the display at a lower resolution will result interpolation (scaling of the image). 17 inch LCD costs around $275 19 inch LCD costs around $330 Must be used at its native resolution (maximum resolution) for best quality. This is one of the major reasons for CRTs being in use by gamers as the high native resolution that LCD demands may not deliver smooth frame rates. but great for High Definition videos Between Dark Gray to Gray Video Ideal for any video including HD Blackness True Black  Summary  Pros of LCD vs Cons of CRT LCD Slim Factor Viewable screen Slim Full or very close CRT Bulky Usually 0. Narrow viewing angle. 17 inch CRT costs around $160 19 inch CRT costs around $225 Considerably more expensive.7 million colors. Not ideal for Standard Definition videos.9 inches or less than actual size . causing image quality loss. but prices are dropping fast. 16. Max Colors Viewing Angle 32 bit Wide viewing angle 8-Bit max. depending on technology employed.Price Affordable and cheaper than LCDs due to their declining popularity. No image quality is lost at any resolution. Native Resolution Can be used at any resolution up to the maximum supported.

.7 million colors.Screen Flatness Radiation Weight Power Requirements Glare Image Sharpness Automatic Resize Burn-In Refresh Rate Warmness True Flat Little or none Light Low Power requirement Fake Flat (unless aperture grille) More Radiation Heavy 250% or more power No Glare Sharp Reduced Glare Slightly less sharp images Perfect Imperfect None No refresh rate (60hz fixed) Little Suffers from burn-in problem Needs refresh rate (minimum 72hz) Back gets warm after some time  Pros of CRT vs Cons of LCD CRT Dead / Stuck Pixel Response Rate Price Native Resolution Max Colors No such problem LCD May have dead / stuck pixel No issue with response rate Cheap None Slow Expensive Has a native resolution 32 bit 8-Bit max. 16.

Viewing Angle Video Wide viewing angle Ideal for any video viewing including HD True Black Narrow viewing angle Not ideal for videos. Larger screen for equivalent LCD viewing area Prone to specular glare High Yes High Low Moderate Heavy Excellent Low . unless HD Blackness Between Dark Gray to Gray The considerations for each display technology are summarized below: Consideration LCD Visual performance Image flicker Image brightness Image geometry Image sharpness Screen viewing area Screen size Specular screen glare Energy consumption Electromagnetic emissions Heat emissions Space efficiency Flexible positioning Weight Color range Cost Faster than CRT None Bright. space inefficient. uniform Uniform High Full area. uneven Distorted Moderate to high Partial area. very space efficient Smaller screen for equivalent CRT viewing area None Low No Minimal High Highly Light Very Good Moderate CRT Slower than LCD Prone to flicker Variable.

000 to 30. But LCD TVs are normal CRT TVs catching up fast. Plasma TVs .000 .60 inches Up to 160° 25.LCD TV Currently 3. and handle rapid movements hide Refresh rates are therefore not in video about as well as as good.70/5 1 2 3 4 5 Rating: 3.57 inches Up to 165° 50. because the gas held inside each pixel is stressed.000 hours Heavier Hide All hide hide hide hide Performance at High Altitude: Power consumption: Screen Refresh Rate (affects quality of video): Running Temperature: Screen glare: Brightness: Burn-in: Thickness: Contrast Ratio (measure Up to 15000:1 (not as good as Up to 3000:1 (better than of the blackest Plasma) LCD) black comparedto the whitest white): [edit]Comparison High altitudes (above 6500 ft) can affect the performance LCD TVs are not affected by of plasma TV displays hide high altitudes. [edit]Contrast in LCD vs.4/5 (133 votes) 13 . and not video.60. and has to work harder to perform Require less power to operatecompared to plasma Fairly power hungry hide TVs LCD TVs were originally designed for computer data Plasma TV displays refresh displays.7/5 (139 votes) 32 .38/5 1 2 3 4 5 Screen size: Viewing angle: Life span: Weight: Rating: 3. Cooler than plasma TVs Hotter hide Less glare compared to More glare hide plasma TVs Brighter than plasma Not as bright as LCD hide No burn-in Yes. burn-in is possible hide Minimum 1 inch Minimum 3 inches hide hide of Picture Quality Plasma TVs have an edge over LCD TVs in terms of overall picture quality.000 hours Less weight compared to similar size plasma TV Plasma TV Currently 3.

[edit]Readiness for HDTV Most LCD televisions already have built-in standard TV tuners (HDTV tuners must usually be added externally . Plasmas are monitors-only and may require both external standard and HDTV tuners to receive television signals (although more are beginning to include either NTSC and/or HDTV tuners). including LCD TVs. Indirectly.especially in television and movie scenes where lots of dark and light content is shown simultaneously. Colour information is more accurately reproduced with plasma TV technology than it is with any other display technology. In comparison. LCD TVs do not suffer from burn-in. This causes small. visible. stationary images 'burn in' the screen and produce an after-image ghost which remains permanently on the screen. . i. Refresh rates are therefore not as good. this metric is calculated differently for LCDs so it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. After extended periods. black or white dots to appear on the screen. The lower the better. true absence of light. in general. [edit]LCD vs. [edit]Color in Plasma vs. In plasma TVs. Plasma TVs score well on this parameter with a contrast ratio of up to 3000:1. and blue elements. [edit]Burn-in Older models of Plasma TVs can suffer from burn-in produced by static images. However. and not video. This makes it more difficult for maintaining colour accuracy and vibrancy. green. the nature of LCD technology – where a backlight shines through the LCD layer – makes it hard for it to achieve true blacks. a better black level also leads to better rendering of picture contrast. it is possible for individual pixels on an LCD screen to burn out. which work in conjunction to create 16. offer a better contrast than LCDs.Contrast ratio is a measure to compare the darkest black with the whitest white. however.Other factors to consider  Pixel Response Time: Measured in milliseconds (ms). LCD TVs were originally designed for computer data displays. There is always some light leakage from adjacent picture elements in an LCD panel. But. [edit]Deeper Blacks in Plasma TVs Plasma TVs are capable of displaying deeper blacks. and color richness. But LCD TVs are fast catching up. scene detail . Improved black levels help render better those difficult-todefine quality attributes like picture depth. LCD screens LCD TV displays reproduce colours by manipulating light waves and subtracting colours from white light. Plasma TVs. each pixel contains red. LCD TVs have a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1. LCD TVs have colour information benefits from the higher-than-average number of pixels per square inch found in their displays. Plasma .77 million colours.but more are showing up as a standard feature). [edit]Screen Refresh Rates for LCD vs Plasma Plasma TV displays refresh and handle rapid movements in video about as well as normal CRT TVs.e. Usually.

and those bulbs can be replaced .work by trapping a liquid crystal solution between two sheets of polarized glass. [edit]Differences in Technology Plasma displays uses a matrix of tiny gas plasma cells that are charged by precise electrical voltages to emit light and create the picture image.000 hours. each picture element in a plasma TV display acts as a miniature light source.[edit]Differences in Life span LCD TVs life span is typically 50. which equates to about 6 years of 24/7 use. The amount of mercury used in LCD TVs is very small and in essence there's nothing which can wear out.000 to 30. the user never comes in contact with it. this issue is a red herring. [edit]Mercury Use Plasma TVs do not use Mercury while LCD TVs do in their CCFL backlight. In other words. Most common high-efficieny phosphorescent lamps use mercury and it is not a big deal. When an electric current passes through the liquid crystals.000-60. However. This results in more or less light passing through the polarized glass to reach the face of the display. The life span for Plasma TVs is 25. . LCD panels do not generate light . LCD TVs will actually last as long as its backlight does.rather they filter or subtract light produced by a backlight source to create the image on the panel surface. However. which equates to about 3 years of 24/7 usage before the TV fades to half the original brightness. they rotate causing a change in the polarization of the light passing through them in response to the applied voltage. Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) panels .000 hours.

microdisplays Between 2” and 5” Industrial. projectors Between 5” to 15” Games. AMLCD will enter as higher resolutions and speed requirements increase Mainly occupied by AM LCD Will replace LCD Will replace LCD Potential exists.Video walls Not applicable Remote possibility Only choice Can penetrate into PDP Less attractive than projection Prime contender . automotive. Cost? Potential exists. Cost? Carbon nanotubes will succeed. Tiling by Rainbow is a route Potential exists. hopes are high Between 20” & 35” TV Expensive for TV. Internet applications. Internet appliances. cell phones. mobilephones. Large displays education and advert isement Above 50” HDTV. HDTV. Instrumentation Presently occupies PM STN or LCOS Presently occupied by PMSTN. Cost? Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Will replace LCD Potential exists. Tiling is possible No technology limitat ions. But technology for large sizes with CNT? Doubtful High end of the size eminently suitable Not economical Between 35” & 50” TV.SIZE AND APPLICATION LCD OLED FED PLASMA PROJECTION Less than 2” Pager. cameras/ camcorders. FED Not Not applicable economical SIZE AND APPLICATION LCD OLED PLASMA PROJECTION Between 15” to 20” Notebook PC and Desktop Fully occupied by AMLCD a:Si Moving to p:Si Potential to replace LCD Sony already demonst rate d 15” Less expensive and better performance than LCD.

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