LCD TV Facts


LCD TVs are one of the most popular forms of televisions. They are fierce competitors with the plasma screen and completely dominate all other forms of television sets. Before purchasing a television, it is important to know all of the options.


  • The first LCD screens were liquid crystal displays that used revolving crystals to reflect light onto a screen. They were commonly used for things such as clock faces, wristwatches, microwaves and other digital displays. The 1980s brought the first use of LCD technology into the realm of computer displays for laptops and other computer monitors. LCD technology was favored due to its small size and fairly wide viewing angles. By the early 2000s, LCD screens had advanced enough to use in television displays. Since then, they have competed with plasma technology for the best picture quality.


  • The purpose of an LCD television screen is to provide a high-quality picture without taking up the large amount of space that older television sets use. The liquid displays are well suited to the larger screens that many people prefer over smaller screens. LCD TVs are also sold as a more economical version of the plasma screen with comparable display definition and technology.


  • The main feature that all LVD television sets have in common is the LCD display screen. The crystals are used to reflect the broadcast image onto the screen. The crystals are constantly moving, which creates a slight blur on the screen. Older LCD screens had a visible blur to their displays, but the newer models have reduced the visible blur. One benefit to the rotating crystals compared to the pixels used to display the original television format is that it is easier for the eyes to receive.


  • The introduction of LCD TVs with technology comparable to that of plasma screens has had a large impact on the television world as a whole. In the past, the plasma screens dominated the high-resolution television market. Usually only the wealthy were able to afford the high-quality televisions. However, with the introduction of the lesser-priced LCD screen, large screens with high resolutions became available for almost anyone to own. This has dramatically reduced the amount of plasma screens sold.


  • There are many great benefits from the use of LCD TV screens. One of the benefits is amazing picture quality. Certain LCD televisions are sold with specific features to make even cartoon images appear lifelike. All LCD screens provide a much higher screen resolution than traditional television sets. Another benefit is the price. LCD screens are very reasonably priced. In general, LCD TVs are about half the price of their plasma counterparts.

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