LCD Advantages & Disadvantages

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Liquid crystal display (LCD) is a flat electronic display panel used as a visual display aid. It uses liquid crystals to create visual effects on screen. Liquid crystal is a state of matter between solids and liquids. LCDs do not generate light on their own but rely on sunlight or room light to generate images with help of liquid crystal.

Distortion

  • LCD monitors and screens offer zero geometrical distortion. The screens are perfectly flat and images do not appear scrambled or disoriented on a LCD panel. However, the distortion of LCD panel varies with the viewing angle. Users need to sit at a right angle (depends on positioning of the screen) to get the best image.

Viewing Features

  • LCD panels have very sharp image display. The edges of displayed images on a LCD panel do not overlap with each other. Also, LCD screens produce really bright images that ensure a good viewing experience. However, LCD screens have problem producing dark colors like black and gray. Due to this, LCD screens are not a good option if you use them in dark areas.

Physical Features

  • LCD panels are thin and can be placed anywhere in a room. They can even be mounted on top of walls. Also, LCD panels do not consume much electricity and hence produce little heat. However, LCDs tend to be quite expensive because of the loaded features such as high definition viewing and need proper handling.

Why Are LCDs Popular?

  • Despite quite a few disadvantages, LCD panels have struck the chord with global users. This is because LCD panels offer a very good viewing experience overall. The best part is the picture quality is much better in LCD screen. Prolific TV watchers and computer gamers tend to favor LCD for this reason.

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