CRT vs LCD monitors

Philippines
June 7, 2007 2:31am CST
LCD monitors are now becoming popular. what are their advantages over CRT monitor?
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@andben (1076)
• Italy
7 Jun 07
LCD monitors have a lot of advantages over CRT monitors. LCD are smaller in size and weight, they are brighter and their power consumption is lower. Consider that, about power consumption, I had a 17 inches CRT monitor and its power consumption was 100 Watt per hour, now I have a 19 inches LCD monitor and is power consumption is 40 Watt per hour. However, LCD screens have some disadvantages: you have to use them with their maximum resolution to have a good image quality and then I think that CRT monitors have a better image quality than LCD ones.
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
hi!thanks for the info...i and my husband own an internet cafe and we are trying to compare and estimate our expenses incase we will replace our crt monitors with LCD... By the way, do you know if its safer to health using LCD? Do you know anything about the amount of radiation from CRT and LCD?. thanks
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• United States
7 Jun 07
Yes, that is the main reason that we bought our LCD. Our computer monitor was on day and night, between the 4 of us using it. We bought an LCD and had a $20 savings on our electric bill the first month. I also love it being lightweight. Easy to move and clean behind. We just purchased an LCD TV set a few weeks ago and I love it also. Even though the power consumption is not much of a savings, the picture is so clear and it is so easy to clean behind.
@andben (1076)
• Italy
8 Jun 07
They say LCD monitors are safer because they emits low radiation but I'm not sure about it. However, because LCD monitors are less wide than CRT ones, you can put LCD monitor more dstant from you on the same table.
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@amyzim1 (122)
• United States
11 Jun 07
WOW, I didn't know about the electric consumption. I love my LCD because it takes very little space on my desk. Also it's so light it's easy to transport