LCD or CRT?
26 Mar 07
CRT stands for Cathode Ray Tube, which use electron emissions inside a vacuum tube to create images. This has some drawbacks, it emits some UV radiation which is harmful for your eyes, though Energy Star (EPA pollution control) certified monitors have this covered up, still there are emissions. LCD using Liquid Crystals have no such harms and also consume far less power as compared to CRTS. Moreover they are also very light and less bulky. This makes them far more superior than CRT, but for the price. LCDs are priced higher than conventional CRT monitors, at around twice the price. It is coming down though. Another problem with LCD monitors are their clarity. LCDs can't mostly match the picture clarity of CRT monitor as Liquid Crystals are far too bigger than electron beams. Also when you increase system resolution that does not increase the sharpness of the display. This is the main reason why gamers and graphics oriented users are never keen on using LCD displays.