Many consumers are asking themselves if buying an LCD television is a good decision. They have questions about the clarity of the picture, screen sizes, cost, and how long it will last. They want to know if it will work with the equipment they already own. Let’s look at some of the facts.
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) is familiar to anyone who already owns a digital camera or mobile phone, but most people don’t understand how it works. An LCD screen is comprised of two panels of a clear material, which are “glued”, or bonded, together. A polymer compound, which contains the liquid crystals, is layered onto one of the panels. When an electrical current is applied to the panel, the crystals either let the light though, or turn dark, thus creating the image.
Although LCD and plasma TV’s look much alike, their technology is entirely different. Plasma televisions are comprised of individual cells. Each of these cells is filled with neon-xenon gas. When electricity is passed through the cells, it strikes blue, red and green phosphors to react. EachTCL Smart TV group of these phosphors is a pixel, or picture element; one tiny part of the whole image.
When LCD televisions first came on the market, the smaller screens were not only more widely available, but were more reasonably priced. The technology needed cause the large screen TV’s to be more costly. With advancement in the technology, the price differences have evened out, making the larger sized LCD television economically feasible.
Since LCD TVs are so similar to the LCD computer monitor, buyers often wonder if they can be integrated with a PC and used as a computer monitor. Most of the LCD televisions do have the VGA input connections that will allow this integration. Gamers, especially, enjoy using the large screens with their computers to enhance their game-playing.
When purchasing an LCD TV, purchasers often ask if their older auxiliary equipment will work with the new technology. The new TVs are equipped with the standard A/V connections, so this is not a problem. Be aware, though, that the low resolution of the VHS tapes, as well as the color quality, means that the picture will not be as clear as it was when shown on a conventional analog television.
If you decide to purchase an LCD TV, choose the right place in your home for it before hand. That way, you can purchase the correct stand or hanging bracket at the same time. LCD TVs have internal speakers, but you can integrate your LCD television with your home theater system. Be sure that you have the correct cables, and provide power surge protection for your new television.