Liquid Crystal Display or LCD is very popular today. Popular variants include TFT, CCCFL and LED backlight technologies. People buy LCD HDTVs for various. LCDs are cheaper to own than other hi-end display panels. In this weakening global economy, people are tightening their belts. So they go for the more cost-effective ones with good quality. LCDs are also popular with computer monitors. Hence, LCD-HDTV is an everyman’s TV. Even a person with a $500 in his pocket, he can still own a decent LCD TV. LCD is flat display panel that utilizes liquid crystals (LCs) to deliver picture on screen. LCD is a versatile technology. You can see them on many things from electronic instrument to aircraft cockpits. That is why there too many HDTV with LCD screens.
LCD is a huge improvement from CRT or Cathode Ray Tubes TV sets. The most obvious improvement is the size. CRT models looked bulky and heavy. LCDs are flat and lighter. LCD-based TVs are easy to mount on the wall and you need a mounting device that only attaches at the unit’s rear. This is so unlike in CRTs that you need a box-like mounting device.
How LCDs came to being? It all started in the discovery of liquid crystals by an Austrian botanist, Fredreich Rheinizer in 1888. He discovered that liquid crystals are neither solid nor liquid. Scientists in the mid-1960s found out that LCs’ light properties are stimulated by an external electrical charge. In 2007 to 2008, LCD HDTVs surpassed their CRT rivals in sales with 50% market share.
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