LCDs should be lighter and greener

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#1

I just posted the article LCDs should be lighter and greener.

With LCD losing popularity day-by-day and some even calling the product a rip-off, now the LCD TV Association plans to launch a GreenTV Program. The LCD TV Association is a trade organisation…

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/14607-LCDs-should-be-lighter-and-greener.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/14607-LCDs-should-be-lighter-and-greener.html)

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#2

LCDs are a dead end. They have nowhere near the lifespan or quality of a good CRT display. That’s the truth of the matter despite what the spinmasters tell us. I’m glad I didn’t waste good money on this junk technology. :slight_smile:


#3

“With LCD losing popularity day-by-day and some even calling the product a rip-off” Last I heard, they’re more popular than plasma. CRT? Who the hell still uses CRT? I love my 20" Samsung LCD. Great image quality, no glare and my eyes like it more. I think someone is smoking crack. LCD rules… until laser TV comes out or OLED comes down in price.


#4

who sells CRT now? Your gramma? nobody…used car dealer maybe


#5

CTR have far more better colours then most LCD’s.


#6

My Samsung 204B is true (16.7 M) colour. It kicks CRT’s ass to the curb. And I get ZERO glare.


#7

I’m in…Where do I go to buy the 54" CRT TV again?


#8

Don’t forget to pickup a new VHS when you buy your 54" CRT, that way you’ll be all set for some scrumptious viewing… :X


#9

I’ve seen a WIDE range of LCD picture quality, even on new models in the same size/price range. I saw a cheap $800 Samsung that was unwatchable around super bowl time in the store in 2008, it had AWFUL viewing angles and its “black” was yucky grey. Then I’ve seen pretty decent LCDs with good viewing angles, but they weren’t 100% perfect either, they had only a slight viewing angle issue. http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&q=lcd+screen+quality+crt&as_qdr=m&btnG=Search Also keep in mind TVs are calibrated to be super bright in the showroom both to overcome the birght light and because the brightest picture grabs consumers’ attention and that’s the one they’ll likely buy. http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&q=hdtv+calibration&as_qdr=m&btnG=Search It’s true of all display technologies AFAIK. I think consumers like it that way as well. I’ve never heard a non technical person ask me to calibrate their TV, or even ask what that means. I KNOW a lot of consumers never calibrate their TVs properly. Then there’s LED backlight LCDs Vs. cold cathode fluorescent backlit LCDs. I’ve been told that many manufacturers outsource the making of the display and may even switch suppliers during a production run. I don’t know first hand if that’s true. I’ve seen many CRT monitors with junk circuitry in them, and that caused more problems (blur, bad black levels, washed out picture) than the actual tube itself. Also, CRTs loose their brightness over time. Normally, you shouldn’t compare your new LCD to a 15 year old CRT that’s run 12 hours per day everyday. One exception is the Samsung SyncMaster 930B LCD (NOT MINE!). Horrible rubish. Bad vieing angle, motion blur, “kinda black” blacks, and light leakage. My 1995 cheap Acer picture tube monitor IS better than this. My laptop LCD actually has color issues around the edges of moving objects but when they hold still it’s fine. I’ll tolerate it a little on portables, not on my main monitor. It’s really not that simple to compare X is always better than Y. I’ve seen plasma has better viewing angles than the best LCDs in the store next to it, but LCD has a sharper picture and plasma flickers. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=plasma+flickers&btnG=Google+Search No display technology is perfect yet. When I choose replace my imperfect tube with something else that something else WILL NOT be another imperfect display. I’ll look at LASER TV when it comes out to see if the hype is really worth it, but I don’t think I’ll buy one. ALL MODERN TELEVSIONS HAVE DRM!!! :frowning: :r :frowning: :r :frowning: :r :frowning: :r :frowning: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hdcp&btnG=Search HDCP and the DMCA give Hollywood control over what hardware manufacturers can sell and what features they can include. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=dmca&btnG=Search Remember VCRs? We’ll have no new cool gadgets like that without Hollywood’s permission, and they didn’t give permission for the VCR in the first place, so we’ll have no cool gadgets like that in the future.


#10

Green? Who cares! How about a good picture quality? Oh wait, it’s impossible for this technology! LCD is crap, plain and simple. The only people here supporting it were the people dumb enough to buy one, and feel they have to up it’s ‘image’ so they don’t look like they got ripped off. Yes, CRT still has far superior picture. Is it fat and heavy? Yes, but does it matter? Are you moving it around everyday?


#11

blank (guest) has one of the best written comments i’ve seen on this website in the years i’ve been here. THANK YOU!


#12

@ Scourge “LCD is crap, plain and simple.” That was a very stupid statement. Is that why pretty much every business in the world has switched from CRT to LCD, because it’s crap technology? Go sit in the corner and think about what you said. @ pinkish You must have also liked War and Peace. Both were a long read.
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#13

Scourge; “Yes, CRT still has far superior picture. Is it fat and heavy? Yes, but does it matter? Are you moving it around everyday?” Again I ask, are they available in 54"? and where can I buy the nuclear reactor to power one? Blank; “Also keep in mind TVs are calibrated to be super bright in the showroom both to overcome the birght light and because the brightest picture grabs consumers’ attention and that’s the one they’ll likely buy. http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&q=hdtv+calibration&as_qdr=m&btnG=Search It’s true of all display technologies AFAIK. I think consumers like it that way as well. I’ve never heard a non technical person ask me to calibrate their TV, or even ask what that means. I KNOW a lot of consumers never calibrate their TVs properly.” Tell them to read the manual… Most I’ve seen have a simple button push on the remote to change the lamp from low to medium to high thus changing the brightness of the display, mind you on the brightest setting it does state that the bulb life will be shorter but they’re relativly cheap.


#14

DukeNukem “Is that why pretty much every business in the world has switched from CRT to LCD, because it’s crap technology? Go sit in the corner and think about what you said” If you had any idea about how the system works, you will have known LCD’s were pushed into every electronics store with ramped up pricing so that the store made more profit, for one, and the other incentive was it was far easier to stock the TV’s since they took up less space. It NEVER had anything to do with better quality. People are continuously brainwashed into accepting lower quality so that these manufacturers can put out a cheap ugly products and still have people buy them. LCD’s were created for COMPUTER use, that’s where they shine for almost all reasons. As for TV, it was NEVER intended.