Video:Types of TV Screenswith Bob Murphy
Flat panel televisions made the tube television design obsolete. Learn more about the advancements in TV technology and why the flat panel became the choice for home theaters in this About.com video.See Transcript
Transcript:Types of TV Screens
Hi, my name is Bob Murphy, I'm the branch manager here at Listen Up Audio and Video in Boulder, Colorado. I am here today with About.com and we are going to be talking about types of TV screens.
TV Screens Before Flat Panel Design
For years, the only type of TV we had was CRT, or Cathode Ray Tube. If you wanted something less than 30 inches, it was a big box that sat on the shelf. If you wanted something more tha 30 inches, you had to go to a rear projection. CRT is what we used for years, big screens were the living room choice. If you went to a sports bar, they would have a big three gun projector on the ceiling, and a screen on the other side of the room.
Advantages of Flat Panel TV Screens
Flat panels have gotten so good, and so inexpensive, and there are so many different varieties of screen sizes, that there is almost no reason to look at a CRT projector anymore. There is no reason to look at a CRT tube TV, and just rear projection in general, has pretty much gone by the wayside. Because we have 60, 70, and 80 inch screens that you can hang on the wall, that are reasonably priced, there is less and less reason to go with rear projection. Flat panels are just more desirable. They are bright, they have great color, they have a great picture, you can hang it on the wall, it's out of the way. There are very few drawbacks, and a ton of advancements, that really make it the desirable format.
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