While browsing the forums, we noticed there were an unusual number of LCD questions. It’s been a while since we posted any new LCD news, so we are going to go look at LCDs both on the novice and expert level. It is our intention to keep this article up to date with new changes, but it requires the feedback of our readers in the forums.

Among all of the hardware sectors, displays have risen to become the most explosive, controversial and emotional sector of all. In three years, we have seen LCD sales double and triple. Almost 85% of all new displays sold are now LCD. To say that LCDs will play an important part in the future of personal computing would be an understatement.

Unfortunately, since growth in the LCD market is volatile, confusion and rumor convolute almost every review and guide on the internet. In order to explain anything and everything, we will start with computer monitor basics, going all the way back to the history of the LCD and then finishing with the future of LCD and flat panel technology. Also, we will provide a glossary at the end of this article.

In the beginning
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  • Anonymous User - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    A good article.I my self use CML174.
    Made a lot of difference to my eyes compared to CRT.
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  • Anonymous User - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    Outstanding reading, thanks. Reply
  • mechBgon - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    Nice work, Kristopher. : ) Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    #5 fixed it - sorry.

    #7 fixed that one too. Yeah rubbing pixels really doesnt do much good. I think NewEgg is going to be pissed when they find out I messed up their monitor pretty good.

    #6 Say it aint so!! We want to be the only ones ;)

    Kristopher
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  • Shalmanese - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    Finally! It took long enough for you to get this out :). Great article, finally an article about LCD's which isn't full of opinion and hearsay. Reply
  • dvinnen - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    ok, maybie you did mean that. Hard to tell, you say you scuffed the monitor, then go on to tell other people how to do it...

    I problay just need some sleep...
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  • dvinnen - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    Rubbing the pixils does more good then harm then?

    <<<Personally, it seems that rubbing the pixels does more good than harm so continue at your own risk.>>>

    Might want to fix that one
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  • dvinnen - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    good to hear it. Seems like alot of the hardware sites are getting there act together. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    On page 6, where you talk about the cables in the picture (the sentence right below the picture), shouldn't the good cable be the *upper* one or am I missing something? Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, September 04, 2003 - link

    Yeah, new editors and kind of a revamped AT staff. We went through a lull period after we lost Matthew, but now we have some really good writers and a lot of great content to write about.

    Just wait till Computex and COMDEX - 3 and 4 reviews per day sounds about right.

    Kristopher
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