Advantages and disadvantages of LCD

The Liquified Crystal Display ( LCD ) is a flat panel display, electronic visual or video display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals which do not emits the light directly. LCDs are used in televisions, computer monitors the instrument panels and the aircraft cockpit displays and the signage. 

Nowadays LCDs are most commonly used in DVD players, the gaming devices, the clocks, the watches, the calculators, the telephones replaced by Cathode Ray Tube ( CRT ) in most of the applications. LCDs are available in a wider range of screen sizes compare to CRT display and a Plasma display, also they don't use phosphors, and don't suffer image burn-in. Following characteristics of LCD posses certain advantages and because of the latest innovation it also posses some disadvantages too. In this article, you can check it out the advantages and disadvantages briefly. 

Advantages of LCD :
  • Slim profile
  • No radiation emission from the screen
  • Better under brighter conditions because of anti-glare technology
  • Lighter in weight with respect to screen size
  • Energy efficient because of lower power consumption 
  • Brightness range is too much wider produce very bright images due to high peak intensity 
  • Produce lower electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields
  • Zero geometric distortion 
  • Excellent contrast 
  • Low flicker rates 
  • An image is perfectly sharp at the native resolution of the panel side
  • Number of pixels per square inch is typically higher than any other technology or system
  • Not prone to screen burn-in
  • It has not affected by an increase or decrease in air pressure 
Disadvantages of LCD : 
  • Slightly more expensive than CRT 
  • Can't act as a portal to another dimension
  • Suffer from a motion blur effect 
  • High refresh rate
  • Like the backlight ages, it can change colors slightly
  • The aspect ratio and resolution are fixed
  • Not proficient at producing black or very dark grays colors
  • Restricted viewing angles 
  • Slow response times