LCD Computer Monitors

LCD computer monitors provide the best in image quality without having to take up much desk space. LCD stands for liquid crystal display. The technology behind the use of liquid crystals has led to advanced improvements in imagery and at the same time reduced levels of needed energy. A thin layer of liquefied crystals is trapped between two layers of polarized panels. There are many uses for the technology besides that of use in computer screens, as it is found in common, everyday appliances that are found in virtually every home such as microwaves, CD players, digital clocks and more.

Liquid crystal display screens are used for computer monitors, television screens, calculators, and even digital wristwatches. The liquefied crystalline substance acts as a conductor for electricity. As currents of electricity pass through the substance light is either blocked or let through, a process which serves to form images. There are two different ways in which color is produced with LCD flat screen monitors. First of all, there is what is known as passive matrix, and secondly, thin film transistor, otherwise known as an active matrix. Thin film transistors control pixels with a small amount of transistors which yields the best resolution possible, however, also tends to be the most expensive. Both of these processes produce images of crisp clarity and fine detail. When the technology for such screens first came onto the market, it was found mainly in laptop computers.

LCD computer monitors are poplar due to the fact that they are much thinner and also weigh considerably less than older CRT, cathode-ray tube displays. A CRT is effective, however the size is rather bulky, takes up a lot of space and can prove to be quite cumbersome and heavy when moved. The liquefied crystal displays are quite popular despite the fact that the screens tend to be on the expensive side, costing anywhere from eighty to over a thousand dollars. Although pricey, the sleek design and relatively narrow width make the screens very popular. LCD flat screen monitors range in size anywhere from fifteen inches to twenty four inches. More and more, older bulky monitors are being replaced with the updated models. It is common to walk into an office and perceive a new, sleek monitor sitting proudly on a desk.

There is a very large market for LCD computer monitors. Those interested can shop around for the best deals either by visiting electronic shops or by surfing the Internet. There are hundreds of varieties and styles to choose from, virtually guaranteeing that everyone will find one that not only fits their needs but budgets as well. The technology has led to many uses as LCD flat screen monitors have led to flat screen televisions. Television sets are commonly replaced with the latest in technology, and have given rise to many accessories all geared towards optimizing a viewing experience. Those interested in upgrading and optimizing a home theater system should look into the latest that technological advances have made available. For example, liquid crystal display televisions have the capability of incorporating five channels of surround sound in order to maximize the viewing and audio experience. Another common element is a sub woofer that comes already integrated into the system.

The appeal that LCD computer monitors have is the ability to project images that are clear, crisp and full of detail. Resolution is determined by the amount of pixels are required to form a picture, the better the resolution, the clearer the image, which is another factor for why liquid crystals provide better viewing as they have very high resolutions. An added benefit that contributes to a better image is the very fact that the screens themselves are flat, as opposed to the older monitors which consisted of curved glass. By doing away with the curve, light ceases to be reflected therefore doing away with any possible glares that could appear on a screen.

The technology goes a long way into enhancing not only images, but sound. Pictures and text that appear on the screen are easy to view, read and provide an enjoyable viewing experience. LCD flat screen monitors offer much diversity as they can be used for a personal computer or a television display. The slim design makes the unit ideal to mount on a wall or in a narrow space which can serve to open up a room and change the overall feeling, allowing for not only more of a professional environment but one that is breathable as well.

One of the major selling points is that less energy is used to run an LCD monitors than older versions. Over a period of time, those who choose to invest in such screens will find a decrease in energy bills, therefore saving money over the long run. The money one saves in energy costs eventually evens out the initial cost of the monitor. Smart shoppers who want the best in image enhancement should look into the possibilities of making such a wise investment that is not only guaranteed to please, but good for the environment which should be taken into consideration, as the Scripture says, "Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD'S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is" (Deuteronomy 10:14). Good investment decisions can many times provide results that ultimately aid others and set processes in motion which can help lead to further technological advancements.

TV Wall Mounts

The installation of plasma TV wall mounts once struck fear in most new owners of the technologically advanced televisions. But with improved methods and instructions, industry experts are finding that new owners are becoming more comfortable with attaching the mounts to their walls themselves instead of hiring installation professionals to do the job for them. Of course, it's not necessary to hang up the television as if it were a giant piece of artwork. Though, for some people, the acquisition of such a large television is meant to be the focal point of the room, an object designed to be noticed and to impress others, for others the large screen provides a fun viewing experience for popular DVDs, major sporting events, and even home filming endeavors. When family and friends gather to watch something together, having such a large screen makes viewing easier for larger groups. The dedicated home theater can be a fun and meaningful way to show hospitality to others. Sometimes the walls in a room won't be suitable for hanging a large screen. These specialized televisions almost always come with matching plasma tv stands that attach to the bottom of the sets. The televisions can also be hung from the ceiling or placed on specially constructed carts. The chosen option will depend on personal preference and the intended use of the television.

Don't be confused. When industry experts or entertainment equipment salespeople talk about plasma TV stands, they are not referring to a type of table to place the set upon. They are referring to a device made to the manufacturer's specifications for each model. The stand may be interchangeable between models, but not necessarily. The television fits onto the stand which is designed to balance the size and weight of the screen. With the attached stand, the television can be placed on a table, set into an entertainment unit, or situated inside a specially designed cabinet. Many furniture options are available that will fit the tastes and decor styles of a variety of consumers. As the popularity of these types of viewing options increase and become more affordable, furniture designers and manufacturers are creating even more tables, entertainment units, and cabinetry for consumers to choose from. Even so, plasma TV wall mounts are still the least expensive option for showcasing the screens and, according to some industry experts, the most common type of installation.

Plasma televisions, whether wall-mounted or attached to plasma TV stands, have increased in popularity because of the detailed images that appear on the screens. The quality is vastly superior to regular old televisions. Though still expensive, they are becoming more affordable and many consumers believe that the quality is worth the expense. The quality of the image is due to phosphor cells which are very small. Each pixel on the screen contains a red, green, and blue phosphor cell. Through technology involving either neon or xenon gas and electrical currents, the pixels combine to create a sharp, crisp image that is just incredible even with the large size of the screen. One disadvantage of the plasma screens, however, is that the pixels can be damaged. Crushed pixels no longer work properly and will make that area of the screen impossible to view. The screens need to be handled with care, especially when moving them or mounting them. Consumers also need to look at related costs beyond the initial price of the television set. Decisions will need to be made on the television's placement. Will new furniture need to be purchased or will the screen be mounted on the wall? Will the new owner take care of the installation or will the services of a professional need to be contracted? What about buying an extended service warranty? This Scriptural principle may need to be considered when thinking about these kinds of decisions: "For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?" (Luke 14:28). Prospective owners should sit down and see how a new plasma television fits into their current budget before going on a spending spree.

Some homeowners want to put the large screens above the mantel of fireplaces or to situate them for easy viewing while lying on a bed. When the television will be placed at a higher level than the typical sitting-on-the-couch eye-level, plasma TV wall mounts that provide a tilt are great options. Swivel arms, also known as articulating arms, support the screen while allowing a tilt of about fifteen to twenty degrees. Most homeowners will not be interested in using carts to hold their media components, but they are great options for business purposes. For example, a company's booth at an industry trade show equipped with a plasma television is bound to draw in visitors and, hopefully, increased customers or clients. The carts usually provide additional shelves for such media components as DVD players, speakers, or laptops. Such carts can also be helpful for educational and training purposes whether in public schools or corporate classrooms.

Many restaurants cater to customers who go out to eat and watch weekly sports events on several televisions installed way up high so that customers can see the featured event from almost any table. Ceiling mounts, often used in connection with plasma TV wall mounts, are great installation methods for these kinds restaurants. Airports are another popular venue for hanging large television screens from the ceiling. The televisions give bored travelers something to do while they're waiting to board their planes. According to the industry, the usual tilting standard for ceiling mounts is twenty-four to forty-three degrees. However, the television is installed, freestanding with the use of plasma TV stands or placed in a cart, hung up with plasma TV wall mounts or ceiling tilt mounts, the large images will provide hours of viewing enjoyment for years to come.

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