When you go for buying a new television or monitor for a computer, you come across different types of screens. Some are wide; some are compact, some other with flat screen or of green color. The difference is because of the advancement in technology. Today, we have a lot of variety and we can go for the one which we like. A certain amount of knowledge is necessary for the selection of right screen. If you have some knowledge about these developments in screen technology, you can have better idea about different types of screens. There are different specifications attributed to each type of screen.
The major specification through which you can better judge the quality of screen is its black level. The higher level production of black color in screen shows that screen is of good quality. The screen with higher black level guarantees the sharp image.
Cathode Ray Tube screen is the first version of TV screen and still very popular because of its reliable features. This CTR screen is commonly has a curved display. This curved display facilitates the viewer to see the picture from any angle. These types of screens are available in limited sizes, bulky in mass but last longer. You can take view from any angle in the room. The drawback of this curved screen is the production of glare. When the light in the room is reflected from the screen it produces glare. It is very difficult to get clear image because of that glare. This glare compels you to close the eyes and you get irritated.
LCD, the most popular type of screen is comparatively expensive but black level is lower. The quality of picture is also depends upon black level. Although picture quality is not as sharp as of CRT yet are popular because of versatility. They are extremely slim in structure hardly 2” profile. As they are slim so very light weight and are easy to fix it wherever you like for example direct on the walls or ceiling. They have a limited life after which the display starts dim. It hardly remains in viewing condition around five years. LCD screens are not able to view from a certain distance. If not seeing from a particular angle, the image becomes dim. The image on the screen can blur due to the speedy movements of an object. The amount of energy consumes by the screen is much greater than CRT.
Plasma screen is becoming popular day-by-day. They are available in the large sizes. Like LCD, these screens are very large in sizes and due to light weight easily mounted on the walls.
On the other hand these screens are less in sized. Although they are very expensive yet not free from flaws. Lower black level becomes the reason for blur picture. They are expensive but give no guarantee of long life. They hardly work better not more than 2-3 years. One benefit of this plasma screen is this that it doesn’t produce glare and are better than CRTs.
Rear Projection screens are in developing stage. They are suggested for the dark rooms. They are quite heavy and are not supposed for the mounting. In case of disorder, it is very difficult to get fix. These types of display are not suggested for the mediocre. Still there are some drawbacks in the screen technology. But with the development and advancement in screen technology, this rear projection types are thought to be versatile. The glare would be controlled and the image produced by rear projection would be very sharp.
These were some of the types of screen described from many. Now you can see the difference yourself with naked eyes and decide which type of screen you need to buy, whether it’s better to go with the new trend or to choose the best for the long term use.