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CRT vs LCD
More and more LCDs are shipping now with standard DVI connectors, which allow for a digital signal path all the way from the PC to the screen. Some older LCDs shipped with standard VGA connectors which added inaccuracy because of the digital to analog conversion being done on your video card, and the added digital back to analog conversion being done by the electronics onboard the LCD screen. The older method using the VGA standard created color inaccuracy, as well as screen artifacts in some cases.
LCD screens are much more efficient than their CRT counterparts, which results in less heat being produced by your monitor, and a lower electric bill. Lower power consumption also means that your uninterruptible power supply will last considerably longer with an LCD than a CRT. The liquid crystal technology used in modern LCD screens creates crisper text and clearer-defined edges in graphics when compared to equivalent CRTs.
Our Voluminous LCD Friends
Here, I briefly list information a couple of the large LCD screens that stand out from the crowd today.