How do CRT and LCD monitors work?

Posted on Tuesday, March 21 2006 @ 9:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Ever wondered how that monitor on your desk actually produces a picture? We break down the technology for you, then go one step further - by literally breaking down a LCD monitor to show you what's inside.

"Each pixel is made up of three sub-pixels, which have red, green and blue filters in front of them, just as each pixel on a CRT has RGB phosphors. The subpixels are made up of a group of liquid crystal molecules. These molecules are suspended between transparent electrodes and are mashed between two polarising filters."

You can check it out over here at Bit Tech.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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