LCD and CRT Televisions Death Match


Are Liquid Crystal Display or LCD TVs leading the way? Until the late nineties, Cathode Ray Tube TVs or CRT TVs were the standard, as well as the norm. Due to the demand, Sony – the technology giant started phasing out CRT production. Does it mean that the LCD TVs are better compared to the CRT TVs? Let us compare some advantages and the disadvantages of the two types.


As Liquid Crystal televisions contain more components compared to CRT TVs, it gives the advantage when brightness is talked about. LCD televisions are twice as brightly lit as the CRT monitors.


Clarity and quality of color is better on Cathode Ray Tube or CRT monitors compared to standard Liquid Crystal Display televisions. New monitors are TFT VGA LCDs and they make all differences. By putting them side-to-side would cause difficulty in spotting quality difference.


Old LCD TVs were not so good when in dim situations. Contrast settings of Cathode Ray Tube or CRT TVs portray light situations like they should. However, our new era of LCD TVs is better in coloring tones compared to before. If you’ll put a new LCD TV and a standard CRT TV side-to-side, difference is negligible.

Size and Weight:

Comparison in this area is just very obvious. Almost every LCD TV is a flat panel. It means that they’re easy to control and be placed in different places, even tight spaces. Liquid Crystal Display or LCD TVs could be just as thin as an inch. LCD TVs could appear to be the smallest among devices like pocket PDAs. Cathode Ray Tube or CRT TVs are not just ugly and fat, they could also weigh up to 20 kilos more than the LCD televisions.

There are more items that you could use to compare purposes like screen burn, screen flickering, power consumption, dead pixels, rack mounting, magnetic interference, video sources, and response time.

Finally, Cathode Ray Tube or CRT TVs were better than standard LCD or Liquid Crystal Display TVs, however, today’s technology have moved forward to make better screen types.