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LCD TV Term -> LCD TV TERM
A large screen, flat panel LCD TV is a major purchase that merits careful consideration. Find a television that fits your budget, room and lifestyle. Are you looking for a family-friendly TV to entertain the kids, or are you craving a high-detailed behemoth to transform your living room into an in-home theater? Do you watch sports, or is your LC ...
LCD TV Term -> Progressive Scan
Abbreviated 480p, 720p or 1080p, progressive scan LCD TVs light every line in one scan. Progressive scan LCD TVs show greater detail by using every pixel each time the screen refreshes, which can be anywhere from 60 to 240 times a second. ...
LCD TV Term -> Pixels
These are individual points of color making up a TV picture. Pixel-count determines a LCD TV's resolution, described as the number of pixels forming the picture. LCD TVs will advertise the resolution as either the horizontal by vertical pixels, such as "1920 x 1080," or as the number of horizontal lines displayed (480, 720 or 1080) ...
LCD TV Term -> TFT
TFT stands for "thin film transistor." In LCD TVs, these transistors are so tiny that they are included in the pixels themselves, allowing pixels to talk to each other. So, an LCD TV listed as a TFT display is better able to deal with fast-moving video with lots of action, such as sports or action movies. ...
LCD TV Term -> LCD
Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) are used inLCD TVs to create color. The liquid crystals in each cell on the TV screen are charged with electricity, which changes the way that light passes through them. A fluorescent light bulb shines light through the crystals, which change color to generate video on the LCD TV screen. ...
LCD TV Term -> Interlace Scan Interlace Scan
This is the "i" you'll see in "1080i" on LCD TV descriptions. Abbreviated 480i, 720i or 1080i, interlace scan means that a LCD TV lights half of the lines on the screen in one pass and the other half on the next pass. Interlace LCD TVs show less blur in moving images by scanning twice as often, but they actually only proj ...
LCD TV Term -> DTV
Digital television signals replaced analog TV signals in 2009. All televisions built after March 2007 can receive DTV. If you have a pre-March 2007 TV, you will need to buy a new TV set or an adapter that will translate digital signals into analog. ...
Plasma TV Term -> Sony Plasma 3D
The Sony BRAVIA XBR55HX929 55" 3D LED HDTV is the latest offering of Sony 3DTVs in the market. It is equipped with brilliant full high definition 1080p picture quality for 3D and 2D. It comes with intelligent Peak LED backlighting with wide array local dimming for the most precise contrast of Sony. Viewers can experience precise and smooth ...
Plasma TV Term -> CRTs and plasma screen televisions
Traditional television set is known as a cathode ray tube, or CRT. Unlike plasma screen televisions, CRT tube televisions use a beam of electrons to illuminate phosphors to form a picture. The electron beam excites the atoms  phosphor on the screen, causing a picture to form. The beam of electrons must constantly scan the screen to refresh ...
Plasma TV Term -> Plasma Screen Television Aspect Ratio
Aspect ratio is a term used to describe the proportional relationship between the width and height of a screen. There are two primary aspect ratios used in display. Movie theatres, DVDs, and HDTV signals use the 16:9 aspect ratio, also known as “wide screen” or “cinematic” display. Standard CRT television, satellite and c ...
Plasma TV Term -> How Plasma Screen Televisions Work
Plasma screen televisions operate by illuminating individual cells of color. The cells are actually small containers of neon xenon gas trapped between thin panes of glass, and are grouped in triads of red, blue, and green cells. Each triad of cells makes up one pixel, or dot of color, on the television screen. When electricity is applied to one ...
Plasma TV Term -> Plasma Screen Television viewing angles
Plasma screen televisions are lauded for their wide viewing angles. The viewing angle of the television screen is angular range in which the picture of the screen can be comfortably viewed without distortion or loss of brightness. In order to understand what viewing angle actually is, think of the center of the television screen as the center of ...
Plasma TV Term -> Plasma Screen Television Size
The size of a plasma screen television is usually expressed with two kinds of measurement: screen size and depth. The screen size of a television is the diagonal width of its screen. Plasma screen televisions range in size from around 30 inches to over 60 inches in width. The depth of the television refers to the thickness of the actual unit. Pl ...
Plasma TV Term -> Plasma Screen Television Burn In
One term used when talking about the durability of plasma screen televisions is “burn in”. “Burn in” is a term that refers to an etching of the phosphors on the television screen that occurs when a single image is displayed for too long. If a single unchanging image is on the screen for a long time, the same phosphors are ...
Plasma TV Term -> Plasma Screen Television Brightness
The brightness of a is often touted as one of its greatest selling points. Technically, brightness in televisions is often discussed using the term “contrast ratio”. The contrast ratio is a measure of a television's ability to display very bright objects and very dark objects simultaneously. Plasma screen televisions are able to ...
DLP TV Repair -> LED
Abbreviation of light emitting diode, an electronic device that lights up when electricity is passed through it. LEDs are usually red. They are good for displaying images because they can be relatively small, and they do not burn out. However, they require more power than LCDs. ...
DLP TV Repair -> More About DLP
Theheart of DLP® technology resides an optical semiconductor known as the DLP chip or Digital Micromirror Device (DMD). The DLP chip is probably the world's most sophisticated light switch. ...
DLP TV Repair -> How Does DLP Technology Work?
The DMD chip is probably the world's most sophisticated light switch. It contains a rectangular array of up to 1.3 million hinge-mounted microscopic mirrors; each of these micromirrors measures less than one-fifth the width of a human hair, and corresponds to one pixel in a projected image. ...
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