09-17-2009 01:11 AM - edited 09-17-2009 01:13 AM
first let me say this is my first post and i don't like to capitalize normally. now my question is on the screens i have seen and some say tft active matrix and some just say lcd. is there a difference and if so what is it and what is better?
09-17-2009 01:18 AM
No real difference there, the TFT just stands for thin film transistor, most of the LCDs that are made are TFT but the manufactures drop off that acronym to make it shorter, you can read more here: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-tft-lcd-monitor.
09-17-2009 09:03 AM
Yup. There are LCD types that are "passive matrix", these LCDs are typically VERY cheap and have poor contrast/viewing angle.
That said - I haven't seen a TV or PC monitor that wasn't an active matrix TFT in many years.
Active matrix TFT panels are now split into subcategories - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD