CRT Direct View
The later models are often over 28" size
with the largest hovering at 38". While the CRT is
slowly disappearing to make way for today's latest digital
displays like the types below, there are still some development
in this field. CRTs are popular for near total blacks and
wide contrast range that produces the creamiest of pictures that
pleases most eye. Recent breakthroughs include shallow tubes
Range from 40" to 80" with the most
utilized being 50". User replaceable lamp and lack of
burn-in issues makes this a popular option.
Like DLP, ranges from 40" to 80"
with the most common in the 50" range. No burn-in and
replaceable lamp a plus.
Direct View LCD-TV ranges from 17" to hefty 46" with
flat TV depth of 2-4". Price drops have been common
in all sizes as the technology quickly develops to include
better brightness and contrast ratio as well as newer HDMI
inputs, HDTV Tuners and Cable Card slots.
Range from 38" to hefty 62" range, plasma is
coveted for the thin profile and brightness/contrast thats ideal
even in the brightest room. Also in the flat TV category,
plasmas are often wall mounted to maximize living space.
Generally used in larger rooms like home theaters,
projected images can look great at up to 130". Front
projectors are available in variety of technologies as listed above (CRT,
LCD, DLP, LCOS) that exhibit advantages of each in the picture image
characteristics and resolutions capability.