TFT and LCD - Is there a difference?

  dac2000_uk 09:48 11 Aug 03

I've been looking in my computer magazines recently and have found thats some magazines refer to flat screens as TFTs and others as LCDs. is there a difference and also which one is better?

  dac2000_uk 09:51 11 Aug 03

Yes or no? anyone?

  Stuartli 09:59 11 Aug 03

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You can also have a flat screen CRT....:-)

  DieSse 11:20 11 Aug 03

For all prctical purpose, for modern computer monitors, you can take them as the same thing.

TFT = Thin Film Transistor

LCD = Liqid Crystal Display

There are other types of LCD displays than TFT, and there are other types of thin flat screens (TVs are often plasma displays)

But, to re-itereate, on a modern computer monitor you can take the two as the same.

On older laptops, there can be LCD displays that are are not TFT technology though.

  The Sack 14:47 11 Aug 03

a TFT monitor still uses LCD. The transistors in the TFT matrix switch the LCD pixels.

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