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Is a flat screen the same as a flat panel?


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2015-07-16 18:08:59
2015-07-16 18:08:59


Flat panel is when the screen is less than 10 inches deep. That makes them lightweight and easily mounted on a wall. There are 4 kinds: LCD (Liquid Crystal Display,) LED (Light Emitting Diode) LED-LCD (A.K.A. LED-backlit LCD display) and plasma (nothing to put in parenthesis here.) They have always have been used on laptops and desktop computers have switched from CRT, but the first portable computer had a CRT.

Flat screen is when it has a CRT with 2 panes of glass in front of it. One acts like a lens to focus the light to all go in the same direction and another piece which is like your window except single pane, completely flat. That means the screen is flat, but the TV is over a foot deep. Flat screens are compatible with all 3 kinds of CRT. Flat screens are the only kind of TV that can easily fool people with the Redneck Flat Screen TV setup


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