CRT Vs LCD–It is sad to say it, but CRT are to televisions as 8 tracks are to music. They are a dying breed, and with good reason! What are CRT televisions? These are the televisions you used to have in your house. You know, the ones that weighed about 30-80 pounds, was bulky, and not very attractive. We have all had them, right? But as you will see in this article, they are becoming extinct faster than T. Rex.
CRT’s have almost nothing going for them this day and age. They are unattractive, heavy, take up a lot of space, and have only a mediocre picture. Furthermore, many of the older CRT televisions have almost no ports for the newer HDMI cables, A/V cables, and so forth, making them impossible to hook up to the latest gadgets.
These are frustrating to deal with in a nursing setting too, because the CRTs are very heavy. In small nursing homes or hospitals, nurses sometimes have to adjust or move these TVs, and it can be quite burdensome.
They also consume much more energy. Think of a CRT monitor as a bulky Army Tank, and the LCD television as a Honda hybrid. CRT’s will consume much more electricity, and are much less “green” than their LCD counterparts.
CRT used to have better pictures than the early LCD televisions, but that has rapidly changed with newer technology allowing for HDTV experience. I can easily see the pores on people’s faces, moles, zits, and everything else on my LCD, while this isn’t the case at all on my CRT.
Conclusion: LCD TV’s Blow CRT Televisions Away! LCD is Best
LCD televisions are lightweight, energy efficient, have incredible picture clarity, come with built in digital converters (so you can get digital broadcast), usually have loads of cable hookups on the back (so you can hook up all of your gadgets), and much more. And the cost of LCD tv’s keep coming down, while the picture gets better and screens get smaller and thinner.
In contrast, CRT televisions and monitors are bulky, ugly, heavy, have mediocre pictures and color, emit more radiation and consume more energy, and are just a waste of materials. They are a dying breed, and will soon join VCR’s, 8 track players, tape players, and more. In fact, I can’t imagine why any manufacturer would even still make a CRT at this point in time.