Why is an LCD monitor's image quality when viewed from the side not as sharp as a CRT monitor's?
Autor: Johannes Post
06/12/2005, 18:16 CET
The best image quality is yielded if the viewer is sitting right in front of the LCD monitor. The more slant the angle, the less sharp the picture. This peculiarity stems from the optical characteristics of the liquid crystals and becomes particularly apparent when colored images are displayed. But since LCD technology is constantly further advancing, there have already LCD arrived whose viewing angle is almost identical to the one we know from CRT monitors.
If you are looking for a stable viewing angle, choose devices with MVA, PVA or IPS technology. The viewing angles should be wider that 160 degrees, namely vertical and horizontal!