Screen sizes, resolutions, and technologies used to display images on monitors have come a long way since the first monitor was invented. In this blog post we'll take a look at the two most common types of monitors and their features. So, what are the 2 types of monitor? Gamingerra will help you to find out!
CRT Monitor - Cathode-Ray Tube
The cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor is the oldest of the three types of monitors. CRTs are composed of three things: an electron source, a vacuum in which electrons can travel, and an electronic gun that shoots electrons at phosphors on the inside of the screen. Phosphors are materials that give off light when hit by electrons; the brighter the phosphor, the lighter the color.
The electron source used in CRTs is either an electronic gun consisting of a cathode and one or more focusing wires, or three separate cathodes for red, green, and blue light. The electron beam excites these phosphors to light up on the screen. The brighter the beam, the brighter the color of phosphor will be.
LCD Monitor - Liquid Crystal Display
The liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor is the most common type of monitor today. LCDs consist of several layers between two glass panels; each layer has specific functions that help it work.
The first layer is the backlight, which provides light to the screen. There are usually fluorescent tubes on either side of the panel that shine.