The rise of LCD
With the growing movement toward the “green” technology, more consumers are moving towards more energy efficient designs. This is especially true in the computer industry. The older cathode ray monitors generated a lot of heat, while consuming power as well. They took up a lot of desk space, and were not easy on the eyes. The newer LCD design features a much sharper image display, take up a whole lot less space and is relatively cool to the touch. Alone, these items would be enough to sell most consumers on making the switch. The only drawback to this issue is what to do with the older tube type models. The garbage collector won’t take them either since they are forbidden in land fills. They have to be recycled in a proper way. That appears to be the only way to get rid of them, since savvy buyers want the latest models.

Flat screens emerge for television
Of course, flat screen technology is not restricted to the computer industry. There are many models designed specifically for the home television viewing. Some brands feature sizes up to 60 inches. This is a diagonal measure from corner to corner. The standard 32 inch viewer has been surpassed by larger units as consumers have demanded greater standards from the manufacturers. It has also generated the rise in picture quality as well. LCD’s or liquid crystal displays are now giving way to the newer plasma models. A crisper, sharper image is produced on the screen, thanks to the newer high resolution technology built in. Many of these models are able to be hung on the wall, promoting the ultimate in viewing pleasure.

Adapting the flat screen tv for computer use
Some forward thinking consumers are adapting their large screen televisions for computer use. As long as the proper inputs are available, this is easy to accomplish. First, identify the proper connection type for the PC. It might be s-video or the regular VGA connector. The former is round in shape with a very small rectangle near the bottom and a set of pins arranged in a semi-circle around the top. The other uses a 15 pin system with 3 rows in a trapezoid design. Either of these common connections will require a cable in order to complete the job. The s-video brand and VGA are both easy to find and should be readily available in any chain store. However, you can also shop the internet to find good deals on them as well.

Finalizing connections between computer and TV
Once this components have been assembled, make sure to identify the proper jacks and connect them using the cable. The television guide should be used to select the input from the computer. It will be evidenced by what is displayed on the screen. As long as the computer is on and functioning, something will show on the TV if the right selection has been made.

Why connect these two components?
There are a number of reasons to synchronize the computer and television screens. The first being the relatively small size of computer monitors. Although they have increased in size over the past few years, it still doesn’t compare to the growth of the television industry. Designers there have met the consumer demand for a larger set and have made the appropriate changes. The second is the huge growth of the gaming industry. A ton of software is being written specifically for that market and the urgency for computer makers is how to keep pace. Many after market devices, such as video accelerators and gaming cards have been manufactured with this purpose in mind.

The multi-media connection
The PC itself has become a multi-media device. This means that in order for a user to fully immerse himself in the experience, a large screen is needed. Thus the marriage of computer to television. It means that most imagery in the program is able to be displayed as it was intended. Small flat screens just don’t measure up to this grand spectacle. Expect more and more of this technology integration in the future. This will just mean more enjoyment for savvy consumers desiring the best.