stands for Liquid Crystal Display. This technology has been around
for a number of years but is finally able to deliver fast motion
video quality displays. The thin and light form factor is attractive
to consumers. While the panel (the set itself) looks thin, the technology
inside is quite extensive.
LCD is made up of pixels (picture elements). Pixels are individual,
distinct, points of light. Each pixel is made up of sub pixels consisting
of red,green and blue. Together the red, green and blue sub pixes
combine to form a single color picture element. A panel's resolution
is determined in part by how many pixels there are. A display can
have hundreds of thousands of points of light (pixels) to millions
of points of light, depending on the resolution.