Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
I don't really look at a low viewing angle as much of a draw back. Might be bad on TVs...though my LCD TV is pretty good in the viewing angle department...but on a PC you are staring straight at it and unless you have 30 people that need to see your screen any one who you want to see the screen can easily do so. Plus, thought better colors was a pro for LCDs?
It all comes down to real estate. if a CRT could take up a little space as my LCD does I would use one. If they can shrink it down enough it might come back
A majority of TVs and monitors use TN panels which are the worst for color accuracy, color uniformity, and viewing angles. VA panels, which have slightly better viewing angles, are used in some Samsung and Sony TV sets as well as Samsung monitors. Panasonic is known to use IPS-Pro/alpha which was developed by Hitachi. It's not very clear how comparable it is to LG's H-IPS panel.
Contrast shifting and color uniformity issues are pretty noticeable on my TN panels. If I turn my head just a couple degrees the colors look awful. Though TNs and some VA panels are the only ones capable of 120Hz refresh rates. Each display technology has its drawbacks. It's really up to personal use and preferences to determine which is actually better for a particular person.