【R&D Department of Blaze Display】LCD is the display technology of choice in the HDTV market. This is no surprise; LCD panel technology is without doubt the fastest growing display technology in the field of home entertainment.
This is not to say that advancements are not taking place in other display technologies. Suffice to mention plasma, despite that the latest developments seems more addressed to indicate that this display technology has reached the end of the line - not because there is an immediate alternative but simply because consumers keep preferring LCD over plasma, making the latter less viable for the TV makers industry.
The irony is that plasma remains the only real competitor to LCD as OLED TV Technology is still too expensive. However, developments in plasma displays, while consistent, are mainly addressed towards consolidating the technology, with new displays capable of improved picture, reduced power consumption and reduced panel profile. In this respect, 2013 plasma displays have reached the apex in picture quality.
LCD panels today employ several variations of liquid crystal technology, including super twisted nematics (STN), dual scan twisted nematics (DSTN), ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) and surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal (SSFLC). Use of special plastics instead of glass substrates and flexible backplanes for use in specialized applications, have also become a reality.
The truth is that development in LCD flat-panel technology is coming from all fronts and from all major display LCD panel manufactures. This is leading to larger displays panels, improved response times, higher resolution, faster refresh rates, better color freedom, and equally important to the end-customer, cheaper LCD and LED TV prices.