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A computer monitor is an output device which displays information in pictorial form. A monitor usually comprises the display device, circuitry, casing, and power supply. The display device in modern monitors is typically a thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) with LED backlighting having replaced cold-cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) backlighting. Older monitors used a cathode ray tube (CRT). Monitors are connected to the computer via VGA, Digital Visual Interface (DVI), HDMI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) or other proprietary connectors and signals. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 02:42, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
The article says:
"Lagging several years behind, IBM introduced the Color Graphics Adapter in 1981." This was actuallly as soon as they could - the CGA was intended for the IBM PC, which was only launched in 1981 and did not come with any integrated graphics. Skloo (talk) 18:29, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Info on interlacing missingEdit
One important fact about monitors is that they had to be non-interlaced in order to prevent eye strain. They began as text-only and had to be read. A section on that development needs to be included. Thetrellan (talk) 17:40, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
VDU vs monitorEdit
Is this really the case, that "VDU" is simply an old term for "monitor"? I would have thought a monitor to be just one kind of VDU, whereas others might include:
- built-in screens on some kinds of computers (classically luggables, Commodore PET, Amstrad PCW and others; in more modern times iMacs, all-in-one PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones)
- television sets (via RF or HDMI output)
- video projectors