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LCD, Liquid Crystal Display or Liquid Crystal on Silicon, has been around for some time. This technology can be commonly found in popular HDTVs, computer or laptop monitors and Sony's new PSP. But the downside to LCD screens is the dreaded "dead pixel" or "hot pixel" phenomenon. Dead pixels or "hot pixels" are defined as "a pixel on an LCD monitor that remains unlit, or black, when it should be activated and displaying a color.

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Im upgrading to Broadband Whats the advantage

Just what is the advantage of broadband over 'dial up? The first difference is speed. You are trading in the 'old banger' for a 'Ferrari'. Gone will be the frustrations of waiting endlessly for programs to 'download' onto your computer, connections failing after waiting patiently for that final part to appear. The only spanner in the works could be whether your computer is sufficiently 'up to it'. It's hardly worth changing unless you have a computer that is based on the modern high speed systems that are able to deal with broadband. If you have a computer that's 'growing whiskers' it would be like trying to pit a donkey against a thoroughbred horse.

So you have a good and suitable computer? Great. Well speed is not the only advantage of broadband. You now have a fantastic new world of online information, games, communications, and much more where they were not available to use so readily previously. The dawning realization of the advantages of high speed broadband is prompting a massive swath of people to give up on 'dial up' internet connection. To help us see just how fast the changes are coming about, let's take a look at what is happening in the USA.

In March 2005, 30% of Americans had broadband. By March 2006 it jumped to 42%, a 12% increase in just one year. A part reason for the increase is the growing availability of 'internet' connection. Again let's take the USA. In 2006 the market penetration of internet services grew from 66% to 73% of the population.

Nearly half of those taking up the new service chose the high speed broadband. Also interesting to note is this. The take up of high speed broadband doubled from a 20% increase on take up in 2004 to a whopping 40% take up in 2005. Put another way, in March 2005, 60 million American had broadband.

By March 2006, 84 million Americans now had broadband. A further factor is the falling cost differences between 'dial up' and broadband due to competition growing between service providers. We could work our way around the world and discover similar facts.

But what we really are looking at in this article is the answer to the question, what's the advantage of broadband? Quite amazingly, one real advantage is communications. We are living in a world that seems to ever be shrinking. We can call our friends, acquaintances, businesses, etc across the world. However with the new high speed broadband we are now able to do this ever cheaper.

This is why telephone land line service providers are dramatically loosing their markets. People are opting to use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as an alternative. By embracing VoIP communication over normal land line connection the savings actually assist paying the difference in cost of broadband. All depending on how much of course you 'dial long distance'. Since early 2004 VoIP awareness has shot up by 86%! Yet VoIP use is still in it's infancy with just 3% of Americans using it.

So here I want to stress to you the value in finding out how you can benefit by using it yourself. We tend to shy away from new technology, however VoIP is not really complicated to use at all. What you do need is a good VoIP service provider. My resource box can guide you on this. When it comes to games etc broadband , coupled with the 'better' computer is like going from an old 'Atari' game box to a 'Playstation' or similar.

Another interesting fact is this. More and more people are publishing articles, creating personal blogs, storing their family photo's, setting up personal web sites, surfing the net, joining online clubs and a myriad more things, now that they have high speed broadband. The list of possibilities are quite endless in this international, simply huge array, of web sites, networked across this 'Globe' we are on. There is no doubt that broadband has opened up a huge world if opportunity for both the young technophiles to even the elderly retired. There is something for everyone. We can travel the world from in front of our PC.

We can talk to friends the other side of the world as if they are sat next to us. So what are the advantages of high speed broadband? Huge! We have merely dipped our finger end in the pool in this article. But I am sure that you will have got the clear message. High speed broadband is a brilliant tool and we should all have it. It opens up the world to us.

It ends the frustrations of the 'snail' 'dial up' internet connection. So send the 'old banger' to the scrap yard and get your new 'Ferrari'.

For more understanding of VoIP use consider the following resources: http://www.global1touch.com/world http://www.megamarketingsystems.com/splash/secret.htm

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