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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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The Ongoing Debate Between PCs and Consoles For Online Gaming

So, you love to play games and you are looking for the best way to play them. There is a lot of internal debate when trying to decide between a personal computer or a game console. You first have to decide what type of games you want to play and which technology is better suited.

The PC is better for upgrades. You can buy a regular PC and super charge it in many ways with after market accessories. You can add a bigger screen, more storage, better sound, and different devices on which to play games. Some of these devices help play the games better or more realistically.

For example, a driving game isn't as fun when you have to push the arrow keys to steer the car when you can have an actual steering wheel that attaches to the PC. A PC is great for playing online games, most computers are already hooked up to the internet to logging on is easy. And when using the computer for games, you can still do other things, for example, listen to downloaded music or chat with friends with instant messengers. Most games can be downloaded from the internet saving time from shopping in stores. There are even sample games you can play to see if you like them before buying.

The console is better for ease of use. The console usually comes with the necessary game pads for the types of games that can be played on them. You can hook it to any television and sit in any position that is comfortable. There are wireless game pads and joy sticks that allow even more freedom.

Some consoles will allow you to connect with the internet the games you have online, but the games usually run as fast as your internet connection. The down side of the PC is portability. The average PC is big and bulky; this does not allow you to take into other rooms or to someone else house.

Often for internal upgrades, unless you are a computer nerd, must be done by professionals. This can get quite expensive and while your PC is being worked on you are out in the cold and have to wait to quench your game playing thirst. The average PC is at a computer desk and is not a very comfortable place to sit for long periods of game playing adventure. The down side of the console is the limited games and technology changes.

Technology in games change almost daily and the standard console cannot be updated. You just have to buy a new one. And as the consoles become more advanced so do the games and the new games won't work on your old console.

Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as computer operating systems at http://www.computeroperatingsystemsplus.com

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