Every
gaming platform must have a display for the player to view the game and receive
feedback through this necessary output device, displays can be built-in like on
a phone or handheld platforms, or external like for desktop computers and game
consoles. Modern screens are LCD (liquid crystal display) which are a lot
thinner, lighter, and energy efficient than the older CRT (cathode ray tubes)
screens. The quality of the image that a screen displays is referred to as the
resolution which is the number of pixels on a screen at one-time, horizontal
axis by vertical axis such as 1900 x 1200. The resolution is dependent on the
size of the screen which is measured from one corner to the opposite corner in
inches, the same resolution on a larger screen as a smaller sized screen would
mean a lower quality display as pixels are spread out over a larger distance.

LCDs use a DVI (digital video interface)
connection which transfer video data from the processors without the need to
convert digital to analogue, which CRT displays required with a VGA (video
graphics array) connection. The DVI connections comes in two main types: DVI-D
is digital only and requires a video adaptor and monitor with DVI-D inputs. The
other type is DVI-I (DVI-integrated), this supports digital and analogue
signals so a monitor with either connection would work. Monitors have different
modes which describe how many colours it can display and the bit depth, SVGA
(Super VGA) processes a 24-bit depth of a pixel – this means it can show up to
16,777,216 colours (rounded to 16.8 million). The human eye can only see around
10 million colours so 24-bit depth is the highest and is known as ‘True
Colour’, while 16-bit depth can only display 65,535 colours. However, 32-bit
exist and is used in games, animation, and digital video to show translucency
in objects/images. The first ever displays that were used in TVs were
monochrome; monochrome is just two colours, today all screens will have 24-bit
or 32-bit display.

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