Although LCD displays have largely taken over where CRT monitors once dominated, the technology behind the pixels is rarely talked about. The Samsung SyncMaster F2380 widescreen LCD is a thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) that improves picture quality over the flood of inexpensive widescreen LCD panels that seem too good to be true by use of a technology called C-PVA. The Samsung SyncMaster F2380 monitor isn't based on either TN or IPS technologies. Instead it uses a LCD pixel alignment technology called Patterned Vertical Alignment (PVA). PVA panels offer better viewing angles than TN-based LCD panels, and better contrast ratios and response times than high-end IPS-based LCD panels. It's a compromise that gives you the best of both worlds!