How stuff works

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Overview from the Amphoryx site on TFT technology and liquid crystal displays

"An Introduction to TFTs and Their ChallengesThe thin film transistor (TFT) is the foundation on which the liquid crystal display (LCD) industry has been built over the last 20 years. TFTs are semiconductor-based devices manufactured directly on one of two glass panels that make up an LCD display. They act as dimmer switches that adjust the brightness of each pixel in a display by controlling the liquid crystals through which the display’s backlighting passes."

Making a Liquid Crystal Display

Amphoryx quick overview of how displays work, click link for more details