CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
Full-color displays are made by combining red, green, and blue light in varying degrees to produce different shades of colors. In a display with a fixed pixel structure, such as LCDs or plasma panels, the red, green, and blue light comes from adjacent cells in the display's physical structure. The light from these three subpixels--one for each color--combine to create a single pixel. There are also pixel structures that do not rely on three subpixels.
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