• I don't get the "Example Rice, Wheat, etc." part of your question. Solid-state refers to two things: 1. A data-storage device (like a hard drive) that is completely made of non-moving parts. An example of this is flash memory. This doesn't really apply to TVs. 2. Solid-state electronics have no moving parts or vacuum tubes. CRT TVs are based on vacuum tubes, so they have to be non-solid-state. LCD screens are solid state. Solid-state has nothing to do with physical protection of the unit, although solid-state things tend to be more durable because they are less fragile. A way to make an LCD screen unbreakable would be to encase it in a titanium armour and then lots of foam padding and cover the LCD part with plexiglass, but that's obviously not practical.
    • mushroom
      In marketing parlance, before there were LCDs all TVs had video tubes, but used "solid state" in advertising because they used transistors instead of vacuum tubes. Same was done with audio components and radios.

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