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How much do the numbers really mean ???

Fish Chris
11-10-2006, 09:32 PM
500 cd/mē brightness...... 5000:1 contrast..... yada, yada.

I mean, where are the flat panel police that enforce this stuff ?!?! Can't a flat panel company label the specs anyway they want to ?

I still remember way back in the day, seeing steroeo amplifiers at the flea market that said like 1000 watts, for like $50. But they sounded like .1000 watts :-)

Okay, lets say a guy goes into a brightly lit showroom, and views a flat panel that is plenty bright enough, but then he goes home and says, "Ahhhh.... but that set is only 400 cd/mē brightness..... Whereas this set which is 'only' $1000 more is a 500 cd/mē brightness" !

I guess what I'm saying is, if a set looks GREAT to your eyes, regardless of what the specs say, shouldn't this be good enough ?

Your thoughts please...


Carl winslow
11-11-2006, 01:25 PM
Good marketing..I do not think their is a "set standard" for measuring contrast ratios as every manufaturer has a different way of interepting them.