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Old 10-21-2010, 08:06 PM   #61
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:15 AM   #62
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Good post, thanks for the read.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:15 PM   #63
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It's true.
Specs are cooked.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:50 AM   #65
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The contrast ration matter in the display devices like LCD, CRT and Plasma etc. Each device have their setting features to maintain the contrast ratio. The LCD and plasma have better than the other.

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:00 PM   #66
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Sonys list contrast as infintie, which is obviously misleading no matter how they mean it.

Anyway, informative thread.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #67
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Point Taken, thank you very much for this!
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:45 PM   #68
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:31 PM   #69
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Default A More Balanced View of Contrast Ratios

Thanks for making this post. I would generally agree that contrast ratios are to be ignored. On the other hand, I think it's important to acknowledge that some technologies are inherently better than others for contrast.

Here's how I would line them up:
  1. OLED - Once organic light emitting diode displays hit the market, I think we will start revisiting contrast ratios. This will be the ultimate contrast display - nearly infinite due to the OLED light emission.
  2. Plasma - As each colored pixel emits its own light, these displays can give fantastic contrast.
  3. LED with Full Array Dimming - If you buy a display with an LED array and strong micro-dimming, you can achieve very strong contrast.
  4. LED with Edge Dimming - These displays are similar to Full Array dimming but are controlled from the sides and are therefore not as powerful.
  5. LCD with CCFL Lighting or Standard LED - These have very weak abilities to generate strong contrast.

If you're interested in this subject, I put together a guide that includes a lot more info on contrast ratios and other issues that affect picture quality.
You can check out my guide here: http://www.paupersdime.com/samsung-l...n-chart-guide/
The models are all Samsungs, but if you scroll down, you will find a features guide that goes through everything.

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #70
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Cool Static vs. Dynamic CR

There seems to be one key factor overlooked in this entire thread. And that is the fact that there are two major kinds of contrast ratio, static and dynamic. Static is the ratio of white to black on the screen at a given time and dynamic is the ratio of white to black with an all white screen vs an all black screen. Most mfgrs quote the dynamic contrast ratio because it yields a bigger number (1,000,000:1) but it is not what you see on real typical scenes in the video. Static contrast ratio is a much better and more realistic spec that more determines the "pop" or vividness of a scene because it relates to the highlights in a scene compared to the deepest shadows. I once owned and measured the static contrast ratio of a sony crt hdtv and it measured 50,000:1 (STATIC!) and it had a stunning picture in terms of scene contrast. Most current LCD tv has a DYNAMIC contrast ratio even higher (100,000:1) but look dull compared to a good CRT. The point of all this is there needs to be a standard of testing and it needs to be a STATIC contrast ratio measurement, not just dynamic.
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Excellent topic. I remember a lot of new things. I need more such discussions.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:16 AM   #73
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How for me it's not very important for us Why waste time
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