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Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:55:19 -0800
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I guess it's nice that my message ended up being posted on the public listserve.  Thanks for the feedback.

I have a flatscreen, not sure if it's a LCD monitor that I bought 12/08.  To my eyes it has 'extreme' brights/darks and contrast.  The color of this Samsung Monitor seems fine.  However, I have to turn down the contrast and brightness to almost zero in order to look at the screen for a long time period.  The contrast ratio of this monitor is about 3000:1 with a 2ms response time.  I have seen that new monitors have about a 30000:1 contrast ratio and 5ms response time.  I wonder if these huge jumps in contrast ratios are viewable or is it just a way for companies to boost their sales.

New laptop screens I have seen are incredibly glossy.  Other than Toshiba laptops, it seems that 'red' is definitely 'red'.  Does anyone else have trouble looking at these 'new' screens for a long time period?

I wonder if a great graphics card with discrete graphics is needed now to display images well on 'new' screens, since the contrast ratios and specs are so extreme now.

Is there a program one can download to calibrate screens?  I have heard of this for tv setups.


On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, Will Smith wrote:

> Wrong? Surely not.
> I worked with a CRT and LCD in tandem for a few months and couldn't
> really notice any difference.
> Will Smith
> Project Officer (Botanical Imaging)
> Environmental Sciences
> Department of Environment and Resource Management Toowong Brisbane
> Australia
> Telephone (07) 38969508

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