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Is there such thing as a LCD monitor that shows blacks as, black.
It sucks playing oblivion in the night on my LCD because everything that's black, glows. It's annoying.

Just wondering, I might get a new LCD.

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turn down your brightness?
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Brightness is at 50/100, if I go down to 0, nothing gets fixed. I've tried contrast too.
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
Is there such thing as a LCD monitor that shows blacks as, black.
It sucks playing oblivion in the night on my LCD because everything that's black, glows. It's annoying.

Just wondering, I might get a new LCD.

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Not really.. they get close but none can do it perfectly. You need Plasma or DLP to get real blacks. When looking at monitors, the contrast ratio is what indicates how black it can get. I think LCDs can do like 1000:1 or so while Plasma can do 10000:1. However, there is something also called bleeding which are never listed in any specs.


LCDs have a backlight that is ALWAYS on. To get black, all the pixels turn off and block out the backlight. However, some of the light still bleeds through. THis happens usually along the edges.
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post #5 of 10
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I get bleeding at the top and bottom of my LCD...lol

I have this monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116075
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
I get bleeding at the top and bottom of my LCD...lol

I have this monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116075
That is where the CCFL tubes are placed and the dark LCD screen can't block the light enough.

The only way to stop bleeding is to get a new monitor. You have to read reviews and go test them to see which ones are good.
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post #7 of 10
before buying a monitor, i always go on Newegg and read the reviews. look for people talking about "backlighting." that is what they're referring to. it seems to be pretty common on larger LCD monitors. expect to pay a little extra for a nice monitor that doesn't backlight.
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post #8 of 10
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So it's just one of those things
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post #9 of 10
yeah, it's just one of those things. unfortunately for me, i never even noticed backlighting until i learned what it is. once you see it, it's impossible to miss it in the future.
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post #10 of 10
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I know...I'm scarred for life.
When it's nighttime in oblivion, you look up at the sky and it's fine.
But then you look at a tree and it's supposed to be black, but it glows.

Uggh
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