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like the title says, is contrast ration a big deal for LCD monitors? how much of a difference from 1000:1 to 800:1 is it? thanks
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The higher the better generally...1000:1 would mean that the white is 1000 times brighter then black. The lower the number it may not match the original source as well. I'm not too sure how much a difference 800:1 and 1000:1 would be...I would probably go for the 1000:1. What monitors are you considering?
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so 3000:1 would be good for a LCD ?
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Originally Posted by -Jeppe- View Post
so 3000:1 would be good for a LCD ?
Yup
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Yeah, but 3000:1 is probably the "DCR" contrast ratio, so its true contrast ratio is probably more like 1000:1.
    
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i've found from things like this that you really don't know what you're missing until someone points it out to you. once your eyes become trained to spot the differences between great monitors and average monitors, you are officially ruined and you'll never be able to buy a cheap monitor again . this is Pandora's Box; open it at your own risk.
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i've found from things like this that you really don't know what you're missing until someone points it out to you. once your eyes become trained to spot the differences between great monitors and average monitors, you are officially ruined and you'll never be able to buy a cheap monitor again . this is Pandora's Box; open it at your own risk.
Point. I'm using my first ever LCD monitor with 800:1 ratio... and sometimes I wonder how it could actually look better, but that's because I haven't used a monitor with a higher ratio.
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800:1 is fine... even 700:1 is fine.
    
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The higher the better generally...1000:1 would mean that the white is 1000 times brighter then black. The lower the number it may not match the original source as well. I'm not too sure how much a difference 800:1 and 1000:1 would be...I would probably go for the 1000:1. What monitors are you considering?
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