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What exactly is Color Gamut?

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Hello, I've been trying to find out exactly what was "Color Gamut" and what does it change on LCD monitor. Up to now I have failed to find any article speaking of it, even Wikipedia failed me on that one as it only describe what are the different type of gamut and whatnot. What I want to know is what are the application of it on a LCD monitor? What is the difference between a 76% color gamut screen and a 97% one and the such...? Why would someone pay 100$ more to get a screen with a higher gamut percentage, I can't seem to find any information about the real life applications of it and I really hope you guys can help me out on that!

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Possible colors a display can do.

Larger color gamut means better reproduction of images. The display doesn't have to round as much. A certain shade of red is displayed as that shade. If the display couldn't, it would display a shade that is close to that red.
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