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please explain to me about contrast ratio and brightness

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400 cd/m² brightness
800:1 Contrast ratio
15000:1 dynamic contrast ratio

what does this all mean? and is this good, okay or shocking?

Thanks for the help

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Contrast Ratio – This is a ratio depicting the brightest white and the darkest black. The bigger the difference between these two numbers, the better. However, be aware that some manufacturers use “dynamic contrast ratio,” which is a test of the contrast in ideal conditions, whereas other manufacturer’s will list the “static contrast ratio,” which is a measurement of the contrast in more real-life conditions.

Brightness – Also called luminance, this term refers to how much light the screen can produce. It is measured in candelas (cd/m2), but all you really need to know is that the brighter a screen can be, the better you can see the images on the screen in a brightly lit room.

Hope this helps. smile.gif

400 brightness is pretty good. 800:1 contrast is OK for an LCD, but not great.
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Originally Posted by Sheyster;13190472 
Hope this helps. smile.gif

400 brightness is pretty good. 800:1 contrast is OK for an LCD, but not great.

thanks bro smile.gif

i know 800:1 isn't great but i was wondering, would it be an eye sore?
because i wouldn't buy 800:1 normally. the monitor i am getting is sub $300 and is 28" @ 1200x1920. reduced from $600 biggrin.gif

can anyone confirm 800:1 contract ratio will not look really really bad.
    
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it won't look bad at all
    
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive;13190537 
thanks bro smile.gif

i know 800:1 isn't great but i was wondering, would it be an eye sore?
because i wouldn't buy 800:1 normally. the monitor i am getting is sub $300 and is 28" @ 1200x1920. reduced from $600 biggrin.gif

can anyone confirm 800:1 contract ratio will not look really really bad.

I know those monitors (Hanns, i-inc, etc.) They all have the same panel. It'll be fine for gaming and general non-pro video use. The color gamut isn't great, but they are very affordable. wink.gif
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Contrast defines the ratio of the lightest colour to the darkest colour, obviously the larger the number, the more colours/shades the monitor has.

Dynamic contrast is basically a trick where the output of the monitor is amplified, but the backlight is dimmed, giving an effect where the blacks appear darker and the colours appear brighter.

I'm not sure about brightness, all I know is that it's usually around the 300cd/m2 mark.
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