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Author Topic: contrast ratio confusion  (Read 1711 times)

techidave

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contrast ratio confusion
« on: July 14, 2008, 09:56:24 PM »
Exactly what does the "contrast ratio" do for anyone as far as TV's, projectors, etc. go?  My personal opinion says that a 2000:1 will have better looking colors and picture than a 400:1 will (at least for a tv).

Is my perception wrong??  I need to purchase a projector for one of our teachers who will be showing a number of dvd videos.

I have been reading some articles in the net and also this one at Gizmodo site http://gizmodo.com/g...one-loses-259495.php

What are your thoughts? maybe its not worth worrying about?

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Re: contrast ratio confusion
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 05:35:37 AM »
Contrast is important, but not everything - you also need to consider color space, brightness (no good if a projector requires a pitch-black room in order to be usable), resolution, et cetera. For TVs/monitors, you'd also have to worry about refresh rate (and whether the listed number is a fake based on "intelligent" refreshes), and whether motion causes ghosting or other interesting effects.
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