Saturday, December 24, 2011

Television / Computer monitor market scams

There are alot of scams these days when it comes to technology here are a few of the useless specs that companies love.

Refresh rate- 120hz does help a little but anything more is completely useless especially since almost all HD Boxes and gaming consoles only output at 60hz.

Response time- This used to be a huge deal when LCDs first came out and the response time was 15-25ms but now most modern PC monitors range from 1-8ms. Most IPS professional displays will have a higher response time but their image quality is much better.

Dynamic contrast- Dont even look at this spec its an utterly useless measurement of how much the display can dim its back light in dark scenes. I own two monitors a Samsung XL-2370 and a Dell U2311h the dell only has a 10k:1 contrast while the samsung has 5Million:1 and since the dell is an IPS panel display it has a much better image quality and produces much better darks.


41 comments:

  1. do u ever watch one of them HD tv's or channels, and the ppl on the tv move around all weird. it trips me out.

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  2. Knew the refresh rate was a load of bull, now I know the other two as well.

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  3. Great post. This was helpful and actually resolves my skepticism on the refresh rate. Expect another follower, good sir.

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  4. Great post, i didnt even know half these things existed!! haha

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  5. These are really bad news...

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  6. It sounds like some of these specs are so superfluous that they don't matter yet, or, despite the improvement in one feature, other more fundamental features are still lacking. Oh well.

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  7. Thanks for explaining that. It will be useful when I decide to buy a new monitor.

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  8. This is the truth you are speaking Dynamic is a useless measure

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  10. Thanks for the info, but I don't have plans to buy an lcd tv.

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  11. There is an awful lot of techno bullshit out there.

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  12. that's not nice from them :(
    Happy Holidays, by the way :)

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  13. I'm in the market for 3 new monitors... I was thinking 32"

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  14. i didn't know that, thanks for the tip

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  15. interesting news
    thanks for sharing

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  16. Crafty salesman would probably make me fall for this.

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  17. Love the blog, definitely going to follow. Merry Christmas =].

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  18. Love the blog, definitely going to follow. Merry Christmas =].

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  19. interesting. thanks for the post and merry christmas! :)

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  20. Silly marketers and their useless specs...

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  21. Good info, planning to buy a monitor soon.

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  23. This will be super useful when getting my new monitor off newegg here soon, thanks man keep up the good work!

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