Display Myths Shattered: How Monitor & HDTV Companies Cook Their Specs

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Emokidnotrly

i think im in love with you

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tejvan

What a brilliant article! Awesome work Dr. Raymond Soneira. 

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massacre764

Fucking great article, seriously.

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racer108

Great article. This one was extremely informitive. I always look very closely at specs, and never trust them 100% especially in the case of monitors, printers, web cams, etc. But I never knew monitor manufactures were lying this badly to us.  IMO, the only true way to test a monitor is to view it in person. 

I'd love to see an article like the on web cam specs too. They're just as bad.

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nikki_gx

I always liked MPC's rigorous testing and informative articles much more than most of the other tech mags out there. They always tell you just what you want and need to know. I'm a pc tech and whenever someone wants me to recommend a monitor or HDTV I always tell them to go to the store and look at them. Reading this article, which explained a lot I didn't know before only reinforced my first thought. When you get it home you won't be comparing specs, you'll be comparing what you see with whatever you used to see.

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mralexosborn

I hope this is in the next issue. This is truly a fantastic guide for the ignorant, myself included.

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praetor_alpha

Very thourough article. I will definately look at this in the future.

I disagree with brightness controls (and to some extent, contrast) having no place on modern displays. I want to be able to see my monitor in a lit room and not be blinded by it in the dark.

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Jingizu99

Praetor_alpha - I don't believe he's actually saying that there shouldn't be a mechanism to adjust the brightness of your display, just that the current concepts of "contrast" and "brightness" as they pertain to current displays are a throwback to the analog displays. The proper method would be to provide the ability to adjust the gamma of the display - touched on in the article.

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tapple

I love it. This is why I read Maximum PC. Truely perfect journalism.

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Vernak

This article is fantastic and is exactly the type of information I check this site for.

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FrancesTheMute

Very informative article, thanks!

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