Acer S271HL: Ultra-Slim LED Monitor with a 100,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio

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JohnP

27 inch and only 1920x1080 and no IPS? That puts it about a 3 on my wow-o-meter...

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vrmlbasic

So now that manufacturers have a handle on 1080, how about we up the resolution on monitors a bit? 1080 monitors are the "cutting edge" of average-consumer grade monitors, and seeing as how 1080 has been that edge for over 3 years now, it's getting a bit dull.

3840*2160 would be a more "cutting edge" average native resolution in consumer-priced monitors, I'd say.

While we're on MPC articles, does anyone have a link to the article about building a "budget" machine powerful enough to play modern games at >1080 resolution on a ridiculously expensive monitor?

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Baer

1920 X 1080 is not impressive, well perhaps for a TV but not a larger monitor and I bet this thing has a crappy glossy reflective screen also.

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Andacious

I believe I read in a Maximum PC article once to never trust/care about the dynamic contrast ratio. There is no standard for measuring it, so manufacturers can claim any outrageous number they want.

Correct me if I'm wrong, Paul.

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biggiebob12345

So what's the real contrast? My Samsung quotes 10 million:1 or whatever Dynamic Contrast. But I never use it because there's a noticeable and annoying change in brightness when I switch between windows.

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Hey.That_Dude

You are wrong.
There is a standard for measurement.
(brightness of pixel rating/darkest pixel rating) the max is 255 min is zero. Dynamic contract ratio is when the TV is it's darkest (0) to when it is it's brightest (230-255).
ANYONE that knows calculus knows that the Limit as dark goes to zero of (bright/dark) means that the number approches infinity. Although since it doesn't exist they can just estimate it however they want.
So... they are lying in a perfectly acceptable way.

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Andacious

Did you read the article?

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Hey.That_Dude

Yes I did. A LONG time ago. IF i remember correctly they measure black when the TV is turned off. That means the black level is ZERO (0) by definition.

THUS, what i said in my previous post still holds firm. They are lying in an acceptable manner because that's the definition of "Dynamic Contrast Ratio."

Don't get me wrong. I think it's kind of sleezy, and I tell everyone I know not to pay attention to any numbers (except for size, resolution, and how many ports) because you can word your way out of any of them (except those three)

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bloodgain

Indeed. And didn't Sony already claim an "infinite" (or near-infinite) contrast ratio for one of the Bravia LCD televisions?

I tested the contrast ratio of my Dell monitor myself. It was undefined.

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bling581

"There is no standard for measuring it, so manufacturers can claim any outrageous number they want."

As is the case with a lot of electronics. They throw numbers out there to try and get people to think their product is superior to others.

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Paul_Lilly

You have a good memory. I believe the article you're referring to is, "Display Myths Shattered: How Monitor & HDTV Companies Cook Their Specs."

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Andacious

Awesome, thanks for posting this!

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