The latest in LCDs
TODAY’S LCD MONITORS are more than just workplace or home office
peripherals. They are the centerpiece of your digital entertainment world.
Many LCD technology innovations that have come about in the last year make
it easier than ever to find an LCD that gives you an incredible picture regardless of your budget.
Here are some of the technologies to look for when choosing your next
LCD, and what they mean to you.
Many LCD panels today are coated with a film to avoid glare from th e
screen. However, this coating results in reduced brightness and less vivid colors. Some LCDs offer an alternative technology that makes colors stand out
more sharply and produces improved image clarity. In this case, a special
treatment of the screen allows more light to pass through the glass panel,
boosting color saturation and producing brighter and more vivid colors.
High-performance LCDs feature color-enhancement technology th at
extends the available National Television System Committee (NTSC) color
gamut. Color gamut is the range of color a display can reproduce and is
commonly expressed as a percentage of NTSC.
The average LCD displays 70 percent to 80 percent of the NTSC color
gamut. For the best possible color, look for LCDs that display higher color
gamuts—from 98 to 116 percent.
For monitors with integrated speakers, SRS WOW is a sound technology
that provides a higher level of performance. SRS WOW HD offers a surround-sound experience on your desktop with panoramic three-dimensional sound
and improved low frequencies. SRS WOW HD allows you to adjust the bass,
treble, EQ, 3-D space level and definition level of the speakers. If you can’t have a
high-end external speaker system, SRS WOW is worth considering.
Dynamic contrast ratio
Advanced LCDs feature dynamic contrast and offer superior front-of-screen performance. With dynamic contrast ratio (DCR) you don’t have to
turn up the LCD’s backlights all the way to show darker images. DCR touts
performance up to four times greater than the traditional contrast ratio.
Fast video response
Just a few years ago 12 milliseconds (ms) was considered a really fast
response time. Now high-performance LCDs feature response times as fast as
2 ms to meet the demands of today’s work and entertainment options.
Super HD resolution
Today’s LCDs offer higher resolutions than ever, with some of the best
LCDs offering 1920 x 1200 resolution that supports a true 1080p HD experience.
If you’re in the market for a truly high-performance desktop LCD, look for one
that offers full HD 1080p performance. A
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