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Old 12-23-2006, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How important is the contrast ratio. Can you tell the difference between 500:1 and a CRT monitor? I am going to buy my first LCD monitor. And i was comparing prices. I am pretty much down to two monitors. One is a widescreen w/ contrast ratio of 500:1, and the other is 4:3 size and contrast ratio of 1400:1. I think I would prefer a widescreen, but is the 500:1 a good ratio, or should i go with the 1400:1? The 1400:1 does cost a bit more.

Basically is 500:1 a good ratio? or should I spend more for a better ratio. If I should spend more what is the minimum ration I should get.

my first question is still standing. can you tell the difference btwn a 500:1 and a CRT?

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Old 12-23-2006, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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which monitors are you looking at, and how much are they?

300:1 is about the minimum you should look for. 500:1 is descent, but the higher the better.
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