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Old 01-01-2008, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im a complete newbie i know nothing about buying an LCD i need help, please... what do i look out for eg response time, contrast ratio, brightness etc etc

also my dad says wether the black is black black not like grey but black black he said thats how you determine wether an lcd is very good
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it's a simple thing, but more relative to each person.

inform yourself, it's much better than listening to some person spew their thoughts, even me! lol
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back to what i mean in my first sentence. Take me for example, I'm not anal about black levels or some super fancy shmancy audio system to enjoy this and that. However I am smart about it.

I buy dvds because I enjoy watching movies. Because I truly enjoy watching movies, I want to make the most out of my viewing pleasure, I use a projector for movie viewing. 10' of home cinema for this poor joe taint too shabby.

I have an HDTV lcd, my asian market alternative hd dvd player, pioneer av unit, 5.1 surround with subwoofer.

so now, back to the relative nature. You can scrutinize all the sets out there, and try and find the highest black level lcd around, but if you don't do much with it, you shouldn't bother yourself with it.

That's like a lot of people here and elsewhere who may attempt to say something like "see that 1 pixel out of 3million is off" or "those trumpets don't sound airy enough"...like they actually REALLY know what the heck they are talking about.

An easier and simpler analogy maybe...is the slob who gives advice in the gym. Weights 400lbs, has a belly roll that blends into the knee region...and swears by certain routines as he "coaches" other people
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is it best to get the highest contrast ratio and the quickest response time? because ive found a contrast ratio of 7500:1 and response time of 8ms
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that's a decent spec, but they have 10000:1 and 3-4 ms...I would say if you are not fanatical, the mid range is decent enough. But of course, with how fast things are going, if you plan to buy in another month or 2, those high ends could turn into mid levels.

edit: and yes, higher contrast and quicker response time is better
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m lcd in my room is 42" 2ms and 10000:1 contrast.

@Tofu why did you go HDDVD instead of Blu-ray? Please tel me thats not a Toshiba HD-A2
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lol, I didn't commit to any NEXT gen disc format yet...what I do have is a little known hi-def disc format. It's just a little confusing how I typed it I guess...HDdvd is the moniker......i use a hi-def dvd player

This player was out maybe 3 years before the other 2. It will go the way of the dinosaurs maybe but does a good job. The player allowed me to hook up standard av, component, svideo, vga, dvi....well before the hollywood/mainstream players.

This is what it played:
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Maybe it won't die out:
HVD

I hope the hddvd and/or bd camps don't try and put an embargo on the hvd sales in the US.
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nah BD has already won, and hopefully WB announces it goes Blu soon, thus putting the final nail in the coffin for HDDVD
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well it all depends on what porn decides to go with. in all seriousness.
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well it all depends on what porn decides to go with. in all seriousness.
GGW is releasing 2 new titles on BD on Feb 12th, and Vivid has gone Blu as well,not to mention they are releasing Pirates in Blu. HDDVD is dead BD took all the pr0n
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:-\ HD-DVD isn't dead till they stop producing players and the media...
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