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New LCD technology makes CRT obselete

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  1. Darksaber

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    LCDs were never as good as traditional CRT in certain areas like color response, saturation, accuracy and overall black-level response. This is all about to change with eCinema's new LCD technology, which is being called high dynamic range LCD, and also supports "deep color", which is higher than 24-bit color, starting at 30-bit or 36-bit and can go up to 48-bit. The new panels are able to display 36-bit color (12-bits per color channel), and 1000 to 4000 step gray-scales, producing fantastic gradients. It will also support a contrast ratio of up to 30,000:1, which would give eCinema's new DCM40HDR panel better black levels than a normal CRT.
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    Source: DailyTech
     
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    a ratio of 30,000:1?? Dang, I bet it costs almost as much, too :)
     
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    I hope it isn't too expensive, since I want one ;o
     
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    Nice, but expensive I bet. Besides, colour isn't too bad for gamers on current LCDs, I'm guessing this is more aimed at (rich) designers.
     
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    well when you say (rich)...everyone becomes a designer ;) even Gamers...who buy $10000 Dell XPS700s *LOL*
     
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    :eek: Geez, haha I have a $1400 rig right now and I thought that was pricy...
     
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    This is what I've been waiting for...

    If not too much... It's MINE
     
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    That's just the problem, it probably is too much!
     
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    Yeah, this technology won't have any massive scale implementation for a while. Too bad, really. I wonder what the latency is?
     
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    remember that new technology is always expensive but it will certainly go down, and by that time im getting one:D
     
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    i wouldn't mind having an oldschool Dell 30" for cheaper due to this technology launching hardcore ;)
     
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    CRT's will ALWAYS be better than lcds until lcds can change resolutions without losing image quality.

    Getting high resolution lcds are awful because watching low res(or even normal res!) video clips on them is almost impossible. You are always limited to whatever their preset resolution is. Also playing games like starcraft is very blurry.

    Another example would be CS1.6 where you play the best at resolutions of 1024x768 or lower.
     
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    True, that was the one thing that really disappointed me when I got my LCD disply: you have to run it at it's native resolution otherwise it looks really distorted.
     
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    i never knew about the resolution thing, so LCD still kinda primitive?
     
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    Mine is quite a cheap LCD but I think all of them have the same problems. I keep my LCD because I need the space on my desk and they look cool :cool:

    But If it's image quality you're after CRT are still way better for different resolutions and better colours. Ah well... always have been more of a sound person myself. :D
     
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    when is this comming out


    maybe current LCD TV will drop in price
     
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