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DCR contrast ratio

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A friend was telling me about this 20" widescreen and it has two contrast ratios. It says "SAMSUNG 206BW Black 20" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 (DCR 3000:1)" What does DCR stand for? Is the contrast ratio 800:1 or 3000:1 or do I have to hook it up a special way to get the 3000:1 ratio?


Edited by jackflash1991, 11 May 2007 - 05:54 PM.

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"To further complicate contrast ratio measurements, one must consider both static and dynamic contrast ratios. The static ratio only considers luminosity levels at a single instance in time, whereas, the dynamic ratio considers the luminosity the monitor displays over a period of time. This may be thought of more simply by referring to the static ratio as measuring a static image and the dynamic ratio by considering the affects of a more dynamic or moving image."

The following was taken from HERE, which you can go to for a more indepth explanation.

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