Sunday, February 25, 2007


Contrast ratio: "The difference in intensity between the brightest white and darkest black" in the displays color pallete. The higher the contrast ratio, the better. This is usually represented for example as "4000:1 dynamic contrast ratio" or "700:1 static contrast ratio." This measurement is used primarily amongst LCD screens as by the nature of this display type, they have previously struggled to accurately display the colors "black," and "white." Plasma screens have always performed better in this area, with the current top LCD's being in the 7000:1 range and the top plasma's being in the 10,000:1 range. As of February 2007 however, LCD's are catching up with plasma's and both display types respectively demonstrated contrast ratio's of 15,000:1 and 20,000:1 contrast ratio's in upcoming models.