Feeds

LG monitors to attain 5000:1 contrast ratio

Don't sit too close

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

LG has developed a range of high contrast LCD monitors, which it claims boosts the highest contrast screen currently available from 3000:1 to 5000:1.

LG_5000to1_monitors
Some of the monitors included in the range

The company isn’t giving much away about the monitors just yet, but a spokesman for LG told Register Hardware that all its existing lower contrast ratio monitors may eventually be superseded with the new 5000:1 ratio.

LG claims that a technology dubbed Digital Fine Contrast (DFC) which, although isn't new, is used in its 5000:1 monitors to increase the crispness and brightness of moving images, whilst making darker images more distinguishable and reducing distortion. Samsung uses a similar technology called Dynamic Contrast Ratio (DCR).

However, the spokesman did give away one tasty snippet of information: the 5000:1 range, which will be released between before 2007’s out, will include a 22in monitor priced between £190 (€215/$390) and £240 (€265/$480).

By comparison, Samsung’s SM226CW 22in LCD monitor, which uses DCR, but has a 3000:1 contrast ratio, retails for around £170 (€193/$315).

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!
N1 mini-'slab to plop into crowded pond next year
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that
The format that wouldn’t die is officially in remission
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.