- Nov 29, 2006
- Dallas, TX
- F150, CJ7, Mustang GT, Tenere, Griso
Well, it's basically what I said. As far as I know, there is no recording medium that can record more than about 1024:1 in contrast ratio, consumer video cameras are at best 32:1 (5 stops on the aperture), professional video cameras somewhere in between. On either side of that scale, there would just be pure black and pure white, no details
I also doubt that broadcasting standards allow showing a contrast rate as high as 20 000:1.
So unless there are video games that have 20 000:1 contrast range, I can't fathom why you would need a television set capable of showing that kind of dynamic range. I either smell a marketing ploy or they've just created technology that no one really needs....
@ labcoatguy: you're talking about the thinkpad, right? floppy plastics? Build quality issues?
I have one and it's the only laptop I've encountered I'm not afraid to touch in case something breaks.
And I wouldn't call them cheap either. Or maybe if you are used to military standard rugged laptops or something.
I can now say for certain that the brick shithouse Thinkpad era is long over. Build quality and little niggles on this thing are more noticeable than they should be, though still better than most Dells or HPs.
Logitech MX1100, absolutely fantastic, a tad better than my old MX1000. A happy day for the MadCow family, new MX1100 for me, and the good old faithful MX1000 goes to my sister.