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Old September 6, 2009, 12:36 PM
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since my main PC is waiting for her motherboard I have been using my HTPC, one thing that UI have noticed is the huge difference in colors ( or colours not sure which is the correct spelling) between my older TV and my monitor, especially while watching Live tv. On my monitor allot of the time the picture is grainy and a little dark ,but on my TV it looks good, this makes me think that my computer monitor isn't calibrated properly , how do I calibrate my computers monitor or how can I tell if it needs calibrating?
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Old September 6, 2009, 12:38 PM
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since my main PC is waiting for her motherboard I have been using my HTPC, one thing that UI have noticed is the huge difference in colors ( or colours not sure which is the correct spelling) between my older TV and my monitor, especially while watching Live tv. On my monitor allot of the time the picture is grainy and a little dark ,but on my TV it looks good, this makes me think that my computer monitor isn't calibrated properly , how do I calibrate my computers monitor or how can I tell if it needs calibrating?
Its not worth it with a TFT screen.

Calibration software/tools is $$$
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Old September 6, 2009, 12:52 PM
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ok thanks, this does make me wonder about a few things, namely that if and when I do buy a new TV if the picture quality is going to be like that of what I recieve sometimes off of my computers monitor then it doesn't seem with it to buy an LCD tv
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ok thanks, this does make me wonder about a few things, namely that if and when I do buy a new TV if the picture quality is going to be like that of what I recieve sometimes off of my computers monitor then it doesn't seem with it to buy an LCD tv
You can't compare the quality of a tv to that of a computer monitor.

The technology and picture are two completely different things.
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Old September 6, 2009, 01:27 PM
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You can't compare the quality of a tv to that of a computer monitor.

The technology and picture are two completely different things.
hmm I always thought that LCD was LCD, like an LCD tv would have the same picture quality of a LCD computer monitor
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Old September 6, 2009, 01:40 PM
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hmm I always thought that LCD was LCD, like an LCD tv would have the same picture quality of a LCD computer monitor
Explain why there are TFT and IP-S panels in computer monitors and they have a huge difference ;)
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Old September 6, 2009, 02:17 PM
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hmm from what I just read here LCD television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia LCDs are not as good as I thought
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LCDs come in all kinds of varieties. Will an LCD produce the same colour as a CRT no. However if you buy a really good one the difference is negligible. And now you are seeing LED screens in laptops and TVs. And these are better still than your traditional LCD.
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hmm from what I just read here LCD television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia LCDs are not as good as I thought
That wiki is pretty outdated considering the huge changes in LCD tvs now.

ie: Samsungs LED LCD
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Old September 6, 2009, 02:39 PM
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it is , I always thought that it was my eyes in that I could never really see complete black on my LCD.


LCD use just as much juice as CRT displays which surprised me. apparently they ( well back when that wiki was written) don't show the all of the colours ( or colors) because of the backlight.
another old link Samsung's 31-Inch OLED Is Biggest, Thinnest Yet
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