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Old 04-10-05, 12:57 PM
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Do NOT buy a decent TFT until you've read and understood....

As it seems that the world of TFT's is going to be changing again.

The article over at BitTech is quite in detail and a good read so I siggest you take a look at that if your interested here

Brightside are a company who it seems have been working on revolutionizing TFT technology for quite some time.



So what are they doing then?


Well it seems that Brightside have developed TFT's that are actually black.

I mean the blacks are totally black. According to Bit-Tech who have seen one in a darkened room you literally cannot see it displaying black when its on.

See what I mean:



On the left: a $2000 TFT 37" screen on and displaying a "black" screen. On the right: the Brightside 37" TFT. Its on and displaying a black screen. Honestly! There is the difference: what we see on our trifling TFT's is not really black, but a "grey" screen: the contrast ratio's (500:1) mean that whatever you do to it you basically not going to get a black screen as there is leak from the light at the back of the TFT

Now what makes the Brightside unit so special is that it uses selectable LED's and when it does not need them on the light up a part of the screen: it turns them off. This leaves you with an actual black screen.

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Each individually controlled LED back lights a small region of the LCD panel. This has the effect of multiplying the modulation of the two displays which provides the substantial gain in dynamic range. The patented BrightSide 'special sauce' is a set of software image algorithms that take into account the natural effects of scattered light in the human eye. This natural effect, called veiling luminance, is the effect you get when looking at a bright light on a dark background and get a blur or bloom caused by the scattering of light.

Game developers try to simulate this HDR effect by simulating bloom and effect in the images. In the BrightSide HDR display, the LCD pixels are recalculated to compensate for this and the result is a high resolution, high dynamic range final image
So HDR on a HDR screen?? Just consider what DoD:S would look like! Simply stunning.

Showing white on the monitor is amazing. Due to the comparible contrast ratio of 200 000 in the brighside screen: the camera blooms just like your eyes would!:



Sid by side: a white square on a black background. On the left the $2000 TFT and on the right the LED Brightside unit. See how the white is so bright the camera can't take it? And notice the extreme contrast between the actual black f the brightside unit and the black of the nromal TFT? Simply put: amazing

A screenie of the image quality difference of the two:





Take a look at the Bit-Tech article for more: but this just shows how much clearer the display actually is!

In sum:

Brightside are hoping that the major retailors will take a look at this technology and realise just how good it is. At the moment these are low production screens made by brightside themselves ($49000 each), but they are hoping that major manufactorers will take this excellent technology up and bring it into homes very soon.

As I look at the various screens and video's of this I really can see the future of HDTV's changing and I hope we see some displays with this kind of image very soon.

This is just a brief preview for y'all: but here are a couple of video's that show just how black the blacks are and just how bright and vibrant the colours come out:

Location 1 for the Xbox demo trailor

and Location 2 for a LOTR video showing the display differences.

Amazing

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Old 04-10-05, 02:01 PM
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wow...thats cool, a tft that is actually black...but no-doubt it wil be expensive...
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Old 04-10-05, 02:06 PM
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wow...thats cool, a tft that is actually black...but no-doubt it wil be expensive...
maybe in a year or two when im looking for a tft these will be reasonably priced
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Old 04-10-05, 04:33 PM
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yeah, think ill stay with crt till these new screens come out mainstream

hang on, hang on:! wait a minute, if anyone views this article on one of the current tft's, wont the blacks look grey to them...what with tfts not being able to display black.....
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Old 04-10-05, 04:40 PM
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i look at a comp screen for so many hours of a day, that what my monitor says in black, i have accepted that it is black
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Old 04-10-05, 04:44 PM
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dont forget to add CoD2 in the HDR games

i am owned in daves sig :0wned:
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Old 04-10-05, 04:48 PM
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dont forget to add CoD2 in the HDR games

i am owned in daves sig :0wned:
*whispers at lim* thats not a good thing! being owned is bad...not good!...i should know...
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Old 04-10-05, 04:56 PM
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*whispers at lim* thats not a good thing! being owned is bad...not good!...i should know...
lol ok

so hte current TFT s make that cause they have elctro lumincuos cathodes to make the light
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Old 04-10-05, 05:15 PM
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current tft's dont use cathodes afaik
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Old 04-10-05, 05:18 PM
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i look at a comp screen for so many hours of a day, that what my monitor says in black, i have accepted that it is black
Rofl I feel the exact same way.... Grey = black imo

But i'm all for this awesome new technology. I'll definately pick one up as soon as the technology catches on and everyone is mass producing these suckers
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