questionswhat is the best dynamic contrast ratio for a tv?

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It is also common to market only the dynamic contrast ratio capability of a display (when it is better than its static contrast ratio), which should not be directly compared to the static contrast ratio. A plasma display with a static 5000:1 contrast ratio will show superior contrast to an LCD with 5000:1 dynamic and 1000:1 static contrast ratio when the input signal contains a full range of brightnesses from 0 to 100% simultaneously. They will, however, be on-par when input signal ranges only from 0 to 20% brightness.

In other words, it doesn't really matter, you're going to be lied to and if you're not 100% what 1080p means, you probably won't notice the difference.

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The bigger the better.

/that's what she said

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Dynamic Contrast Ratio is a marketing ploy. The only thing that matters is static

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additionally - thats not all there is to image quality.

Frankly, when it comes to something you'll be spending a good amount of time looking at - you really need to shop in person.

don't go by the sales pitch and numbers... bring a laptop and a vga cable, and plug it (or ask the sales guy to do it for you)in and see for yourself. Any shop that won't let you do this shouldn't get your business.

some of the best looking TV's i've seen have been terrible for monitor usage. You're likely going to have to strike a balance in specs to get something that works well with each.

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Thank you for the idea I never thought to actually bring my computer in to hook it up but that is a great idea. Thanks you for all the help. :)