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Looking Into an LCD Display? Everything You Need to Know…

There are many things that you need to consider when looking into renting or purchasing an LCD TV or monitor. Most likely you aren’t exactly sure what all the numbers and specs mean, so here’s a simple guide discussing what you‘re going to be faced with when you start looking at displays.

The things that you will hear the most about when browsing displays are color gamut, backlighting, inputs, contrast ratio, and pixel response time. Once you understand what these words mean and what you should be looking for, you’ll be set for buying your next LCD display.

First thing to look into is the color gamut, which is the number of different colors that a display is able to produce. Normally color gamut is measured as a percentage of the National Television System Committee color standard. The standard color gamut for an LCD display is 72%, but recently technology has advanced to the point that the display can produce 100% or more of the NTSC color standard. The higher the color gamut range is the more colors your display will be able to accurately produce.

The next thing to consider is backlighting. A lot of LCD desktop monitors use backlights that are made of cold-cathode fluorescent lamps, but the use of LEDs for backlighting is increasing. It is believed that with LED backlighting the color is improved because there is a wider color gamut. It’s definitely something you need to consider. You could also try a av rental which is a video wall. It is sure to impress your family and friends.

Inputs are another thing that are very important. A DVI port is pretty standard on LCD displays. Recently, these have started to be replaced by HDMI ports and DisplayPorts. This is what you will definitely want if you’re planning on displaying video at resolutions higher than 1920 x 1200. Extra ports such as USB and Ethernet ports are always a plus but not essential. It all just depends on what you plan on using your LCD display for.

You will also be faced with contrast ratio, but honestly, this isn’t a factor that you should worry about when purchasing a display. Each manufacturer uses their own testing standards so you can’t really accurately compare contrast ratios between displays that are different brands.

The last thing that you need to think about is the pixel response time. The pixel response time is how long it takes a pixel to change from one color to the next. This is an important factor to consider because if you have a display with slow pixel response time, a ghosting effect can result. The faster the response time, the smoother the video will look on your display.

These are the main factors that you will be faced with when considering LCD displays. Hopefully, now you feel a little more educated in the field of LCD. If you’re looking to rent an LCD display, ComputerServiceNow.com can help you with all of your technology needs. A Tech Travel Agent is ready today to assist you with all of your technology rentals. Call today at 877-422-1907 to talk to a technician or click here for an online rental quote.

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