Which contrast ratio is better?

Martin_69

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Hello,
can someone explain me the difference between contrast ratios? My old monitor has 8000:1, the new one I'm looking for has 1000:1 or other one 3000:1. So I can't understand does it really matter a lot? Will the difference be huge?

Thanks
 
Solution
There is no 'standard' for manufacturers to report contrast ratio. It is literally whatever they want to put in the advertising material.

With monitors, how it looks to your eyes, for your use, in your room lighting is the key.
Not the raw numbers or specific technology.


Like this LG - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824025009
"5000000:1 Contrast Ratio "

That is obviously not "5,000 times better" than your current 1000:1 monitor.

Dunlop0078

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Well the way I understand contrast ratio is the diffrence between the brightest it can be to the darkest it can be, with a higher contrast ratio you have deeper blacks and more vibrant bright images. The higher the contrast ratio the better in my understanding. Here is an example, high contrast ratio in the left, lower on the right.

Good_and_Bad_Contrast.jpg
 

USAFRet

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There is no 'standard' for manufacturers to report contrast ratio. It is literally whatever they want to put in the advertising material.

With monitors, how it looks to your eyes, for your use, in your room lighting is the key.
Not the raw numbers or specific technology.


Like this LG - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824025009
"5000000:1 Contrast Ratio "

That is obviously not "5,000 times better" than your current 1000:1 monitor.
 
Solution

Martin_69

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May 3, 2016
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[quotemsg=19136842,0,2377127]No 1000:1 is reduced kind of like when you reduce a fraction. Don't get caught up on aspect ratio. You should be focusing on the hz refresh rate and ms response time for gaming. What types of games do you play?[/quotemsg]

Okey, if you're saying that I shouldn't focus on the contrast then I'll skip this spec when selecting monitor, thanks:) I just thought that this could make a big difference