Angles of Reflection Feature: Vive la ContrastOctober 21st, 2010
Angles of Reflection is a series of articles written by Da-Lite which reviews the best practices for designing and specifying visual displays coupled with application basics for today's challenging system designs.
In May of this year Adam Teevan wrote an article that revisits one of the most common specifications used in display technology; contrast. Adam discusses contrast fundamentals, ratios, the absolutes of levels and how to make the best of contrast in difficult environments.
Here's a summary of this issue of Angles of Reflection:
Contrast is listed in the specifications for virtually every kind of modern display device, touted with remarkable frequency in their advertisements and is even included as an adjustable feature in most display’s settings. It is obviously an important factor in the performance of the equipment but how does it contribute to the overall quality of the system? Does the fact that it is a ratio instead of an absolute value imply that it is governed by variable or relative forces? Though potentially daunting at first, we would be utterly lost without it and so I say… [read more]
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