In a message dated 1/10/06 2:10 AM, Peter Karp wrote:
> [specifying viewing angle dependent on minimum contrast]
>> Personally, I find it an odd way, because it does not really indicate at
>> what angle an average viewer will *start* perceiving a noticeable shift in
> That's true, but it's one option to specify the viewing angle. For us
> "colorfanatics" there are better ways to describe the viewing angle,
> but for an average user like someone using a word processor the
> current specs may be meaningful?
Yes, I can see that in that case it would be. Quite a different ballgame for
color-critical work, though.
>> Although a "noticeable shift in appearance" is also partially a
>> subjective criterion, there must be a way to appraise this feature
>> objectively in a way that is more easily relatable to everyday use.
> The german MacUp magazine started to measure the Delta E in 10° and
> 20° (from perpendicular) directions. Those Delta E values have a good
> correlation to the perceived color shift.
Ach, my German is not up to that challenge, I regret to say...
>>> So a data sheet can give you an idea if it might be interesting to look
>>> at a specific display, but it can not supersede your personal judgement.
>> Though what you say makes perfect sense, it's hard for an interested buyer
>> to appraise a display like the wide-gamut MultiSync LCD2180WG at, say, the
>> local mall or computer store.
> Yes, unfortunately :-( But at least we have the internet and can read
> the opinions from people who had the chance to do a comparison.