Why Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT) Specs Can Be Misleading and Where 1ms MPRT is Sometimes Abused

We’ve started to see the Moving Picture Response Time (MRPT) spec used more and more in recent times when marketing monitors, and it has reached a stage where we feel it may start to mislead consumers if it is not properly understood. In some cases, it’s even being abused by manufacturers and buyers should be aware of situations where it is used falsely as well.

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Why Your HDR Monitor is (Probably) Not HDR at All – and Why DisplayHDR 400 Needs to Go

Marketing a display as supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) is becoming increasingly common in the monitor market with most new displays talking about how great HDR is, and the benefits it offers on spec pages and press releases. The problem is, the general “HDR” label is so open to interpretation and so open to abuse, that it’s very difficult for an average consumer to really know what is being offered from any given screen. They see the HDR label and assume that’s all they need, when in fact there are many different levels of actual HDR performance from a display. Despite some groups such as VESA trying to develop a certification scheme to take control of this and develop some standards, it hasn’t really helped as their scheme is flawed by the lower grade certifications which are just as equally open to interpretation and abuse. We wanted to write this article to hopefully raise more awareness, and also to make a plea to VESA to reconsider its entry level HDR certifications. Is your HDR display really HDR? Read on to find out.

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3 Display Technologies You Should Know About – Nano IPS, Quantum Dot and FALD

The monitor and display market is always evolving, not always as fast as some people would perhaps like, but nevertheless always changing. In recent times you may have started to hear about various new technologies, features and specs and wondered what they are all about. We thought it might be useful to start a short series of guides which take you through some of the buzz-words in the market right now and explain them in a bit more detail.

In this article you can read all about:

  • LG.Display’s latest generation of IPS panel technology – Nano IPS
  • Quantum Dot which is used for improving a screen’s colour space
  • Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlights used for HDR displays

If you have any particular things you would like to hear about in the future please let us know via Twitter or our contact page.

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