[Tig] High-end monitors at NAB08

Adrian Thomas adrian at autotv.co.uk
Fri Apr 18 09:50:26 BST 2008

On 17 Apr 2008, at 19:03, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Adrian Thomas wrote:
>>> -Subtle flickering at 50Hz just like a CRT.
>> Does anyone else think this is a HUGE step backwards?
> No.  No one else thinks that.
> If you don't like flicker at 50HZ then just refresh at 100HZ.  This  
> is a digital world and relying on the source to refresh is *so  
> yesterday*.  Even many LCDs run at 120HZ now.

Eh? The very purpose of this device is that it emulate an undesirable  
artifact of CRT performance. And this isn't about image refresh, this  
is about 'scanning' the backlight to disguise the characteristic  
switching performance of the TFT. Emulating a technique (100Hz CRT  
scanning) designed to disguise that very effect would be utterly  
pointless. And since when was 50Hz CRT flicker a subtle effect?

Adrian Thomas
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