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Vas Crabb
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Re: Instead of that
02/12/18 01:23 PM

> How about we make modern TVs better by working to get rid of the latency, supporting
> old resolutions/refresh rates beside the new and even including the older inputs.
> Including advanced screen configuration options would also be nice.

Supporting more resolutions requires upscaling. That's more processing, and more ways to make the picture look subjectively "bad".

Analog inputs need to be digitised before you can feed them to an LCD, and you get even more issues with analog distortion, phasing, etc. Remember having to display a black/white pixel chequerboard to get perfect phase alignment when changing resolution on VGA-input LCDs?

Advanced screen configurations is more stuff for people to screw up. What do you actually want, anyway? Besides brightness, contrast, gamma and target colour temperature, you're left with silly gimmicks that just make the displayed image look less like the source material.

> Yes, realize some of this might not be possible and manufacturers are to damn
> interested in selling shit.

No, they're interested in making a profit. Margins on TVs are actually pretty thin - that's why so many manufacturers have pulled out of the market. People will pay for big and bright, but for the most part they don't actually appreciate faithful rendition. You end up with gimmicks added to try and attract consumers while at the same time making severe compromises like chroma subsampling.

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* Inside the desperate fight to keep old TVs alive B2K24 02/11/18 11:50 PM
. * Instead of that vram74  02/12/18 02:12 AM
. * Re: Instead of that Vas Crabb  02/12/18 01:23 PM
. * Re: Instead of that uman  02/16/18 05:29 PM
. * Re: Instead of that John Doe  02/17/18 07:55 PM
. * Re: Instead of that uman  02/17/18 08:59 PM
. * Re: Instead of that MooglyGuy  02/18/18 12:37 AM
. * Re: Instead of that John Doe  02/20/18 10:11 PM
. * Re: Instead of that R. Belmont  02/13/18 06:39 PM
. * Re: Instead of that vram74  02/12/18 02:41 PM
. * Re: Instead of that Nate  02/12/18 04:51 PM
. * I know this vram74  02/12/18 07:28 PM
. * Re: I know this John Doe  02/13/18 01:48 AM

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