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    TV Jargon Buster

    Anyone know where there is a TV jargon buster that'll explain what things like Image Contrast Ratio, Pixel Pitch, Brightness XXX cd/m, Pixel Response Time etc mean?

    I've read up on TVs for the past month or so but there still are things I don't have a clue about.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Wikipedia is your friend:

    Contrast Ratio
    Pixel/Dot Pitch
    Brightness and Candelas
    LCD Pixel Response Time

    Of course, the most important thing to remember is that manufacturer's stated specifications are often measured inconsistently or grossly exaggerated based on certain technology "tricks" (e.g. dynamic contrast algorithms). Best thing to do is go to Comet, Dixons etc and have a look at a few TVs, side-by-side, making sure you can adjust the settings to your liking.

    You in the market for a new TV then?
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    Wikipedia...of course!!! Thanks MuFu.

    I've been reading up on them for a few months now, I'll be getting one for when I move into my new place in a couple of months.
    A64 3800+ (cooled with Zalman CNPS9500-LED)
    ABIT AV8 Mainboard using on-board Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio controller
    1024Mb DDR SDRAM
    Nesteq Semi-Fanless PSU, 620W
    ATI Radeon X1950 (cooled with Thermalright HR-03 Rev.A Heatpipe & Xilence Red Wing 120mm Quiet Fan)
    120Gb SATA Baracuda HDD
    80Gb IDE Western Digital HDD
    Plextor PX-716SA DVD-+RW
    Sony DRU510 DVD-+RW
    1 front & rear SilentX 120mm case fan
    Lian Li V SILENT PC-V1100B case
    Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW

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