Miscellaneous Flat Panel Mount Interface. Plasma displays have also been around for quite some time, but their increased weight relative to LCDs is likely to keep them away from the computer market. Lower color depths can also result in banding, where the transitions between various colors become visible even when they’re not supposed to be. A 6-bit display can show 2 6 64 different intensities while an 8-bit display can do 2 8 intensities. While most people will agree that 6-bit is insufficient – even with dithering to approximate a larger color space – anything more than 8-bit per channel output starts to become more hype than substance. RGB, S-Video, component video, composite video. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

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Specifications – Gateway FPDW: 24″ LCD Beauty or Beast?

A typical power user will load up a lot of web pages in the course of a day; work on some documents, images, spreadsheets, etc. LCDs in particular can also develop pixel defects – individual pixels or sub-pixels that are stuck in a single position, resulting in either black dots or bright dots – and manufacturer warranty and replacement policies are something else to we will evaluate.

Unfortunately, response times are another widely abused specification, with many companies only reporting the best case scenario rather than an average response time. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 27, What the warranty doesn’t cover to a large extent is stuck pixels.

I called Gateway and they refused to send me a new monitor.

Tech support said they would take back the monitor and the speaker bar add-on since the speaker only worked on this one monitor and refund my money for both. Log in Don’t have an account?

Overview of Features and Specifications – Gateway FPDW: 24″ LCD Beauty or Beast?

Tech support said they would take back the monitor and the speaker bar add-on since the speaker only worked on this one monitor and refund my money for both. The second monitor did not work right out of the box, none of the touch control buttons lit up and they did not work, I had no way to turn the monitor on or off. Viewing angle is the angle at which you can still see the image “properly”. Hopefully you take periodic breaks, but more likely than not you get too involved and forget such minor considerations.

The contrast ratio is simply the brightness level of pure white divided by the brightness level of pure black. As expected, the native resolution is x, and most of the other specifications are similar to other recent 24″ LCDs.

With separate RGB values, you can then cube that number to get the total color space. The best way to calibrate your display is to get a hardware colorimeter and appropriate software to help you adjust the various display settings, but unfortunately this costs money and most people don’t care enough about color accuracy to go that far.

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Before we get to our measured values, however, let’s take a look at the manufacturer specifications. However, it may be possible to get on-site service if you purchase a display along with a Gateway computer. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, Cyber Monday deals you can still get: Unfortunately, accuracy is rarely a reported specification, in part because it is far more difficult to measure but also because it can vary from display to display.

Looking towards the future, OLEDs show a lot of promise, and different methods of backlighting are being used with LCDs to further improve image quality.

An inexpensive general-purpose monitor deserving of its popularity An inexpensive general-purpose monitor deserving of its popularity by Lori Grunin. As much as that last item can irritate some of us – anyone who purchased an expensive LCD two years ago feel free to raise your hand – HDCP support is now a feature that the majority of users will want to have, gareway only as a safeguard.

Most displays have a set number of intensities that they can display for red, green, and blue, and this is almost always a power of 2. TVs where you may be watching with a group of people can use a larger viewing angle, but even then anything more than a 90 degree viewing angle should be sufficient – after all, it’s not fun to watch TV from an oblique angle even if you still see the proper colors.

For computers, viewing angle isn’t very important at all, gatwway you’re almost always sitting in front of the display. They sent a third refurb unit, and again, right out of the box, the backlight kept turning off, I would have to cycle the power several times to get it to come back on and then it would only stay on for a few seconds.

A 6-bit display can show 2 6 64 different intensities while an 8-bit display can do 2 8 intensities. One of the nice aspects of this LCD is that you get a variety of connections.

Gateway FPD2485W LCD Monitor

Introduction It has been quite some time since we’ve done any display reviews at AnandTech. Tablets by David Katzmaier Nov 26, Big and bright but a little frill-free for the money Big and bright but a little frill-free for the money by Lori Grunin.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. It is important to know whether a display will bother you with “smearing” – i. That is not to say that LCDs are the only foreseeable display technology for the future, but before we get into the technologies, let’s briefly talk about displays in general. That warranty will cover problems with the backlight and panel up to a point.