Page 2:The Test Bed
Page 3:Colour Rendering Tests
Page 4:Colour Rendering Tests, Continued
Page 5:Latency Measures; Introducing The Test System
Page 6:Working Principles
Page 7:The Mechanism
Page 8:The Driving Software
Page 9:First Observation: Refresh Delay
Page 10:Third Observation: Fade Time
Page 11:What About The Standards?
Page 12:Example Of Use: Viewsonic VP191b, VA + Overdrive
Page 13:Overdrive, How Does It Work? Continued
Page 14:Perfectionism Can Be Counterproductive
Page 15:Countermanding Orders
Page 16:Contrast And Uniformity
Page 17:Contrast And Uniformity, Continued
Page 18:The Practical Tests
Page 19:Horses For Courses?
Page 20:Design And Finish
We've taken great pains to put the displays we review through the most stringent and detailed tests we can find, and according to your feedback, we're at least doing some things right. And we're not standing still either; we've recently made some improvements in the way we determine what is worth your money and what is not, regardless of whether we're reviewing a 17" monitor or a 37" TV. We also took note of your feedback when we set up our new tests, particularly for latency measurements.
So what exactly is our methodology and what have we added in the way of new tests?
In addition to our practical tests, we gauge the following for the displays we test:colour rendering contrast uniformity latency
We have added:gammut overdrive
We've also put some effort into the readability of our test results and decided to judge each display on a scale of one to five for:design and finish ergonomics colour rendering video games price/performance ratio
And to that we're also adding a combined score to serve as an overall assessment.
Below, we show you how we're going to conduct our tests, and which criteria we'll evaluate for the various products (monitors, TVs, etc...). To ensure the best level of transparency and openness, we scrutinize everything, even down to the test probes.
- The Test Bed
- Colour Rendering Tests
- Colour Rendering Tests, Continued
- Latency Measures; Introducing The Test System
- Working Principles
- The Mechanism
- The Driving Software
- First Observation: Refresh Delay
- Third Observation: Fade Time
- What About The Standards?
- Example Of Use: Viewsonic VP191b, VA + Overdrive
- Overdrive, How Does It Work? Continued
- Perfectionism Can Be Counterproductive
- Countermanding Orders
- Contrast And Uniformity
- Contrast And Uniformity, Continued
- The Practical Tests
- Horses For Courses?
- Design And Finish