Importance of LCD TV Contrast Ratio
by ecfl - 10/3/06 8:35 PM
I've been looking at the Sony KDL-32S2000 32-inch TV. It's Consumer Reports recommended buy for this size TV. It is also in CNET's Top 10 list in this category.
And it is even more appealing now because it is discontinued and the prices are dropping.
What I'm trying to understand is why it so highly rated when the Contrast Ratio is among the lowest in competing sets. The Sony ratio is 1300:1 while the Samsung models start at 3000:1 and go up from there.
Is contrast ratio above 1000:1 insignificant, or do just most of the other sets in this category have other picture quality artifacts that detract from them more than the Sony? Or something else?