Do you watch baseball? Well, if you do, you can almost certainly tell me what ERA, RBI, and AVG mean in the context of the sport? Can you tell me what WHIP, ERA+, and WAR are? If you can, then you're up to date on the far better ways we have to model and predict baseball outcomes and making more informed analysis about a player. However, some people refuse to buy into these … [Read more...] about Theo’s Roundtable – Better Display Measurements
In reviewing displays, one aspect that seems to go almost untouched by reviewers is that of input lag. For people like myself that don’t play many video games, this idea is an afterthought that we don’t even worry about. With computer displays this is an area that attracts far more attention, but also has a lot of work to go into it that makes it hard to do accurately or … [Read more...] about Leo Bodnar Lag Tester Review
When you look at a projector or display review, you’ll often see a picture of the common CIE diagram accompanying it. Many people will look at the diagram and say “That looks good”, but is that diagram really telling you anything useful? … [Read more...] about What does this chart tell you?
Just like Rec. 709 gave us the standards for HDTV, and Rec. 1886 is going to give us a standard for gamma, we now have a draft standard for 4K and 8K video for the home. While nothing in here is final at the moment, it gives us a good idea of what these formats might look like at home. So what are the key things that are contained here? … [Read more...] about 4K and 8K have a standard, does it matter?
When you look at a typical home theater display review, there are a few things you are guaranteed to see from any objective analysis. You should see a grayscale chart, showing how accurate and linear it tracks across different values, and you'll also see a CIE chart showing how accurate the colors are compared to the reference values. You probably will see a gamma chart … [Read more...] about Home Theater Display Reviews and Measurements