Sorry everybody. The point I was trying to make that LCD/LED monitors have "individual LED backlights for each pixel". Because the LED is already a coloured primary light source of greater purity than a fluoro backlight + colour filter can produce, you get a greater gamut. And, because the LED can be turned off altogether, you can get better blacks.
-- Hedley > Mike: > >> At one time, LCDs were not supposed to be good enough for this purpose, but >> that seems to have changed. Is anyone still selling CRTs for this purpose, >> or are LCDs by LaCie, Eizo, and others the only options now? I'm not against >> LCDs-- and would actually prefer one, if not outrageously expensive. >> >> > Earlier LCD monitors used a fluorescent backlight. The LCD cells just > act as variable transmission filters to let more or less backlight > through the coloured filters. The newer LCD monitors have coloured > individual backlights for each pixel, so that the light source is the > correct colour to begin with. These have a wider gamut of colours, > better contrast, and better black. You can probably set the colour > temperature to the recommended D65 (6500K) with these more easily. > Samsung had several quite cheap models here in Australia (prices won't > extrapolate easily to USA) and most manufacturers have good models > varying from cheap and adequate to expensive. > Hedley Finger 28 Regent Street Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia Tel. +61 3 9809 1229 Fax. (call phone first) Mob. (cell) +61 412 461 558 Email. "Hedley Finger" <hfinger at handholding.com.au>