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Uncalibrated – Maximum Backlight Level
· Maximum White Luminance – 362.5095 nits
· Maximum Black Luminance – 0.2301 nit
· Maximum Contrast Ratio – 1575.2:1
The View delivers plenty of light output, which is needed for the best 3D effect. Acer recommends turning up the brightness all the way in 3D mode, and I echo that suggestion. Though 362 nits is bright, it never produces a harsh image. Black levels are quite low, and the View has superb contrast, more than any other IPS panel I’ve tested.
After Calibration to 200 nits
· Black Luminance - 0.1312 nit
· Contrast Ratio – 1535.4:1
· 16-point ANSI Contrast Ratio – 1386.3:1
Calibration reduces contrast slightly though I could not see a difference thanks to the dark gamma. I’ll talk about that later because you have some choices to make there. Black levels are still very low, which enhances image depth and quality. It’s an asset in 3D mode too.
ANSI contrast is only slightly lower than static, which further speaks to the View’s quality control and premium componentry. It is expensive but exceptionally well made.
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