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The Secret Sauces of THG's LCD Tests

Horses For Courses?

Generally speaking we spend most of our time testing office monitors and LCD TVs. Not all the tests we described above are relevant to all devices, unfortunately.

TestLCD MonitorLCD TV
CalibrationXX
GammutXX
Contrast StabilityX
Spatial UniformityXX
LatencyXX
Color OverrunX

As you can see, LCD TVs are subjected to specific tests relevant to the nature of their use:

  • TV by terrestrial reception
  • DVD playback through different inputs (cinch, composite, S-video, DVI...)

The Marking System

We're also putting in place a new grading system of points in order to give you a quick insight into the different criteria of choice.

  • Design and finish
  • Ergonomics
  • Color rendering
  • Video
  • Games
  • Price / performance ratio

Rather than complicate the reading of our new scoring system, we'll give each criterion that we assess the same "weight" in the overall score. The marks are all on a scale of 5, with a granularity of 0.5; i.e. 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, etc. An overall average of these scores is then worked out using the guidelines we've explained already.