Too old for new tech
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by anotherside | Discussion: Personal Computing
I bought a new monitor with IPS panel and LED backlighting (HP EliteDisplay E242). Picture quality is very nice. Picture also seems stable without flickering. However my eyes became tired. I lowered brightness and contrast, but it didn't really help.
After less than a month a decided to go back to my washed out (colors) TN panel. It also has the old CCFL backlighting.
IPS probably gives the best picture, but I also noticed on my IPS tablet that this display type is not compatible with my eyes. It's too sharp or vivid. My eyes are better suited to the “greyish” picture of TN panels.
I like CRT, LCD TN and plasma screens. I guess that makes me old-fashioned. My eyes can't handle the new LCD screens found on smartphones, tablets and monitors. After an hour or so my eyes get tired.
Maybe it's the LED backlighting. This is from Wikipedia:
“LED backlights are often dimmed by applying pulse-width modulation to the supply current, switching the backlight off and on again like a fast strobe light. If the frequency of the pulse-width modulation is too low or the user is very sensitive to flicker, this may cause discomfort and eye-strain, similar to the flicker of CRT displays.”
Anyway, back to old technology for me.
Are you happy with your displays?
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