[OT] Video Standard Q: (Was Re: New Thread....about anything but Pulseaudio or yum)

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Jan 17 04:55:17 UTC 2008


On Wednesday 16 January 2008, max wrote:
>Ed Greshko wrote:
>> max wrote:
>>> Does anyone want to discuss anything besides yum or pulseaudio?
>>> anything at all? I wear a size 10.5 shoe. I don't like shoes without
>>> laces. I don't like thick shoes.
>>
>> Well, I had one OT question rolling around in my head that I've
>> resisted asking about.  It is having to do with displays and the sales
>> literature put out by some manufactures.  I know there are folks on
>> the list with broadcast standards experience...
>>
>> So, I wonder what "106% NTSC color capability" means.  If NTSC is a
>> standard then how can you have over 100% capability?
>>
>> FWIW, I am looking to get a new LCD monitor and have run into that
>> statement which makes me wonder.
>
>Maybe it's like giving 110%....

Or like the cartoon says, "I give 100% at the office, 20% Monday, 20% 
Tuesday..."

I didn't address that bit of advertising weeviling before, but my guess is its 
some dweeb in marketing trying to say this particular color is 6% brighter 
than its supposed to be.  If that's the only prevarication we get out of the 
average marketing type, consider us lucky.  The truth has been stretched a 
hell of a lot farther than that on a daily basis, just watch our least 
favorite talking mouth, hawking whatever it is he's peddling to lonely 
housewives today for an example.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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