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Notwithstanding the high specified response time (50ms!), the display is good enough at representing text scrolling or movement of windows around the Desktop. According to the measurements results, the response time is smaller than specified in every operational mode, but it is still quite high. Anyway, my visual impressions were so positive that I had hoped for even better results. Overall, I should acknowledge that the display is good enough, in spite of the “threatening” specs.

Pixel rise time

Pixel fall time

The contrast ratio is poor. Only by setting a minimal brightness of the backlight lamps, I could achieve a good level of black. This is the compromise I have mentioned above: you can reduce the contrast retaining the same white brightness by increasing the backlight brightness, but the level of black grows simultaneously. At default settings, the level of black is over 1nit. If you increase the brightness and contrast further, black becomes gray and its brightness grows to 16nit.

I have formed a positive opinion about this model: good response time (subjectively, at least), nice design and excellent color rendition. On the other hand, the poor contrast ratio spoils the picture a little bit. You can only reach a really good level of black by greatly reducing the brightness of the backlight lamp, and this also makes you sacrifice some of the good color rendition.

The color profile for the Sony Multiscan SDM-P82 display: sdm-p82.icm.

 
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