[Tig] Re: color 9300k

Jeff Kreines jeffkreines
Tue May 23 23:43:18 BST 2006

Thanks to oktobor for supporting the TIG

On May 23, 2006, at 4:48 PM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

> Consumer TVs seem to run hot all over the world (I hear that LCD  
> flat panels are naturally 11000K!)

Not true.  LCD flat panels are neutral devices, that have no  
intrinsic color temperature.  It is the backlight that determines  
color temperature.  Tri-color LED backlights can improve color gamut  
to better-than-NTSC, whereas the lower CRI of many fluorescent tubes  
can limit that gamut.

Obviously, one could hack a display and replace the backlight with,  
say, Kinoflos with a high (90+) CRI and a chosen color temperature --  
though that won't happen to consumer TVs.

Out there, it's as much of a mess as it ever was!

Jeff "bring back Monochrome!" Kreines

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