back on topic for a moment?
lacie says nothing about their backlighting afaik. in fact the dreamcolor is better imo. it's less money too. i think even these offerings cannot completely eclipse a fw900 or c520.
yes, soon they will be better but not at the moment. i am speaking solely of color rendering. the cheap ips panels are as stated 8 bit. the lacies are 10 or 12. the dreamcolor is 30! it still cannot match the gdm crt's. plus as i stated they must use different shutters, they are probably led backlit and not sidelit. the panel may be different like a cpd crt vs. a gdm crt. the other problem is the specs get better as the displays get larger. 16:10 is stupid for almost anything that has to do with the internet.
when they get me a 20" 4:3 lcd with at least 125% ntsc. i will take it. even if it is expensive. the fact is that is not going to happen. simply because they are not going to make a 20" 4:3 display ever again most likely.
meanwhile i am much happier with crt's. which if need be i could probably have for the rest of my life for free! there are millions of good or repairable crt's to be found. unless they destroy them there will be working crt's in 2050 or beyond. i hope by then lcd's or whatever technology exists will be much better than crt's were. of course they will be 200" and then weigh more than the crt's did!
besides guys, look what you were just discussing and many of you have model m's and f;s to boot. i can't imagine how some of you cannot embrace crt's for all their glory. the grade 1 crt's are/were the model m's of the display world. oh, i see brand new in box fw900's for 2 grand. i'd rather spend it on that than on the dreamcolor at this point but that's just me. anyhow i don't have to, i can get gdm crt's for free or a $40 "thank you" all day long! basements,landfills,closets etc. are full of them. they were so stinking robust most of them are in a+ condition even if theya re sitting in a landfill. they are like roaches, they will be around forever. no, i do not go through dumps but i am good friends with the trash driver. a good friend to have indeed!
now as for the lcd, i do have a few at home and my cats and dogs mostly had them for lunch. they use the crt's as a chair but have yet to cause any damage whatsoever. really my investing in a $6,000 lcd would be an exercise in futility then. crt's for the win!