Author Topic: USA --> Metric  (Read 99891 times)

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Offline echen1024

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Re: USA --> Metric
« Reply #325 on: June 25, 2014, 06:57:18 pm »
Is it OK to call a newer, flat-panel monitor an "LCD"?  That's just the panel, after all...

This one actually bugs the crap outta me -- how about those "LED TVs"?  (To be fair, "LCD backlit with LED arrays" is a bit of a mouthful.)
I've corrected the TV salesman multiple times when we were looking for a new TV. I told him that LED and LCD were the same, only LED is describing how the LCD is backlit. OTOH, CCFL lamps generally perform better than LEDs in terms of color reproduction, which drew me quite a few stares as well when I mentioned that.
I'm not saying we should kill all stupid people. I'm just saying that we should remove all product safety labels and let natural selection do its work.

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Re: USA --> Metric
« Reply #326 on: June 25, 2014, 11:22:37 pm »
Soon we will have OLED TVs.
People will confuse them with LED TVs.

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Re: USA --> Metric
« Reply #327 on: June 25, 2014, 11:26:26 pm »
They ARE LED TVs, they're just organic LEDs.  The display design is ENTIRELY different, but I don't think it's unfair to call them LED TVs.  I think it's wrong to call LED backlit TVs "LED TVs", though.

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