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howardfine

join:2002-08-09
Saint Louis, MO
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reply to plencnerb

Re: [WIN8] Windows 8 --- What benifits over W7-64?

said by plencnerb:

The one thing that I did notice about Window 8 on my system was that it appeared to me that the colors were "crisper"

If this were true, marketing would be pushing it, and they're not.
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When I went back to Windows 7, they seemed to loose a bit of kick so to speak.

Lose is spelled l-o-s-e.


plencnerb
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Like I said, it just appeared to me that was the case. I of course have no actual proof that they did make a change in Windows 8 to do what I thought I saw. I was really just pointing it out to see if other people noticed something similar, and if they did, was there some real proof behind it, or was it just our mind playing tricks on us.

As far as my spelling goes, I am grateful to have both a built-in spell checker inside of Waterfox, and the spell check button here on the forum. I can't spell to save my life! Of course, since loose is actually a word, neither spell checker caught it.

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OZO
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said by plencnerb:

Like I said, it just appeared to me that was the case. I of course have no actual proof that they did make a change in Windows 8 to do what I thought I saw. I was really just pointing it out to see if other people noticed something similar, and if they did, was there some real proof behind it, or was it just our mind playing tricks on us.

It's an old and well known placebo effect. It's like new-Windows-OS-runs-faster effect, that many users rush to report here, despite the fact, that every new Windows OS introduces more code to run (meaning CPU should do more work). This effect always flies fine because of several reasons. a) marketing wants users to believe that ... for obvious reasons; b) users usually get new Windows OS with a new hardware, which runs faster for obvious reasons; c) users usually try new OS after a new fresh installation procedure, while they try compare its speed to their old installation that always runs slower for obvious reasons; d) old Windows OS installations usually got updated with respective service packs placed over the old installations. It makes comparison with new version of OS not fair, as it would be in case, if those users were offered an easy way to make new and fresh installs of Windows OS with integrated service packs instead of just update packs running over the old OS...

Bottom line, what you see is just a placebo effect. Image can't be made more "real" or "crisper" with just a software update. It'd require at least new monitor with a wider color gamut, better contrast, etc.
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dave
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said by OZO:

Image can't be made more "real" or "crisper" with just a software update. It'd require at least new monitor with a wider color gamut, better contrast, etc.

Sure they can. Software has a choice in what it does with the bits on the way between the picture file and the display controller. Maybe just tweak the curves on the colour-matching, for example. Punch up the saturation just a little...

The OS certainly has colour management capabilities built in, so it's not infeasible that they have changed.

("Real" and "crisp" are in the eye of the beholder, of course. Punched-up colour is not necessarily real, just more attention-grabbing and thus more impressive. Which is why Samsung TVs come with ridiculous default settings).