How Important Is Colour For Your Home Theater Monitor?

How Important Is Colour For Your Home Theater Monitor?

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Maxwell Ryan
Aug 14, 2007

Recently, one of my neighbors has asked me for help and advice about redecorating and reorganizing her cluttered studio apartment. She wanted to start anew, with a moderate sized budget and big time dreams of making her studio apartment a bit more cohesive in decor. After discussing possible paint choices, editing her collection of "things", and a discussion of maximizing her space, she mentioned how she had always wanted to upgrade to a flat panel television, but was unsure about price and how it would look with her decor.

This wasn't the first time a female friend or acquaintance has mentioned the importance of colour; several friends have asked about different colour choices beyond the variance of dark greys and blacks lining the electronic aisles (my neighbor actually preferred black, and I steered her to a 27" Olevia LCD that fell within her limited budget). There's really not much out there, barring some boutique brands from Europe or expensive contraption to just hide it away altogether. I know, I know...a panel should be neutral dark for optimal viewing. But let's be honest here: there are many people including myself who will trade in a little of that optimal viewing for better compatibility with our decor. So how important is the colour of the monitor for you?

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