Originally Posted by EagerDragon
People should be well informed about what they are purchasing and the implications involved.
I am sure someone will disagree.
I disagree. While it may be easy for you to understand the mechanics of your computer and have a basic idea of what to look for when researching a new machine you can't expect the average person to be able to do that. Do you know all the technical aspects of your car? How it differs from the previous year's version? Even if you know some aspect of that question you can't possibly know most of it unless you build the car from scratch.
Originally Posted by urbansprawl
Isn't that what the specs claim? Shows millions of colors? It doesn't say "millions of colors from quality 8-bit displays". It says "millions of colors at all resolutions" and apparently dithering achieves that.
That is what the lawsuit may determine if it gets to court. Does the human eye perceiving millions of colours through dithering considered truth in advertising for the claim of million of colours? i don't think it does.
I can't think of a good example, so I'll use a bad one
If I advertise that my Ducati for sale and state it has gone 500mph, but don't state that it only has gone that fast while traveling in the cargo hold of a cargo plane am I lying?
What if I say the farthest I ever jumped was 5 miles in one leap, but dont' clarify that the leap was out of a plane and the miles were vertical?
These are exaggerated examples of the truth for the sake of argument, but it's quite easy to conceive of examples that the average person would accept without pondering.
As an aside, I believe that is why when being sworn in you swear to "tell the truth, the whole truth
, and nothing but the truth", instead of just being asked to tell "the truth"