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Just bought a PC need help with buying monitor.

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I don't understand how can it be LED then?

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for a monitor, you don't really need hdmi. The video signal in hdmi is the same digital signal in DVI. The only thing HDMI has different is sound. So unless you're gonna use the shitty built-in speakers on you monitor(if present) then it should make no difference quality wise.

If you're looking for convenience, that's a whole other story. For example, you want to plug your xbox/ps3 into your monitor to play on it or something. Then that comes in handy.

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I don't understand how can it be LED then?

No mention of LCD. True LED is only LED. If you have an LCD monitor with LED display, don't buy. It's asinine.

True LED is only LED.

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No mention of LCD. True LED is only LED. If you have an LCD monitor with LED display, don't buy. It's asinine.

True LED is only LED.

The only difference is the LCD back light so it reduces the overall power required and improves quality what's wrong with that?

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I think there's some confusion here. So I'll tell you the difference between Normal LCDs, LED LCDs, LED Displays and OLED Displays.

LED TVs and Monitors are still LCDs. Regular LCDs use fluorescent lighting for the backlighting. LED LCDs use LED lighting. The Backlighting is what creates the contrast and powers the image to your eyes.

More info..

http://en.wikipedia....ay#Illumination

http://en.wikipedia....lit_LCD_display

http://www.qvc.com/q...tml?&cookie=set

Actual LED displays which only use LEDs for the imaging AND the lighting are for HUGE displays like the big screen at BoA.

More Info

http://en.wikipedia....iki/LED_display

OLED Displays are probably the one Ivan is referring to. "Organic" LED. Using bioluminescence to create ultra small patches of LEDs. It's the one that's pure tiny LEDs. These are usually found in phone(AMOLED) in portable appliances although there's been some use in displays. I'm not sure but I think I've seen a monitor or some sort of display with it before.

More info...

http://en.wikipedia....-emitting_diode

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMOLED

All in all, the technologies are really different but of course whenever they market it, they have to make it confusing and sound similar. The odds that the marketed "LED Monitor" is actually an LED Backlit LCD is pretty high. For example...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001550

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260057

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254080

All of the above in the spoiler are marketed as LED Monitor. But they are LCD panels with LED backlighting.

When I search for OLED on newegg, I get a bunch of portable devices like mp3 players, PS Vita, even some cameras.

So TL;DR version,

LED Monitor refers to LCD with LED Backlighting

LCD is Fluorescent Backlighting

Large Displays may use individual LED bulbs

OLED displays are still relatively new and are usually found in portable devices.

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Thanks Seamonk I'm going to go with 23" LCD LED Backlit monitor because pure LEDs are too expensive. Also 1080p HDMI 5 ms response is nothing to sneeze at.

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http://accessories.u...en&sku=320-2736

You want this. LED is superior to LCD.

LCD= Liquid Crystal Dislplay

VS

LED= Light Emitting diode

LED is superior in ever aspect. Crisp lighting, energy efficiency. Each Diode having all the basic color schemes RGB, RBYG. Less effort than LCD. Trust me I used to sell light bulbs and had to know every nook and cranny about lighting and why its better to buy this bulb than that bulb.

I recommend people who are buying a HDTV to buy the LED version instead of the LCD version always. LED will outlast the LCD every single time. Never buy plasma. Once they are fuged you can't fix them.

I'm going by the dollar amount you've provided so here you go.

Not to be a dick but all LED monitors are LCD, the LED aspect only refers to the backlight, which is LED instead of CCFL.

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Not to be a dick but all LED monitors are LCD, the LED aspect only refers to the backlight, which is LED instead of CCFL.

no offense taken. I know what you're saying. It's just that most customers don't know any of the technical stuff.

I always tried to let them know what the fug is going on.

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