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#16 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:00 PM

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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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

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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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:21 PM

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



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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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:25 PM

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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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:26 PM

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

You want this. LED is superior to LCD.


LCD= Liquid Crystal Dislplay

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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.

#21 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

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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