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    So, what are the basic differences between normal LED monitors and IPS LED monitors?

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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    The question is IPS vs TN, and LED vs LCD.

    LED vs LCD, the main difference is that the LED screens are much thinner. And, in my experience, they're a lot cooler running.

    IPS vs TN, the main difference is that the IPS screens have much better colour accuracy and quality, and they have much better viewing angles, so you can look down at them, or across at them, and the colours still display properly.

    You can get any combination of those, so I used to have a TN LCD, and now I have an IPS LED. I also have an LED TN in the house, and you can buy IPS LCD monitors.

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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    Normal LED monitors are IPS monitors these days.

    Current mainstream monitor technologies require two things - a light source, and a colour filter.

    The light source can be either flourescent tube (CCFL) or white LED.

    The colour filter tends to be LCD, of which there are several types such as TN, IPS, PLS etc.

    TN is the fastest type, so good for gaming, but has limited viewing angles and not the best colour reproduction.

    IPS is slower, but has better viewing angles and can be better at colours than TN.

    These days IPSs are cheap and have pretty much become the normal for non-gaming displays. LED backlighting is also cheap and has pretty much become the normal for monitors.


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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    But again, the IPS has better color accuracy right? I mean, I don't care about viewing angles that much. I am gonna sit on my table and look straight at it like 99 percent of the time. What I have understood is that IPS LED has better image quality right?

    It doesn't say if it's TN or not.

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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondmines View Post
    But again, the IPS has better color accuracy right? I mean, I don't care about viewing angles that much. I am gonna sit on my table and look straight at it like 99 percent of the time. What I have understood is that IPS LED has better image quality right?

    It doesn't say if it's TN or not.
    IPS usually has better colour accuracy than TN, but it's not a given. Good TN displays can beat poor IPS displays for colour accuracy. If it says IPS then it's IPS, not TN. If it doesn't say anything then it is probably TN, but you can't be certain these days without checking. They're very poorly advertised in shops unfortunately.

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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    Yes, they are absolutely poorly advertised and this is a headache. Thank you!
    I think I'll go with IPS but I'll check out the details.

    Thanks a lot guys.

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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondmines View Post
    Yes, they are absolutely poorly advertised and this is a headache. Thank you!
    I think I'll go with IPS but I'll check out the details.

    Thanks a lot guys.
    Be aware that in the tech world, there is a tendency for companies to jump on bandwagons where they can twist it to a marketing advantage. An example would be when people come to interpret a high pixel count in a digital camera as a sign of image quality, when in fact it's merely one factor, and not even the most important (which, IMHO, would be getting decent lens).

    So it is with IPS .... you need to be careful, because it can be misleading. Price, ironically (and up to a point) is often a fair guide. And other factors would be the colour gamut the screen can show, and of course, bit depth.

    A lot depends on your criteria, intended use and of course, budget.
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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    IPS generally is better, good IPS screens can actually outperform TN panels interms of speed now adays so its not to bad anymore . I know the dell monitors have extremely low input lag (something that is a big con for most since the days of CRTs!) but if you want a very cheap monitor I would recommend the LG 23" monitor, http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-IPS234V-P...3767326&sr=8-1

    in my opinion it is a solid budget monitor, goes well against my dell U2311h colour pretty good but the main thing is the IPS glow its not like most where its purple it is infact grey/whiteish so if you arent looking dead on it will look as if your monitor has some backlight bleed which isnt the case just an FYI. I cant really fault it though, black has always been an issue for IPS in terms of angles without a glow and this monitor is solid on every other colour .

    LED is better in general, compared to my dell this LG is much cleaner/brighter and I think its better, it also uses alot less power! almost half as I have brightness down to 0 (can be a bit bright).

    TLR If looking for a good gaming monitor (all out fps) then maybe I would side with a 120hz tn panel (just for the extra fluidness!) however if you want a relaxed mix like rts/fps/photo development/cad etc then IPS is the way to go . Oh and just LED monitor would imply its a TN panel, most companies will hide the type if its a tn, however if its an IPS it is splattered everywhere .
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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    The current lower end IPS screens do appear to get good reviews. I would look at the LG IPS224V which can be had for around £100 and uses a LED backlit,6 bit and uses a 6 bit AH-IPS panel AFAIK.


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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    yeah same as I linked just the 22" version, solid stuff and its the same tech as the dell ips panels used in the last 2 years i.e 6-bit + AFRC and the results are good .

    Budget IPS has come along way and has kinda been leaving TN panels back in the stone ages .
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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    LED is better in general, compared to my dell this LG is much cleaner/brighter and I think its better, it also uses alot less power! almost half as I have brightness down to 0 (can be a bit bright).
    Depends what your criteria for better are Certainly they use less power than CCFL backlighting, however in many implementations they produce a smaller colour gamut because they output light over a narrower range of frequencies than CCFL (and the LCD filter can only block frequencies, not shift them).

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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    IPS vs LED is not so correct to say...because IPS is a type of panel, LED is the illumination provided. You could also have CCTL with IPS screen. Or LED with a TN screen!
    I entered the world of IPS and LED monitor from a while with an Asus ML239H...and then with a LG M2352 Tv-Led monitor. I couldn't go back to a TN monitor. If they have Overdrive, you can use them for gaming too without seeing trails. Better colour reproduction and accuracy...wider angles of view. It's the best technology actually. Cheap too if you buy a 23-24" screen.

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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    IPS usually has better colour accuracy than TN, but it's not a given. Good TN displays can beat poor IPS displays for colour accuracy. If it says IPS then it's IPS, not TN. If it doesn't say anything then it is probably TN, but you can't be certain these days without checking. They're very poorly advertised in shops unfortunately.
    How much does it count if I choose a TN over an IPS? If I am correct IPS monitors are for photo development, and TN for fast action thingys. So if mainly use my PC for gaming, then I should definitely choose a TN, because i wouldn't notice the image quality difference in game. I am asking this, because I am quite a noob, and I would like to choose a monitor that is good for me, and what i can use for the rest of my life.

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    Re: IPS vs. LED

    Quote Originally Posted by szutsmester View Post
    How much does it count if I choose a TN over an IPS? If I am correct IPS monitors are for photo development, and TN for fast action thingys. So if mainly use my PC for gaming, then I should definitely choose a TN, because i wouldn't notice the image quality difference in game. I am asking this, because I am quite a noob, and I would like to choose a monitor that is good for me, and what i can use for the rest of my life.
    Unless you have a life expectancy of only 10 years more or so, I wouldn't count on finding a monitor you can use for the rest of your life. But otherwise, yes, what you say is a good general rule. Not sure it was worth bumping a 3 year old thread though.

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