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micro Jul 14, 2010, 02:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Does anyone own one, or has anyone looked into these in great detail?

I am looking into getting a new monitor as my resolution is only 1680x1050.

I was at best buy yesterday and saw that they had one led Samsung monitor. They had a horrible input quality, so i couldn't really tell if the quality was any good. They did connect it to a laptop via vga for me (they didn't have any hdmi cables that were out of package to try). I thought that the viewing angle was a little shallow though. And the picture looked a little grainy.There wasn't any back light bleeding though (obviously).

I am looking at this asus led and i was wondering if anyone had experience with anything like this, not just what they have read.(or a professional review)
I want a 21"-23" and hopefully 16:9, rather then 16:10. I find that my 21.6" is almost too big for me as i have poor vision in one eye. My friends 24" 16:9 is a little too big for me. I have to keep turning my head from side to side while gaming on the 24".

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236083

Also, since i have been getting more and more into photoshop, i had considered getting an ips panel. I know that they are not supposed to be as good at gaming, but has anyone ever had one who was a gamer, so that they could compare them with a tn panel?

Here is a good monitor review site:
http://www.flatpanelshd.com/focus.php?subaction=showfull&id=1229341472

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I may be gone most of the day, so i may not reply until late tonight or tomorrow.


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>> Re: Led monitors?
micro (52353) said on Jul 14, 2010 at 11:20am PDT:
There wasn't any back light bleeding though (obviously).

Why is that obvious? An "LED monitor" is an LED-backlit monitor. The screen was still probably a TN. Graininess and viewing angles don't change when you switch from CCFL to LED backlights. What does change (for the better) is black levels/contrast ratios, color reproduction, and energy usage.

I've said this before on here, but "LED monitor" or "LED TV" is a misnomer. It would be like calling your old LCD monitor a "CCFL monitor."

Standard flat-panel monitor: LCD screen, CCFL backlight
"LED monitor": LCD screen, LED backlight

bossa ritchie Jul 14, 2010, 03:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Led monitors?
I know it nothing to do with this but they have a Panasonic LED TV in 1 of the shops where I live and it looks so gooooooood.

Michael C Jul 14, 2010, 03:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 14, 2010, 03:25pm EDT

 
>> Re: Led monitors?
Hey micro, you're in luck, I own an ASUS MS238H led monitor!

This is one of the higher end Asus MS series monitors. I have had 4 monitors in 2 years and must say this is the most impressive in all categories. Image quality, sharpness, response time, size and physical looks.

McFly already stated most of the benefits, I can confirm that all of what he said is correct.

This is a prime gaming/entertainment monitor. 1920x1080, 16:9(some can't handle it!).

At this price point I seriously can't think of a better monitor but then again there are lot of monitors out there. I did a lot of research prior to purchasing this particular model and from what I've seen, this is just about as good as it gets for the price. The one you've linked is basically my monitor but smaller, so if that's the size you wish, I'd say go for it. But I'd also so that it is too small. :)

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>> Re: Led monitors?
that actually looks like a sweet deal. i say go for it.

Michael C Jul 14, 2010, 04:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Led monitors?
Also micro, I just noticed that the monitor you linked to(MS228H) is the exactly the same price as the (MS238H). It may be worth considering the 23".

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682423607...-_-Product

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>> Re: Led monitors?
I have a 55" LED backlit HDTV 120Hz TV, and a 1680x1050 LED Backlit Monitor.
Both are Samsungs. I like both of them.
On my primary system I also have a good "LED" Viewsonic monitor.
When looking at sites like HWA I'll move over to the "old" LED" cold tube backlit monitor, because even at 70% the LED Samsung is so, so bright. But for black level to white, the LED backlight is awesome for video or high contrast graphics!

The Samsung monitor...the only MAJOR gripe I have with it is that it does NOT have a VESA mount!

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>> Re: Led monitors?
Wow!
Thanks for the great response.

@Michael C. Thanks for all the good info and for the link to the 23". I will get that one.

What about the stand? Is it removable and replaceable with an older style stand?
What about mounting it to the wall? I need to raise the monitor up 6" to eye level.
If the stand screws on, i can always build a wall mount, So does it have screws?

Thanks again guys.

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Michael C Jul 15, 2010, 09:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Regarding the stand, that may be your only gripe about the monitor. For me, I love the stand as it works out great after making some adjustments to my desk. It's pretty sturdy, adjusts in 2 positions, but does not adjust to a 90 degree angle but very very close to 90.

My desk is a little lower than eye level, but barely, so the monitor tilted up a bit is perfect. Good if you have a desk that is a little low. Otherwise I don't think the stand can be wall-mounted in any natural way.

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Adam Kolak Jul 15, 2010, 02:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Led monitors?
I have been doing a lot of reading of threads over on the AVS Forum, one of the largest audio/video/home theater forums on the internet, and many people have mentioned that LED-backlit LCDs are actually worse then their CCFL counterparts. Many of them recommended a higher end CCFL-backlit LCD over an LED-backlit LCD.

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Liquid Shadow Jul 15, 2010, 03:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Led monitors?
Worse in what way? I just got my new laptop with a 1600x900 LED backlit display, love it.



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Michael C Jul 15, 2010, 03:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Led monitors?
You would not think so when you see one in action Adam. They must be insane. Don't you trust us more?

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>> Re: Led monitors?
Just for clarification, the ones they were referring to were the "edge-lit" LED LCD TVs. Apparently many of the newer LCDs have LEDs around the edge to make them thinner. But it sounds like the LED-backlit LCDs where the LEDs are in the traditional spot behind the LCD panel are much better.

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Jul 15, 2010, 03:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Led monitors?
Adam Kolak (38980) said on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:53am PDT:
I have been doing a lot of reading of threads over on the AVS Forum, one of the largest audio/video/home theater forums on the internet, and many people have mentioned that LED-backlit LCDs are actually worse then their CCFL counterparts. Many of them recommended a higher end CCFL-backlit LCD over an LED-backlit LCD.

That just comes down to LCD quality. There's nothing stopping anybody from putting a crappy LCD screen with an LED backlight.

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>> Re: Led monitors?
McFly said:
Adam Kolak (38980) said on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:53am PDT:
I have been doing a lot of reading of threads over on the AVS Forum, one of the largest audio/video/home theater forums on the internet, and many people have mentioned that LED-backlit LCDs are actually worse then their CCFL counterparts. Many of them recommended a higher end CCFL-backlit LCD over an LED-backlit LCD.

That just comes down to LCD quality. There's nothing stopping anybody from putting a crappy LCD screen with an LED backlight.

True, but apparently the edge-lit LED LCD TVs are much worse then the back-lit LED LCD TVs. Which of course I would assume is because the brightness would not be as even throughout the screen as a back-lit LED LCD TV. Edge-lit LED LCD TVs are much thinner however.

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>> Re: Led monitors?
Well sure, with a big TV.

Monitors tend to be edge-lit, especially smaller screens like laptops, and it works well.

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>> Re: Led monitors?
LED-LCD is great imo, though I can't wait until OLED becomes popular.

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Michael C said:
LED-LCD is great imo, though I can't wait until OLED becomes affordable.

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Edited: Jul 16, 2010, 05:05pm EDT

 
>> Re: Led monitors?
OLED, Amen to that, but don't hold your breath....
I turned blue a couple of years ago waiting...
Finally pulled the trigger on LCD/LED.
On the products that I have I've never seen any of the "edging" mentioned in some of the reviews. Contrast is consistant edge to edge and across the middle on both my monitor and TV.

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>> Re: Led monitors?
This thread got me very interested in LED screens. I went to check some out at Frys the other day and DAYUM are they sexy! I want one! That ASUS looks like the way to go, but they didn't have it at Frys... just some Samsungs and Viewsonic.


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