IPS vs LED monitor

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November 27, 2012 at 08:56:07
Specs: Windows XP / Windows 8, G860
Hi all,

I'm getting a new monitor for my nephew as his current set went kaput. Done some googling and still trying to figure the best type i should get. (i'm leaning towards IPS, though)


From what i have read, IPS monitor have input lag issue. Will it be a problem when playing online game like DOTA2 ? (That's the only game my nephew play, other then that, he only watch videos and listening to music.)

Found this AOC IPS monitor with good review ratings with a response time of 5ms, does it eliminate input lag issue?





Thanks in advance.

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November 27, 2012 at 09:30:50
I'd personally go for the LCD monitor vs a LED. I don't see any reason to worry about response time for online gaming.

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November 27, 2012 at 15:25:40
IPS vs. LED.

The LED part is what is used for the backlight, not what is used for creating the actual image. All IPS and LCD displays now use LED for the backlight instead of cold cathode fluorescent tubes.

IPS & LCD are both liquid crystal technology

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November 27, 2012 at 16:04:16
"All IPS and LCD displays now use LED for the backlight instead of cold cathode fluorescent tubes"

Not true. You can still find plenty of LCD monitors that use CCFL back lighting. Newegg currently lists 169 of them:

CCFL/LCD monitors at newegg

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November 27, 2012 at 19:13:01
I stand corrected.

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November 27, 2012 at 22:51:21
Different LCD panel types:

TN = garbage. Most cheap monitors use TN panels. They have poor viewing angles and color reproduction. If the description doesn't mention VA or IPS, it uses a TN panel. Only advantage to TN is the speed--down to 2ms.

VA (including MVA and PVA) = good to great. VA panels have absolutely astonishing black levels--they're even better than S-IPS panels in that regard. Viewing angles are much better than TN, but not quite as good as IPS. Unfortunately, VA panels have the highest pixel response time of the bunch--typically 8-12ms.

E-IPS = good. E-IPS is a cheaper variant of IPS. E-IPS panels provide wide viewing angles, but only 18-bit color. They fake 24-bit color by dithering. That AOC monitor uses an E-IPS panel.

S-IPS = excellent. You'll get plasma TV-like viewing angles and true 24-bit color out of these monitors. Some of them even feature 30-bit color!

All of the above are LCD panels.

LED = light emitting diode. This is the monitor's source of light, not a type of display panel. Any of the panel types listed above may or may not have LED backlighting. It doesn't really matter--CCFL backlighting is just as good.

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November 28, 2012 at 08:53:56
Hmmm.......thanks for all above inputs.

After much consideration, i think i'll bite the bullet and get that cheap AOC IPS (base on the fact that the only game he play is DOTA2 and IPS produce better graphic)

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November 29, 2012 at 05:31:20
TFT > IPS > PLS(owned by samsung)
These are LCD panels used by most LCD displays.

As stated above LED is just a backlight and all the panels listed can use LED backlight.

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