PC - Monitor Question - LCD, LED-LCD, LED.

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Alright, for a while now, I noticed that the whites my current monitor, was not always correct, I thought it was just me but then a friend said something about LCD having a part that goes old and begins to have issue with displaying whites correctly...

So I have a few Questions, if someone would be so kind as to answer as many possible.

1. Is it true what my friend said, that theirs a part in LCD monitors that wear out over time and begin to have issues with displaying whites?

2. what is the difference between, LCDs, LCD-LEDs and LEDs?

3. What type of monitor is best for gaming?

Thanks!

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I have one more, kind of stupid question.... I have never seen someone use a HDMI cord like a DVI-D cord, as in one end of the HDMI cord to the monitor, the other end directly to the video card of the PC, I was wondering... is HDMI cord more so for like movies and such or does it work with gaming just as much if not better then a DVI-D cord, I have only ever heard/seen and HDMI port used behind a TV so...

I mean I have very little, dabbled with HDMI cords, so I don't know every thing about them and or if pc gamers use them in the same way as I do at least, with DVI-D cords...

Why these questions, is because I am looking at a monitor that does not have a DVI-D port, only "VGA Input, DVI-D with HDCP Input and HDMI Input"
If any of that means it does have a DVI-D port that I just can't see in the photos of it..... Oh.
Also this monitor I'm looking at, is a LCD-LED, monitor.

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I just now noticed the monitor does come with an HDMI-to-DVI cable, does using that kind of cord hinder, improve or what have you the quality what so ever?

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High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) works with DVI and HDMI. Digital is digital: it's either on or off, so no difference on the quality of content.

http://tv.about.com/od/hdtv/a/hdmidvihdcp.htm

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Ah, thanks for the info

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Still wondering what the difference LED, LCD-LED and LED, some say one of the two or both, what one is better?
I mean, I heard that something.... A part, wears out on LCDs, causing them to show white's either too bright or dirty in some cases, if I remember right, LEDs their backlight dies out with time?

If so, I guess a better question is . . . . What one lasts longer?

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LED backlit displays are still a form of LCD but they will last longer than the traditional LCD displays.

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LCD- consumes the most power of the 3 and has lower contrast ratio back light is florescent tubes.

LED LCD- still the same as a LCD but the back light is now LEDs. Which allows better power consumption and allows the monitor to be thinner. Contrast ratio is about the same only the back light changed.

LED(i think ur referring to OLED)- OLED takes it to the next level allowing better color and contrast ratio. It does away with lcd, and oled monitors are flexable allow it to be rolled up or bent into a parabola for the ultimate surround view tv. another thing to note about OLED is that it has no size restriction since its literally Red blue Green tiny leds that are bunch close together. But this is not out yet for consumers. But OLED is the future. There are some oled stuff in the market but its not perfect. There are even oled monitor prototypes that are literally see through(as in u can watch a movie and still see what is behind ur monitor)

FYI- dynamic contrast ratio is the theoretical number meaning they just pull a number out of a hat. Or in sony's case they just say its infinite. The ratio u want is the static contrast ratio which is the one the user see when watching a movie.

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Some other things to think about is the refresh rate as that determines ur max fps. ex. 60hz refresh rate means ur monitor can only show 60fps, but the video cards can go above 60 fps which is why there is triple buffer to store the extra frame and send it or drop it the monitor.

Response time is also important that determines how quickly ur monitor changes its pixels colors, u will see ghosting at anything above 5ms. 1ms is ideal for gaming.

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Ah, great, thanks for all the info, thanks, I think I understand now what to go for now.

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There are two types of LED LCD TVs: Side-lit LED TV and back-lit LED LCD. Side-lit (from the left and right edges of the screen) are cheaper than backlit LED LCD HDTVs. There are even backlit LED LCD TVs that have local dimming -- I think pe-pixel. Local dimming backlit LED LCD TVs are more expensive than a backlight LED LCD TVs that do not have local dimming.

Don't let manufacturers fool you into thinking that you're getting "LED HDTV," because manufacturers don't want you to think that what you're getting is an LCD TV. That's just marketing ploy to try to get you to buy a new LED HDTV that is suppose to look much better than just an LCD HDTV that uses fluorescent lighting.

However, if you're looking for a pure "LED HDTV," look for TVs that uses OLED sometime in the future.

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Interesting, Well, I'm looking to replace my current monitor for my computer but only have a $180 to $200 limit... And it has to be at best buy x_x

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A LCD monitor is a monitor that uses LCD or liquid crystals to display the image. LCD-LED uses both LCD's and LED or light emitting diodes. Normally with a LCD-LED monitor the LED provide back lighting. LED monitors use full LED's to display the picture and the back light. Prices on the LED monitors are very expensive so if your going to get a monitor I would go with the hybrid LCD-LED monitor because they have the best of both worlds and don't break the bank.

If your going to get a monitor for gaming I would get a monitor with a high contrast ratio and a low response time. I have the ASUS VH236H and I love it. The contrast ratio is standard for the price and the plus side of it is it comes with HDMI, VGA, and DVI ports. Another plus is that it is VESA wall mountable. One bad thing is that the monitor only tilts it cant adjust the height. So if your looking into a monitor look for a low response time monitor with a high contrast ratio. The ratio would look like "20000:1" or something like that. The response time would be measured in the milliseconds like "2ms." But for the price I would recommend getting the ASUS VH236H.

I hope this helps you a little.

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noir2525 and I have already mention this so you all don't have to repeat.

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