CCFL Versus LED: Is There A Downside To Going Green?

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In the "Wrapping It Up" section, perhaps you meant "LED" instead of "LCD"?
 

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I personally can't wait until the OLEDs manufacturing process becomes cheaper. Having seen Sony's new OLED displays at this year's NAB in Vegas, I can say they are VERY VERY impressive.
 

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I know that I have been rocking a pair of Gateway FHD2400's for a few years now and love them as they meet all my needs and have never left me wanting
 

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Ummm ... LED? They are all LCD :).

"Ultimately, we’d pick LCD for media consumption, but we’d pick CCFL for editing work where detail and accuracy are paramount. LCD is more fun to watch; CCFL is more reliable."
 
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Please substitute "LCD" with "LED" everywhere in the conclusion section!
 

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Basically the differences are very dramatic right? I'm gonna sound like a hippie for this but I'd definitely go for the greener option. Just being polite for our future generation is all.
 
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what g00b said. At the end you start saying LCD instead of LED, might confuse some poor soul.
 

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May not be too relevant here considering that this article was based around image quality, but as a gamer, I'm still plenty satisfied with my trio of 25.5" Asus TN monitors. Yes, they bleed a bit of light around the edges and the colors may not be very accurate, but they handle fast moving images with no problems and only cost $750 for the set. And my favorite feature is the 16x10 aspect ratio, which is becoming quite hard to find these days; not sure why people are so willing to give up vertical screen space.
 

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if you check the evidence of osama's death on a ccfl screen you would discover he isn't really dead but it's just some random bearded dude they shot
 

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X-Rite's iMatch software doesn't have a correction for LED backlighting. A colorimeter like i1 Display 2 is not a spectrophotometer and can't just measure any screen thrown at it. It requires corrections for LED and WCG-CCFL backlighting. Not sure how you can make far-going conclusions from these inaccurate measurements.
 

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HOW ABOUT SOME CHEAP IPS SCREENS?

It's starting to look bad- if you're spending 200+ dollars you might as well be buying a REAL screen instead of these ones.
Even 40 more dollars buys you a screen FAR superior to these crappy TN panels.

So why aren't they being reviewed?
 

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The funny thing in the opening of the article, it typically isn't the CFL that goes out in monitors. It is the power inverter, that powers the CFL. When I did dell repairs, it's funny they didn't let you just get the inverter to replace, you had to replace the whole panel.
 

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[citation][nom]nforce4max[/nom]I am going to get such a monitor later this year. Imagine the leap from CRT to Led LCD.[/citation]
I image it's a leap off a cliff. You'll be dissapointed if you place them side by side. Well, depending on what your looking at, but try a dark image with detail in it,hint: you'll have to use the CRT to identify that image. Black crush sucks.
 

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I was going to make the switch from a 24" VA panel to a newer LED panel (in which I tried two). The first was an Acer LED 23" and the blue hue this thing put off was gross. It didn't how much I calibrated it the colors were dull and the blue hue remained. The next LED I tried was the Samsung BX2450, 24"; the colors were better and the blue hue was less noticeable but it was still apparent (at least to me). I realize both are TN panels as well but I think I'll wait it out until a nice LED-IPS panel comes out for sale in the States.
 

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@ masterbinky Have you looked at top quality IPS panel LCD's calibrated compared to a CRT lately? The HP LP2475w at work beats out an old NEC Multisync 22" CRT with darker blacks even though the whites are brighter, has very accurate colors after calibrating, and has zero black or white crush - every shade of extreme blacks and whites can be discerned on test images. If you don't want crap for LCD's you still have to spend over $500 for your monitor, no getting around it.
 

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I might have missed it somewhere, but I read the whole article. are these all edge-lit LED? Are there any back-lit monitors available to compare? I think it would have to be a subjective review, but I'd like to know if this makes a difference in watching a movie with both dark and light areas for example. It sure would be nice if monitors could get close to the performance of a Plasma tv. I guess OLED will eventually accomplish that.
 

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Could I have the settings that you used after calibration for the BX2350? I have a BX2250 and imagine they would be the same.
 

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In a perfect world, we would have five figures to drop on Minolta colorimeters and luminance meters, but then you wouldn’t have had scantily clad elves in our holiday hardware roundup until 2017. Faced with that dilemma, we opted to accept X-Rite’s generous help.
I thank you for your wise choice.
 
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