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  1. oneeightyseven

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    Anyone have any or has enough knowledge to tell me the advantages of them?
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    As compared to? In general, the only advantage LCDs have is that they work relatively well in bright rooms. For any other important aspect of a display, they are beaten by some other kind of technology.

    --Andre

    edit: oops, I read "LED" as "LCD". Go with what Brian said.
     


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    From what I understand they have the main advantages of LCDs (work better in bright rooms, less power consumption) but have better black level performance, a major weakness of LCDs.
     


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    Most (all?) of the LED TVs on the market aren't 100% LED, its just the outer ring. It will be a fantastic technology once it becomes more economically viable.
     


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    I have an LCD in my room now, but I'm looking to buy the new LEDs. I saw them today while furniture shopping and was so suprised at how thin they can make them. What I saw, they actually looked better than the LCDs on display beside them.
     


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    The really thin sets are edge-lit, meaning the LEDs are on the side, instead of behind the screen. You get a thin profile, but non-uniform brightness across the screen. Backlit LED sets have more uniform lighting, and can do local dimming to get better black levels, but are thicker.

    --Andre
     


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    The really thin sets are edge-lit, meaning the LEDs are on the side, instead of behind the screen. You get a thin profile, but non-uniform brightness across the screen. Backlit LED sets have more uniform lighting, and can do local dimming to get better black levels, but are thicker.

    --Andre


    so the only upside is a thinner set? Seems kind of a waste for thousands more.

    When you talk about non-uniform brightness is it really pronounced? Enough so that it would disrupt viewing?
     


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    so the only upside is a thinner set? Seems kind of a waste for thousands more.

    When you talk about non-uniform brightness is it really pronounced? Enough so that it would disrupt viewing?


    Some people will pay lots of $$$ for thinner sets, picture quality be damned. I would judge for yourself, but it's usually apparent only on scenes with a black or white swath of color that goes from edge-to-edge.

    --Andre
     


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    So I now have a question for you..I have a Bravia XBR; do I:

    A) buy a new model XBR LCD
    B) kop a samsung LED
    C) wait a little longer and see what other selection there is for LEDs

    *I don't need to buy right away, seeing as I intend to move out at earliest next summer.*


    EDIT: in writing this, I kinda see that C is more of the right option.
     


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    So I now have a question for you..I have a Bravia XBR; do I:

    A) buy a new model XBR LCD
    B) kop a samsung LED
    C) wait a little longer and see what other selection there is for LEDs

    *I don't need to buy right away, seeing as I intend to move out at earliest next summer.*


    EDIT: in writing this, I kinda see that C is more of the right option.


    C unless you really want the best in PQ and don't care so much about how thin the set is.

    I believe Sony has discontinued their local dimming set the XBR8. It's a great set and if you really want the best LCD for PQ you may still be able to find a few around in stores (this is why you shouldn't wait if this is what you want). They discontinued them because they were a bit costly to produce for them. There is no official news of a model coming out to replace it, so it may be the last of a dying breed.

    I have a 55" XBR8 and I am really happy with it.
     


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    C unless you really want the best in PQ and don't care so much about how thin the set is.
    If he really wanted the best in PQ he would get a plasma. [​IMG]
     


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    If he really wanted the best in PQ he would get a plasma. [​IMG]

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    If he really wanted the best in PQ he would get a plasma. [​IMG]

    +1

    --Andre
     


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    If he really wanted the best in PQ he would get a plasma. [​IMG]

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    +1

    --Andre


    are plasmas really better? I heard they have a tendency to burn the images on the screen, is this true?
     


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