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I have an Acer G235H right now and it's CCFL backlit. Until I really tried to notice it, I didn't see much wrong with it. I opened up paint and made the entire screen a few different colors and that's when it hit me. There are vertical lines all the way across the screen where the color differs. It goes from light to dark, light to dark, etc. Striations would be a good word to describe them. I assume this is due to the backlight and not the actual LCD array. Do LCD monitors with LED backlights fix this problem or are there still some LED lit monitors that are affected by this?

I am considering upgrading to Nvidia 2d surround and before I purchase two more of these monitors I want to get you guys opinion on this. I may end up using the monitor I have at another PC in the house and instead buying 3 new monitors without the lighting problems I am having.
 
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Is your monitor color calibrated? Most monitors differ from the center going outward having hot spots and cool spots, even LED back lit
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I was in the same situation.... But i bought 3 e machines monitors for Nvidia surround..


After about a month i turned off the other 2 monitors some times because i hated moving my eyes from side to side. I love multiple monitors, i just dont like 3 monitors as 1 resolution. When it came down to it i always wish i had got the nvidia 3d, cuz man 3d was just so cool when you had the glasses on. It made gaming funner. At first i thought surround was better than 3d, now i really dont like it all together.

You could always but both, but man your gonna have to some serious graphic cards in sli or crossfire.
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LED is a marketing gimmick. Unless its a high end fully backlit setup the picture is usually worse.
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