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LED vs 120Hz. If you could only have 1 feature in your monitor, what would it be between these 2?
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neither. gimme a good panel.
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I'm looking for a 24" monitor. I can't afford one with both 120hz and LED (my original budget changed). So I can get one with either. Based on that info, what should I put my focus into when looking through monitors, 120hz or led backlight.
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Originally Posted by stilllogicz View Post
LED vs 120Hz. If you could only have 1 feature in your monitor, what would it be between these 2?
don't these go hand in hand? aren't usually 120 hz come on LED panels only? I don't know....but if i have to choose.... 120 Hz because I don't really care how thin the LED is on my desk.
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LED isn't all marketing makes it out to be. It's just a change in backlight technology, which has less of an effect than the panel itself. Often it also has a blue tint on darker scenes and more backlight bleed, but those vary depending on the panel. So buying a monitor based on it being LED is a complete shot in the dark. It doesn't mean anything. Most commonly, it will perform very similar to CCFL backlit panels.

120hz on the other hand, very nice.
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Thank you De-Zant. I was looking for info like that. So I should put my focus into a good 24" 120hz monitor?
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by stilllogicz View Post
Most 120hz monitors are just regular LCDs and the ones that come with led backlight and 120hz are out of my budget. I've heard LED offering better picture quality but how does that fare with 120hz. I'm conflicted.
LED doesn't offer better picture quality. As said, backlight technology doesn't affect it that much.

Panel quality makes most of the difference. To see comparisons of monitors, check reviews, the specs can't tell you what a certain monitor will look and perform like

edit @ your edit: Yes, I'd focus on 120hz, but please do read a lot of reviews, you find out about potential issues and preference issues that way
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I'm not all that impressed with LED backlighting. I thought it was going to be much better than it actually is, with zero bleed, but it's not everything it's cracked up to be.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
LED doesn't offer better picture quality. As said, backlight technology doesn't affect it that much.

Panel quality makes most of the difference. To see comparisons of monitors, check reviews, the specs can't tell you what a certain monitor will look and perform like

edit @ your edit: Yes, I'd focus on 120hz, but please do read a lot of reviews, you find out about potential issues and preference issues that way
You seem to know your way around the monitor world, any recommendations on a 24" (lowest 23" biggest 25") monitor with 120hz?
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Originally Posted by stilllogicz View Post
You seem to know your way around the monitor world, any recommendations on a 24" (lowest 23" biggest 25") monitor with 120hz?
Give a rough price limit, and I can see what would suit the best.
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