Originally Posted by nathris
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo
The fact that the 2412 dithers the last two bits isn't the reason it has a more narrow color gamut than the 2410. The reason lies in the backlighting (LED vs CCFL).
I would say the biggest downside of a e-IPS panel is that there are some contrasts shifts (but still no real color shifts) at extreme angles.
What? That couldn't be further from the truth. Backlighting has absolutely nothing to do with color accuracy. A well calibrated monitor will have accurate color regardless of the backlighting. The only real difference is that you get some banding in gradients that you wouldn't from an H-IPS panel.
Elmo was apparently referring to gamut, in which case he would be somewhat correct. w-LED backlighting is restricted to ~sRGB color space, while CCFL can extend a fair bit further. RGB-LED backlighting can extend even further. But only handful of very expensive screens have that.
Color accuracy is another issue.