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Is LED worth investing in as far as the problems with viewing from the side and all right now? Is lcd a good catch still? What are your opinions?
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I have a Series 7 LED Samsung and I am very happy with it. No problems with side viewing or anything...
But AFAIK LED is also LCD but instead it s using LD backlight to have better brightness and less power consumption so I reccommend LED at this time
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I down have ANY issues with my LED for viewing from the side its just the true LCD tvs or monitors that do that.
    
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Is LED worth investing in as far as the problems with viewing from the side and all right now? Is lcd a good catch still? What are your opinions?
True led is still very very expensive if you can find any. They're called oled or something like that.

What you're thinking of is just led backlit LCD's. LED backlit and CCFL backlit use the same kind of screens (LCD). The only difference is the backlight.
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post #5 of 10
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oh so this
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN55C7000WFXZA
is really lcd led back-lit tv. I was confused a little there. Ok so this is better than led-side lighting and why its more expensive but still not true led. Yeah the reviews through me for a loop with all the side degradation. When I was in Best Buy I noticed that with a lot of the tvs. When I was in front of them they looked great but as soon as I move to the side it didn't look so good.
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oh so this
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN55C7000WFXZA
is really lcd led back-lit tv. I was confused a little there. Ok so this is better than led-side lighting and why its more expensive but still not true led. Yeah the reviews through me for a loop with all the side degradation. When I was in Best Buy I noticed that with a lot of the tvs. When I was in front of them they looked great but as soon as I move to the side it didn't look so good.
Gonna happen with all TV's. They all have optimal viewing angles, some are just tighter than others. There are no "LED TV's" as that would imply something like each pixel being an actual LED. There is OLED (organic light emitting diode) and then there is LCD-LED which is an LCD TV with an LED backlight rather than some type of side-lighting or a few ccfl bulbs.
 
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I think you're confused, which is making me confused.

All LED TVs are LCD-LED TVs. They come in two kinds: full-array and edge-lit. Full-array LCD-LED TVs are backlit by a few hundred LEDs behind the screen, which generally can be dimmed for dark areas of the screen (to aid in contrast). Edge-lit LCD-LED TVs are backlit by strips of LEDs on the edges of the TV. These TVs are thin but pieces of garbage (poor color gamut, poor brightness uniformity across the screen). Off-angle viewing is exactly the same as a traditional LCD TV for both variations of LCD-LED TVs.

OLED TVs are only in their infancy. Sony has a 10" OLED TV which retails for about $2600. OLED TVs function by stimulating organic material with electric current to produce colored light. You can think of it as a LCD panel that makes its own light. It's NOT the same as a LED display.

http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...d-display.html


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A few examples of full-array LCD-LED TVs:

Samsung LNT4681F
Samsung LN46A950
Sony KDL-46XBR8
Samsung UN46B8500
LG 47LH90

A few examples of edge-lit LCD-LED TVs:

Samsung UN46B6000, UN46B7000, UN46B8000
Samsung UN46C6300, UN46C6500, UN46C7000, UN46C8000, UN46C9000
Sony EX700
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if by led you mean the organic led crysytal displays that to my knowledge are not on market yet but should be in a couple of years, then yes its worth investing(really small pixels, really thin screens, and really low power consumption) ... otherwise led backlight is as good as any other just a bit more ecnomic

nvm someone already posted the oled thingy ... serves me right to eat and post
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if by led you mean the organic led crysytal displays that to my knowledge are not on market yet but should be in a couple of years, then yes its worth investing(really small pixels, really thin screens, and really low power consumption) ... otherwise led backlight is as good as any other just a bit more ecnomic

nvm someone already posted the oled thingy ... serves me right to eat and post
OLED TVs will be amazing no doubt though! I'm a sucker for amazing contrast, specifically dark blacks, and OLED wins that hands down.
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