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Hello, I'm getting a new screen soon and I was looking at a 24" samsung LED, but hmm I have a few questions

1: Is LED worth getting over LCD? Like is the image quality better?

2: Would it be worth getting a 120hz screen? I mainly play FPS.

3: What are some pros about 120hz? Like if I was playing an fps, would I maybe be able to see them more clearly from far away? (Someone said it in a video, like being able to see them more clearly/sharp)

Thanks for your time.
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1. led is just the backlighting for the monitor. the LCD panel is still used over the LED backlighting. the LED backlight helps create better blacks and sharper image, but the colors are still from LCD arrays. there are some LED LCD monitors that also used colored LEDs to create even deeper colors.

2. the 120hz allows the screen to refresh faster, idk about clarity tho

3. some people dont like 120hz and i havent looked at them enough to have a list of pros and cons, someone else can chip in for that.

i am interested in more details for 2 and 3 also
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LED=LCD. Usually just means LED backlit. I have an LED backlit screen and the difference is minimal next to my "traditional" acer sidecar LCD. Less backlight bleed so if you're gaming it's nice when dark maps and things come up and it doesn't look washed out around the edges of your screen.
 
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LED=LCD. Usually just means LED backlit. I have an LED backlit screen and the difference is minimal next to my "traditional" acer sidecar LCD. Less backlight bleed so if you're gaming it's nice when dark maps and things come up and it doesn't look washed out around the edges of your screen.
+1 LED is genereally reffering to the backlighting used behind the LCD screen. The other popular option is CCFL. Because LED's have a slight blue hue to them, CCFL is known for better color reprodution (this is why most IPS monitors use CCFL), but also uses more power and offer lower contrast ratios. LED technology varies from full array LED (covers the entire back of the panel) and edgelit LED (only goes around the edges of panel) obviously the former is better. Some advantages of LED is they can be thinner, more power efficent, higher contrast ratios.
    
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Thank god a moderator cleaned up this thread, hopefully the OP can be nice.
Now, to answer the question!
1. if you can grab a LED backlit monitor for the same price as a LCD, then get it. if it's more expensive, your not missing out on much.
2. 120hz allows you to view games in 120FPS, which for some people, can make it feel smoother. it also allows 3D.
3. it's up to you, for me i can see a difference, but if you are fine at the moment with 60hz, then 120hz without 3d isn't going to blow you away as much as a bigger screen for the same price will. i whould try and view some at the store, and ask for 120FPS footage or a game that can run at 120FPS, see if it feels better for you..

For gaming, if the game cant do 120FPS, it will not feel any better than 60hz.
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