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#1 NikoDG

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:47 PM

I'm in the market looking for a widescreen ultra-definition monitor. For the most part I see people recommending the Dell U2711, but I stumbled across this little monitor in the making. I'm more of a plasma guy, but they don't make ultra-definition plasmas sadly. So, does anyone whose knowledgable about LCD's mind telling me what the difference is between these two styles of monitor? Also, is it worth the extra $400?

PLS - http://www.gadgets-i...monitor-review/

IPS - http://accessories.u...8284&redirect=1

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:08 PM

I'd still go with the U2711. PLS has the potential to be nice, but I think it needs more time to mature. Samsung should switch to full array LED backlighting on those since they could benefit from it, until then, stick with IPS panels.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:10 PM

What is the main difference between PLS and IPS?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

No one knows for sure yet the main difference between PLS and IPS. It's probably just a different placement of the electrodes to get the 100% viewing angle, and the LED's to make it brighter. Like bp said, if they had a full array of LED backlighting, that would make them the more superior panel.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:08 AM

dell ultrasharp all the way. the 24" model and above does 30bit color (which is a billion colors). being 99% color accurate when calibrated is really nice. I know nothing about PLS so i suggest going with a proven good monitor and technology.

For comparison TN panels do about 70% RGB range and some of the older models like my ultrasharp 23" does 97% RGB. I once in a great while noticed two colors in photoshop looking the same but it's rare. On TN panels you will have either a Blueish or Yellowish tint which will bug you to death once you realize this.

I have a feeling PLS panels sacrifice color for contrast and better viewing range. Only a guess...

Edited by hornybluecow, 31 January 2012 - 07:12 AM.

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