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List of LCD panel types used for models of monitors?

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March 5, 2005 11:06:27 PM

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I read some articles and reviews of LCD monitors and most of them say that
there is not really and one type LCD that is best in all areas of
performance (response time, color, contrast, viewing angle etc.). The LCD
panel type (TN+Film, S-IPS, MVA and PVA) really make the difference in
weather the monitor is best for certain uses.
The adds at retailer sites or specs at monitor web sites do not give the
information on what type panel they use. Sometimes the reviews for monitors
say what type of panel they use, but I cant find reviews of all monitors.
Is there a list somewhere with most of the popular consumer LCD monitors and
the type of panels they use?

Thanks,
Lou
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March 6, 2005 11:34:34 PM

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"Lou" <no-spam@sonic.net> wrote in message
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> I read some articles and reviews of LCD monitors and most of them say that
> there is not really and one type LCD that is best in all areas of
> performance (response time, color, contrast, viewing angle etc.).

While this is true in terms of "absolute best" (at least in a
numerical sense, in some cases), the more advanced LC
modes (the various IPS and VA types, currently) produce
panels which are at least very, very competitive with one
another. And just as soon as you've declared one of those
to be the "best" in terms of any given performance parameter,
those producing the other type will likely come up with yet
another twist on THAT type which puts it ahead again. So
it's pretty dangerous to say that "IPS" or "VA" or whatever
is "best" and expect that to hold up for all time. The best
you can ever hope to do is to compare specific implementations
on particular performance points.

Bob M.
March 7, 2005 12:56:15 AM

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"Bob Myers" <nospamplease@address.invalid> wrote in message
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>
.. ...........So it's pretty dangerous to say that "IPS" or "VA" or whatever
> is "best" and expect that to hold up for all time. The best
> you can ever hope to do is to compare specific implementations
> on particular performance points.
>
> Bob M.
>
>


I read the info on LCD's at X-bit's Guide: Contemporary LCD Monitor
Parameters and Characteristics
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/lcd-guid... ) and it lead
me to believe that the four types of panels commonly used have
distinguishing features and performance that will not change much because of
their design.. That is the TN is best for response time, the IPS is a bit
slower, has a bit better image , and angle of view, the MVA and PVA are
slowest but have the best image, angle of view.
I am just trying to have a better way of comparing different brand monitors
that may be using the same panel, so maybe what I really need is info on
what the actual make/model number of the panels used for different brands of
LCD's.

The local retail stores have a limited amount of LCD monitors on display to
try out and you cant always try everything on them. One monitor that I was
able to look at a store was the Viewsonic V201s 20.1" (IPS panel I believe)
and it seemed to be best for my needs when comparing it to other LCD's at
the store. I then saw some other monitors for online by other brands (Dell,
and Philips) and they had very similar specifications. That would lead me to
believe that they all have the same model LCD panel but I am not sure. Some
of the other monitors also have other features like picture in picture (I
think on the Dell). So if the other monitors use the same model panel, then
I figured they would have about the same performance and image.
I guess what I would like to know is if there is a way to find out for sure
what monitor uses what model LCD panel.

Lou
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March 7, 2005 8:18:22 AM

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"Lou" <no-spam@sonic.net> wrote in message
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>
> I read the info on LCD's at X-bit's Guide: Contemporary LCD Monitor
> Parameters and Characteristics
> http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/lcd-guid... ) and it
lead
> me to believe that the four types of panels commonly used have
> distinguishing features and performance that will not change much because
of
> their design.. That is the TN is best for response time, the IPS is a bit
> slower, has a bit better image , and angle of view, the MVA and PVA are
> slowest but have the best image, angle of view.

The viewing angle between the IPS and VA types is today
very comparable - and specified viewing angles may not give
you apples-to-apples comparable numbers, anyway. I would
definitely question the assertion that either IPS or VA has a
"better image" - it again depends on just what you mean by
"better," and definitely on the specific type and model in question.
The assertion that TN has a better response time is, at this point,
just plain wrong, since more development has been done in this
area with respect to the IPS and VA types than has been the
case for TN. (Actually, some of the best response times being
claimed today are not from any of these, but from a type not
yet mentioned here - and not yet commercially available in
monitor panels - the OCB mode.)


Bob M.
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