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Difference between LED and LED backlit monitors

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June 20, 2010 8:10:10 AM

Hello,
I am totally confused before purchasing a monitor.Whether to choose pure LED monitor or a LED back lit LCD monitor. Which one is better, price-wise, performance wise or longevity wise?
Kindly reply early.
J.G.Paul
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June 20, 2010 4:48:48 PM

They are one and the same. You can thank advertising and marketing for confusing the issue.

"LED" for both monitors and HDTV only refers to the backlight.
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June 21, 2010 2:11:56 AM

As far as the "real" LED TV on the market today, the only LED TV i've seen so far on sale is the OLED from Sony (XEL-1). But as jaguarskx pointed out; advertising and marketing confuse a lot of people looking for a real LED TV's.

I just bought a 32" (LED backlight) LCD TV as a gift for $700 at bestbuy this may and the new owners are very happy with the quality. I only got to see it in action once at the store and I also like it. Unfortunately, I just bought my Sony XBR TV 2 years ago, thinking of replacing it but wife don't want new TV unless old one brake down. :( 

If you're looking for Sony models, compare the two, XBR's black color is darker (more of a black) compare to non XBR which is kindna bluish in color.
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