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LED Backlight vs LED Widescreen

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
May 31, 2011 10:04:40 PM

This has been bothering me since I started looking for a monitor. Is there really a difference between and LED backlit monitor with a TFT Active Matrix screen and an LED monitor? Or is it just another way to confuse the consumer?

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May 31, 2011 10:14:20 PM

A "LED monitor" is a "TFT Active Matrix screen" with LED backlight.

You can thank Samsung for coining the phrase "LED HDTV" which then migrated to "LED monitor"; thus causing some confusion in the market.

A "LED HDTV" / "LED monitor" both use LCD panel, but uses LED (a.k.a. WLED) backlight instead of traditional florescent backlight.

LED (a.k.a. WLED) = Blue LEDs with a yellowish phosphorus coating to imitate white.
May 31, 2011 11:53:48 PM

Best answer selected by bgwhite11.