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Led vs Lcd computer monitors... which one is less eyestrn

by sunshinedeb24 / December 28, 2012 2:22 PM PST

Hi, eveyrone,

well, here's the thing. I have an lcd monitor and am thinking that i want to upgrade to a bigger one which is an LED monitor. However, Im wondering if the LED's are harder on the eyes than my LCD monitor that I already have? I use it for many hours in a day, and don't really want a brighter light in my eyes, just a nice monitor.

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The LED refers to the back light, not the actual display.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 2:32 PM PST

If you need link about display technology just ask. I think this has been personal preferences and visits to the doctor to discuss this forever.

Always inspect the displays. Research those IPS displays too.

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im trying to determine which is less straining on the eyes.
by sunshinedeb24 / December 30, 2012 5:18 PM PST

i am trying to get opinions so that i can make an informed decision. If you think it's been discussed forever then please dont respond to my question, because I would like some real opinions and thoughts on it.

There must be people out there who have a real preference. The bottom line is that I have an LCD monitor and Im considering getting an led but if the led is harder on the eyes, then I would like to know that. And of course it's personal preference, but getting knowledge from other users is a valuable tool.

On the other hand, I appreciate your suggestion to inspect the displays. I found that at my local store they
were not working, so I couldnt inspect them. Howver, i will just go to a new store.

Thanks in advance for anyone with an opinion on this subject.

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Then a nod to the IPS LCD LED back lt displays.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2012 2:30 AM PST

I like those, but with medical issues, you should ask your doctor and not in public forums.

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(NT) Typo! "back lit"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2013 1:09 AM PST
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I'll agree with Bob because ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 31, 2012 9:01 AM PST

everyone's eyesight is a little different and what works well for me might not for you.

Then there is the fact that monitors with the same technology from different manufacturers can look better or worse than a similar model from yet another manufacturer.

The very best way to see what is best for you is to spend some time at a store looking at all that they offer and since you can use the flatscreen HDTV as a monitor include some of them in what you look at.

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