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CES: LG's 'Super'-angled IPS6

LG shows off its IPS6 series of monitors, which include both LED backlighting and IPS panels.

LG angles for more customers. Eric Franklin/CNET

LAS VEGAS--When LED backlighting and IPS panels are brought together, the results are impressive. Many LCD HDTVs take advantage of this melding of technologies to deliver crisp images to everyone watching them--no matter how wide the person's viewing angle--on a thin screen that draws relatively low power.

This week at CES 2011, LG demoed the IPS6 series, a slim LED-based monitor with an IPS panel.

LG showcased a useful demo demonstrating the advantages of IPS over TN. Eric Franklin/CNET

As you can see in the photo above, IPS panels maintain their picture and color integrity even when viewed from extremely off angles, while TN panels do not.

The only detail that gives us pause is the relatively low brightness compared with other IPS monitors. 250 cd/M2 is by no means a low number, but IPS displays usually hit at over the 300 cd/m2 range or more.

Incoming specs:

  • 1920x1080 resolution
  • 250 cd/M2 brightness (125 cd/M2 in 3D)
  • VGA, DVI, HDMI connections
  • Six-axis color controls

Look for more info in the coming months.