Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/02/01

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Subject: [Leica] Mark, your new NEC screen
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 21:53:11 -0500

Thanks Tim I myself am very glad to know exactly this!

Mark R.

> From: Tim Gray <tgray at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 21:08:04 -0500
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Mark, your new NEC screen
> On Feb 01, 2012 at 06:59 PM -0500, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> Its an LCD with a LED backlight. So its perhaps some kind of hybrid?
>> I never did get it straight which was better LCD or LED anyway. Maybe both
>> is better.
> LED screens are LCDs.  Plain and simple.  Non-LED LCDs used CCFLs (cold
> cathode fluorescent lamp) lights for the backlight for the most part.
> LED screens use LEDs to backlight the LCD.
> As far as LED or CCFL backlight being better, it depends on the quality
> of the lighting.  LED has the potential to be better in the long run
> with better color gamut, as well as being able to be switched on locally
> on certain parts of the display (boosts contrast range), as opposed to
> just providing a uniform backlight.  They also can lead to lower power
> usage and thinner displays.  However, with the current tech, a lot of
> the mid range monitors that demand color accuracy still use CCFL
> backlighting, like NEC's PA series.  But it mostly depends on the
> quality of the LED or CCFL used.
> I'm sure this is more than you wanted to know :)  I'm also sure you'll
> enjoy your monitor - I love my NEC.
> Tim
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