Tuesday, May 4, 2010

War between LCD Panels: IPS and VA

Hi Friends,

Let's Check out which is a Better Panel, IPS or VA.

IPS is In Plane Switching Panel, manufactures by LG Display, whereas VA i.e Vertical Alignment Panel is manufactured by Joint Venture of Samsung and Sony.

Points of Difference.
1. Though both claim a viewing angle of 178 degrees

But in actual finding if you view IPS panel there is no color change from any viewing angle, but for VA there is a color change (see the picture above).
So, if you are viewing LCD with IPS Panel from the any side of your room, even then there will be no distortion in the colors and you can enjoy a better viewing experience.

2. Faster Response Time
IPS panel gives you a better and faster response time of 4ms, whereas VA has a good but lesser response time of 8ms as compared to IPS.
So, you can enjoy Vivid and Clear Motion Picture on IPS Panel, i.e when you are watching action movie or Sports, you can enjoy motion pictures without any blur or distortion on IPS panel.

3. Check the Screen Reliability
IPS panel is much more stable and reliable than VA panel. You can check this by simply rubbing your finger on the screen or by knocking on the screen.

IPS PANEL is more reliable and can take on mild actions of your cleaning and kids.

4. Does the Size really matter?
Yes, if you can get some extra without paying much for it.
IPS panels are available in 26", 32", 37", 42", 47" and so on.
VA panels are available in 26", 32", 37", 40", 46" and so on.
IPS Panels also gives an advantage of more viewable screen in 42" and 47" as compared to 40" and 46" in VA.
Brands in INDIA using IPS Panel are LG, HITACHI and many others and Brands in INDIA using VA Panel are SAMSUNG, SONY and many others.

Hope this article gave you an insight on Panels used in LCD TV.


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  10. Why benq manufactures va panel monitor

  11. It is a good share of information.
    May kindly note when u see moovis and tv program you can find depth of photo quality, colour is much better than lg and Samsung .
    May I know the how photo in Sony led better even usuing va panel

  12. Funny the "author" doesn't mention the mountainous contrast and black levels difference VA has over IPS. For a small gaming rig maybe IPS, but for any serious Home Cinema viewing in an LCD TV it's VA-ALL-THE-WAY!

  13. the article only mentions benefits of ips . Totally biased . I have both types .lets mention the main advantage of a VA panel . The contrsat is far superior on a VA panel , u will never get the same blacks on an ips . Watching movies is better on VA . while the IPS panel has more screen uniformity when viewing from side . I dont know anyone who watches tv over a period from the side . Its common sense to sit in front

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  16. Hi Sir, It is useful article. But I'm little confused with your statement for the IPS response time. As per wikipedia and other sites it is having longer response time. could you please clarify?

  17. People writing comments about the differences in response times and color shifts not being as this article is written need to see that the article was written in 2010, and quality of all technologies have increased greatly, and manufacturers want to advertise 178 degree viewing angles for ips and va..when actually looking at the screens, shifts in color occur well before 178 on va screens and then do no occur period on ips screens...or the numerous variations of ips technology that is out there...example pls....

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