I see. Googled Wiki and read this. * * * In-plane switching (IPS) In-plane switching was developed by Hitachi Ltd. in 1996 to improve on the poor viewing angle and the poor color reproduction of TN panels at that time.Its name comes from the main difference from TN panels, that the crystal molecules move parallel to the panel plane instead of perpendicular to it. This change reduces the amount of light scattering in the matrix, which gives IPS its characteristic wide viewing angles and good color reproduction. Initial iterations of IPS technology were plagued with slow response time and a low contrast ratio but later evolutions have made marked improvements to these shortcomings. Because of its wide viewing angle and accurate color reproduction (with almost no off-angle color shift), IPS is widely employed in high-end monitors aimed at professional graphic artists, although with the recent fall in price it has been seen in the mainstream market as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD * * * Do you remember people were complaining about viewing angle too wide on laptop PCs and Active Matrix had to come in to protect privacy? It's a different technology, but whatever goes around comes around. :-DD Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 25 04:55 PST On Nov 25, 2010, at 0446 , Eric Welch wrote: > In plane switching. It's the latest technology for LCD. > > On Nov 25, 2010, at 1:48 AM, Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx> wrote: > >> ips………brand, kind? >> >> On Nov 23, 2010, at 0920 , mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: >> >>> Again, it all falls back to display type... it's ips or nothing for me >>> right now.