Direct-Lit vs  Full Array:  Full Comparison

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While each type of backlighting uses a different light source, they have to be arranged in a particular way to properly direct the light into the color filter and through the other layers. The main three arrangements are called Edge-Lit, Direct-lit, and Full Array.

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Direct-lit backlighting is when LED lighting is used across the back panel of the TV. It is placed directly behind the LCD panel and provides a uniform light across the screen.

What is Direct-Lit?

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It breaks up the LED backlight panel into several zones. Each section or zone is responsible for only a portion of the screen’s backlighting.

What is Full Array?

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Full array is the king of backlights. They provide a wide viewing angle with great image quality, high color contrast, vivid color clarity, and all because the light behind the LCD panel can be locally controlled.

What is better direct-lit or full array?

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