Can someone recommend a good monitor/display?

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I need what I see on the screen to match as closely as possible to what I print. The book I am using to learn elements 9 goes on in great detail about the importance of color and how it relates to printing. I have discovered I need a new larger monitor. Please give me direction as to what I should look for, regarding LED versus LCD, is one better than the other for matching colors from screen to print? Also, I know many flat screen televisions are PC compatible. Are the acceptable? Any information or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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The only real difference between Computer Monitors and TV's these days is the number and type of connections that can be made. They are really merging into a single entity. At home I use my TV as my computer monitor, but I also hook up my old NES, a DVD player, and a number of other devices to it.

With proper color management being used, it doesn't matter what monitor/TV you use, whether LED, LCD, Plasma, or CRT. Just remember, no matter what you use, your screen can produce more colors than your printer (this is a limitation of the CMYK color space printers use, see for some info on this).

Color management is about knowing what your screen can produce and what your printer can produce, then changing the information so that they LOOK similar (not all color conversions are possible).
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You can't compare LED vs. LCD... LED is just a type of backlight for LCD monitors.
Don't just compare specifications, most are very misleading.

The most important thing is to get an IPS panel. They have very consistent colors across viewing angles.
Avoid high-gamut unless you really know what you're getting yourself into.
I'd get something from Dell's Ultrasharp line. They are all IPS.