Not really. More and more eIPS are using the same 6bit+A-FRC color scale that TN panels use and LG goes out of their way to hide it when they do. For example, the Dell U2412M that was just linked to isn't true 8 bit color. The same can be said with almost all 10bit IPS panels. Except for some extremely high priced models they're all 8bit+A-FRC. Some don't even do that, opting instead of simulate the 10bit color using an 8bit panel.
Go try a Samsung or Viewsonic TN panel. I think you'll find they're much better looking than an AOC.He's not saying his tn monitor is uber, but not matter what tn monitor you have, it will never be close to the colour quality of an ips.
It is physically impossible for a tn monitor to show proper black, and it is all so phyically impossible that a tn monitor will show all the colours of an ips.
Tn only look so good because your brain is making it so, when you see it next to an ips the illution is broken and you start to see what the real colours are on the tn.
You get what you pay for sure, but ips will always look better.
This all boils down to how technical you want to get. The instant you put a backlight behind a screen you're going to get color wash, regardless of the panel tecnology you use. If you'd ever taken an LCD apart you'd see just how much the backlight affects the "true" color that the panel itself produces. No reproduced color is ever a "true" color and any technology that promises to be able to compensate for that is lying. The only reason you'll never notice is because the human eye can't detect more than 10 million different colors. Pretending you can is nice but it's just not possible. It's like using a 120hz monitor and claiming to be able to tell the difference between 60FPS and 120FPS. Your brain might think you can but your eyes physically can't.
Actually you can tell the difference between 60hz and 120hz. You eye can easily tell above 60hz. I know I can.
While the backlight will effect the colour, they can design the monitor so the colour given off takes that into concideration. By no means are IPS colour perfect, but compaired to a TN they are far better. Only OLED can give such true and perfect colour, but I bet you would be hard pressed to see much of a difference between one and an IPS, other than maybe slight washing of colour on the IPS.
If you buy a cheap IPS, you get what you pay for. Cheap IPS suck for what they are made for, this is obvious, but I'm not talking about cheap IPS, since they aren't worth the money.
I'm not saying IPS are perfect, but if you stick an expencive IPS next to an expencive TN, anyone could tell the difference. Maybe not stright away, but they could tell.