Quoted from Lamprey:
I bought the LED one for my Shadow, but haven't had a change to install it yet (started tearing it down to clean it up). However, I noticed when looking at the panel that it didn't have the LED diffusers (as you mentioned). In the back of my mind I was thinking about it, but figured I'd wait until I got it installed to see how I felt about it. Since you've brought this back into fore of my thoughts I was thinking that maybe I (or anyone) could try printing the DMD hole pattern with larger holes on a semi-transparent vellum paper or something to get closer to the DotsXL look...?
If you figure something out, please post. Otherwise I can try in a month or so when I get my machine back together..
I have LED on Shadow and LCD on Met.
The brighter vibrant colors on Shadow are so much better than washed out colors on Met's LCD.
I do not find the complaints about the LED being too piercing or too much black space an issue for me at all. I don't play my games in a dark room though.
I was concerned it might be an issue, but I really don't see it. The LCD washed out colors bug me more.
Brightness and color vibrancy is the outstanding difference to me. The Shadow is much improved with the LED.
I'm convinced it just depends on the individual and the game.