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Just to be clear, "Direct Lit" LCDs are, in fact "full array". You probably will never see one with local dimming however.
The reason direct-lit LCD exists is that it's even cheaper than edge lit. It uses super simple LED modules, pre-fabbed, in a similar design to older CCFL models.
The chassis can't be as thin as edge-lit however, so it's not for high-end product.
Oh, and that "even cheaper" is why edge lit has pretty much meteor-to-the-Yucataned traditional full-array sets.
People don't want to pay for it so it's pretty much extinct.
There's a saying about "everything in moderation". If only it was applied to well, you know...