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Subject: Displays | February 13, 2006 - 01:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just becuse a game refuses to accept a proper widescreen resolution, doesn't mean you can't play them that way. Widescreen Gamer has put together a guide on getting games to play in wide screen, whether they like it or not. No word on a fix for the HDCP support, a problem highlighted by the first link below (thanks PaternityTest!).
"Now that quality has gone up, and prices have gone down, more and more gamers are buying their
first LCD displays these days.
Subject: Displays | February 9, 2006 - 05:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Dell is offering a 24" display for under $1000 and Designtechnica has the review. It can accept just about any signal output on the planet, and it is not quite large enough to require dual DVI in order to display properly. Check this monster out!
"If you have been waiting for a large LCD at a great price, the Dell 2405FPW is the display for
you. Unless you are dead set on an HDMI with a 24-in. display, there is no reason to pass up on
the Dell 2405FPW.
Subject: Displays | February 1, 2006 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extremetech has posted a shootout between 5 brands, all offering the latest and greatest High Definition tech. All are huge, between 4 to 5 feet, and either 720 or 1080 resolution. This will be a series, this first installment discusses the technology, what it is, and how it works.
"Liquid Crystal on Silicon, LCoS, is a relatively new and obscure display technology that is now
making its grand entrance into the HDTV marketplace.
Subject: Displays | January 30, 2006 - 01:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Motherboards.org reviews the Doublesight DS-1900, 2 dual linked 19" LCDs on one stand. While you may not get too much out of it for gaming, anyone utilizing programs that have huge amounts of menus will probably love the extra screen real estate.
"This DS-1900 dual display monitor setup is an excellent product, and some positives of the
monitor include the ability to have 30 inches of viewable area horizontally, matching the highest
end Cinema displays from Apple in the overall viewing are
Subject: Displays | December 14, 2005 - 06:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The TechZone examines Samsung's SyncMaster 910MP Multifunction LCD Monitor, a combo monitor/HDTV with an acceptable response rate. Take a gander at this thing, if you are torn between buying a small HDTV, or a new LCD monitor.
"The Samsung SyncMaster 910MP is a multifunction 19" LCD panel. This display combines such
features as a TV Tuner, IR Remote, Secondary Inputs, and HDTV compatibility.
Subject: Displays | December 7, 2005 - 06:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Samsung flexible LCD that CNet reports on may not seem huge at 7 inches, but keep in mind, it's for portable applications, and who wants an e-book that is bigger than a paperback? It might not be an OLED screen, but it is very flexible, and it does colours!
"Samsung Electronics has created a flexible LCD screen that measures 7 inches diagonally, another technology that may one day be used in products such as e-books.
The display is functionally similar to t
Subject: Displays | November 3, 2005 - 03:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With displays having 2 and 3ms response times available from most major LCD manufacturers, it seems that the old adage that CRT's are the best way to play games is headed the way of one button joysticks. XYZ Computers takes a look at the ViewSonic VX924 3ms LCD Monitor.
"Over the past year or two computer users have been witnessing something very interesting- the
maturation of the LCD monitor.
Subject: Displays | October 27, 2005 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DigiTimes reports on BenQ's new 2ms response time LCD. It isn't available on the market, in fact it doesn't even have a price yet, but it likely won't be cheap.
"BenQ recently debuted its 2ms 19-inch LCD monitor (FP93G X), which it claims to be the world's
fastest monitor. The monitor will be first introduced to the Asia Pacific region next month,
targeting the gamer market.
Subject: Displays | October 24, 2005 - 05:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Designtechninca takes you through a simple guide to make your HDTV get the best out of digital signals.
"Your new HDTV looks atrocious. It doesn't produce a picture any better than the old analog TV you
just demoted to the bedroom. The first realization may hit you smack on the head. Then again, it
might just sneak up on you gradually. Either way the result is the samedissatisfaction,
disappointment, disillusionment, suffering, pain, misery, death.
Subject: Displays | October 12, 2005 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Have you managed to get a handle on dot pitch as it applies to CRT's, only to get baffled by LCD's with 2 different dot pitches on the same display? Wondering what a 500:1 contrast ratio is, or just how fast a response time you need to avoid whatever "ghosting" is? Head on over to The Tech Zone, and they shall illuminate you.
"The LCD monitor isn't just for spread sheets anymore.
Subject: Displays | August 22, 2004 - 03:04 PM | Chris Wiles
No it's not a 'typo', it really does say Sixty One inches! Samsung have done it again, further blurring the line between Monitor and TV, with their latest Projection Television. So, get out your wallet (you'll need it!), get settled in that comfy armchair and experience your favourite games like never before.
Subject: Displays | July 24, 2004 - 10:25 PM | Chris Wiles
Ever thought that it would be possible to reduce the footprint of that lovely LCD monitor even further? Enter Abbiecomp Space Management with a new and intriguing take on an old idea. You may be familiar with gas suspension on your car or motorbike, but now its found its way onto your desktop! Curious?
Subject: Displays | July 24, 2004 - 05:53 PM | Chris Wiles
With the next generation of displays here today, can Sharp's Ultra Thin, Ultra Light AQUOS 20" LCD Television become tomorrows object of desire? Its sleek, its discreet and its silver, but how impressed were the guys over at Bytesector?
"More and more people want quality over quantity, results over size; LCD televisions are the outcome of these new desires.
Subject: Displays | May 20, 2004 - 07:30 PM | Geoff Baker
Users of WindowsXP 64 bit have been after ATI to release drivers for some time now. Word was that ATI wasn't going to release anything until a final version of XP 64 was released. However, here are some Betas. Make your image backups and proceed with caution!
Subject: Displays | May 11, 2004 - 04:49 AM | Andrew Kaiser
If you are an enthusiast or not, if you have a newer computer, chances are it's got more connections than you can shake a stick at. USB, IEEE1394, SATA, Ethernet, the list goes on and on. But one thing that is seldom seen is the A/V connectors commonly seen on TVs. It makes perfect sense to have them in place. With a TV tuner/PVR card, you can copy, play, and record audio and video between live TV/radio, VCR, DVD player, cassette player, digital video camera, security camera, and many other gadgets. Sounding better yet?
Subject: Displays | April 23, 2004 - 05:04 AM | Andrew Kaiser
While this monitor doesn't have the ultra-low refresh rates gamers prefer, it looks like a pretty nifty device to me. It is certainly a lot less clunky than a 21" CRT and a PCI TV tuner!
Quote: "Samsung has been delivering products of superior quality in
their Syncmaster product line for some time now! Their latest product, the
SyncMaster 173MP is no exception. This product has the same distinguished
aesthetics we have become accustomed to from Samsung and is a sister model
of the 192MP. This 17 inch, HDTV-ready flat screen monitor is going to make
some noise in the market.
Subject: Displays | April 4, 2004 - 05:09 AM | Andrew Kaiser
3DVelocity takes a look at one of the first 12ms LCDs available. Has Samsung finally created an LCD that everyone will agree is superior to existing CRT technology?
Quote: 16Ms LCD's are fairly common today but in the case of the Samsung 172X, they are pushing the envelope with an impressive 12ms response rate.
Samsung is one of the leaders in consumer electronics today and are well known in the LCD industry. I personally have used many of their products from graphics card memory to system memory and optical drives.