Caveat Emptor

Subject: Displays | March 11, 2008 - 12:18 PM |
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Techgage delivered a warning during their review of the ASUS VW222, and that warning was to avoid the monitor altogether.  They found the 22" TN panel LCD to be a poster child for every problem that can occur when using that type of LCD.  Even with it's fast response rate, poor colour replication and a very noticeable screen door effect real detract from what could have been a good LCD. 

You should keep an eye on this review though, ASUS contacted Techgage as they believe that the monitor they tested may have been defective; there will be an update soon.

"The display market is chalked-full of models that fill up the quality spectrum, from sub-par up to high-end. The VW222 falls into the sub-par category, sadly, with overall poor color representation and noticeable screen-door effects, resulting in a model that should not be considered for purchase."

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Source: TECHGAGE

Soyo and Honeywell join in a display of force

Subject: Displays | February 25, 2008 - 02:30 PM |
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Soyo used to be a major motherboard manufacturer, although they have moved on many have fond memories of their Dragon series.  Now, in a venture with Honeywell, they have released the Soyo Topaz S 24" LCD, a 1920x1200 TFT display with a 6ms refresh.   ASE Labs tried it out and found it to have no problems gaming or playing DVDs, or with Linux as the used Ubuntu to test it.

Source: Aselabs

Samsung's new display

Subject: Displays | February 7, 2008 - 03:21 PM |
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Samsung's new 245T 24" LCD monitor takes advantage of a newish display type, called Super Patterned Vertical Alignment, and for now it seems to be only Samsung that provides it.  The biggest surprise you may run into is the price, it is a $700 monitor, although Pricegrabber may get you a bit better price.  Bearing that in mind, the bar that this monitor has to reach is fairly high.  The response time of 5 ms gray-to-gray was enough for AnandTech's eyes,

Source: AnandTech

The new year's resolution

Subject: Displays | January 28, 2008 - 03:02 PM |
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The Samsung SyncMaster 2232GW sports a hefty price, over $350 on PriceGrabber, but you do get a lot out of it.  It sports 2ms grey to grey response, a 1680x1050 native resolution and colours that Think Computers found to be quite impressive.  It is simple compared to some other monitors, having only 3 plugs, power, VGA and DVI, no audio, USB or iPod Docks, just the basics.&nbs

Ambidextrous monitor

Subject: Displays | January 14, 2008 - 06:26 PM |
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Dell's UltraSharp 3008WFP-HC will accept just about any possible signal, with ports on the back for Analog VGA, DVI-D (2, w/HDCP), HDMI, DisplayPort, S-Video, Composite and Component.  The 8ms gray-to-gray can show some issues in FPS games, but ExtremeTech found the display perfect for watching HD video.  Another consideration for gamers is that it doesn't handle 1680x1050 which some find to be a sweet spot for Crysis.


Source: Extremetech

That curved Alienware monitor you keep hearing about

Subject: Displays | January 11, 2008 - 04:27 PM |
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A lot of people have been talking about the Alienware monitor that was on display at CES this week.  You know the one: 2880x900 resolution, LED lit DLP technology, due out in the second half of the year.

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Dell Crystal Takes Home Best of CES Innovations Award 2008

Subject: Displays | January 7, 2008 - 05:36 PM |
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Dell's new 22" Crystal display gives you a rather attractive way to watch HD content and to game, check out Ryan's pics from the floor of CES.




Source: Dell

AMD Displays Technology Leadership with New AMD Xilleon

Subject: Displays | January 7, 2008 - 11:19 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 7, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled a new family of AMD Xilleon panel processors designed to provide unrivaled visual quality in liquid crystal display (LCD) digital TVs. AMD's new panel processors deliver advanced motion compensation and frame rate conversion technology for excellent image processing, resulting in a rich, immersive entertainment experience.

Source: AMD

Dell Crystal Display a reality

Subject: Displays | January 3, 2008 - 12:15 PM |
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Looks like someone spilled the beans early on the "crystal" display that was showcased last CES.


Source: engadget

Dell 3008WFP LCD Monitor with DisplayPort

Subject: Displays | December 31, 2007 - 02:00 PM |
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DisplayPort is coming, and very soon.  Dell is going to be one of, if not THE first to get a high quality DisplayPort capable monitor on the market in the form of an updated 30" display.  The Dell 3008WFP adds more than just a DisplayPort connection though; it combines the 30" and 2560x1600 resolution with the features of the multimedia-based 24" monitors released in 2007.

This midsized monitor is making it's mark

Subject: Displays | November 27, 2007 - 12:32 PM |
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LG's L204LT 20.4-inch widescreen LCD monitor seems perfect for gamers with some rather nice stats, 1680 x 1050 native resolution, 2000:1 contrast ratio and a 5ms response time.  Think Computers was rather impressed by this monitor, although they did take marks away because it doesn't come festooned with dozens of USB ports.

Fix those fleshtones

Subject: Displays | November 12, 2007 - 04:24 PM |
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Getting a big HD monitor isn't that hard, but making it look just right can be.  Madshrimps has reviewed a product that can help, and end arguing over tint levels.  The Pantone huey makes it dead simple, with it's sensor and accompanying software, by donig the calibration for you.  It will even let you have multiple settings based on how bright the room currently is, as well as profiles for graphics design and more.

Source: Madshrimps

X-bit Labs continues on their quest to rate every monitor ever made

Subject: Displays | October 30, 2007 - 05:53 PM |
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Any day now, X-bit labs will start giving away free monitors in a desperate attempt to clean up their testing room.  They have probably tested over 100 monitors in the past year, and show no signs of slacking off.  This time they focus on 24" models, wide screens preferred.  Gamers and movie geeks are allowed argue over which monitor deserves the top spot, but only after they've read the full article.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Round up at the 19" corral

Subject: Displays | October 23, 2007 - 01:11 PM |
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X-bit Labs has gathered 12 19" monitors from 7 different makers, to see what kind of value they offer.  With a spread of prices and features, as well as display technologies, there is a lot of information to go through.  It will pay off if you are planning to pick up a monitor any time soon.

If you are looking for something a little bigger, Ryan has just finished reviewing Viewsonic's VA2226w 22" Widescreen LCD.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Get a wider perspective

Subject: Displays | October 11, 2007 - 01:14 PM |
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The Acer AL2216W 22" monitor isn't really aimed at those looking for perfection, but rather those looking at getting a 22" widescreen monitor for less than $300.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with the monitor, as you would expect from an Acer product, but 3dGameMan felt that there was something missing in some of the games they played.  For casual gamers or just for anyone whose eyes are getting

Source: 3dGameMan

22" LCD roundup

Subject: Displays | October 2, 2007 - 02:35 PM |
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If you are in the market to get a mid sized LCD monitor, then give a little time to ExtremeTech and get some shopping ideas in return.  The monitors range in price from $200 to $400, and the quality is widely varied as well, one monitor managed 8/10 while another struggled to hit 4/10.  Don't just assume that their rating scale matches yours though, extras like an iPod dock may be a negative in your opinion.

Source: Extremetech

Playing on the big screen

Subject: Displays | September 25, 2007 - 01:26 PM |
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One of the biggest displays at the CEDIA expo would be the new 1080p digital projectors, and Digital Trends spent a good amount of time checking out the offerings.  The extremely bright Panasonic PT-AE2000 for the home can produce a full 1500 lumens, which allows viewing without needing a blacked out room, and will display a 10' image from 11' away.  For those with a bit more to spend, Sony introduced the $15,000 VPL-VW200 with Carl Ziess lenses and a BRAVIA signal processing engine which will allow up to a 35,000:1 contrast ratio.  There is also a ~$3000 Sanyo LP-Z2000 which may provide some competition to those thinking of buying large LCD or plasma TV.

"With all of the high-def projectors cropping up at this year's CEDIA expo, it's easy for even the most die-hard home theater buffs to get blinded by the light. And with prices starting to plunge below $4,000 USD, 1080p projectors are starting to catch the attention of more mainstream buyers as well. If your home cinema is a little short on screen acreage, an HD projector is an ideal way to make the jump to the big time, but you'll need to familiarize yourself with all the new options first. Here are four new HD projectors that should be on your big-screen radar."

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Even more monitors

Subject: Displays | September 10, 2007 - 02:40 PM |
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X-Bit Labs is on a roll. In their latst batch of monitor reviews, number 4 in a long series, they compare 20" 13 LCD monitors, covering widescreen and regular sized, cheap entry level and the more expensive side.  You can see just how important Response Time Compensation is, and differences between VA, TN, S-IPS and the other matrices that LCDs are built with now.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Easy on the eyes, and on the back

Subject: Displays | August 24, 2007 - 02:50 PM |
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Sharp has been showing off a 52" LCD display that only weighs 60lb.  You won't be able to learn much more about it on Sharp's webpage, but you can drool over the pictures on [H]ard|OCP.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

When your response rate isn't your response rate

Subject: Displays | August 13, 2007 - 05:00 PM |
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22" screens sit at about the $300 price mark, and tend not to have some of the features you see on higher end LCDs, like response time compensation.  This tends to mean that the published response rate tends to be much lower than what you will actually experience, even to the point of ghosting in games and action movies.  X-bit Labs has done some homework on this size of monitor, and give a complete break down on seven TN matrix monitors and their various strengths and weaknesses.

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Source: X-Bit Labs