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Subject: Displays | February 19, 2007 - 06:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The days of the 15 pin VGA connector are numbered. DVI is the choice of many users of LCD screens, HDMI is becoming less rare and UDI and DisplayPort are getting ready to make an appearance. If you don't want to end up buying the perfect monitor, and have it be incompatible with your perfect video card, give this article at ExtremeTech a thorough read.
Subject: Displays | February 6, 2007 - 06:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When you are buying an LCD monitor for gaming, response time and contrast ratio rule, because not too many are terribly worried about 100% accurate colour representation. When doing graphic design, the exact opposite is true. In some applications, in order to get a realistic looking model, you need to use a palette of colours that differ in only the most minute way and if you can't see the difference in shades you cannot do it.
Subject: Displays | January 26, 2007 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Arguments about whether a progressive 720 or an interleaved 1080 is the better HD standard are kind of moot with the appearance of 1080p, but the argument about whether investing a lot of money in an HD system right now are still going strong. With this new display type, if you are really utilizing it, you have a resolution above 1920*1200 or higher, which translates to about 1MB per second if you are trying to stream it. TweakTown looks at what this tech can do
Subject: Displays | January 10, 2007 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech has posted a review of the HP LP3065, a nice 30" widescreen display. It boasts a lot of unique features, but runs about the same price as a pair of 24" displays, so you may want to think carefully before you run out to buy it.
Subject: Displays | December 21, 2006 - 01:21 AM | Ryan Shrout
So why does this new model of the Dell 30" monitor deserve a review seperate from the original?
Though we still feel Dell could have offered a few more connectivity options, as well and a bit more range of motion with its stand, it's safe to say that this gorgeous new 30" panel lives up to the rather lofty goal of refinement of the already impressive standard 3007WFP. The UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC is what
Subject: Displays | November 20, 2006 - 02:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a 16:9 ratio and a resolution of 1280x720, the InFocus Play Big IN76 DLP projector offers big HD at a good price. The Tech Lounge had the screen set to 130" during their testing, and had no image quality problems at all. The drawback to projectors are the bulbs, which do blow from time to time, and this projector is no different, it's replacements will set you back $400.
Subject: Displays | October 26, 2006 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MODTHEBOX reviews an economical display from Samsung, the SyncMaster 225BW TFT-LCD. With a maximum
resolution of 1680 x 1050 and pixel pitch of 0.282 mm plus a contrast
ratio of 700:1 this mid range monitor offers a good deal. Drop by for more info.
"I had good results with the 225BW using every day applications for web development, web surfing, e-mail and word processing.
Subject: Displays | October 20, 2006 - 06:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
... which is something you are likely to develop watching the Optoma Bigvizion HDBV3100. Digital Trends reviews this expensive wall mounted DLP TV. This display is compatible with just about every format on the planet, including 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and as far as inputs go, it has VGA, S-Video, Composite, 3 HDMI inputs, HDMI to and from receiver, HDMI to display, Component YPbPrand a lot more.
"A 100-inch TV is not for everybody.
Subject: Displays | October 3, 2006 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Viewsonic's VP2330wb is a monitor, plain and simple. No HDTV connectors, no S-Video, no speakers, just a well designed 23" TFT type LCD. It boasts an 8ms grey to grey response time, 250-nit brightness, 800:1 contrast ratio and .258mm dot pitch, which DriverHeaven has found to be accurate, and not just a boast. Read more about it in their full review.
Subject: Displays | September 21, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With an 16ms grey to grey response time, the Samsung 244T might not seem like the best monitor for gaming and action movies, but at 24 inches viewable it deserves a little slack. Bona Fire Reviews can show you a lot more about it, including a good idea how big it is, by measuring the screen in CDs.
"Last month we had the chance to review one of Samsung's largest LCD display's with their 24" 244T monitor. The 244T was a very good
performer and quite enjoyable to review.
Subject: Displays | August 17, 2006 - 01:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BFR reviews the Samsung SyncMaster 244T 24" WUXGA LCD. In addition to the DVI and analog inputs you would expect, it also accepts component, CVSB, and S-Video. Even more uncommon, this display can do Picture In Picture, and Picture Beside Picture.
Subject: Displays | August 11, 2006 - 03:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
22 inches of HCDP compliant, 5ms widescreen goodness. BCC Hardware has their hands on a very attractive HD LCD from Samsung.
Subject: Displays | July 27, 2006 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone reviews the multi-talented ASUS PW201 Widescreen LCD monitor. Take a good look at this 8ms reponse 20" widescreen LCD panel runnuing a native resolution of 1680*1050.
"It's hard to imagine an LCD monitor that provides more than just visual functions in an aesthetically
pleasing package that boasts a jaw-dropping screen size, quick gray-to-gray response time, a built-in
camera, speakers, and a whole range of connectors.
Subject: Displays | July 13, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
About $350 seems a reasonable price for a 20.1" widescreen LCD. When you add in 8ms response time, a (typical) 800:1 contrast ratio, 176 degree viewing angle and fullscreen at 1680 x 1050 resolution, it sounds even better. Get the full review of ViewSonic's VX2025 at A1-Electronics.
Subject: Displays | June 28, 2006 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You can buy a monitor from Dell, and still get the support you would get from buying a whole system, which makes this monitor handy for those you know who can break anything. Techgage has a full review of the 19" UltraSharp 1907FP LCD Monitor, with 8ms response, so drop by for a peek.
Subject: Displays | June 8, 2006 - 01:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Samsung has just presented what they call the first OLED 3D screen. It's only 4.3 inches, and hopefully it will scale upwards as quickly as CPUs scale downwards. Get a peek at DigiTimes before they consign the article to their archives.
Subject: Displays | May 30, 2006 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
UK Gamer puts aside their big, low reponse time gaming LCD to try out Viewsonic's VA2012w 20.1" Widescreen Monitor. With dual and triple head capable displays, and enormous sized monitors out there, is this 20.1" widescreen with 8ms reponse time a good cheap alternative?
Subject: Displays | April 24, 2006 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone spotted a very interesting merger of a TV and a PC. The QuaNext from Quataris is a 19 LCD TV and tuner with an Intel Pentium 4 Prescott, an Intel 915GL chipset, a 2GBs of RAM, plus about 200Gb of storage ... and it runs on Linux.