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Subject: Displays | February 2, 2010 - 05:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The most important things in display reviews have changed over the years, from SVGA or VGA to LCD or CRT to more recent times when the big differences have been limited to native resolution and screen size. There are other statistics which are important, like response times, brightness and viewing angles, as well as the colour gamut if you are into graphics design. Thanks to nVIDIA and a few other companies, the next big thing has arrived which is depth, or 3D. The ViewSonic VX2268WM and
Subject: Displays | January 22, 2010 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Dell UltraSharp U2711 is a 27", 2560x1440 LCD with a pair of dual-link DVI inputs, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, component
and composite inputs so no matter what you are connecting to this monitor, it will talk to it. There are also several USB ports and handy flash memory reader.
Subject: Displays | January 5, 2010 - 02:47 PM | Jonathan Hung
After pinching your pennies and pouring over reviews and specs, you finally bought yourself an LCD panel with a slim body. You get it home and realize that the TV mount you got for it is 2 to 3 times as thick. Nothing quite kills the space and aesthetic of your beautiful display by having it protrude off the wall.
Subject: Displays | December 26, 2009 - 07:09 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you though the display connection battle was already complex with the inclusion of DisplayPort connections as well as HDMI, DVI, dual-link DVI and the legacy VGA ports still showing up on motherboards, be prepared for yet another option. With the upgrade to USB 3.0 and bandwidth as high as 4.8 Gbps, it is very possible that USB 3.0 powered displays will start to filter out in early 2010. There are already USB 2.0 displays available (we reviewed one from EVGA here) but they have been limited in frame rates and resolutions because
Subject: Displays | December 3, 2009 - 06:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Is response time actually involved in LCD picture blur? Do those fancy new motion enhancement features actually degrade your image quality? Is it actually important to your eyes that you can spot motion blur in still images? These are the questions that ExtremeTech decided to answer when they investigate the issue of motion blur on LCD screens. Their testing involved eight LCDs, two plasmas, one Sony Professional HD Trinitron Studio Monitor and a CRT
for reference. Read on to
Subject: Displays | November 25, 2009 - 05:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Acer, ASUS, Samsung, LG and ViewSonic are all well known providers of LCD displays and it is a selection of those manufacturers that InsideHW gathered for a cheap 22" display roundup. Each monitor sports almost exactly the same specifications apart from their claimed contrast, a stat that can be measured by many means and is at best slightly misleading. Read on for an overview of the current state of affairs in the lower end of the 22" market.
Subject: Displays | October 19, 2009 - 06:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMDs EyeFinity is getting a lot of press, much more so than nVIDIA's 3D Glasses; possibly this is because it is easy to post a video of EyeFinity in action. In order to show a review or video in 3D the viewer has to have already picked up the glasses as well as a 120Hz monitor, at which point they are obviously already hooked. Not to let such difficulties slow them down, X-bit Labs takes a look at ViewSonic's FuHzion VX2268wm 3D
LCD. Until now Samsung has had the corner on this market but not for long,
Subject: Displays | September 28, 2009 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
60Hz displays will probably be the next thing to fall victim to obsolescence as we start to see 120Hz displays appearing on the market. The 1680x1050 Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ
is one example of the displays taking advantage of the new display technology and at $319 you don't pay too much of a premium for the privilege of
doubling your hertz. You will need a dual link DVI cable capable of sending 120Hz to get the full effect, but after that you can see what has Tweaknews so excite
Subject: Displays | September 11, 2009 - 04:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thanks to AMD's new Eyefinity, LCDs may start coming in six packs in order to give you a huge screen, but in the mean time you can pick them up singly. Take the Samsung 2233SW Black 21.5" Widescreen LCD, which ascribes to the new widescreen standard of 16x9 offering a perfect 1080p display. It is currently available as a refurbish for $132, so pick up a few! The 5ms response time might seem
Subject: Displays | August 25, 2009 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At only 19", the 1366x768 Samsung SyncMaster 19-inch LD190G might seem a bit small to be interesting but this particular LCD has a few tricks up its sleeving. ModSynergy liked its overall look as well as its viewing angles, which seemed better than most models to them. The neat trick that it can do involved the built in USB plug, not intended for use as a hub but instead to allow you to use another monitor. It is also very handy for use with a laptop as you can connect the monitor to it via that same USB plug and the help of some software. Drop by for a look at this multi-talented, multi-display monitor.
"Today presents an interesting review of a new series of monitors coming from Samsung called LapFit, which looks to bring versatility and expandability to notebook users whom are seeking a quality multi-display solution without needing additional hardware or confusing adapters.
What is impressive about the new LapFit displays is the fact that Samsung offers you a chance to add multiple external monitors to a single PC without the need of additional graphics card or complex software installations, with everything being all done via USB connection. Read on to learn about the new Samsung SyncMaster 19-inch LD190G widescreen LapFit LCD monitor and to see if this is something that could peak your interests. Reviewing this monitor made it clear that the LapFit is not only useful just for the notebook crowd."
Here are some more Display articles from around the web:
- Samsung SyncMaster LD190 LCD Monitor @ Futurelooks
- Samsung SyncMaster P2350 LCD Monitor @ CCE Reviews
- Hands on with Panasonic's 1080p 3D HDTVs @ Digital Trends
- LG 55LH90 Review @ Digital Trends
Subject: Displays | August 10, 2009 - 12:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are upgrading your monitor, you might want to consider picking up one of those neat new stereoscopic 3D monitors like the Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ.
Digital Trends tried out this 1680x1050 22", which also necessitates possession of a pair of NVIDA GeForce 3D Vision glasses plus a compatible NVDIA graphics card and Windows Vista, perhaps Win7 will work but it was not tested. The 3ms response rate as well as the abili
Subject: Displays | July 16, 2009 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Samsung SyncMaster P2370
is a 23", 1920x1080 LCD which is about 1.25" thick. The stylish design is the main focus of this display, The Tech Zone didn't spot ghosting but they didn't sound convinced it would be there for a hard core gamer. The brightness and colour contrast were certainly acceptable, so this display might be best used to watch movies. With it's ability to show true 1080p quality and its stylish design, it would satisfy most HTPC enthusiasts.
Subject: Displays | July 16, 2009 - 01:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BREA, California - July 16, 2009 - EVGA Corporation, the leading-edge graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer, today announced the availability of the InterView, with two rotatable super-thin high resolution 17" TFT LCD displays supported by one desktop stand.
Subject: Displays | July 1, 2009 - 04:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ViewSonic VX2433wm is a $220, 23" LCD whose native 1920x1080 happens to be the same resolution as 1080p. This means that your HD content will not have any pixel manipulation in order to display. It also sports a fast enough response rate to allow ghosting free gaming. Big Bruin would like to give you a warning about the built in speakers though.
Subject: Displays | June 17, 2009 - 01:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At first glance, when you are shopping for an LCD it looks like you have a lot of choices beyond simply choosing a size. There are dozens of vendors with several models in at each display size, which adds up to a fairly long list when you are trying to decide. Look a little closer and you might notice that almost every single one of these displays uses a TN matrix.
Subject: Displays | May 22, 2009 - 02:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For a bit under $200 you can pick up Nvidia's GeForce 3D Vision
googles and enjoy a somewhat 3D experience alone, on some games. An alternative has popped up; one that does not require you to don the glasses and that will show the 3D view to everyone. The iZ3D H220Z1 3D Mo
Subject: Displays | May 6, 2009 - 03:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The reason that the ViewSonic VX2433wm 23.6-inch is called an HD LCD Monitor is because it's native resolution is 1920x1080 (16x9 not 16x10), meaning 1080i/p content can be played without any image manipulation. ViewSonic kept that theme with the inputs as well, having an HDMI in for playing with HD consoles or a Blu-ray player, as well as the more familiar DVI-D input.
Subject: Displays | April 29, 2009 - 01:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For raw stats, the 24" Soyo Pearl TFT LCD sports a native 1920 x 1200 resolution with a 2ms response time and a 1000:1 contrast ratio; though as with all LCDs, the exact definitions and measurements may be other than you might expect. R&B Mods spent a goodly amount of time taking pictures of the various display tests the
Subject: Displays | March 31, 2009 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking for a high quality monitor that comes with a load of extras, like audio, USB, and a webcam, take a look at Samsung's SyncMaster 2263UW. If space is an issue, then having almost all your common peripherals built into your monitor is a real life saver. Also worth mentioning is that the TFT display is of high quality, you will not end up with something that can do a lot of things poorly, this monitor excels at everythign it does. Drop in to Tweaknews for more information
Subject: Displays | March 13, 2009 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS VW266H looks perfectly normal at first glance, a 25.5" LCD that runs at 1920X1200 and has a 2ms grey to grey response rate is a common sight now; the $350 price tag is unique. You aren't limited to using this as a PC monitor either, with HDMI plugs and S/PDIF out, it is perfect for gaming consoles or even attached to an HD cable box or PVR. The only caveat that Ryan found is present on all TN matric LCDs; the viewing angle sucks and you had better plan on sitting directly in front of the monitor. Check out his full review at the top of the page.
"The ASUS VW266H and VK266H offer an outstanding combination of features, screen size and price to really put a stamp on the LCD monitor market. If you are a gamer on a budget or just a PC user looking for a display that can also be used for your console gaming or DVR set top box, then definitely give this ASUS monitor a shot!"
Here are some more Display articles from around the web:
- Asus VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Monitor @ HotHardware
- Sharp Aquos LC-46D65U Review @ Digital Trends
- ASUS VH242H 24-Inch 16:9 @ Futurelooks
- Samsung 2433BW @ InsideHW