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Subject: Displays | October 30, 2007 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | October 23, 2007 - 01:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | October 11, 2007 - 01:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | October 2, 2007 - 02:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | September 25, 2007 - 01:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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."
Here are some more Display articles from around the web:
- HP w2207 22-inch LCD Monitor @ I4U
- Toshiba Regza 42X3000P 42 inch 1080p HDTV @ I4U
- Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 Review @ Digital Trends
- Samsung 40" LCD HDTV @ BCCHardware
- LCD Roundup: Something for everyone @ InsideHW
- SOYO 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor MT-GW-DYLM24D6 @ Benchmark Reviews
Subject: Displays | September 10, 2007 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | August 24, 2007 - 02:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | August 13, 2007 - 05:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
"This roundup is all
Subject: Displays | August 2, 2007 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HP w2207 is a 22" monitor with a native 1680x1050 resolution and HDCP compatible DVI connections as well as VGA. AnandTech found that the extra money this monitor costs has been put into the construction of the frame and stand, which are well constructed, and offer a better range of angles than most cheaper 22" LCDs. Unfortunately, the review went downhill from there.
Subject: Displays | July 27, 2007 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Planar PX2611W offers an 26" alternative to the huge 30" widescreens for those with smaller desks, or pocketbooks. Benchmark Reviews found this 1920 x 1200 wide gamut monitor to be perfect for gaming. You can find out just how good it is by reading the full review.
Subject: Displays | June 27, 2007 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The V7 group has put out a very attractively priced 22" widescreen LCD, the D22W12. A 1680x1050 monitor with a 5ms response rate and a 700:1 contrast ratio, they certainly didn't skimp on the quality, and they even included integral speakers. Motherboards.org was so impressed, they gave it their Hot Product Award.
Subject: Displays | June 13, 2007 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Lounge has posted a review of a well featured 27" monitor from Dell, the UltraSharp 2707WFP. Fairly expensive when compared to it's smaller brother, the 2407WP, it offers the same resolution and 20% more screen real estate. It's back is packed with all the input connections you would expect as well as a four USB 2.0 ports. The HD quality and response times make this mo
Subject: Displays | May 28, 2007 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XYZ Computers pick up the 'elegantly styled' Viewsonic VX2235WM 22" LCD. With 5ms response and a maximum resolution of 1680x1050 it has the stats for a good gaming monitor, and the included speaker will help those missing a good sound system. However they found the layout of the screen to be a bit odd, almost bottom heavy, and there were some problems with a sticker.
Subject: Displays | May 17, 2007 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At first glance, a 19" widescreen LCD with 8ms response time, 285 mm pixel pitch and 1440 x 900 max resolution for $170 sounds like a great deal. Investigating a bit deeper, you start to notice things like a total lack of a native resolution, a base without a height adjustment and poor built in speakers. Big Bruin was impressed overall, the image quality was very good for an LCD without a DVI input and the price really can't be beat.
Subject: Displays | May 7, 2007 - 05:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Viewsonic VX2435wm is under examination at 3dGameMan. As the name hints it is a 24" widescreen LCD, with a resolution of 1920x1200 and 8ms gtg and HDCP support for HDMI and DVI. They found the text to be perfectly sharp but had some problems with the brightness being too high, which is a good thing for some viewers. Unfortunately, the size slows down the response rate to the point where ghosting is
Subject: Displays | April 24, 2007 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Viewsonic's 22" Widescreen LCD display and it's integral Viewdock, 2.1 speakers card reader and USB hub are under investigation at Tweaknews. The Viewdock is a dock for an iPod, allowing you to charge your iPod as well as listen to the music on it. Read on to find out if they forgot to focus on a good display while adding on all the additional features.
Subject: Displays | April 16, 2007 - 05:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs reviews Samsung's SyncMaster 275T and 305T, as well as Dell's 3007WFP. All three monitors cost more that $1000, so before you invest that kind of money, you want to make sure you get the best.
Subject: Displays | April 3, 2007 - 07:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ViewSonic VX2235wm 22-inch HD Widescreen LCD offers DVI, VGA, and audio connections, with cable management on it's back. The controls are hidden on the base, which trims up the look of the casing around the monitor, but also means the base is fixed. Get a better look at this monitor at Think Computers.
Subject: Displays | March 29, 2007 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Buying a TFT LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) will introduce you to a whole set of acronyms you may have never encountered before. PureOverclock hopes to display their knowledge by monitoring the trends and giving you the chance to view their findings. Read on to find out what Twisted Nematic + Film, Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment, Patterned Vertical Alignment and In Plane Switching mean to you, and which is better at what you want from a monitor.