A reasonably priced 27" gaming panel; the HP 2711x

Subject: Displays | March 31, 2011 - 10:54 AM |
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At $350 the 27" 1920 x 1080 Hewlett Packard Pavilion 2711Xwill get you gaming on a big screen without the bill that a 30" monster will cost you.  Like most TN+ panels this HP display looks gorgeous, as long as you are head on to the monitor, TN+ panels sacrifice viewing angle for price.  TechReviewSource were quite impressed overall, however they warn those who are only interested in grayscale performance and multimedia features might want to look elsewhere.

"Whether you're working with multi-page documents and spreadsheets or fragging your way to glory in the latest first person shooter, it's almost always better on a big screen. Enter the HP 2711x, a slender, 27-inch monitor that delivers good color and motion performance and is eco- friendly as well. However, you don't get many extras with this model, and it has grayscale and viewing angle issues."

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One pair of 3D glasses to rule them all?

Subject: Displays | March 16, 2011 - 02:27 PM |
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As their name implies the XPAND X103 Universal 3D Glasses are intended to work with any active shutter 3D displays, saving you from purchasing multiple pairs.  MissingRemote couldn't pass up the chance to test this, especially as they have access to several 3D enabled displays from different vendors.  Seeing as the price of the glasses is in line with other single use styles, if the compatibility claims are correct you will save yourself some money down the road.  As it turns out, with a little calibration work, they do indeed live up to their name.

"This wouldn’t be so bad if the glasses were inexpensive, but with glasses costing over $100 each, not too many consumers are going to be stockpiling glasses for a rare group viewing. Furthermore, those 3D glasses might be worthless if a 2nd 3D display or replacement 3D display is purchased from another manufacturer. This is where XPAND steps in and attempts to alleviate the problem with their line of universal 3D glasses. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the XPAND X103 universal 3D glasses."

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The new 30" king - NEC's PA301w LCD

Subject: Displays | March 1, 2011 - 11:19 AM |
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The NEC PA301w is a new choice for those looking to game on a 30" screen at 2560 x 1600 with a 10-bit P-IPS type LCD. 
While it does have some unique features like inbuilt support for the X-Rite i1D2 colorimeter and a built-in KVM USB switch but it lacks other features you might expect such as an HDMI in.  In the end AnandTech proclaimed it "the best 30-inch display - heck, monitor in general - that I've tested yet. If you can stomach the $2,300 price tag."

Source: AnandTech

From CRT to LED and MDA to UXGA

Subject: Displays | January 24, 2011 - 11:29 AM |
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Ars Technica looks back at the technology that has affected users experiences the most over the years, the display.  From the old monochrome screens with your choice of black and orange, black and green or black and white, to the new displays capable of 1600x1200 and over 4 billion colours.  More than just the pixel count and response rate have changed over the years.

Source: Ars Technica

The HP HP ZR30w ... lots of monitor with not many features

Subject: Displays | January 12, 2011 - 03:19 PM |
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Hewlett-Packard's ZR30w 30" widescreen LCD has a lot of screen real estate but when it comes to features some might find it a bit lacking.  There are no analog connections whatsoever, only DisplayPort and DVI, not even HDMI.  As well as the lack of inputs, you may find the lack of any sort of OSD even more disappointing.  You have only basic controls for your brightness but nothing for colour temperature or any other variables you might wish to use.&n

A bargain on a 42"+ LCD ... from Vizio?!

Subject: Displays | December 9, 2010 - 10:16 AM |
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Gizmodo noticed a bit of a trend from reviewers of the new XVT series from Vizio, a company that does not tend to be viewed in a positive light.  However with this new series the reviewers are actually liking it, not as the perfect HDTV but as being better than average at everything, with a good price for a 42"+ HD TV.  Check it out for yourself; if you are embarrassed by the brand you could always cover it with electrical tape.

Source: Gizmodo

Dreaming of a multi-monitor Christmas?

Subject: Displays | November 26, 2010 - 08:58 AM |
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If you have on your wish list a GPU capable of multiple monitor gaming, be it EyeFinity or nVIDIA Surround and a two or three pack of monitors, you might have forgotten one wee thing will detract from your joy.  Lining up all those monitors on a desk and trying to keep them from moving or being of a slightly different height is not particularly easy; unless you pick up a multi-monitor stand.  Barring those with the skills to weld one together themselves, you might want to cons

Source: Phoronix

Now three choices to wirelessly stream HD audio and video to your TV

Subject: Displays | October 26, 2010 - 10:32 AM |
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The Warpia Wireless USB PC to TV A/V Display Adaptor is another new way to stream content to your TV wirelessly,
added to a variety of ways including one from Intel and one that major display manufacturers are developing.  There are two adaptors, one is USB for your laptop and the other sports VGA and HDMI

ASUS assembles a 3D TV kit

Subject: Displays | October 13, 2010 - 01:02 PM |
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The ASUS VG236H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D-Vision set includes the aforementioned monitor as well as an nVIDIA 3D Vision gaming kit including your active 3D glasses and IR transmitter.  At $500 it will set you back roughly the same amount as picking up the nVIDIA 3D kit and a 23" 120MHz display separately,
this just adds some convenience to the purchase.  Benchmark reviews tried out this kit on both a single display as well as a triple display setup, powered by a

What to look for in your next monitor

Subject: Displays | September 24, 2010 - 09:55 AM |
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When LCD monitors were first replacing CRTs as the standard on computer desks everywhere the main concerns were the size of the display, its refresh rate and not much else.  Now that the technology has had time to develop shopping for an LCD can be a little daunting as there are several different technologies to choose from.  Benchmark Reviews is here to help with description of the types of LCD and what each is best suited for as well as explaining why some d

LaCie Announces Next Generation Display with P-IPS Panel

Subject: Displays | September 21, 2010 - 11:07 AM |
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LaCie today announced the latest addition to its line of professional displays, the LaCie 324i – featuring a 10-bit P-IPS LCD panel. An ideal monitor for prepress, illustration, web design, and photographic workflows, the LaCie 324i delivers uniform and accurate colors thanks to its wide gamuts and backlight stabilization.

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A multitouch 23" LCD from Acer

Subject: Displays | August 30, 2010 - 10:17 AM |
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The specifications look familiar a 23" 1920x1080 LCD with a 2ms response and 80,000:1 contrast ratio with VGA, DVI and HDMI
connections. What makes the Acer T231h different is the USB port that connects to your PC and allows the multi-touch interface to work, if they are using Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional or Home Premium, other versions of Win7 as well as XP are limited in their interface.  Check out the full review that The Inquirer provided here.

Source: The Inquirer

Adding yellow to an RGB LCD TV

Subject: Displays | August 16, 2010 - 01:25 PM |
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You've probably all seen George Takei trying to sell you the new Sharp Aquos with added yellow pixels, instead of the usual RGB array that all other TVs use.  ExtremeTech had a chance to see this $3000 52" LED TV in action as well as to check out a few of the extras the TV has, like the ability to stream certain online content through Aquos Net.  Viewing movies and TV in both SD and HD showed that this is a well crafted TV with a decent brightness and good picture quality.  When it came time to d

Source: Extremetech

For those more interested in size than in 3D

Subject: Displays | August 5, 2010 - 11:33 AM |
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Picking up a two or three pack of monitors is not the cheapest upgrade to a system but for those who desire to experience EyeFinity or nVIDIA Surround it is certainly an attractive upgrade.  You can drop the price significantly if you abandon the idea of a 3D monitor and can go even further if you are willing to pick up a debranded monitor like the HP De-branded 25-inch HD Widescreen LCD which Think Computers recently reviewed.  That debranding knocks the price of this 1920×1080 LCD down to $220 if you shop around, which keeps the price of a three pack well below $1000.  As you

A different kind of DisplayPort adaptor

Subject: Displays | July 28, 2010 - 03:31 PM |
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Usually when we discuss DisplayPort adaptors on PC Perspective it is to talk about active DisplayPort to DVI adaptors used to bring a half dozen screens to a Crossfire setup.  There is another use for this connection type however, as evidenced by the Accell UltraAV DisplayPort to DVI Multi-Monitor Adapter that ThinkComputers just reviewed
Without the need for Eyefinity or nVIDIA Surround you can have up to three monitors running at a combined resolution of 10

Playing with three screens

Subject: Displays | July 22, 2010 - 02:24 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP was subjected to some terrible hardships recently as they were forced to play games on three screens in order to test the differences between EyeFinity and nVIDIA Surround.  If you can bear to see what happened to them during the testing of this feature with SLI and Crossfire setups then you can click through.  Thankfully there are not too many screenshots as the fps they manged are envy inducing enough, pages of triple screens showing Metro 2033 and others

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Delve into an Immersive 3-D World with the ASUS VG236H Monitor

Subject: Displays | July 19, 2010 - 10:28 AM |
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Fremont, CA (July 19, 2010) - ASUS launches the VG236H-a new 23” Full HD 1080p display that includes market-leading NVIDIA 3D Vision and Trace Free II technologies.

Source: ASUS

ASUS springs a pleasant surprise with an extra large 1920x1200 LCD

Subject: Displays | July 15, 2010 - 08:46 AM |
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The ASUS VW266H
is a super sized 1920x1200 LCD, at 25.5" viewable area it trumps many other displays by as much as 2", though the price stays fairly reasonableWhile OC3D was reviewing this monitor they had a worry that the extra size might mean the display suffered from fat pixel syndrome, as the pixels get bigger antialiasing is not going to wor

Source: Overclock3D

A different kind of 3D display

Subject: Displays | July 6, 2010 - 02:12 PM |
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3D displays are really trying to take a chunk of the market, with several display manufacturers, nVIDIA and many small players all rushing products into market.  The initial investment can be quite steep whichever route you take to be able to display your entertainment in 3D which is why we are seeing several all in one solutions of various types.  Merlin has recently released what seems to be a 3D picture frame, a 7" LCD with an 800x480 pixel display capable of displaying video and stills in 3D, as well as having a few other features familiar to MP3 players, like a calendar. &n

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Monster might have a good idea with their 3D glasses

Subject: Displays | June 25, 2010 - 12:03 PM |
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The Monster Vision Max 3D glasses are a bit of a work around for the problem that 3D displays have with compatibility.   Currently you can purchase a variety of 3D glasses but the hitch is that those glasses will only work on a very limited number of displays.  You won't be able to mix and match glasses and displays, instead you currently need to buy different glasses for each display you want to use.  Monster will sell you their glasses along with a base station that can adjust the timing of the glasses to match a variety of different displays.  A nice idea, if only a

Source: Gizmodo