Dreaming of a multi-monitor Christmas?

Subject: Displays | November 26, 2010 - 11:58 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

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

Subject: Displays | October 26, 2010 - 01:32 PM |
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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 - 04:02 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 - 12:55 PM |
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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 - 02:07 PM |
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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.

Lifelike Clarity

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A multitouch 23" LCD from Acer

Subject: Displays | August 30, 2010 - 01:17 PM |
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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.

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Adding yellow to an RGB LCD TV

Subject: Displays | August 16, 2010 - 04:25 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

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For those more interested in size than in 3D

Subject: Displays | August 5, 2010 - 02:33 PM |
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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 - 06:31 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 - 05:24 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

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

Subject: Displays | July 19, 2010 - 01:28 PM |
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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.

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

Subject: Displays | July 15, 2010 - 11:46 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

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A different kind of 3D display

Subject: Displays | July 6, 2010 - 05:12 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 - 03:03 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

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Can HP unseat Dell as the King of the 30 inchers?

Subject: Displays | June 9, 2010 - 04:08 PM |
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When you think of 30" monitors it tends to be Dell and their 3007WFP/3008WFP
that people think of first but HP is hoping to put and end to this with their new ZR30w.  It is 29.7" viewable diagonally with a 2560x1600 resolution and a MRSP of $1,299 which makes it fairly inexpensive compared to other 30" monitors.  HP has tried for a balance with the lower price, they didn't make sacrifices on the screen quality but the lack of HDMI or components plugs as well as no real onscreen display obviously contribute to the lower price. 

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Pick up three 27" for less than one 30"

Subject: Displays | May 25, 2010 - 12:55 PM |
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AnandTech will be the first to admit that there are some sacrifices you have to accept to use the Sceptre X270W-1080P, but most of those will not have any effect on enjoyment during gaming.  Consider that a single high end Dell 30" will run you about $1,300 while you can pick up three of these Sceptre LCDs for under

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Zalman extends their 3D monitor lineup

Subject: Displays | May 14, 2010 - 03:41 PM |
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Zalman ZM-M215W 3D Monitor is, as the name hints at, a 21.5" LCD with a 120MHz refresh rate allowing it to display 3D looking images using circular polarization.  techPowerUp tested out the quality of this monitor with the help of nVIDIA's active shutter glasses in their latest review.  One of the biggest hurdles they had to overcome was the installation of the iZ3D driver, as a default installation will leave you with a timeout error and no 3D.  Once that hurdle was overcome their experience

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Project your games, in 3D!

Subject: Displays | May 6, 2010 - 06:06 PM |
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The new line of Optima projectors have a new and improved DLP engine and higher resolutions than previous models.   At 1280x800 you are getting some nice definition and the Optima GT720 (not to be confused with nVIDIA products), supports TI's DLP Link and Nvidia's 3D Vision so you can game or watch movies in 3D.  It even comes with a backpack to let you easily lug around the 6.5lb projector and show it off to your friends.  On the back you will find an HDMI port, S-Video and composite video ports, a set of stereo RCA phono plugs for input, and a stereo miniplug for audio ou

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Samsung, your technology is not advanced enough to be indistinguishable from magic

Subject: Displays | April 12, 2010 - 12:22 PM |
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The $250 Samsung B2430is a 24" TN LCD panel with a native 1920 x 1080 resolution.  According to InsideHW there are a few flaws, the swivel-less base and the fact that the monitor does not tilt past 90 degrees will make a lot of users turn away in disgust.  Samsung tries to overcome this with a feature called MagicAngle which is supposed

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Can you stand a bad multi-monitor setup?

Subject: Displays | March 23, 2010 - 05:21 PM |
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If you lack the welding skills of Colleen and don't have one in your circle of friends and family, setting up EyeFinity with three monitors can be a little difficult.  Levelling three LCD displays can be a bit of a challenge even with identical monitors and the fact that they can move independently
can cause headaches.  There are various small companies that offer triple monitor stands but finding one when you are not familiar with the market is daunting.  Tweaktown offer

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