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Subject: Displays | June 25, 2010 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | June 9, 2010 - 01:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | May 25, 2010 - 09:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | May 14, 2010 - 12:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | May 6, 2010 - 03:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | April 12, 2010 - 09:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | March 23, 2010 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | March 9, 2010 - 10:30 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zalman's new Zm-M220W
LCD is a 22" stereoscopic display, giving you a 3D view with the help of nVIDIA's standard stereoscopic driver, but not their active shutter glasses. This LCD does all the work, allowing you to use passive glasses to enjoy the 3D effects. OCMODSHOP tried it out at several trade shows and they offer you a look at the display as well as a list of all of the games that are currently compatible. The monitor runs about
Subject: Displays | February 22, 2010 - 08:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Panel technology is something that should get more recognition that it does now. Shopping for a new display tends to be a simple process of picking a size of display and then looking for a good deal, but doing your research before buying a monitor is just as important as researching any other part in your machine.
Subject: Displays | February 2, 2010 - 02:43 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 - 09:30 AM | 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 - 11:47 AM | 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 - 04:09 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 - 03:22 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 - 02:18 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 - 03:48 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 - 11:56 AM | 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 - 01:58 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 - 09:28 AM | 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 - 09:29 AM | 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