The ASUS PA246Q, professional quality without the price

Subject: Displays | April 11, 2011 - 03:22 PM |
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If you decide on a IPS LCD as opposed to the more common TN variety, you obviously care more about proper colour replication that you do your bank account.  ASUS seems to have aimed for a middle ground with their 24" 1920x1200 PA246Q ProArt IPS LCD which you can get for under $500.  Could ASUS pull off the low price without sacrificing quality? 

Find out at Hardware Canucks.

 

 

"For many discerning users, the current crop of inexpensive 24" monitors sporting TN technology don't even come close to offering the quality they are looking for. Unfortunately, stepping up to an IPS-totting panel meant shelling out well over $600 but ASUS is now offering another route. Their ProArt 24" monitor seems to offer the impossible: an IPS panel, factory calibrated settings and good response times for under $500. Is this too good to be true?"

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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