Big is not always beautiful

Subject: Displays | May 7, 2007 - 05:44 PM |
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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

Source: 3dGameMan

Kitchen sink sold seperately

Subject: Displays | April 24, 2007 - 01:53 PM |
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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.

Source: Tweaknews

Supersized monitors

Subject: Displays | April 16, 2007 - 05:34 PM |
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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. 

Source: X-Bit Labs

ViewSonic's quick responder

Subject: Displays | April 3, 2007 - 07:05 PM |
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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.

Alphabet soup, as it applies to monitors

Subject: Displays | March 29, 2007 - 02:46 PM |
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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.

A budget professional monitor

Subject: Displays | March 16, 2007 - 01:15 PM |
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The Samsung SyncMaster XL20 undergoes the scrutiny of The Tech Zone, as they find out how well LED technology works as a light source in an LCD monitor.  With much better colour reproduction than is found in most monitors and good brightness, this is less an expensive gaming LCD and more a cheap way to get a professional quality monitor.  It even comes with a hood to let you work w

A bright idea from HP

Subject: Displays | February 27, 2007 - 02:55 PM |
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The HP LP 3065 is a 30 inch monitor that sports a resolution of 2560x1600, or a 16:10 ratio, so it is about 27" wide and 17" tall.  This display passes every test with flying colours, there is no distortion of any type to be found.  HotHardware has the full review of this gigantic monitor, which could easily pass as a HDTV.

Source: HotHardware

Making sense of display connectors

Subject: Displays | February 19, 2007 - 06:13 PM |
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The days of the 15 pin VGA connector are numbered.  DVI is the choice of many users of LCD screens, HDMI is becoming less rare and UDI and DisplayPort are getting ready to make an appearance.  If you don't want to end up buying the perfect monitor, and have it be incompatible with your perfect video card, give this article at ExtremeTech a thorough read.

Source: Extremetech

Hire a professional

Subject: Displays | February 6, 2007 - 06:28 PM |
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When you are buying an LCD monitor for gaming, response time and contrast ratio rule, because not too many are terribly worried about 100% accurate colour representation.  When doing graphic design, the exact opposite is true.  In some applications, in order to get a realistic looking model, you need to use a palette of colours that differ in only the most minute way and if you can't see the difference in shades you cannot do it.

Source: X-Bit Labs

First 720p and 1080i, now 1080p

Subject: Displays | January 26, 2007 - 01:45 PM |
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Arguments about whether a progressive 720 or an interleaved 1080 is the better HD standard are kind of moot with the appearance of 1080p, but the argument about whether investing a lot of money in an HD system right now are still going strong.  With this new display type, if you are really utilizing it, you have a resolution above 1920*1200 or higher, which translates to about 1MB per second if you are trying to stream it.  TweakTown looks at what this tech can do

Source: TweakTown