A Fistfull of Dollars...
Tired of waiting to dump that old CRT based TV and get a shiny, new widescreen LCD panel? Well, the time may finally be here to do that for a large portion of consumers. With LCD panel prices dropping, and old models being phased out for new. I was able to get my hands on the LG 47LH30 widescreen high definition TV for a very attractive price, and thought that I would share my experiences with our readers.
Subject: Displays | February 2, 2010 - 10:43 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
Introduction, Features, Specifications
When I'm on the go covering technology events or press conferences, my 15" laptop rarely has enough real estate compared to when I'm at the office using my dual 24" LCDs. Sometimes, I just need a few more inches of space to monitor e-mail, instant messaging, and even my MP3 playlist. One relatively inexpensive solution to this dilemma is Lilliput's 7" mini USB monitor.
Subject: Displays | January 22, 2010 - 05:30 PM | 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 - 07:47 PM | 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 27, 2009 - 12:09 AM | 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 - 11:22 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 - 10:18 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 - 10:48 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 - 06:56 PM | 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