Faster than a speeding CRT

Subject: Displays | February 28, 2006 - 03:50 PM |
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Hot Hardware has grabbed a hold of a gamer's LCD from ASUS, the PM17TU.  It is a 17' LCD monitor with built in speakers and a 3ms response time.  Although limited to 4:3 ratio, which makes it less than perfect for DVD movies, the complete lack of ghosting makes it a great, and inexpensive monitor for those just wanting to game.

'…the LCD industry has made great progress in the realms of gaming and motion video.

Source: HotHardware

Widescreen not supported ... I don't think so.

Subject: Displays | February 13, 2006 - 01:57 PM |
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Just becuse a game refuses to accept a proper widescreen resolution, doesn't mean you can't play them that way.  Widescreen Gamer has put together a guide on getting games to play in wide screen, whether they like it or not.  No word on a fix for the HDCP support, a problem highlighted by the first link below (thanks PaternityTest!).

"Now that quality has gone up, and prices have gone down, more and more gamers are buying their

first LCD displays these days.

A monitor you can be proud to display

Subject: Displays | February 9, 2006 - 05:28 PM |
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Dell is offering a 24" display for under $1000 and Designtechnica has the review.  It can accept just about any signal output on the planet, and it is not quite large enough to require dual DVI in order to display properly.  Check this monster out!

"If you have been waiting for a large LCD at a great price, the Dell 2405FPW is the display for

you. Unless you are dead set on an HDMI with a 24-in. display, there is no reason to pass up on

the Dell 2405FPW.

The newest HDTV - Liquid Crystal on Silicon

Subject: Displays | February 1, 2006 - 03:27 PM |
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Extremetech has posted a shootout between 5 brands, all offering the latest and greatest High Definition tech.  All are huge, between 4 to 5 feet, and either 720 or 1080 resolution.  This will be a series, this first installment discusses the technology, what it is, and how it works.

"Liquid Crystal on Silicon, LCoS, is a relatively new and obscure display technology that is now

making its grand entrance into the HDTV marketplace.

Source: Extremetech

Seeing double, and loving it

Subject: Displays | January 30, 2006 - 01:07 PM |
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Motherboards.org reviews the Doublesight DS-1900, 2 dual linked 19" LCDs on one stand.  While you may not get too much out of it for gaming, anyone utilizing programs that have huge amounts of menus will probably love the extra screen real estate.

"This DS-1900 dual display monitor setup is an excellent product, and some positives of the

monitor include the ability to have 30 inches of viewable area horizontally, matching the highest

end Cinema displays from Apple in the overall viewing are

Convergance spreads to monitors

Subject: Displays | December 14, 2005 - 06:12 PM |
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The TechZone examines Samsung's SyncMaster 910MP Multifunction LCD Monitor, a combo monitor/HDTV with an acceptable response rate.  Take a gander at this thing, if you are torn between buying a small HDTV, or a new LCD monitor.

"The Samsung SyncMaster 910MP is a multifunction 19" LCD panel. This display combines such

features as a TV Tuner, IR Remote, Secondary Inputs, and HDTV compatibility.

Source: 3DVelocity

Big flexible LCD screens ... coming soon

Subject: Displays | December 7, 2005 - 06:55 PM |
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The Samsung flexible LCD that CNet reports on may not seem huge at 7 inches, but keep in mind, it's for portable applications, and who wants an e-book that is bigger than a paperback?  It might not be an OLED screen, but it is very flexible, and it does colours!

"Samsung Electronics has created a flexible LCD screen that measures 7 inches diagonally, another technology that may one day be used in products such as e-books.


The display is functionally similar to t

LCD Gaming Monitors Are Becoming Common

Subject: Displays | November 3, 2005 - 03:33 PM |
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With displays having 2 and 3ms response times available from most major LCD manufacturers, it seems that the old adage that CRT's are the best way to play games is headed the way of one button joysticks.  XYZ Computers takes a look at the ViewSonic VX924 3ms LCD Monitor.

"Over the past year or two computer users have been witnessing something very interesting- the

maturation of the LCD monitor.

Faster than a speeding CRT

Subject: Displays | October 27, 2005 - 11:56 AM |
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DigiTimes reports on BenQ's new 2ms response time LCD.  It isn't available on the market, in fact it doesn't even have a price yet, but it likely won't be cheap.

"BenQ recently debuted its 2ms 19-inch LCD monitor (FP93G X), which it claims to be the world's

fastest monitor. The monitor will be first introduced to the Asia Pacific region next month,

targeting the gamer market.

Source: Digitimes

Is your HDTV lacking definition?

Subject: Displays | October 24, 2005 - 05:15 PM |
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Designtechninca takes you through a simple guide to make your HDTV get the best out of digital signals.

"Your new HDTV looks atrocious. It doesn't produce a picture any better than the old analog TV you

just demoted to the bedroom. The first realization may hit you smack on the head. Then again, it

might just sneak up on you gradually. Either way the result is the samedissatisfaction,

disappointment, disillusionment, suffering, pain, misery, death.