An iMac lookalike that isn't an Mac

Subject: Displays | April 24, 2006 - 03:57 PM |
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CoolTechZone spotted a very interesting merger of a TV and a PC.  The QuaNext from Quataris is a 19 LCD TV and tuner with an Intel Pentium 4 Prescott, an Intel 915GL chipset, a 2GBs of RAM, plus about 200Gb of storage ... and it runs on Linux.

Source: CoolTechZone

It is time to go HD, but which HDTV type to choose?

Subject: Displays | April 12, 2006 - 03:49 PM |
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Digital Grabber revisits the HDTV market, now that the prices are more or less in line with non-HD TVs.  Reading this guide should help you along the road of buying a new HDTV, and will give you some defense against the sales patter of staff at your favorite electronics store.

Ask more from your monitor

Subject: Displays | April 7, 2006 - 04:54 PM |
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CoolTechZone reviews the  Philips 190G6FB LCD Panel.  While it may be sold as a monitor, it is much more.  4 built in speakers, a TV tuner, plugs for just about any connectors and even USB ports make this a review you have to see.  Don't forget the 8ms response either!

Source: CoolTechZone

37" of Widescreen HD

Subject: Displays | April 4, 2006 - 03:59 PM |
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Sceptre has struck again, with one of the biggest HD LCD's you can get on the market.   Read the full review at HotHardware to get an idea how much screen real estate is available on this beast.

Source: HotHardware

21.3" LCD with a split personality

Subject: Displays | March 23, 2006 - 02:34 PM |
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With a quick response rate, multiple inputs and the ability to split the screen, the Samsung SyncMaster 214T is an interesting monitor.  With it's odd size it may seem an unlikely choice, but read the full Bona Fide Review before you decide.

"The Samsung SyncMaster 214T is Samsung's latest 21.3" LCD display and is currently listed at an

online price of around $670USD. The 214T features a gamer-friendly1600x1200 resolution, 178

degree viewing angle, and a quick 8ms Gray-to-Gray response time.

This monitor knows a few tricks

Subject: Displays | March 8, 2006 - 06:03 PM |
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The Tech Zone reivews Samsung's new SyncMaster 910MP multifunction panel.  Not only a respectable gaming LCD, it's an HDTV, and more.  Check it out before you buy another monitor or TV.

"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. All these features

are crammed into a monitor that has a 8ms pixel response time, providing for excellent desktop PC

and gaming performance.

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