Subject: Displays | February 19, 2007 - 06:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | February 6, 2007 - 06:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | January 26, 2007 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | January 10, 2007 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech has posted a review of the HP LP3065, a nice 30" widescreen display. It boasts a lot of unique features, but runs about the same price as a pair of 24" displays, so you may want to think carefully before you run out to buy it.
Subject: Displays | December 21, 2006 - 01:21 AM | Ryan Shrout
So why does this new model of the Dell 30" monitor deserve a review seperate from the original?
Though we still feel Dell could have offered a few more connectivity options, as well and a bit more range of motion with its stand, it's safe to say that this gorgeous new 30" panel lives up to the rather lofty goal of refinement of the already impressive standard 3007WFP. The UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC is what
Subject: Displays | November 20, 2006 - 02:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a 16:9 ratio and a resolution of 1280x720, the InFocus Play Big IN76 DLP projector offers big HD at a good price. The Tech Lounge had the screen set to 130" during their testing, and had no image quality problems at all. The drawback to projectors are the bulbs, which do blow from time to time, and this projector is no different, it's replacements will set you back $400.
Subject: Displays | October 26, 2006 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MODTHEBOX reviews an economical display from Samsung, the SyncMaster 225BW TFT-LCD. With a maximum
resolution of 1680 x 1050 and pixel pitch of 0.282 mm plus a contrast
ratio of 700:1 this mid range monitor offers a good deal. Drop by for more info.
"I had good results with the 225BW using every day applications for web development, web surfing, e-mail and word processing.
Subject: Displays | October 20, 2006 - 06:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
... which is something you are likely to develop watching the Optoma Bigvizion HDBV3100. Digital Trends reviews this expensive wall mounted DLP TV. This display is compatible with just about every format on the planet, including 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and as far as inputs go, it has VGA, S-Video, Composite, 3 HDMI inputs, HDMI to and from receiver, HDMI to display, Component YPbPrand a lot more.
"A 100-inch TV is not for everybody.
Subject: Displays | October 3, 2006 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Viewsonic's VP2330wb is a monitor, plain and simple. No HDTV connectors, no S-Video, no speakers, just a well designed 23" TFT type LCD. It boasts an 8ms grey to grey response time, 250-nit brightness, 800:1 contrast ratio and .258mm dot pitch, which DriverHeaven has found to be accurate, and not just a boast. Read more about it in their full review.