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The Acer HN274H 3D Vision and HDMI 1.4a Monitor is Starting to Appear

April 7th, 2011 · 18 Comments · General 3D News


The Acer HN274H 3D monitor is the first 27-inch 3D Vision compatible product and it is also the first with HDMI 1.4a support for 3D as well, meaning that with it you can get quite a wide compatibility with different 3D products, although still not as much as with a 3D HDTV over the HDMI 1.4a interface. You can of course connect a PS3 console and play games in stereo 3D mode with it, as well as any other 3D-capable consumer electronic device that can output 3D in the frame packaged format defined in the HDMI 1.4(a) standard. On the other hand you get 1080p at 120Hz over the Dual-Link DVI and 3D Vision support on the PC, something that is still not available with 3D HDTVs due to use of the HDMI 1.4 standard. The monitor comes with a built-in 3D Vision IR emitter and a pair of 3D Vision active shutter glasses that you will be using even when the 3D is coming through the HDMI interface. And the good news is that the monitor has started appearing on different markets worldwide at the beginning of April, although it was delayed a bit, it is finally here. So if you were waiting for this because of the bigger screen size or the support for HDMI 1.4a, then there is probably no need to wait anymore, not to mention that the monitor does very well in stereo 3D mode as you can read in the extensive review published here on the blog a while ago.

At the moment in North America you can only get the Acer HN274H at Newegg for $699 USD and they don’t have that big stock, so if you want the monitor don’t wait too long. If you live in Europe, then the chances that the monitor will be available in your country by the end of April are quite high, in some European countries it appears the monitor is already available, but again not in large quantities, so look around and you can report shops that already have it in the comments below.

To read a review of the 3D capabilities and performance of Acer HN274H 3D monitor…


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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 park // Apr 7, 2011 at 11:14

    hi bloody :)
    is this monitor LED backlight or CCFL?

    and
    is this monitor also support as 1080P 24hz 3d display
    in Powerdvd 10 ?
    or just nvidia 120hz only?

  • 2 Bloody // Apr 7, 2011 at 11:31

    The monitor uses LED backligh, not CCFL.

    Yes, it also works with HDMI 1.4 3D sources…

  • 3 SikSlayer // Apr 7, 2011 at 11:58

    Will this work on a device that’s not HDMI 1.4 and uses Side by Side, like a Cable Box or a Tivo HD, and get 3D?

  • 4 ev3info // Apr 7, 2011 at 11:59

    “in some European countries it appears the monitor is already available”

    So can anybody tell me where i can buy this display?

  • 5 haseeb // Apr 7, 2011 at 12:06

    $700+$10 shipping? Do these companies really think this technology is really worth that premium price tag?

  • 6 Bloody // Apr 7, 2011 at 12:22

    No, the monitor does not work with Side by Side or Above/Below input source, only HDMI 1.4(a) frame packaged input is accepted and displayed in stereo 3D mode.

    ev3info, you can heck within the local Acer distributors in your country for a start to see if it is available and if/when it will be.

    haseeb, it is up to the users to decide that… the price in Europe for example is even higher. Bundling a pair of shutter glasses also brings up the price, but you also have smaller and more affordable alternatives available.

  • 7 vesper8 // Apr 7, 2011 at 17:10

    anybody spot it in Canada yet? I looked on newegg.ca et ncix.com and haven’t found it yet.

  • 8 halowarsss // Apr 7, 2011 at 17:18

    Some people got it.
    I read it in the comments of this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX327YoHrCg

  • 9 gadget78 // Apr 7, 2011 at 22:05

    its a shame about eth side by side, not being supported :(
    but there are devices that can be brought to convert side by side, to frame packaged …
    plus i suppose its only fewer older devices that use this now, still it is a shame that this monitor will not cover all angles, but then its not a 3DTV but a higher end monitor for PC ….

  • 10 Joe // Apr 7, 2011 at 22:26

    Thanks for being on top of the coverage Bloody. I have been waiting on this forever and pulled this trigger. I’m pairing it with an ASUS GTX580 (3.5 slots!).

    I appreciate this site a ton as a source for all things 3d, but especially for the timely, complete and unbiased coverage.
    I’ll post impressions to this thread if they have anything to add to Bloody’s review.

  • 11 Tjn // Apr 8, 2011 at 11:00

    Any news on the Gn245hq?

  • 12 PCStory // Apr 8, 2011 at 19:43

    Not available in Canada yet, but i understand, we are so pathetic.

  • 13 vesper8 // Apr 9, 2011 at 00:57

    @ gadget78 and/or bloody

    You speak of a device that can convert side-by-side format from a satellite receiver to a format that would be understood by a monitor such as this… what devices do this?

    I’ve read a bit about devices that do something similar but they only seem to work for DLP projectors.. unless I’m missing something.

    Do you have a specific model that would do this? Because I’m stuck in that boat too.. I want this monitor badly.. but it would be sweet if I could watch hockey and tennis and gold in 3D that’s being broadcasted in side-by-side by Bell ExpressVu

  • 14 Bloody // Apr 9, 2011 at 10:15

    Actually the adapters for projectors may also work with 3D monitors as well, as they output the 3D video in frame sequential mode. You would just need to use an HDMI to DVI adapter, as you need to connect it to the DL-DVI input. However I haven’t tried, so I cannot tell for sure if it will or will not work…

  • 15 Terran236 // Apr 9, 2011 at 20:39

    You can watch side by side videos but they have to be run through software like Cyberlink Power DVD9. Tested and works quite well.

  • 16 Jerry // Apr 11, 2011 at 18:13

    It seems that the monitor will be available this week in Germany and Switzerland (approx. in 2 days).
    I hope, that the dates announced by the different stores do not change again…
    I can’t wait to play Crysis 2 and to watch Avatar on this.

  • 17 Ibo // May 11, 2011 at 12:59

    Got it yesterday.
    Only tried the Pc so far.
    today i will try the Ps3.

    I love it.

    Great site BTW

  • 18 Gerard // May 29, 2011 at 19:33

    I found it here (May29th):
    http://www.lasystems.be/Acer/ET.HH4HE.001/HN274Hbmiiid/product/251676.html

    It’s a bit of a risk…. anyone used this store before?

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