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I’ve Got the Acer GN245HQ 120Hz 3D LCD Monitor Available for Testing

June 7th, 2011 · 49 Comments · General 3D News


I’ve finally got my hands on a sample of the new 24-inch Acer GN245HQ 120Hz 3D Vision-ready LCD monitor, so I’ll be testing it and you can expect a detailed review of the monitor to be published here in the blog in the next few days. I’m quite interested to see how the smaller 24-inch model compares to the bigger 27-inch Acer HN274H display that I’ve tested a while ago, as they are both new and feature HDMI 1.4 3D support. Some reviews are claiming that the Acer GN245HQ is far superior to the Acer HN274H monitor, so I have high expectations and since I’ve liked quite a lot the performance of the 27-inch version, I’m expecting to see really good results from the smaller 24-inch model as well. So stay tuned and meanwhile you can ask for things that you want to be covered in the review or just to try with the monitor while testing it…

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49 responses so far ↓

  • 1 xwing // Jun 7, 2011 at 16:26

    I’m anxiously waiting for your review, I hope it’s good because I don’t want to keep waiting with my purchase.

  • 2 Philip Heggie // Jun 7, 2011 at 17:44

    What we need is an adapter that converts side by side squashed
    to HDMI 1.4 for these. Anyone know of one in the works?

  • 3 poodpick // Jun 7, 2011 at 18:00

    Can you use a 3d bd player or a ps3 with this monitor?

  • 4 Urik // Jun 7, 2011 at 18:07

    Good news! Cuz I’m just about to buy it soon… would be handy to see your review before)

  • 5 josh // Jun 7, 2011 at 19:03

    what I would like to know is release date in United States, ps3 compatibility, and best place to buy this monitor or the 27 inch version? thanks in advance for making a review.

  • 6 Ben Reierson // Jun 7, 2011 at 23:15

    Great, just when I finally broke down and spent too much on the 27-incher via ebay. I hope you don’t end up thinking the 24″ is far superior.

  • 7 FloV // Jun 7, 2011 at 23:56

    I alrdy bought it some weeks ago (Germany), but i dont think it is far superior to the HN274H. Although this is may be my subjective impression, as i dont have any tools for objective measurements.
    At least the brightness shouldnt be able to keep up with the 27inch model, from what i can judge.
    But its a nice monitor nevertheless, i dont regret buying it

  • 8 spok // Jun 8, 2011 at 00:49

    i am with poopick and josh – plz test this monitor with PS3 cause many ppl promised 2 do it after buying, but they were full of shit

  • 9 Thunderbolt // Jun 8, 2011 at 08:39

    I’ve heard that this monitor have lack of brightness for 3d, so dark scenes is almost unplayable. It would be nice if you check this.

  • 10 sebastian_san // Jun 8, 2011 at 14:26

    I wonder if this one has any difference compared to Acer HS244HQ 3D monitor. Does it use the same panel?

    Also looking forward to your review.

  • 11 Mustang // Jun 8, 2011 at 23:23

    I’m too interested in the 3D brightness.

  • 12 adi // Jun 10, 2011 at 11:52

    Does anybody know where can buy? Apart from Amazon Germany and Amazon UK. Or when arrive in other European countries?

  • 13 Deimos666 // Jun 10, 2011 at 14:06

    Please, Tell us also the difference with the acer GD245HQBid…thx

    We waiting for Review^^

  • 14 dkspex // Jun 13, 2011 at 05:37

    I got this monitor from Amazon Germany, I have to say that the price is fairly good but crosstalk is very noticeable & unfortunately I’m disappointed with the 3D aspect of the monitor. Forgetting 3D I think the monitor is excellent for playing games etc.

    With regards to brightness in 3D, I haven’t noticed any problems, dark scenes are perfectly playable as far as I’m concerned.

  • 15 Philip Heggie // Jun 13, 2011 at 15:19

    Does it have an infrared or wireless 3d glasses sender
    and what glasses can you use for HDMI 1.4 please.

  • 16 kuma3d // Jun 13, 2011 at 15:37

    I know your main rig has a NVIDIA card, but please try at least to test with a PS3.

    Specifically, check out the scaler and let us know how good 720p look when upscaled to 1080p.

    Many people are considering this monitor for use with AMD cards and they only work through HDMI.

  • 17 Ahmad // Jun 14, 2011 at 00:31

    Why is it different for 3D vision see out better with TV 3D?
    I wanted have the same see out good with 3D vision to monitor.
    Is this monitor data see out good power 3D vision that TV 3D?

    Behalf for I was sad I had purchase before BENQ XL2410T this monitor is was a decision truly bad for 3D Vision in order to look on Films and Play Games.
    BENQ XL2410T If you on 3D vision becomes truly irritated in order to the see out not good truly power of 3D vision ready. the that almost fake on 3D vision but contents BENQ XL2410T is real monitor. I had before Samsung 3D monitor: 2233RZ this monitor is not with Full HD but contents Ready HD and see out better power with 3D vision and Samsung 3D monitor 2233RZ is very better than BENQ XL2410T. But I sold this Samsung 3D monitor: 2233RZ and I desires more have with FULL HD and 3D vision. BENQ XL2410T is new model than Samsung 3D monitor 2233RZ and strange ways Samsung 3D monitor 2233RZ is better as funny xD

    sry my Eng:P

  • 18 r00t // Jun 14, 2011 at 12:00

    would be nice if you could take a photo of the monitor showing a completely black image in 3d-mode (not looking through the glasses) to test backlight bleeding (not the ususal one but whether there is very strange bleeding). I had problems with monitors showing bleeding in multiple areas near the middle of the screen(!) what drove me mad after a short time. Hope that the Acer does way better though I won’t buy anything from Acer due to their failing repair-center. That’s why I have a dream: I dream, that one day in the near future, Asus will release a perfect 3d-monitor – hopefully :)

  • 19 tritosine5G // Jun 14, 2011 at 13:56

    “I won’t buy anything from Acer due to their failing repair-center.”

    what …?

    you deserve backlight bleed for spreading FUD

  • 20 Cafuddled // Jun 14, 2011 at 19:20

    Oi where is this review lol

  • 21 Speed 3D // Jun 14, 2011 at 19:52

    Hopefully there will be plenty of these out in the marketplace in the near term as Acer have delayed becuase of the Japanese Tsunami

  • 22 Speed 3D // Jun 14, 2011 at 19:54

    From what I have been told, it is a different panel to the HS244HQ

  • 23 Jacob Pederson // Jun 14, 2011 at 21:34

    Didn’t see much of the HN274H in the States; sold out immediately and hasn’t been back since :((

  • 24 Mathew Orman // Jun 15, 2011 at 14:48

    @root
    yes it is a common problem with all cheap LCD monitors.
    All of my monitors have the same problem in various locations on their screens. I have purchased a 5 year extended warranty and will now get and exchange as the repair is not possible due to lack of spares.

    Mathew Orman

  • 25 massaker // Jun 15, 2011 at 23:27

    HN274H is currently in (almost) every shop available here (since 6-7 weeks!) in Germany…

  • 26 Joe // Jun 15, 2011 at 23:42

    So when can we expect the review?

  • 27 hYpA // Jun 16, 2011 at 04:54

    Looks like quite a few shops have these in Poland – if google the model GN245HQbmid ( ET.UG5HE.015 ) a few online shops seem to have them in stock but doesn’t look like they deliver outside PL… ‘Bloody hell’ where is the review! :p I want to know if this is worth buying or better to wait for the new LG, Samsungs or Sony PS monitors…i reckon either the review monitor is faulty and Bloody is waiting for a replacement..or Bloody is having so much fun he can’t be arsed even to write first impressions! :p

  • 28 Jason Borne // Jun 16, 2011 at 12:22

    “Where in The Bloody Hell is Bloody??….. wink ;) ” I hope he’s making some kind of money off this site, cause I’am on it several times a day

  • 29 Urik // Jun 16, 2011 at 15:07

    I think he might be busy/away these last days?
    There has been some spam in forum section, and it hasn’t been deleted yet… I guess he would’ve deleted it if he was there.

  • 30 r00t // Jun 18, 2011 at 12:49

    Would be nice if you could check whether it switches between 2d and 3d-mode like the planar and how corona (oversharpening or whatever it’s called) is. I’m looking forward to your review :)

  • 31 nsx // Jun 18, 2011 at 17:32

    I bought this monitor and kept it… for 2 days. I sent it back pretty fast.
    Acer build quality is one of the worst I’ve ever seen.
    The screen is nice, but after 1 day it already had a dead pixel…
    The worst part is : IT DOES NOT DISPLAY 120HZ.
    Nope, it’s a 60hz dual frame thing, so no desktop at 120hz, no gaming at 120hz. 3D was ok with the included glasses, but not so great, the images becomes too dark with the shutters.
    HDMI 1.4a or any kind of HDMI will NEVER be able to display 1080p at 120hz. DVI only. Remember this if you want a monitor for gaming.
    cheers

  • 32 nsx // Jun 18, 2011 at 21:31

    oooooops! Actually I had the HS244HQbmii
    my bad :D

  • 33 LoneThread // Jun 20, 2011 at 02:45

    Bloody posted this 2 weeks ago and hasn’t made 1 response to this post or posted anything since. Hope he’s ok.

  • 34 FittePikk // Jun 20, 2011 at 11:24

    Word. He could actually have died, but let’s hope otherwise!

  • 35 Bloody // Jun 20, 2011 at 14:08

    I’m still here, not dead yet… and not planning to anytime soon ;)

    I’ve had some important personal non 3D-related things to take care of and did not have the time to write here, the review of the monitor is coming…

  • 36 Red // Jun 20, 2011 at 23:39

    Is there a difference between the GN245HQ and the GD245HQ?

    Or is it a regional thing? same monitor different name depending on where you live?

  • 37 Red // Jun 20, 2011 at 23:51

    ignore previous question. I found the answer on another site.

  • 38 Cafuddled // Jun 22, 2011 at 14:08

    I need to know what monitor to get :(

  • 39 Mustang // Jun 24, 2011 at 23:46

    How long do we have to wait on the review. You make us curious………

    Pay attention to colour calibration as this seems to be a weak spot. Out of the box it is not okay, I don’t care, but is it ajustable to values that are acceptable.

  • 40 Trevor Harris // Jun 26, 2011 at 19:44

    I too am looking forward to the review. I would be very grateful for the calibration profile.

  • 41 Xwing // Jun 30, 2011 at 19:06

    Hey Bloody, where’s the bloody review of this bloody monitor? :D
    I want to buy it, but I’m waiting for your review first.

  • 42 Mustang // Jul 8, 2011 at 21:38

    When can we expect the review? It’s been a month now after the announcements We know you are busy but since the number of reviews of this monitor is very limited we really are looking forward to your judgement….

  • 43 Bloody // Jul 8, 2011 at 23:43

    Probably sometime tomorrow…

  • 44 Mustang // Jul 9, 2011 at 11:49

    Would be fantastic, thanks!

  • 45 Fess // Jul 10, 2011 at 13:56

    so you already testing 1 month? come on man the web need some review

  • 46 Kocu // Jul 10, 2011 at 20:41

    I’m waiting only for your review with buying this lcd…

  • 47 claudealain // Jul 12, 2011 at 01:47

    Bloody, I’m hesitating between the Acer GN245HQ and the HN274Hbmiid and will probably buy the 27″. But I will wait for your review. Thank you in advance!

  • 48 Bloody // Jul 12, 2011 at 09:05

    The review is already available here: http://3dvision-blog.com/24-inch-acer-gn245hq-120hz-3d-capable-lcd-gaming-monitor-review/

  • 49 Nik Muhammad Firdaus Bin Wahab // Jul 16, 2011 at 12:18

    Hey,,, what a nice screen.. are this screen can suppor for multi screen (3 monitor like GD245HQ) with 3D??

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