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More About the Samsung 2233RZ 120Hz Monitor

June 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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I’ve already written what are the official specifications of Samsung’s 2233RZ 120Hz display, but today I’ve decided to verify how good the display actually is when it is being used in 3D mode with GeForce 3D Vision. As I already showed you Samsung 2233RZ locks the brightness level at 100 and contrast at 75, so there are the settings I also used when testing the display.


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The first big surprise came because of the very good coverage of the SRGB, something that you don’t normally expect to see from a TN monitor, so here Samsung 2233RZ performed great. The black point I measured at the above settings was also quite good, considering that the display is set at high level of brightness and the maximum brightness level of white was pretty close to the value Samsung rates their product. The black point was at 0,293 cd/m2 and the maximum measured brightness for white was 285 cd/m2 while Samsung it at 300 candles per square meter which is pretty close, especially having in mind that brightness is important for 3D Vision. The contrast ratio considering the above actual measured values was 973:1 which again is pretty close to the rating of 1000:1 provided by Samsung and in 3D mode we don’t care much about the dynamic contrast values…

Now, up until now the Samsung 2233RZ performs very well especially considering it is based on TN panel, but unfortunately when I tested it see how the display performs in terms of color reproduction I was a bit disappointed. Now, don’t get me wrong… the display is great and it performs very well, but it seems it needs a bit of color calibration to make it even better and after calibrating it, it actually does give even better results. Before doing a calibration the display has some problems sustaining constant gamma value over different brightness levels, the color temperature also cannot be sustained at a certain value and the blue color needs a some tweaking. After a good color calibration these can be fixed quite good and thus the image representation becomes better and maybe, just maybe this may reflect into better gaming experience when using the monitor with or without 3D Vision… ;)

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ViewSonic VX2265wm FuHzion Monitor Specifications

June 16th, 2009 · No Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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ViewSonic VX2265wm FuHzion is the 120 Hertz (120 fps) monitor that is being sold as a bundle with the GeForce 3D Vision glasses in the American market and as a standalone LCD display of course. Even if not using it in 3D stereo mode you can still set the monitor at 120 Hz refresh rate and have a better and more responsive LCD display than all other models currently available on the market (probably besides the similar Samsung 2233RZ). But lets get to the technical specifications of the display in order to see what it actually offers in both 2D mode and in 3D when used in conjunction with 3D Vision glasses.

ViewSonic VX2265wm FuHzion is a 22-inch monitor with widescreen aspect ratio of 16:10 (not the recently popular 16:9) and resolution of 1680×1050 (again not Full HD as the new 16:9 22″ displays already available). The display is using a TN panel with maximum brightness level of 300 cd/m2 (very important when used in 3D mode), contrast ratio of 1000:1 (typical) and response time of up to 3-5 milliseconds (3ms for gray-to-gray and 5ms for black-to-white transitions). The viewing angles are quite good at up to 170º horizontal and 150º vertical at contrast ratio of more than 10:1 which you’ll notice when you see the display, and I should note that there is no glossy and mirror-like filter in front of the display, but a matte one which is probably better when used with 3D Vision. The display has only Dual-link DVI-D display port for connection to a PC and you need Dual-link cable in order to provide 120 Hz refresh rate over the DVI interface at 1680×1050 resolution, otherwise you’ll probably be limited to 60 Hz over a single-link cable. One thing that differentiates ViewSonic VX2265wm from Samsung’s solution (I guess they both use Samsung-made panels) is the built-in 2x 2W stereo speakers in this monitor and the support they have for SRS WOW HD sound technology, otherwise the two monitors are almost alike (apart from their external design of course). An when we are talking about external appearance maybe ViewSonic did a bit better job than Samsung in terms of design and also in terms of default height of the display which seems to be a bit higher here.

To get a ViewSonic VX2265wm FuHzion 22-Inch 120Hz 3D-ready LCD Monitor

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