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Acer HN274H 3D Vision and HDMI 1.4a 3D Monitor Unboxing Video

January 27th, 2011 · 38 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

Here is just a short teaser in the form of an unboxing video of the first 27-inch 3D-capable LCD monitor that should soon be available on the market from Acer. The unboxing video is of a sample of the Acer HN274H 3D Vision-ready and HDMI 1.4a stereo 3D capable monitor that I just got for testing, so you can soon expect to also get a detailed review of the monitor. The 27-inch Acer HN274H can turn out ot be the perfect 3D display that will eliminate the need of getting a 3D HDTV if you want to play 3D content not only from your PC, but also from PlayStation 3, a 3D-capable Set-top-box or a standalone Blu-ray 3D player for example. The monitor comes bundled with a pair of 3D Vision active shutter glasses and has a built-in infrared emitter for the glasses. It is with native Full HD resolution and LED backlight and my first impressions from the monitor are quite positive, but you will have to wait a bit more for more feedback until I finish testing it… for now you get the video teaser.

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  • 1 Phawx // Jan 27, 2011 at 01:42

    As soon as it’s available please let us know. Also, could you test this with AMD gfx card like the 5000 series?

  • 2 Nick 3DvB // Jan 27, 2011 at 02:51

    I wonder how much LED backlighting can help with ghosting, edge lighting probably wouldn’t help much but they could do something clever with a full array?

    ps- like the DnB tune! You might know this one:
    (I think the sample is from a Bulgarian folk tune!??)

  • 3 Tim // Jan 27, 2011 at 03:02

    GREAT!!! Been waiting for a year for a 27” Monitor to jump in on Nvidias 3D Technology… This is a day one purchase, hope the monitor holds up in quality of image…

  • 4 Mike D // Jan 27, 2011 at 03:03

    Really excited to read your review! For those of us who already have the 3D Vision package, can you get just the monitor?

  • 5 Mike D // Jan 27, 2011 at 03:07

    Sorry never mind my previous question as the answer is probably no. What about people who already have glasses though? Are they charging you full price for them or are they just thrown in for free?

  • 6 eqzitara // Jan 27, 2011 at 03:17

    when is release date?

  • 7 AlanH // Jan 27, 2011 at 03:35

    27″ is nice, but is there No height or tilt adjustments on that Acer

  • 8 gadget78 // Jan 27, 2011 at 04:06

    i agree here Tim, its gonna be a day one purchase for me too, to get in on the 3d vision tech :) i check most days to see if theres been a release date given !! but at least this video and a incoming proper indipendant review from some1 that knows there tech :) so hopw its everything that it hyped to be ! …. do notice on the Vid that it has external PSU ! hmmm

  • 9 park // Jan 27, 2011 at 06:05

    nice ,amazing
    i envy u Bloody !!!!!

  • 10 mantra79 // Jan 27, 2011 at 14:06

    impressions so far?

  • 11 Selim Basak // Jan 27, 2011 at 14:15

    Please be quick about the impressions :)

  • 12 BobyTT // Jan 27, 2011 at 14:20

    Can’t wait to read about it. As usual Bloody is the man that have to read if you want to learn news for anything related with 3D :) Thanks for your efforts and keep up with the good work :)

  • 13 Rhialto // Jan 27, 2011 at 16:35

    Anyone else who never really liked the Acer brand? When I read the announcement of the 1st 27″ 3D Vision compatible monitor I was like ‘yay’ but when I saw Acer I was like ‘boo’. Would have liked Samsung or Viewsonic instead of Acer.

    But let’s see how this review will turn out…

  • 14 Hast // Jan 27, 2011 at 16:52

    What are the prices on this and Acer’s new 24″ monitor, and when are they planing on releasing these monitors?

  • 15 snuggles // Jan 27, 2011 at 21:01

    Can you please confirm once and for all if this display will definitely take a 120hz *non 3d* input and display it. Like, can I run windows and games at 120hz, or is that just for the 3d stuff?

  • 16 astonish // Jan 27, 2011 at 21:11

    Very excited to read the review of this monitor and if possible its 24″ sibling. I’ve been holding out to see how these acers perform before jumping to 3D. The LED backlight and option of PS3/Bluray 3D is very tempting!

  • 17 Elongation // Jan 27, 2011 at 22:49

    Excellent, I knew id see this here first. Does anyone know the outer dimensions of that monitor. Im curious to know if it fits my current workspace

  • 18 Tim // Jan 27, 2011 at 23:02

    Release Date?

  • 19 Thomasjn // Jan 27, 2011 at 23:58

    I really hope this screen has eliminated crosstalk / ghosting :)

  • 20 Ryan // Jan 28, 2011 at 04:30

    I’ve been waiting for a solution like this for the past 3 years. Can’t wait! I’m almost installing old games just in anticipation :)

  • 21 Franco // Jan 28, 2011 at 17:30

    Very nice stuff. Finally a monitor comes out that makes me wanna sell my Alienware Optx 23″.
    It’s the perfect 3D monitor definatelly, it has HDMI 1.4a and also the lovely DVD-DL thaht let us play games at 1080p 120hz, instead of just 24hz with HDMI 1.4a.
    I liked the idea of a bundle with Nvidia glasses and a built in IR receiver, really needed stuff.
    I also hope the backlight does add some improvements in 3D quality, reducing ghosting and also adding more light to the background when shutter glasses are on.
    I really would like to read your post impressions about this product and also find out the price and release date.

  • 22 Gerard // Jan 28, 2011 at 17:33

    Great, My Samsung is getting old. Going from 22″ to 27″ will be very fun. I wonder if I should get three?

  • 23 helifax // Jan 28, 2011 at 18:56

    Really looking forward to see the review on this one;))…Hehe my Samsung needs a replacement…which will get if this proves to be as good as we hope to;))

  • 24 Fapster // Jan 28, 2011 at 19:36

    Samsung 2233rz has been good to me but I could really use a larger size and hopefully less ghosting. Have high hopes for this monitor…

  • 25 Petri Teittinen // Jan 28, 2011 at 20:18

    Hey Bloody, can you comment whether this monitor can be used to view Blu-ray 3Ds when image source is a stand-alone Blu-ray 3D player? I’m assuming that it works, and you use Nvidia 3D Vision glasses for viewing. Is that correct?

  • 26 Petri Teittinen // Jan 28, 2011 at 20:31

    Urgh, Acer’s media contacts are ridiculously hard to get in touch with. It’s almost like they don’t want to speak to press. Sheesh. OK, can anyone recommend an alternative to this Acer monitor with similar features? Most importantly it should have HDMI 1.4 support for 3D. I’m pretty sure this Acer is not the only one of its kind coming to market shortly.

  • 27 Joel // Jan 28, 2011 at 22:50

    How much would it cost?!

  • 28 xwing // Jan 29, 2011 at 02:18

    Price? Probably too high given its the first&only 27″, I’m really excited about the 24″ one, news are up that it should come in february (just in time for me, my new PC is coming in 10.february, hope I wont have to wait too long for a monitor) and cost 430€ so its going to be both the cheapest and also best (in terms of connectivity – DVI+HDMI1.4) FullHD 3D solution :)
    Looking forward for a review

  • 29 jacob pederson // Jan 29, 2011 at 18:59

    Seems to be a lot of interest in this :)

    Looking forward to an awesome bloody in-depth review :)

  • 30 Tom Graf // Adult4D // Jan 30, 2011 at 03:20

    Very interesting monitor, indeed! Will consider it vs. a small 3D-TV.

    About ghosting:
    As we are not using monitors and mainly view video, I am used to adjust picture settings for 3D and using Bloody´s MCW tool (on mediocre 3D sources). Also playing from a BDplayer (USB,…) to the 3D-TV improves 3D video! No ghosting over here for long time (when viewing properly made 3D videos).
    Do you still get ghosting on 3Dvision monitors after enhancing brightness, setting contrast, disabling optimizations and applying the MCW ghost-busting trick you find in this blog?
    Bloody, does this exciting monitor have ghosting issues?

  • 31 Tech Guru // Jan 30, 2011 at 07:09

    Will this be released in the US also in February?

  • 32 DM // Jan 30, 2011 at 12:20

    niiiice! for one, its good to know it actually exists (as opposed to the previously announced 27″ acer 3d lcd monitor that was announced about a year ago and never seen by anyone).

    Looking forward to the review!! ;) Btw just finished my 2600k + 580 GTX build.. now all I need is a big 3D monitor! because 3D is a dish best served BIG! lol

  • 33 Bloody // Jan 30, 2011 at 12:32

    DM, you probably mean the 27-inch Asus monitor that never came out?

    I don’t yet have information about exact release date and price, but if I have to guess it will most likely be end of February, beginning of March. And the prices could be something around $600 USD and 500 Euro as the monitor comes bundled with a pair of glasses and an integrated IR emitter.

    The review is coming shortly with some interesting findings, so stay tuned for more information about the it… the level of crosstalk/ghosting is lower, but not completely gone.

  • 34 Big Dubs // Jan 30, 2011 at 14:26

    The question is whether it beats the new Planar monitor on the crosstalk/ghosting front.

    Looking forward to the review.

    Great job on the site Bloody. Keep up the good work!

  • 35 DM // Jan 30, 2011 at 20:23

    thanks Bloody – indeed, I meant Asus…you’re right as always :) it was late last night when i posted this :)

  • 36 DM // Jan 30, 2011 at 20:24

    and thanks for the insight on the release date + price!!!

  • 37 Tech Guru // Jan 30, 2011 at 22:01

    Excited about the review. However, I hope these “interesting” findings aren’t negative. Too much suspense Bloody (=

    The crosstalk / ghosting being lower is better than no change at all I suppose, but isn’t this an LED monitor?

  • 38 PeZzy // Jan 31, 2011 at 01:40

    It looks like a 24″ monitor to me. They must be including the frame.

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