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ViewSonic V3D245 is a New 3D Vision Monitor With HDMI 1.4 Support

August 1st, 2011 · 21 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

ViewSonic is now back with a 3D Vision-ready 120Hz monitor after the not so successful Viewsonic V3D241wm-LED 3D monitor intended for use with AMD’s HD 3D technology from last year. The new 24-inch ViewSonic V3D245 3D monitor marks the company’s return to supporting Nvidia’s active shutter technology and hopefully the new model will build upon the very good first generation 3D Vision monitor ViewSonic had back when 3D Vision was first announced. We’ll have to wait for the first reviews in order to confirm or deny that, but meanwhile at least the specifications of the ViewSonic V3D245 3D monitor look very promising. ViewSonic also announced a new 23.6-inch ViewSonic V3D231 3D LED monitor that uses passive polarization technology and is bundled with DDD’s TriDef 3D software, but that new model is not very interesting anyway.

ViewSonic V3D245 Speccifications:

Panel Size: 23.6″ Wide Screen 16:9, TN, LED backlight
Native Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels
Brightness(Max): 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (Max.): 1000:1 (typ.), 20,000,000:1 (dynamic)
Viewing Angles: 170° H / 160° V
Response Time: 2 ms (GtG)
Video Inputs: Dual-link DVI-D, VGA, HDMI 1.4
Power Consumption: 33W typical
Integrated Audio: 2x 2W stereo speakers
Dimension (WxHxD): 566 x 442 x 240 mm
Weight: 4.4 kg.

The new Viewsonic V3D245 is a 23.6-inch 3D, full HD (1080p) LED monitor that includes a built-in Nvidia 3D Vision wireless IR emitter and is bundles with a pair of 3D Vision active shutter glasses. The monitor uses a 120Hz LED backlit LCD panel with 2 milliseconds response time, 300 cd/m2 maximum brightness, 1000 :1 typical and 20,000,000:1 maximum dynamic contrast according to the specifications. It is interesting to note that the monitor also has an HDMI 1.4 input supporting 3D, so you should be able to use it with a wider range of 3D-capable devices, besides your computer and it also has integrated speakers. There is no information if the HDMI 1.4 interface will only support frame packaged input or it will also work with Side by Side input for example as well.

The ViewSonic V3D245 3D monitor with included pair of Nvidia 3D Vision active shutter glasses should be available in North America during mid-to-late August with a price of about $499 USD. And so it seems that the Acer GN245HQ and HN274H 3D monitors will have some competition in the face of ViewSonic V3D245 in terms of HDMI 1.4 support, hopefully more flexible in terms of 3D input format supported, although not very likely, but let’s wait and see.

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 r00t // Aug 1, 2011 at 16:37

    Can’t await to hear about its 3D performance! The specifications sound good so far, hope they offer this monitor alone too and not just bundled. I always feel like playing Bingo if a new 3D-monitor is announced, hoping them to defeat Crosstalk :) Well, the next months will show…
    and thx for your work on this site, it’s god damn great :)

  • 2 No.6 // Aug 1, 2011 at 17:54

    Bloody, I know you’re not a big fan of passive 3d (“but that new model is not very interesting anyway”), but just for completeness’ sake could you also post the specs on the V3D231?
    Also, is there a reference link at Viewsonic or elsewhere? You’re apparently the very first with this news.

  • 3 No.6 // Aug 1, 2011 at 18:08

    Never mind, found it:

  • 4 Bloody // Aug 1, 2011 at 18:23

    Well, there is actually very little information about the passive V3D231 model, the interesting thing about it is that it will apparently feature HDMI 1.4 support as well. The brightness is 250 cd/m2 other than that spec wise it is the same as the active 3D model.

  • 5 Rhialto // Aug 1, 2011 at 20:08

    Wish ViewSonic would have come up with a 27″, I don’t want ACER to rule alone.

  • 6 Benananda // Aug 2, 2011 at 06:13

    If the V3D231 does 120hz AND 3D with the passive glasses it would be the ultimate gamer’s monitor. Unfortunately I’ll bet it’s a 60hz. Any word on this?

  • 7 Bloody // Aug 2, 2011 at 14:26

    I don’t think we are about to see 120Hz LCD panels with passive polarization filters anytime soon, it just defies the main purpose of using passive technology – making it more affordable.

  • 8 No.6 // Aug 2, 2011 at 17:27

    It (the V3D231) is not 120hz. I found specs on http://www.viewsonic.com.tw/products/productspecs.php?id=575 which (although I don’t read Mandarin) tell me that it’s essentially the same as the LG D2342P passive monitor.

    The V3D245 seems equivalent to the recently-reviewed Acer GN245 (shocking, I know). Of course in the U.S. we can’t yet *get* a GN245, so hey, first come first serve.

  • 9 r00t // Aug 3, 2011 at 14:51

    What do you mean by equivalent? Do they use the same panels?
    Please don’t say ‘yes’, I hoped this monitor to make a step forward to crosstalk-free S3D.

  • 10 No.6 // Aug 3, 2011 at 15:26

    I meant only that the specs are identical; as we’ve seen, similarly-specced displays from different manufacturers may vary. I was also making an inference from the fact that Viewsonic chose the same number (245) as the Acer panel, but nobody should necessarily assume that they’re the same.

  • 11 r00t // Sep 1, 2011 at 19:28

    Any news about the release date of this monitor? It is naive to believe in such announcements, I know, but I really hoped to read about the release of this monitor here at the end of august…

  • 12 Alex Soler // Sep 2, 2011 at 20:26

    More about que V3D231

    And de specs in English

    I’m very interested about passive monitors. For what I’ve read, the LG D2342P has a problem with minimum necessary distance from the monitor (you cannot be at a normal PC distance to see the 3D effect correctly). If anyone tests the passive Viewsonic please let us know if it has the same problem.

  • 13 Halowiscious // Sep 26, 2011 at 07:19

    Where the hell can I buy one of these? I want one now! Dammit! In Canada Preferably, dammit! My God, I want one before I go broke ’cause of the shitty economy! Thanks for the Info. I want one. It’s so freaking pretty.

  • 14 r00t // Oct 1, 2011 at 20:06

    “In Stock // only 2 left in stock”@01.10.2011|19:06|UTC+2

  • 15 Halowiscious // Oct 2, 2011 at 22:58

    I got one! Will be here tomorrow.465$ CAD. shipping was extra.

  • 16 r00t // Oct 3, 2011 at 13:47

    Would be very nice if you could leave a few sentences about your experiences, I am very interested in this monitor but it vanished from amazon germany as if it never existed and I already gained bad experience with three different 3d-monitors from other companies… Must sound very cowardly to let others buy first, but after such experiences I will not buy any monitor before studying multiple tests with detailed pictures on the net, so I will have to wait a few weeks anyway.

  • 17 BertyBalbe // Apr 12, 2012 at 22:08

    I’d just received my V3D245 today and i plug it on my xbox360 with a hdmi cable. I’d tested couple of games. Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Batman Arkham City works like a charm. But i’m so despite that Gears Of War 3 give no results because the 3d System is Side by Side and i think this monitor isn’t compatible with the V3D245. If someone could confirm me that. Thanks in advance…

  • 18 Bloody // Apr 13, 2012 at 00:30

    As far as I’m aware this monitor does not support Side by Side or Over/Under input, only frame sequential through the DL-DVI interface and frame packaged over the HDMI 1.4 interface.

  • 19 BertyBalbe // Apr 13, 2012 at 00:47

    Thanks Bloody for the quick reply… Just see that i made a typo “and i think this system isn’t compatible with the V3D245”

  • 20 Bokumaru // May 1, 2012 at 19:09

    I got mine yesterday and one thing I quickly noticed – the grey colour has a tiny yellow-greenish tint. It appears less with “cold” preset and more with “warm”, but I was unable to avoid it even with manual adjustments (probably I tried to bad). Could anybody confirm this? Is this an issue or a feature?
    Thanks in advance!

  • 21 Monster // Feb 6, 2013 at 11:58

    Hi Guys,

    Is the V3D245 still better than all 3D monitors out, including the the new Viewsonic V3D231? And does it matter whether 120 Mhz on 3D only and not 2D matter, or should both for 2D and 3D refresh rates match?

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