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Asus VG278H 3D Monitor and New 3D Vision Glasses Coming Soon

September 5th, 2011 · 14 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

Asus has been a bit slow with releasing this monitor, and although it was among the first few announced 27-inch 3D-capable displays it is still not available on the market, but that seems to be about to change. It has been added the in the latest Asus product catalog (thanks to Andrea deluxe who shared scans in the forum) with specifications and some extra bit of information and there are even hints for September release as well as for new 3D Vision glasses that are apparently going to be bundled with the monitor. Asus VG278H will feature Dual-Link DVI interface supporting 3D Vision as well as HDMI 1.4 interface supporting stereo 3D for devices such as Blu-ray 3D players or the PlayStaton 3 console. The monitor will have the IR transmitter for 3D Vision embedded as well as a pair of 3D Vision glasses that will work with 3D Vision and also with 3D input over the HDMI 1.4 interface.

On the above page from the catalog Asus mentions some interesting information about the glasses you will be getting with the monitor, apparently featuring Nvidia LightBoost technology that is supposed to provide two times the brightness of the original 3D Vision active shutter glasses. So this clearly means we are going to be getting new 3D Vision glasses supposed to be announced this month, although up to this point this still hasn’t happened. And since Nvidia had the original 3D Vision active shutter glasses for about 3 years already it was about time for a refresh offering better light transmittance through the lenses, but 100% increase in brightness level perceived by the user through the glasses in stereo 3D mode is something worth waiting for. Of course these new glasses will most likely also appear as a separate product and not only as a bundle with the Asus VG278H 3D monitor, so we should stay tuned for more information and the official announcement from Nvidia.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 xwing // Sep 5, 2011 at 15:25

    Given how stupidly bright my new Acer HN274 is, I even welcome the light dimming feature of the old glasses. Shame I cant lower brightness in 3D mode.

  • 2 Mathew Orman // Sep 5, 2011 at 16:45

    100% brighter that is fantastic and I can’t wait to get it!
    nVidia making progress again. Thank you!

  • 3 r00t // Sep 5, 2011 at 17:05

    Will there be a 24″ version of it too? 27″ are pretty nice but cost much more while the resolution is the same. Would be also nice if one could by the monitor “unbundled” cause i already have some glasses… 100% more brightness is very nice but I just don’t have the money to buy new glasses as I already have some. But apart from this: They Finally Made It!

  • 4 Nick 3DvB // Sep 5, 2011 at 18:36

    “LightBoost” could just be a screen based dynamic contrast system, the transmittance of the new glasses might not actually have improved at all…

  • 5 Cafuddled // Sep 5, 2011 at 18:37

    I have a question, if I where to buy this with the enhanced glasses would I be able to use them in tandem with my older glasses so I can watch movies with the other half? Or would they bot need to be or would they most likely be needing to be the same type of glasses?

    Fingers crossed that they will use the same transmitter and signal.

  • 6 cybereality // Sep 5, 2011 at 19:24

    New Nvidia glasses would be awesome. The current glasses are just way too dark and they don’t have to be. If you look at the 3D glasses on high-end HDTVs (like Sony Bravia) they barely darken the image at all. Nvidia needs to get to that level. I just really hope the new glasses are backwards compatible with older monitors.

  • 7 Andrea deluxe // Sep 5, 2011 at 19:31

    @ hwupgrade.it

    here is what it means to ban me…..

    The news is not the place on your forum and guess who loses?

  • 8 Bloody // Sep 5, 2011 at 19:43

    Nick 3DvB, you can’t do that with dynamic contrast, you need to double the brightness. The brightness in the specs for the monitor is cited as 400 cd/m2 which can be considered doubled from 200 cd/m2, but just 200 candelas is a bit too little for a 3D monitor.

    According to the page with details about the display it seems that it will also be compatible with the traditional glasses, but with them the image will be darker, so that is what suggests we are getting new glasses and the glasses will be with better light transmittance. It seems that Asus has announced that unintentionally ahead of Nvidia, so maybe very soon we’ll have an announcement from Nvidia that will make things more clear.

  • 9 Peter // Sep 5, 2011 at 20:11

    Reading this article on my still new Acer HN274H which I bought because it’s 27″, has the built in emmiter, comes with a pair of glasses, and the HDMI 1.4a. I want to rage a little but I know I am the only one to blame. Damn

  • 10 Hellisloose // Sep 6, 2011 at 11:23

    Awwww man I have 3 of the old glasses… Do you think the new glasses would work with either the emitter or acer 27 inch monitor?

  • 11 Cafuddled // Sep 6, 2011 at 15:02

    I guess theoretically they will simply use the same syncing signal as the older glasses as they are still running at 60Hz per eye I would imagine… saying that factors like timings and such as well as the general unwillingness of companies to make things backwards compatible these days still leaves the question open for me.

  • 12 Falesh // Sep 6, 2011 at 15:20

    Doesn’t the 72% colour saturation in the specs at the top sound crap? Why would they do that when the monitor will only be bought by people willing to spend a lot and expect a premium product?

  • 13 Falesh // Sep 6, 2011 at 16:27

    Just read the forum post about the HTSC colour range. From reading up 72% HTSC is about 100% sRGB. From an early review (bit.ly/rapEib) of the S27A950D goes about 17% over the full sRGB range.

    So the VG278H is not crap with regard to colour gamut, but is average instead.

  • 14 Lachie // Oct 17, 2011 at 09:55


    Finally up on their website! Been tracking this for a while :D

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