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HP 2310g is an Upcoming 23-inch 120Hz 3D-ready LCD Monitor

March 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

Last week during HP’s Workstation International Media Event in Santa Monica, Los Angeles there were a lot of interesting news and product announcements from HP, but one thing has caught my eye especially, since it was a stereo 3D related product. I’m talking about the HP 2310g LCD display that was been showcased at the event along with a HP Z400 workstation (have in mind that the HP 2310g 3D-ready monitor is a consumer-oriented product, not a professional one!), but let me tell you what is interesting about this product. HP 2310g is a 23-inch 120Hz 3D-ready LCD monitor with Full HD resolution that works with Nvidia’s 3D Vision active shutter glasses, but will probably also be compatible with other active shutter solutions when/if they come later thus year.

Here is a short video I made at the event showing the HP 2310g display in action playing a stereoscopic 3D trailer of the movie How To Train Your Dragon in 3D by DreamWorks. As you can see this display does not rely on matted screen, but instead uses glossy surface, resulting in some reflections being visible on the screen. Just have in mind that the demonstration was pretty much outside on a bright sunny day and a lot of external light is coming all around the screen (not very good conditions for a glossy display), so in normal at-home usage the reflections on the screen should be much less or none at all. Besides the disadvantageous possibility of annoying reflections the glossy display also brings some advantages like better color reproduction and contrast of the image, along with better viewing angles.

Pete Ellis from HP Displays Business Unit (on the picture above, in front of the HP 2310g display) was available during the demonstration to answer some questions about the 120Hz display. I’m sure the first question you are going to ask is when to expect the monitor on the market and what will be the price? Unfortunately there is still no release date announced or pricing for the display, but it will most likely be available on the market before the end of this year and should not cost more than the currently available alternatives from other companies. So the HP 2310g 120Hz LCD display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and will supposedly be with a 2ms response time and 400 cd/m2 maximum brightness level. Have in mind that these are not official specifications and since the product is not yet available on the market it might be a bit different when it becomes available.

And above you can watch the full presentation called “A Perspective on 3D today” during the HP Workstation International Media Event presented by Pete Ellis. The presentation outlines some of the things HP is working on in the filed of stereoscopic 3D technologies – initiatives like the 3D Consortium and upcoming products like the HP 2310g 3D-ready display…

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HP’s Interest in Stereoscopic 3D Technologies and the 3D Consortium

March 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · General 3D News

Have you heard about the 3D Consortium? I certainly haven’t, or at least up until a few days ago. It seems that HP was a founding member of the 3D Consortium – an organization with a goal to promote using the stereoscopic 3D technologies the right way, no matter what type of the content or the medium. HP and the members of the 3D Consortium are trying to overcome the technology challenges that are currently standing in the way of Stereoscopic 3D content in the form of games, photos, movies and so on to become mainstream. The idea is not only to help drive the technology for that, but also to achieve quality 3D content produced the right way and of course to promote the adoption of industry wide 3D standards. However, looking at the current members of the 3D Consortium I can say that the focus at the moment is mainly on 3D video and movie productions, but I suppose this organization can be extended much more… it just needs a little bit of promoting, and that is something that seems to be lacking at the moment. Besides HP, the current members of the 3D Consortium include NCM Media Networks, Walt Disney Pictures, Imageworks, NBA, Mark Lewis Radio Pictures and DreamWorks Animation.

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