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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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BenQ Also With a 120Hz 3D-capable LED Gaming Monitor, the XL2410T

September 20th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Other S3D Tech

BenQ just announced their first 120Hz 3D-capable LCD gaming monitor that uses LED backlight and is compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision active shutter glasses for use in stereoscopic 3D mode. The 23.6-inch monitor is with a Full HD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 2ms GTG (Grey-to-Grey) response time, meaning that OverDrive technology is being used to achieve the faster pixel response as with all other 3D-capable monitors (TN panel again of course). BenQ is also claiming a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 10,000,000:1 which is pretty extreme although being announced as dynamic, unfortunately they do not yet disclose the true contrast ratio, which is something that I suppose you are more interested in. I guess that we are going to have to wait a bit more before the full specifications of the display become available, but if you were waiting for the LED backlit solution from ViewSonic that is already getting some delays, then you might consider the model provided by BenQ that is expected to be available beginning of October in Europe, and worldwide thereafter.

BenQ XL2410T Monistor Specifications

Display size: 60 cm (23.6″) Wide, 16:9 Full HD, LED backlight
Resolution: 1920×1080 @ 120Hz
Panel Technology: TN (Twisted Nematic)
Response time: 2 ms (GtG)
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast ratio: 10 million to 1 (Dynamic)
Colors: 16.7M (6 bit + HiFRC)
Pixel pitch: 0.272 mm
Viewing angle CR 10:1: 170°/160°
Connections: Analog (D-sub), Digital (DVI-D DL), HDMI 1.3, Internal Power Supply
Power consumption: 22W in Eco mode, less than 0.5W in standby

The monitor also features Picture by Picture (PBP) mode, a feature that enables users to show two programs side-by-side on the screen. It offers D-sub, Dual-Link DVI-D and HDMI 1.3 ports, although for use in 120Hz and stereo 3D mode you’ll have to stick to the Dual-Link DVI-D interface.

It is interesting to note that BenQ has partnered with ZOWIE, a professional gaming gear manufacturer and more specifically with ZOWIE’s gamer teams join in during the product development and testing stages. With their assistance, the BenQ XL2410T apparently has been designed to offer the best experience for gamers, especially the FPS (First Person Shooter) game players like for example the ones keen on titles like the widely popular Counter Strike that want to have no input lag and great performance.

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