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Vuzix Wrap 1200VR video eyewear is now out, sporting a simulated 75-inch 3D display at ten feet away in up to 720P HD via its dual monitor setup. The VR bit comes from the included Wrap Tracker 6TC with compass, which enables head-tracking with three degrees of freedom. It also includes drift control which should maintain smooth visuals when you're tilting your head to look at the on-screen action.
The unit is said to work with most Windows-based graphics cards and VGA connections, but if you want to get your VR on the Xbox 360 or PS3, you'll require some adapters. The unit is just $600, which shows that pricing is not actually too bad on these puppies.
LG have introduced a new TV range dubbed "Dual View". The new Dual View televisions allow gamers to use the same television but see different images thanks to a new style of 3D glasses. The new tech was shown off by Microsoft and is set to go on same with a limited number of LG TV's, displays two separate pictures on the same screen, and then uses the power of the new 3D -style glasses to ensure each player can see a different image each.
Screen cheating be gone! This new tech is only available on the Xbox platform and works with LG's Cinema 3D range, inclusive of the new flagship LW980T. Gamers will have to slap down more dinero for additional pairs of special glasses. Usually gamers play with split screen, but this new tech would allow both gamers a full-screen gaming experience, with each of them looking at completely different images.
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A video has just recently popped up on Youtube from Dell which depicts their upcoming S2330MX, an ultra-slim 23-inch WS LCD.
Using LED backlighting, Dell says this is their thinnest monitor to date. Other specs include a native 1920x1080 res, 2ms response (most probably a TN panel), and D-Sub + DVI inputs (with a DVI to HDMI adapter bundled).
The new display is scheduled for release this Thursday (August 18). Pricing has not yet been disclosed, however.
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Perceptive Pixel has just unveiled at this year's SIGGRAPH, an 82-inch, multi-touch, 120hz LCD. Yes, 82-inch. It is dubbed "the world's largest" of it's kind, although Perceptive Pixel does make an 88-inch DLP model. The screen itself only does 1080p, but it does power through with 120Hz and an unlimited multi-touch response time of only 1ms. All that I need to know is, where can I get one and what do I have to do to get it?
Monitor manufacturers are changing things up by not only offering more IPS panels, but changing up the screen sizes between 21 and 25-inch. Dell launched a 24-inch UltraSharp monitor a few weeks ago based on an IPS panel and with a few trade-offs were able to get the price down considerably when compared to the U2410 which is aimed at the professional market. Mitsubishi, AOC and Viewsonic are already offering or at least, expected to offer 23-inch IPS-based panels this year.
Why the explosion of interest in IPS panels? You can thank the demand of the iPad 2 and the promise of wide viewing angels. Compared to monitors using twisted nematic (TN) panels, IPS panels are about $35 more expensive to make and that number escalates when the screen size goes up. Monitors using IPS panels are also feature-packed, usually including USB hubs, extra video inputs and so on, which also drives the price up.
I think it's a great move, IPS panels are gorgeous and if we can see a mix of 120Hz/3D-capable IPS panels in the near future, well count me in as excited.
Almost 8 months since its introduction at CES, ViewSonic is finally preparing its V3D245 3D Vision-ready 23.6-inch for the market with it hitting North American shelves mid to late this month.
The monitor while being a 120Hz, 3D capable panel bundled with a pair of active shutter glasses, does depend on NVIDIA's 3D Vision experience with its built-in wireless emitter, meaning you'll of course need to be using an NVIDIA based graphics card.
The rest of the monitors specs is much of a standard fare with a native resolution of 1920x1080, dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1, 2ms response and 2W SRS Premium Sound speakers.
ViewSonic has tacked on a $499 USD price tag for the V3D245, which is backed by a 3 year warranty. Refer to the source link below for the official announcement.
Dell has just added another 24-inch monitor to its lineup for the business and enterprise market. The new UltraSharp U2412M uses an IPS panel with LED backlighting and viewing angles of 178/178 degrees. Its native resolution is 1920x1080 and it has a 1000:1 constrast ratio (2,000,000:1 DCR), 8ms (GTG) response time and typical brightness of 300 cd/m2.
Inputs wise, it has single D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPorts along with a built-in 4-port USB 2.0 hub. Its stand allows for tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments. Dell's UltraSharp U2412M comes with a three-year warranty with the option to extend to 4 or 5 years. The monitor will set you back $399 USD.
MacRumors have picked up on a number of non-posted images from Apple.com, showing Apple having a $999 display. In the pics, the display has a new part number (which is in the URL), and a newer background to match the default wallpaper of Mac OS X Lion which is being released next week. What makes this interesting is the below pic which shows two of the newer displays, with one plugged into the other.
Maybe Apple are allowing mirrored or extended displays through USB, but most likely this is Thunderbolt-powered and it's down with the latest-generation iMacs which share many design similarities with the LED cinema display. If Apple wants to push Thunderbolt, this would definitely be the way to go about it. On something like a MacBook Pro, using the Thunderbolt port just to power a monitor would use up the port, but daisy-chaining them like this would allow a user to use the Thunderbolt I/O on the MBP, then daisy-chain something directly into the Cinema Display.
Thunderbolt is capable of daisy chaining up to seven Thunderbolt-equipped devices together, whilst retaining full speed across ever single one of them, this is thanks to the existing DisplayPort and PCI-Express data protocols to open up what you can do with a single port into multiple uses and at high speeds.