Displays & Projectors News - Page 59

All the latest display and project news, with everything related to gaming monitors & plenty more - Page 59.

LG's "Dual Play" TV allow gamers to share a single screen, different view

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Sep 4 2011 8:12 PM CDT

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.

LG's Dual Play TV allow gamers to share a single screen, different view | TweakTown.com

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.

Cool, huh?

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Apple set to release Thunderbolt-equipped displays?

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jul 15 2011 10:00 PM CDT

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.

Apple set to release Thunderbolt-equipped displays? | TweakTown.com

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.

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Eizo unveil 36-inch, 4096x2160 capable monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 23 2011 9:43 PM CDT

Eizo have unveiled their latest beast of a monitor, the 36-inch DuraVision FHD3601. The FHD3601 spots a native resolution of, wait for it, 4096x2160. The monitor is LED-backlit, features a 10-bit panel supporting 1074.74 million colors, 700cd/m2 brightness and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The viewing angle is 176 degrees which suggests that Eizo are using a Sharp ASV panel.

Eizo unveil 36-inch, 4096x2160 capable monitor | TweakTown.com

The DuraVision FHD3601 includes all the advanced technology Eizo has been developing for the past few years, inclusive of their human presence sensor and the Digital Uniformity Corrector (DUE) that ensures perfect light homogeneity. Eizo plan to launch this puppy in Japan on September 7, 2011 at a price of 2.88 million Yen, or approx US$36,000. Eizo hope the FHD3601 appeals to example flight control centers, oh and me.

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DisplayPort 1.2 brings active cable support, longer cords and a new logo

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jun 22 2011 9:00 PM CDT

VESA have popped their heads up quickly to announce an update to the DisplayPort 1.2 standard. The updates include video connections that can be stretched up to 100 feet - five times that of what is out now and will use thinner gauge wire for more flexible cords. The one backlash is the cables are directional, but the new logo should help the confusion over which end goes where.

DisplayPort 1.2 brings active cable support, longer cords and a new logo | TweakTown.com

For those of you with DisplayPort hardware, and for those who over time will end up going DisplayPort, this is good news. Longer cables mean more options!

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ASUS show off 24-inch LED USB-powered monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jun 6 2011 8:02 PM CDT
ASUS have demonstrated a USB-powered monitor, the MS248B which is a slightly tweaked MS248H. This monitor is pretty unique; a single USB3.0 port at the back and that's it. One cable. The single USB3.0 cable transmits both power and data and being USB3.0 it's capable of providing 80-percent more power for configured devices.

ASUS show off 24-inch LED USB-powered monitor | TweakTown.com


ASUS have also managed to cut the power consumption of the screen down to 9W which is quite the feat considering the MS248H reportedly uses 33W. Spec wise the MS248B is a full HD 1920x1080, 24-inch, 10m:1 contrast ratio with a 2ms response time, a glossy piano black bezel, LED touch-sensor buttons and an ultra-slim 16.5mm profile.

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Sharp teases the HT world with 85-inch, capable of 7860x4320, also capable of reducing HT lovers into tears

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 22 2011 9:39 PM CDT
If this were my own tech site, where I didn't have to type up a few paragraphs on the news I post, the only word that would accompany this news would be: Wow. I would end it with "Wow" and a link to the YouTube video - but holy bloody crap, Sharp and Japanese national TV broadcaster, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have jointly developed an 85-inch LCD compatible with Super Hi-Vision, a next-generation television broadcast format.



The new format comprises of 33 megapixels, or 16 times the resolution of HDTV, Super Hi-Vision is being pushed as offering a powerful, life-like image reproduction. R&D began in 1995 (!) and they aim to have trial broadcasts before the decade ends. Sharp used their UV2A2 LCD technology which allows them to create the first direct-view LCD compatible with the insanely high resolution performance of Super Hi-Vision.

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Acer launches the worlds first 27-inch, 120hz, NVIDIA 3D Vision-compatible monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Apr 27 2011 9:59 PM CDT
Acer have hit the market first with a 27-inch, Full-HD, 3D Display. Dubbed the Acer HN274H, Acer have specced it well, Full HD, 100, 000, 000:1 contrast ratio, LED-backlit, 120hz refresh rate and a 2ms response time is not too shabby at all. Yes it's not an IPS-based panel, but for the fast-motion, first-person shooter fans like myself, the 120hz gives you a semi. If that doesn't get the blood pumping, it is also (and obviously) capable of 3D with NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology.

Acer launches the worlds first 27-inch, 120hz, NVIDIA 3D Vision-compatible monitor | TweakTown.com


Better yet, the Acer HN274H has the IR emitter built-in! Acer are even throwing in a pair of NVIDIA 3D glasses too. Acer have also added their eColor and Adaptive Contrast Management technologies which work dynamically to (apparently) deliver ultra-sharp and realistic visuals, here I was thinking that was the GPU doing that. The monitor looks great and I would definitely love to try one of these puppies out, Acer. Might be upgrade time for my Surround Vision Alienware setup!

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Facial Recognition & Directed Advertising Demo: IDF Beijing 2011

Nicole Scott | Tue, Apr 12 2011 6:42 AM CDT
Intel put on a series of demo's at Day 0 of IDF Beijing 2011 showing off various ways that camera recognition, both facial and gesture, could be applied to everyday life.



The first demo controlled an avatar by mapping the human face to cause the avatar to animate on-screen characters to precisely replicate mimic facial expressions and head movement. The second demo has been making the rounds but we still love it since the idea of having in on our home TV excites since it would make looking at photo's a more interactive experience. One can control and navigate the user interface with the wave of a hand as well as zoom and rotate.

It is like having a Kinect, but all you need is a webcam! The big one that I thought was the best of the bunch was facial recognition to deliver directed personal advertising. That's right, your TV will watch you figure out how many males and females are in the room, whether they are young or old and even detect if they are happy or sad. Based on this information they will then service an appropriate targeted ad. Creepy, just a little.

Facial Recognition & Directed Advertising Demo: IDF Beijing 2011 | TweakTown.com


The final demo takes that creep factor to the next level as your TV will identify you personally, and then it will suggest shows for you based on your viewing habits. The technology will continue to watch you to see if you are enjoying the program and even note if you are looking away from the screen.

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LCD Monitor Teardown - explanation of how it works

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Apr 4 2011 9:29 PM CDT
Bit of a random video here, but very interesting nonetheless. "engineerguyvideo" (aka Bill) tears an LCD monitor apart and shows how it works behind the scenes. He explains how it uses liquid crystals, thin film transistors and polarizers to display information.



The video runs for around 5 minutes but should show you how an LCD monitor works, it's quite amazing once you watch it being taken apart (and back together again) piece by piece!

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Samsung aiming to sell 10 million 3D TV's this year

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Feb 20 2011 7:15 PM CST
Samsung gave themselves a target with the Galaxy S, but that's in the smartphone world. The gimmick of 3D and lack of great substance in 3D movies is going to be a very large hurdle for Samsung to overcome this year.

Samsung aiming to sell 10 million 3D TV's this year | TweakTown.com


But, they're expecting sales of 3D sets to jump by releasing new models and new technologies that Samsung say will enhance the 3D experience. Samsung's 2010 target for 3D sales was 2 million, this year brings a 500-percent increase in sales targets. Yoon Boo-geun, president of Samsung's visual display business told reports that Samsung expect to grab between 9 - 10 million 3DTV sales in 2011 and has hailed the so-called active shutter technology it uses.

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