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ViewSonic Readies 3D Vision-Ready 24" Monitor

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This monitor has a built-in Nvidia 3D Vision wireless emitter and an extra pair of 3D Vision specs.

Monday ViewSonic announced the upcoming release of a 24-inch 3D, full HD (1920 x 1080) LED monitor called the V3D245. Set to hit store shelves in mid-to-late August, it will include a built-in Nvidia 3D Vision wireless emitter and Nvidia 3D Vision specs, all for $499.

"Set-up is quick and easy," said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision at Nvidia. "Simply connect the monitor to your NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, put on the included NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses, and start enjoying games, videos and photos in a whole new way."

On the hardware front, the monitor will feature a 120 Hz frame refresh rate, a 2-ms video response time, 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 nits high brightness and HDMI 1.4 input, the latter which can be used to connect to a Blu-Ry 3D player or a PlayStation 3 console. The monitor will also sport integrated two-watt SRS Premium Sound audio speakers, rounding out the "ultimate multimedia entertainment display."

"Whether for work, play or media enjoyment, our new V3D245 monitor offers the highest level of compatibility with both PC- and console-based 3D content, and is ideal for delivering an incredible 3D experience," said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing manager, ViewSonic.

So far there's no specific release date or retailer list, so stay tuned.

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    daniel123244 , August 2, 2011 12:08 AM
    For the price I think I would still take a Dell Ultrasharp u2410
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    memadmax , August 2, 2011 12:50 AM
    3D overrated and I am pretty sure its a fad similar to iPads...
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    mister g , August 2, 2011 1:15 AM
    Slow news day?
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    clonazepam , August 2, 2011 1:55 AM
    Bah! I want a 27" 120hz display / 3D package at that price point...
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    dimar , August 2, 2011 2:05 AM
    I want the same screen, but with 16:10 ratio. Not because of 3D, but 120Hz. Once you play at 120Hz, you can't go back.
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    clonazepam , August 2, 2011 2:25 AM
    otacon72When I saw my first 3D movie...I said wow...then I moved on.


    They are getting better at NOT creating superficial scenes just to show off some 3D effects. I just took my daughter to see the new Harry Potter film and it was a better experience than previous 3D movies, like "How to Train Your Dragon".
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    Maximus_Delta , August 2, 2011 2:25 AM
    Is gaming in 3D that good? I imagine FPS in 3D would be pretty fantastic...
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    drumsrule786 , August 2, 2011 2:29 AM
    What would really be awesome is a 30" 2560x1600 120hz 3D ready monitor. Only bad thing is it would take a monster GPU to power it.
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    clonazepam , August 2, 2011 2:36 AM
    drumsrule786What would really be awesome is a 30" 2560x1600 120hz 3D ready monitor. Only bad thing is it would take a monster GPU to power it.


    Well if you spend $2000 on the display (assuming 100% markup over 2D), then another $2000 for 4 gpu's should be no problemo :D  hehehe
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    invlem , August 2, 2011 2:36 AM
    Crysis 2 was the only game I played in 3D and thoroughly enjoyed the added depth.

    Most other games the 3D has been more of a distraction or irritation to me than a positive addition.

    From my experience with Crysis 2 I'd say 3D can definitely add to a game (especially an FPS game) but the developer has to really want 3D from the start. The UI has to be made so that it fits in the 3D depth properly, most games fail at this and the UI becomes such a distraction you end up turning off the 3D.
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    zybch , August 2, 2011 2:39 AM
    Yay, built in speakers. What a fantastic addition for a serious gamer.
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    alidan , August 2, 2011 2:52 AM
    InvlemCrysis 2 was the only game I played in 3D and thoroughly enjoyed the added depth.Most other games the 3D has been more of a distraction or irritation to me than a positive addition.From my experience with Crysis 2 I'd say 3D can definitely add to a game (especially an FPS game) but the developer has to really want 3D from the start. The UI has to be made so that it fits in the 3D depth properly, most games fail at this and the UI becomes such a distraction you end up turning off the 3D.


    not so much the ui, its that no games are realy taking advantage of what ed can do from the ground up yet.

    just wait till uncharted 3 comes out, that will be the benchmark game for what 3d games aspire to.
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    clonazepam , August 2, 2011 3:10 AM
    Yeah I want to play around with 3D. I don't have any great expectations. What I really want is that 120hz display. My eyes are soo tired after a long day I'm hoping 120hz will help. Another note on 120hz, it may clear up the tearing in HD streaming movies due to them being 24 fps. I'm hoping it clears up that problem as well.
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    jeremy1183 , August 2, 2011 4:03 AM
    Awwe WTF!! I just bought the Alienware 23 inch 3D monitor a month ago for $449 (without 3d vision kit). If i would have known about this with the built in emitter and 2 pairs of glasses for just $50 more I would have waited. Oh well, Alienware monitor looks awesome though....
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    kyee7k , August 2, 2011 4:19 AM
    A 2-layer 3D solution would be a better deal than 3D with glasses. Until then, I'll happily chug along with my old LCD monitor or until it breaks.
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    upgrade_1977 , August 2, 2011 3:21 PM
    kyee7kA 2-layer 3D solution would be a better deal than 3D with glasses. Until then, I'll happily chug along with my old LCD monitor or until it breaks.

    Apparently, you've never used the technology. I find that most of the people who complain about the technology, have never even tried it. Or they tried the old glasses and never the new ones..

    I actually own the newer nvidia glasses with a 3D monitor, and it is F-ING AWSOME!!
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    Anonymous , August 2, 2011 4:22 PM
    This is nice.. Us people with the home 3DTV can't use it on PC.
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    clonazepam , August 2, 2011 5:29 PM
    Im waiting for the "FatHeadz" version of the glasses!
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    upgrade_1977 , August 2, 2011 6:43 PM
    Quote:
    This is nice.. Us people with the home 3DTV can't use it on PC.



    Actually you can, you just need to download "3DTV Play".

    Quote:
    3DTV Play software requires a compatible GeForce GPU, Microsoft® Windows® 7, and a compatible 3D TV


    http://www.nvidia.com/object/3dtv-play.html
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    bystander , August 2, 2011 6:59 PM
    I recently bought a 3D monitor, mostly for the 120hz display and also tried out it's 3D movies abilities, which I was a bit underwhelmed by. However, 3D gaming, when it's done well, is a LOT better than 3D movies.

    Crysis 2 is a great example. Metro 2033 also works great (not in Dx11). Titan Quest is also very good. Tomb Raider Underworld is also very good.

    It doesn't work great with everything, but most the games I was playing before look a lot better in 3D. The depth created in 3D games is done a lot more realistic than movies.
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