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Acer Launches a Pair Of 3D LCDs

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Acer announced two new 3D LCDs.

Both monitors run at resolution of 1920x1080 and support 3D via HDMI or DVI-DL to PCs as well as Blu-ray players, game consoles, cameras and 3D TV programming via a set-top box.

The 27-incher (HN274H) supports Nvidia 3D Vision and comes with a pair of Nvidia's 3D vision glasses by default. The 23.6-inch model (HS244HQ) does not include Nvidia 3D vision support and instead ships with Acer's own 3D glasses. The Nvidia transmitter is not required as the transmitter is built into the displays. According to Acer, any other type of active shutter glasses works with its new displays.

The 27-inch version provides a dynamic contrast ratio of 100 million:1, while the smaller display is rated at 12 million:1. Both displays use LED backlights and offer a response time of 2 ms, Acer said. Prices start at $449 for the 23.6-inch LCD. the 27-inch version carries an MSRP of $689.   

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    c0oim4n , April 15, 2011 1:01 AM
    sweet
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    PudgyChicken , April 15, 2011 1:15 AM
    ... Why? 3D is just a silly fad. Not to mention a complete waste of money.
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    saaiello , April 15, 2011 1:18 AM
    Until 3d is able to be seen without the glasses it will never be more then just a novelty.
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    pharge , April 15, 2011 1:49 AM
    HN274H does has 2 DVI and 3 HDMI 1.4a ports that means it does support both 3D vision (2 DVI) and PS3/3DTV cable (HDMI 1.4a).
    However, HS244HQ only has 1 DVI (and 2 HDMI 1.4a) that means HS244HQ does not support 3D Vision for 3D game play.
    HS244HQ is up for sale in newegg for $439.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009301&Tpk=hs244hq)

    Anybody interested in the full review of HN274H and its 3D compability with 3D vision, AMD GPU (through HDMI), and Blu-ray 3D playback can check out this review:

    http://3dvision-blog.com/review-of-the-27-acer-hn274h-3d-vision-ready-lcd-monitor/

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    kcorp2003 , April 15, 2011 1:55 AM
    require active shutter glasses... ill pass
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    eklipz330 , April 15, 2011 2:19 AM
    wow you guys call yourself gamers. so you dislike the 3d effect, that's fine. i've heard a lot of great things about 3d on pc gaming, i would love to try it. BUT do you know what i've heard even BETTER things about? THE 120HZ REFRESH RATE. Seriously, we need more of these "3d" monitors so they can come down in price cause quite frankly, video cards are super mega powerful these days, running games upward 150fps. if my video card can take advantage of a 120hz, I WILL TAKE IT.
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    internetlad , April 15, 2011 2:46 AM
    eklipz330if my video card can take advantage of a 120hz, I WILL TAKE IT.


    too bad your eyes and brain can't.
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2011 3:16 AM
    @ Pharge. HS244HQbmii uses Dual Link DVI (It's a single cable w/ more pins, similar to how the HN274H works.) I own both products.
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    Travis Beane , April 15, 2011 3:20 AM
    eklipz330wow you guys call yourself gamers. so you dislike the 3d effect, that's fine. i've heard a lot of great things about 3d on pc gaming, i would love to try it. BUT do you know what i've heard even BETTER things about? THE 120HZ REFRESH RATE. Seriously, we need more of these "3d" monitors so they can come down in price cause quite frankly, video cards are super mega powerful these days, running games upward 150fps. if my video card can take advantage of a 120hz, I WILL TAKE IT.

    Agreed, I'm personally more interested in the 120Hz than the 3D.
    Give me 30", 120Hz, 2560x1600, LED backlit IPS panel, DVI/HDMI/DP/VGA connectivity, 4mm or smaller bezel on all sides, solid metal construction (I can handle heavy, but I can't handle fragile) and a powered USB hub in the base (not the bezel).
    So, who gets my money for that monitor?
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    joytech22 , April 15, 2011 3:27 AM
    internetladtoo bad your eyes and brain can't.


    I notice the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz, My brother notices it, My dad does but my mum doesn't.

    It really depends on the person and the type of screen, I have 2 desktops in my room, one uses 60HZ while the other is a Samsung monitor @ 120Hz and the difference is:

    Much more fluid gameplay (In any game that can reach 120fps), Smoother animations (Works for source engine through blending) and for the samsung monitor faster response times.


    The 3D part of any monitor is better suited to Movies rather than games, With most games you just turn off the 3D effect so you can take off the damn glasses, but when watching 3D movies it somehow feels more fun.
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    rmse17 , April 15, 2011 4:59 AM
    internetladtoo bad your eyes and brain can't.


    Mine can.
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    Nexus52085 , April 15, 2011 5:38 AM
    internetladtoo bad your eyes and brain can't.

    Yeah, that notion is not entirely correct. Check out this article. It's not as black and white as you'd think. http://www.100fps.com/how_many_frames_can_humans_see.htm
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    dimar , April 15, 2011 7:00 AM
    Advantage of playing at 120Hz refresh set for the monitor is huge. Less lag on the screen when moving horizontally. I can't even imagine myself playing on 60Hz screen again!
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    utgardaloki , April 15, 2011 7:08 AM
    internetladtoo bad your eyes and brain can't.


    Yes they can. You sir have never tried a 120Hz screen.
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    Vladislaus , April 15, 2011 7:35 AM
    phargeHN274H does has 2 DVI and 3 HDMI 1.4a ports that means it does support both 3D vision (2 DVI) and PS3/3DTV cable (HDMI 1.4a).However, HS244HQ only has 1 DVI (and 2 HDMI 1.4a) that means HS244HQ does not support 3D Vision for 3D game play.HS244HQ is up for sale in newegg for $439.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009301&Tpk=hs244hq)Anybody interested in the full review of HN274H and its 3D compability with 3D vision, AMD GPU (through HDMI), and Blu-ray 3D playback can check out this review:http://3dvision-blog.com/review-of [...] d-monitor/

    To my knowledge no 3d vision monitor uses two dvi's for the effect to work. They do need to have a dual-link dvi.
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    cphorn15 , April 15, 2011 7:52 AM
    The reason the monitor is 120Hz in the first place is for the 3D so that each eye can effectively see 60 fps since it utilizes active shutter technology aka the $150 glasses and not the $1 ones. Don't exactly know why nVidia mandated that, but there it is.
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    enforcer22 , April 15, 2011 11:06 AM
    SAAIELLOUntil 3d is able to be seen without the glasses it will never be more then just a novelty.


    Or until its actually 3d and not a optical illusion of 3d.

    internetladtoo bad your eyes and brain can't.


    Are you brain dead? i had a 120hrz tv it was freaking amazing over 60hrz tv's

    cphorn15The reason the monitor is 120Hz in the first place is for the 3D so that each eye can effectively see 60 fps since it utilizes active shutter technology aka the $150 glasses and not the $1 ones. Don't exactly know why nVidia mandated that, but there it is.


    its 120hrz because it looks way better.

    PudgyChicken... Why? 3D is just a silly fad. Not to mention a complete waste of money.


    agreed.
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    Transsive , April 15, 2011 11:59 AM
    Oh my gods! 100 million to 1, like staring into the sun.

    So what's the panel? I'd bet it's TN... with a real 1000:1 real contrast ratio... if we're lucky, sigh.
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    back_by_demand , April 15, 2011 12:18 PM
    PudgyChicken... Why? 3D is just a silly fad. Not to mention a complete waste of money.

    I think i'll wait till 3D without glasses comes along, seeing as Toshiba are already doing it we can't be far away full scale production on TVs and monitors.
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2011 1:03 PM
    I just received my 27" HN274H. It's freakin awesome. The 3D effect is crazy cool. For those who say it's a fad, 3D has been around in some form or another for 60 years. Sure, it's not for everybody, but I love it.
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