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BenQ Shows Dedicated Gaming Display, Affordable HD 3D Projector

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BenQ showed dedicated gaming monitors, and the world's first affordable 1080p 3D projector.

During CES 2013, I stumbled across BenQ which was seemingly tucked away in an area dedicated to appointments and one-on-one meetings. The company was displaying several products, one of which BenQ claims is the world's first dedicated console gaming display, the RL2455HM. It's based on the company's display dedicated for PC gaming, the MLG-approved RL2450HT.

According to BenQ, the 24-inch dedicated console monitor, slated for a March 2013 release, promises 1-ms of GTG response time, a 60 Hz refresh rate tuned to match console video output, and a 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Also included are two 2-watt stereo speakers, and dual HDMI ports for "the ultimate in connectivity and control".

The monitor also comes packed with BenQ's Black eQualizer, Display Mode to quickly switch between seven monitor screen sizes, and Smart Scaling to scale the screen on-the-fly to virtually any custom size – ranging from a 24-inch 1080p display to a traditional 17-inch 4:3 format — without impacting controller sensitivity.

Naturally I took to the older RL2450HT instead (it was hooked up to iBuyPower's new Revolt PC) which a BenQ rep said has been on the market for about a year, but little known. Developed specifically for PC gaming, it featured a cool 4-button switch that allows gamers to adjust the black levels on the fly. This makes it super easy to quickly adjust lighting when switching to sniper mode and taking headshots in the dark. The display's stand also had a cool hook on the back for conveniently hanging your headset.

Also on hand was the "world's first" affordable 3D HD Home Theater projector, the W1080ST for $1,299 USD. This thing can essentially eliminate your HDTV, casting a Full HD 1080p 3D image on your wall using DarkChip3 DLP Technology. Tech specs included 2,000 ANSI Lumens, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, dual HDMI inputs, and SmartEco Technology for 60-percent more power savings than a similar projector. Switching out the bulbs also seemed to be a snap.

Also seen in this batch of images is a cool iPhone projector, the Joybee GP2.

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    r1Master , January 22, 2013 1:50 PM
    60 Hz... *shakes head* What of the Next Gen Consoles?
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    TeraMedia , January 22, 2013 2:09 PM
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    At $1,099, the W1070 provides full HD 1080p 3D projection using the high-end DLP® Dark Chip 3 (DC3) typically reserved for higher-priced models.

    Source: http://www.benq.us/news/10003839/2

    So there's an even cheaper one from BenQ, unless you need short-throw.
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    aoneone , January 22, 2013 2:52 PM
    who cares?.. oculus rift will change all that and you probably will never need a monitor, let alone an expensive 3d one. ^_^
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    ingtar33 , January 22, 2013 2:54 PM
    r1Master60 Hz... *shakes head* What of the Next Gen Consoles?

    all 3 next gen consoles are built for 30fps max.

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    nino_z , January 22, 2013 3:38 PM
    Forget the consoles - it's the pcs that matter! Besides we could really use some new 3D monitors. I would like to replace mine at some point. But they are missing the important parts - 3D Vision integrated and huge in size. I am using a 27'' one and i'd love to upgrade to larger.
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    mugiebahar , January 22, 2013 4:50 PM
    I Don't know about Nintendo here, but the next consoles from MS and Sony will be 60fps min spec. Not saying consoles are better. I think every thing has its own place and advantage. But yeah consoles will have native 60fps in spec. But to be honest why isn't the industry going for 120 native by now is the question
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    Estix , January 22, 2013 8:17 PM
    mugiebaharI Don't know about Nintendo here, but the next consoles from MS and Sony will be 60fps min spec. Not saying consoles are better. I think every thing has its own place and advantage. But yeah consoles will have native 60fps in spec. But to be honest why isn't the industry going for 120 native by now is the question


    You don't know about Nintendo? The Wii U is already out, bro, there's no excuse not to know.

    And no, they are definitely not built for 60Hz 1080p, not even close. They're built around AMD A-series chips (possibly with a dedicated card of low-mid spec), and they'll be competing against low-end PCs for performance.
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    DarkSable , January 22, 2013 9:32 PM
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    I Don't know about Nintendo here, but the next consoles from MS and Sony will be 60fps min spec. Not saying consoles are better. I think every thing has its own place and advantage. But yeah consoles will have native 60fps in spec. But to be honest why isn't the industry going for 120 native by now is the question


    Yeah, uhm, no.

    Consoles of today render at 30 fps, 720p.

    And you want next gen consoles to render at 60 or 120 fps and 1080p? It's not going to happen for a LONG time; consoles are designed to be cheap and to be sold to people who don't care about graphics.