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Samsung LCD Turns 2D Games Into 3D Games

Samsung is finally rolling out its 750 and 950 series of stylish desktop LED monitors. We are especially interested in the 950 series (available in 23 and 27 inch), as it has a 2D-to-3D converter when connected to PCs, game consoles, Blu-ray players and other set-top boxes.

How well does it work? We have no idea as we haven't seen them since CEs 2011, where access to them was very limited. However, Samsung claims they deliver "vibrant colors", "100% photo accuracy" and a high-quality image in 120 Hz. The marketing staff worked overtime and promises features such as an "ultra clear panel", "magic angle view", and "Mega DCR." And yes, all that 3D greatness requires active shutter glasses.

Other specs include a response time of 2ms, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a resolution of 1920x1080, as well as a viewing angle of 170 degrees. What we don't know is the exact availability in the U.S. (Samsung is rolling the monitors out in Asia first) and the price. However, it appears that the 27-inch 3D model is selling for about $750 across Asia (a pair of proprietary active shutter glasses is included).

  • reggieray
    Gimmick and I will keep my 1920 x 1200 Samsung monitor, not some TV standard, 1080P.
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  • ochentay4
    I dont care. I want one.
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  • sieged
    That's retared ...I gotta have it.
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  • Transsive
    More TN panels?
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  • rajansudeshrattan
    Interesting if priced around $500 or in India below Rs25K
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  • pfft, crap, I'll stick with my two 1920 x 1200 screens
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  • tmax
    ReggieRayGimmick and I will keep my 1920 x 1200 Samsung monitor, not some TV standard, 1080P.
    Agree. I don’t like the trend of new monitors only being 1920 x 1080 on the high end. With this technology Samsung could easily reach 2560 x 1600 resolution on the 27" model.
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  • Userremoved
    Hmm gimmicks
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  • clist
    The nice thing about 120Hz monitors is running them at 120Hz for 2D gaming. It makes your 120FPS video card rate actually mean something. If your monitor is 60Hz or 75Hz (as most LCDs are) then the FPS of your video card is not what you're seeing.

    There are folks who say you can't notice the difference, but to me, 120Hz feel smoother.

    Note that I'm not making any arguments for or against THIS monitor - it does look gimmicky - I'm just saying don't knock 120Hz monitors just because they're pitched as "3D". I will also say that the picture quality and viewing angles on all of the 3D monitors I've seen - including the one I have suck compared to the current lower-refresh offerings - so it really depends on your priorities... for gaming I think a 120Hz monitor is better.

    Cheers,
    CList
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  • Transsive
    I'll be waiting for a quality IPS 120Hz screen. (decent angles and low ghosting)
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