Sharp’s Turn

Auto Date Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Recently, there have been companies taking people’s attention by releasing touchscreen LCD monitor. Just last month, we talked about the Android touchscreens and this time around, we will talk about the latest product from Sharp: 4K2K (3,840×2,160 dots) display compliant 32V IGZO touchscreen LCD monitor “PN-K322B”.

Sharp’s new touchscreen monitor is a beauty. The monitor is 36mm long, with the edge of it having LED back light. It also includes a sliding stand which makes it possible to adjust the angle of the monitor. It also has an accompanying stylus. The pen’s tip is only 2mm in diameter.

What makes this touchscreen different from others is that it features a palm cancellation function. This function allows the user to input with a stylus even while the hand is touching the screen. Sharp will officially release the product at the end of July. There have been no announcement as to how much this product will be sold.

 

 

Android Touch Screens?

Auto Date Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

 

A lot of Android users are happy with their own touchscreen mobile phones, now what will happen if Android makes a touch screen LCD? Will it get the same praises as the phones they’ve created? There are a lot of monitor makers that are considering the production of this kind of gadget. It will be twice as expensive as a regular LCD, but it will also be twice as fun.

Companies are considering this because people nowadays prefer the use of smartphones and tablets. LCD sales have dropped steadily in the past few years. WitsView, one of the LCD makers in the market want to tap into this venture saying “An Android LCD monitor is a LCD monitor equipped with the ARM processor, featuring the Android operating system, and adjustable to a horizontal angle on top of the touch function and WiFi, which can be regarded as a simple version of a large-sized tablet.” As a consumer, will you be interested in buying one?

 

Sharps New LCD

Auto Date Friday, April 26th, 2013

 

Japanese multinational corporation, Sharp, just launched their newest product. The new large format monitor PN-R903 90-inch professional is now out and available in the market. The target people to get this LCD monitor are the ones who have club, bars, pubs, or anything that will have the need for power and longevity.

This LCD is ideal for 24 hour use, which means something that is for a commercial setting. It is large, measuring 2.05 x 1.2 meters, making it the largest available LCD in the Australian Market. It can be set up vertically or horizontally and it would work perfectly fine both ways.

Spokesperson of Sharp corporation Australia said “Pubs and clubs have positioned themselves as the entertainment hub within the community, providing entertainment and sporting zones using large screen technology. Sharp has recognized the growth in this sector and by developing large single panel displays has made installation and implementation so much easier.” 

Acer’s Affordable Monitors

Auto Date Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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Great news for people looking into buying LCD monitors. Acer has announced their H6 series of very affordable and sleek designed monitors. The H6 series  features a 100,000,000:1 contrast and a 5ms response time. You’ll find built-in speakers as well as HDMI, DVI, and VGA connectivity on the monitors. All these are in zero frame construction that can be found in two sizes. 21.5-inch (H226HQL) and 23-inch (H236HL) The displays have a small frame measuring 0.08 inch to make for a less distracting border around the screen.

That not just it, Acer’s monitor can also tilt from -5 to 15 degrees making it perfect for video walls set up. With these features, you’ll be happy to know how affordable these bad boys are. The H6 series is currently available for purchase, with the 21.5-inch Acer H226HQL monitor is only $149.99 and the 23-inch H236HL monitor for only $179.99. Now we can only wish that Acer can produce more of these in hopefully a larger size.

 

 

Sony’s Newest LCD Monitor

Auto Date Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Sony is keeping up with developing advanced technology and a proof of that is the debut of their PVM-X300 4K LCD monitor next month in London at the BVE (Broadcast Video Expo) which will start on February 26 and will run for 3 days. This debut is much awaited since the LCD monitor is promising great capabilities. This 30-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution monitor supports 4K monitoring in the field. The PVM-X300′s 30-inch 4K LCD panel can display over four times the Full HD resolution in a single screen! It guarantees excellent color and picture quality. This monitor is not just great for any home but also has the quality that can be used for 4K Cinema production and 4k live production. Which makes this product perfect for people in the movie making/filming industry. There is still no word as to how much this product will be when it goes on sale.

 PVM-X300 Interfaces:

- 3G/HD-SDI x 4 inputs with monitor out

- HDMI x 4 inputs

- DisplayPort x 2 inputs

 

 

Dell Ultrasharp U2711 LCD Monitor

Auto Date Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

If you haven’t heard it yet, the best deal this month is Dell‘s Ultrasharp U2711 LCD Monitor. From it’s previous $843 price, it is now down to $649! This LCD Monitor has gotten good reviews from consumers saying that it is true to it’s name. Ultrasharp delivers well with its outstanding colors and display. It has up to up to 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution. It delivers true to life colors providing users realistic and outstanding experience with the stand being “rock solid”

The monitor comes with an adjustable height stand which makes viewing comfortable for anybody. The stand can also be detached if chosen to mount on the wall. Composite and component connections plus 5 USB 2.0 ports allow for easy connection to cameras or game consoles. It is very easy to set up and maintain. Definitely worth the big bucks especially this holiday season. Could be a present to loved ones or just yourself!

 

Manufacturers of LCDs

Auto Date Friday, December 14th, 2012


Various computer companies has shifted its production from cathode ray tubes (CRTs) to liquid crystal display (LCDs) to meet the demands and wants of its consumers. The evolution of computer monitors brought users to a more convenient and clearer resolution of pictures, videos, and colors. Clearly, CRTs is phased out and the LCDs have dominated the computer market.

Here are some of the companies you would like to check for the type of LCD you want to have.

Manufacturer:
NEC Display Solutions
ViewSonic
SAMSUNG
Acer America
Hewlett-Packard
Planar
AG Neovo
AOC Monitor
ASUS
BenQ Inc.
CHI MEI
COMPAQ
DoubleSight
Eizo
Envision
Gateway
Hanns-G
iZ3D
KDS
LaCie
Lenovo
LG Electronics
MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
Philips
Sceptre
Sony
V7
VIEWERA
WESTINGHOUSE
X2GEN

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Ultrawidescreen Monitor from LG

Auto Date Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

 

This month is Seoul Korea, LG has outdone itself again by releasing and finally making public their new EA93 UltraWide Monitor, the world’s first to boast a 21:9 aspect ratio. The ultrawidescreen monitor is perfect for graphic professionals. It’s 29 inch screen is handy if you want multiple programs/windows to be viewed all at the same time. It has a 4-split screen feature for multitasking purposes. Executive Vice President of LG Home Entertainment company had this to say about the product. “LG is always working to expand the definition of what technology is and how it can contribute to productivity and convenience. Whether its for work, watching movies, playing games or anything else in between, the UltraWide Monitor enhances the multitasking and multimedia experience. The cinematic proportions, diverse color range and all-around functionality of the UltraWide Monitor clearly demonstrate an ongoing commitment to innovation.”  It will be released globally in the next few weeks.

Specs:

Screen Size: 29W
Format: 21:9
Resolution: 2560×1080
Color Gamut: sRGB 100%
Panel: IPS
Brightness (Typ.): 300nits
Contrast Ratio (Typ.): Mega
Viewing Angle (Ver./Hor.): 178/178
Response Time: 5ms GTG
Interface: DVI-D Dual x1, HMDI x2 (MHL x1), USB 3.0 (1 up, 3 down),Display Port x1, PC Audio In, Headphone Out
Speaker: 7W x 2

Why is it clear?

Auto Date Tuesday, October 16th, 2012


LCD is short for liquid crystal display, a type of display that is used in digital watches and many portable computers. The LCD displays utilize two sheets of polarizing material with a liquid crystal solution between them and when an electric current passes through the liquid, it causes the crystals to align. Each crystal is like a shutter, it either allows the light to pass through or blocks the light.

The monochrome LCD images usually appear as blue or dark gray images on top of a grayish-white background while the colored LCD displays use two basic techniques for producing color: the passive matrix (which is less expensive of the two technologies) and the thin film transistor (TFT) or active-matrix.

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Home Offices and Multiple LCD Monitors

Auto Date Friday, October 12th, 2012

It used to be that multiple monitor set ups were stuff that you only saw in television or in big control rooms that meant big bucks and serious business, like NASA, the FOREX floor, or traffic control. Today, thanks to the proliferation of LCD monitors, almost anyone can convert their home office into a super home office with multiple LCD monitors.
But does having such a set up justify the expense?

The answer depends largely on what you do on your computer. If you use it mostly to surf, watch YouTube videos and go on Facebook, then it’s safe to say that you don’t need such a set up at all. However, ask any software developer or graphic artist and you can be sure that having multiple monitors comes in handy for them. And with the price of LCD monitors driven down by competition, sometimes even if the use does not really justify the expense, you’ll still find them in home offices and gamerooms.

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