ViewSonic Launches AMD-certified 3D LED Display



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Banach Tarski

I called Viewsonic's Canada phone number and asked about the Canadian release date.


They said they didnt have an exact date, but it should be out by christmas. Merry christmas to me. I asked if it would definately be availible by Q1 2011 and they said yes.





I'm sorry, I can't get excited about this monitor.  24" and the native resolution is 1920 x 1080.  My Gateway fpd2485w is nearly five years old and came with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200.

Am I missing something?  Other than HD video formats (1080p), why are all the "new" and supposedly "awesome" monitors going with this weaker resolution?

Honestly, I would love someone to explain to me why 1920 x 1080 is better than 1920 x 1200 (outside of movies)?

Please, someone out there explain this to me!


P.S. I still love my old Gateway monitor!



There is no reason outside of movies to go with this weaker resolution.



This monitor also happens to be 3D.  That means a refresh rate of 120Hz or more vs. the refresh rate on your fpd2485w. That means 2D video/games will look smoother, and 3D games will put out at 60Hz per eye.

So, while this is kind of an exaggeration, it is like two of your monitors in one. Plus, it comes with a pair of shutter glasses (that is included in the price, according to the article above). Not any shutter glasses, but shutter glasses that will work with ATI's technology.  To this point, Nvidia has been the go-to for 3D technology.

Of course, the biggest difference between your 5 year old monitor and this one, is your's doesn't do 3D. 


the hapless gamer

AMD Certified suggests  it will work with AMD (formerly known as ATI)  graphics cards too. Will I need to invest in there upcoming 6 series too???  That's the Big Question



I use Nvidia products exclusively.  I do own an ATI 5450 Radon card which I can use in a hybrid configuration.  Perhaps when they release their newer advanced co-processing technology, I will make a jump from Nvidia to ATI.  I played around with ATI streaming technology, and liked it.  I have not owned anything like an 5800 class ATI so I don’t know what it holds….


I am a scientist and electronics engineer, currently designing quantum computers, this display states to have a 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio.  I have not done the math on that but that would closely approach the ability to use the display in scientific experiments you could nearly do single photon emission and detection at the ratio, if my approximations are correct, and my approximations are better than many leading scientist theory’s and laws they discover.


This is more than a simple display, it’s a freaking work of art and advanced scientific instrument.  Having an advanced degree in photonics I have never heard of the unit of light measurement called ‘nits’, so I looked it up.  Usually illuminated light is measured in lumens.  The difference I that nits are measurement of direct light in a straight line (something you would expect of a laser not an LED) vs. lumens which are a measure of the scattered light illuminated from a source and the area and brightness in which it covers  an illuminated object.  Site source:

This one is on my list of best buys, I just hope it will work with Nvidia, cause the highest contrast ratio I have ever heard of before was around 100,000:1. 20 million to 1 is absolutely amazing!

Could you please provide details of the fabricated dimensions of the individual LED’s used in the display?

-Proto-Bytes (@ProtoBytes)



Wow.  With a brain like that, you should probably learn the difference between theories and theory's.



I doubt it's actually a misprint, but contrast ratios in general are misleading.  Most manufacturers employ a sort of "dynamic contrast ratio" and in reality you won't actually see anything close to that.  If you take a look at the link below, on the specs tab it states that the actual contrast ratio is 1000:1.

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