Thursday, February 10th 2011

Acer GN245HQ Becomes First 3D Monitor to Support HDMI 3D Solution from NVIDIA

Acer, always at the forefront in offering technologically advanced solutions, now presents the GN245HQ, the first 3D monitor in the world to support the HDMI 3D solution from NVIDIA, enabling users to fully appreciate the array of possibilities brought by the stereoscopic technology.

Offering powerful and exciting graphics as well as top-notch technology, the GN245HQ 3D monitor is particularly well suited for gaming and enjoying movies: the perfect solution for tech-savvy users and gaming enthusiasts.

Acer's new combines Full HD 3D imagery via HDMI 3D or DVI-DL (dual link) connectivity with NVIDIA 3D vision, setting the standard for enhanced 3D multimedia, literally projecting the user into the action for a sensation of full immersion. This effective yet simple solution is ideal for enhanced home entertainment. With the included NVIDIA 3D glasses, featuring advanced active shutter 3D technology, combined with the monitor's built-in IR emitter, you can enjoy your favorite movies or games with your friends, as multiple pair of glasses can be used simultaneously.

What's more, with the integrated IR emitter and HDMI 3D connectivity, the GN245HQ display breaks free from the PC and lets you enjoy 3D TV broadcasting via a set-top box, the best in 3D movies via Blu-ray Disc player, stunning pictures from a 3D camera, and immersive 3D games using a HDMI 3D game console.

This monitor is also ready to let you experience and appreciate new ways of learning that are more compelling and fun, with applications that will literally transport you in the middle of an archaeological site, around the universe or inside the human body.

But enhanced 3D technology is not enough to sum up the GN245HQ. This monitors packs high-end features, to ensure the best viewing experience: an unmatched 100 million:1 contrast ratio for stunning picture quality; Full HD resolution (1920x1080) perfect for 1080p Full HD applications; a spacious 60cm (23.6") LED backlit panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio, ideal to watch movies with the same immersive splendour of a theatre screen; a 120Hz refresh rate, essential for creating the 3D effect and a response time of just 2ms, the utmost in reactivity for real-time gaming.

While offering impressive visuals, the GN245HQ is also a striking sight. A futuristic style with clean, severe lines and sharply angled surfaces underlined its strong character. The elaborate design of the base conveys speed and performance evoking today's fast paced videogames. The power button blends seamlessly with the eye-catching bezel, highlighting the care in designing even the tiniest detail.

The GN245HQ falls under Acer's range of EcoDisplays. Making all efforts to reduce our footprint on the environment is the responsibility of everyone today. This is why Acer is committed to developing monitors with an energy saving design, that are mercury free and made of easily recyclable materials. To ensure lower power consumption white LED backlighting technology was adopted, replacing the four lamp design with two lamps, for up to 68% power saving. In addition, LED lamps are mercury-free and safer for the environment whilst delivering better performance. Acer 3D monitors meet stringent industry standards and are compliant with RoHS (the EU directive restricting the usage of hazardous substances) and ENERGY STAR requirements. Lower energy consumption not only helps reducing costs but also preserves resources and the environment for future generations. Plus, packaging is kept to the minimum and made of recyclable materials.

The Acer GN245HQ display is supplied with a 2 year C&R warranty and will be available from mid March with a SRRP of £419.99 inc VAT.
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15 Comments on Acer GN245HQ Becomes First 3D Monitor to Support HDMI 3D Solution from NVIDIA

#1
btarunr
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Thanks to Bumblebee for the tip.
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buggalugs
by: btarunr
That's not a 120 Hz display. Enjoy your 3D flicker.
How do you know that? I am under the impression that it is.

Also its a new proprietory technology that no one has seen yet so......
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: buggalugs
How do you know that? I am under the impression that it is.

Also its a new proprietory technology that no one has seen yet so......
Not every "3D monitor" is a 120 Hz monitor, if a 3D monitor supports 120 Hz refresh rate, it will be the first thing mentioned in the specifications.

No technology can technically reduce/eliminate 3D flicker on 60 Hz. Flicker is a physical phenomenon.
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buggalugs
by: btarunr
Not every "3D monitor" is a 120 Hz monitor, if a 3D monitor supports 120 Hz refresh rate, it will be the first thing mentioned in the specifications.
Just because it isnt listed doesnt mean its not 120, maybe they are keeping the spec under their hat until release. I really doubt Samsung would release a mainstream highend 3D monitor that isnt 120Hz and isnt compatible with current 3D technology. It says its compatible with multiple technologies and there arent that many of them.

I doubt they would release a 3D monitor that flickers in 3D
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btarunr
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by: buggalugs
Just because it isnt listed doesnt mean its not 120, maybe they are keeping the spec under their hat until release. I really doubt Samsung would release a mainstream highend 3D monitor that isnt 120Hz and isnt compatible with current 3D technology. It says its compatible with multiple technologies and there arent that many of them.

I doubt they would release a 3D monitor that flickers in 3D
There are plenty of 60 Hz 3D monitors, each of them flickers, and that's what makes 120 Hz desirable.

Secondly, if that was a 120 Hz HDMI monitor, they would explicitly mention HDMI 1.4a or HDMI 3D in their specifications as a display input, because there's no other way you can drive a 1920 x 1080 @ 120 Hz at HDMI's normal data-rate.

Thirdly, since Samsung launched this monitor back in early January, had it been a 120 Hz monitor, Acer wouldn't claim a "world's first" over a month after that.
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#9
buggalugs
by: btarunr
There are plenty of 60 Hz 3D monitors, each of them flickers, and that's what makes 120 Hz desirable.

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I'm not doubting that 60 Hz isnt as good as 120Hz.

by: btarunr


Secondly, if that was a 120 Hz HDMI monitor, they would explicitly mention HDMI 1.4a or HDMI 3D in their specifications as a display input, because there's no other way you can drive a 1920 x 1080 @ 120 Hz at HDMI's normal data-rate.
Why would they explicitly mention that if they dont even mention the Hz of the monitor?

by: btarunr


Thirdly, since Samsung launched this monitor back in early January, had it been a 120 Hz monitor, Acer wouldn't claim a "world's first" over a month after that.
It was shown at CES but isnt launched until March.

I dont want to argue with you about it, i'm assuming its 120Hz and you're assuming its 60Hz i guess we will find out in March.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: buggalugs
I'm not doubting that 60 Hz isnt as good as 120Hz.
You said "I doubt they would release a 3D monitor that flickers in 3D", and so was my reply to that. Each plane is receiving visuals at 30 Hz, hence the flicker, hence certain people can't stand 3D viewing.

by: buggalugs
Why would they explicitly mention that if they dont even mention the Hz of the monitor?
Because if they don't mention either of those, it only points to the monitor being a common 60 Hz panel that takes input from standard HDMI.

by: buggalugs
I dont want to argue with you about it, i'm assuming its 120Hz and you're assuming its 60Hz i guess we will find out in March.
After listing out almost every other specification, if they didn't mention refresh rate, by default it's taken as 60 Hz, because that's the refresh rate of 99% of all flat-panel displays.
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#11
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
looking good. and even if I didnt have that 3d glass, 120hz alone is frakkin sweet for gaming.
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#12
KashunatoR
i've got the acer gt245hq and it's pretty good. it's time for 27 inch monitors though, with 120hz but 700 euro for the already announced acer hn274h is way too much
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#13
ariff_tech
by: btarunr
Not every "3D monitor" is a 120 Hz monitor, if a 3D monitor supports 120 Hz refresh rate, it will be the first thing mentioned in the specifications.
What brand and model of 3d monitor that only have 60Hz.

by: btarunr
No technology can technically reduce/eliminate 3D flicker on 60 Hz. Flicker is a physical phenomenon.
If using shutter glasses, yes there no way you can eliminate 3D flicker.

but if using polarized glasses, there no flicker. But manufacturer have to make two screen blend into single panel.

by: btarunr
After listing out almost every other specification, if they didn't mention refresh rate, by default it's taken as 60 Hz, because that's the refresh rate of 99% of all flat-panel displays.
Yes i agree with that. But i think that most 3D Monitor is 120Hz, because that's the refresh rate of 99% of all 3D flat-panel displays.
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#14
boomstik360
by: btarunr
Acer, always at the forefront in offering technologically advanced solutions, now presents the GN245HQ, the first 3D monitor in the world to support the HDMI 3D solution from NVIDIA, enabling users to fully appreciate the array of possibilities brought by the stereoscopic technology.

Offering powerful and exciting graphics as well as top-notch technology, the GN245HQ 3D monitor is particularly well suited for gaming and enjoying movies: the perfect solution for tech-savvy users and gaming enthusiasts.

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Acer's new combines Full HD 3D imagery via HDMI 3D or DVI-DL (dual link) connectivity with NVIDIA 3D vision, setting the standard for enhanced 3D multimedia, literally projecting the user into the action for a sensation of full immersion. This effective yet simple solution is ideal for enhanced home entertainment. With the included NVIDIA 3D glasses, featuring advanced active shutter 3D technology, combined with the monitor's built-in IR emitter, you can enjoy your favorite movies or games with your friends, as multiple pair of glasses can be used simultaneously.

What's more, with the integrated IR emitter and HDMI 3D connectivity, the GN245HQ display breaks free from the PC and lets you enjoy 3D TV broadcasting via a set-top box, the best in 3D movies via Blu-ray Disc player, stunning pictures from a 3D camera, and immersive 3D games using a HDMI 3D game console.

This monitor is also ready to let you experience and appreciate new ways of learning that are more compelling and fun, with applications that will literally transport you in the middle of an archaeological site, around the universe or inside the human body.

But enhanced 3D technology is not enough to sum up the GN245HQ. This monitors packs high-end features, to ensure the best viewing experience: an unmatched 100 million:1 contrast ratio for stunning picture quality; Full HD resolution (1920x1080) perfect for 1080p Full HD applications; a spacious 60cm (23.6") LED backlit panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio, ideal to watch movies with the same immersive splendour of a theatre screen; a 120Hz refresh rate, essential for creating the 3D effect and a response time of just 2ms, the utmost in reactivity for real-time gaming.

While offering impressive visuals, the GN245HQ is also a striking sight. A futuristic style with clean, severe lines and sharply angled surfaces underlined its strong character. The elaborate design of the base conveys speed and performance evoking today's fast paced videogames. The power button blends seamlessly with the eye-catching bezel, highlighting the care in designing even the tiniest detail.

The GN245HQ falls under Acer's range of EcoDisplays. Making all efforts to reduce our footprint on the environment is the responsibility of everyone today. This is why Acer is committed to developing monitors with an energy saving design, that are mercury free and made of easily recyclable materials. To ensure lower power consumption white LED backlighting technology was adopted, replacing the four lamp design with two lamps, for up to 68% power saving. In addition, LED lamps are mercury-free and safer for the environment whilst delivering better performance. Acer 3D monitors meet stringent industry standards and are compliant with RoHS (the EU directive restricting the usage of hazardous substances) and ENERGY STAR requirements. Lower energy consumption not only helps reducing costs but also preserves resources and the environment for future generations. Plus, packaging is kept to the minimum and made of recyclable materials.

The Acer GN245HQ display is supplied with a 2 year C&R warranty and will be available from mid March with a SRRP of £419.99 inc VAT.
Is it still an TN panel?
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#15
Bundy
by: buggalugs
I'm not doubting that 60 Hz isnt as good as 120Hz.



Why would they explicitly mention that if they dont even mention the Hz of the monitor?



It was shown at CES but isnt launched until March.

I dont want to argue with you about it, i'm assuming its 120Hz and you're assuming its 60Hz i guess we will find out in March.
Don't stress about the semantics. There are plenty of 120Hz monitors that have been sold for years. It's just that they don't use HDMI 1.4, thats all. Orwell has been at it again, it used to be called dual DVI.

I also doubt Samsung wouldrelease a flickering 3D monitor.
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