Monday, January 14th 2008

NEC Also Working on Curved Monitor

Looks like Alienware isn’t the only company with a curved monitor in the works. NEC has now announced its own 42” curved display, which will feature a resolution of 2880x900 pixels and a response time of under 0.02ms – pretty much identical to the Alienware specs, although an NEC spokeswoman said the two "have nothing to do with each other." NEC’s offering will have a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and uses LED-backlit DLP rear projection, just like the Alienware one. As you can see, there are clearly visible seams, although these should be gone when the display goes on sale.


Source: DailyTech, Engadget
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30 Comments on NEC Also Working on Curved Monitor

#1
Cold Storm
Battosai
Doesn't NEC all ways make knock offs!?!? good for them! I'd buy that over any alienware pos stuff..
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#2
Hawk1
Love NEC for their monitors. Unfortunately, you gotta pay a premium over the other brands (but maybe not so much in this case since Alienware will be their only competitor, for now)
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#3
Batou1986
by: Cold Storm
Doesn't NEC all ways make knock offs!?!?
i think its the other way around Alienware prob worked out a deal with nec to re brand it as they do with alot of there "AlienWare" stuff
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#4
pentastar111
Any price estimate? I'll wager a guess at over a grand.
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#5
Jimmy 2004
by: pentastar111
Any price estimate? I'll wager a guess at over a grand.
I reckon that would be a bargain.

Normal 42" DLP monitors would cost over $1,000, and I'm not sure if they use the new LED technology even. And even a standard 40" LCD TV is going to set you back over $500, so adding a curve will probably take it nearer to $2,000 I expect.
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#6
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
All I know is I want one of these curved monitors.

Face it a good monitor will last years, while everything else will be updated again and again.

I could see myself using one of these(if I got one)for 5 years or more.
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#7
UnXpectedError
these curved monitors remind me of some of them SEGA arcade games
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#8
a111087
there is a clear difference in brightness that divides the screen in 4 parts....
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: a111087
there is a clear difference in brightness that divides the screen in 4 parts....
I saw that too... I was like... CRAP!
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#10
mandelore
by: DaMulta
All I know is I want one of these curved monitors.

Face it a good monitor will last years, while everything else will be updated again and again.

I could see myself using one of these(if I got one)for 5 years or more.
I got me an HD 24" montor and i wold LOVE one of these. just imagine this combined with the latest ATI x2 varient.man my display rox, but this looks fantastic, however, i forsee FOV issues with games that dont nativly support widescreen
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#11
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i guess this would be cool if it were like 500 bucks.
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#12
Dr. Spankenstein
Is it just me, or would the "wraparound" effect be useless/confusing unless the graphics were actually coded to be displayed in that fashion. Otherwise you'd get more of a "fishbowl" effect. Kinda like when you hack the FOV on no-widescreen games.
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#13
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I would like to see what they do at lower res. BUT a lot of the newer games do support this high res/
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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i thought virtual reality goggles were the next step in gaming?
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#15
Dr. Spankenstein
by: DaMulta
I would like to see what they do at lower res. BUT a lot of the newer games do support this high res/
I'm not taking issue with the res, just how the wraparound/peripheral is handled. Take a driving game, as shown, as an example. Normally, they would create the effect of the sides of the road going by FOR a flat screen. Now curve that screen and the effect is overpronounced.

It would make me nauseated!:ohwell:
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#16
pentastar111
by: DaMulta
All I know is I want one of these curved monitors.

Face it a good monitor will last years, while everything else will be updated again and again.

I could see myself using one of these(if I got one)for 5 years or more.
I agree with my man...Already planned on going to a 24 incher.....but.....if this things around 1100 or 1200, I will most likely be clearing off my dsk to make more room! lol
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#17
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: Dr. Spankenstein
I'm not taking issue with the res, just how the wraparound/peripheral is handled. Take a driving game, as shown, as an example. Normally, they would create the effect of the sides of the road going by FOR a flat screen. Now curve that screen and the effect is overpronounced.

It would make me nauseated!:ohwell:

i don't know it looks pretty f-ing cool to me. I don't suffer from those looking at TV sickness that some people get,


NOTE:Cameras pick up the screen changes better than the naked eye would. Take a pic of your TV, it will not look like when your looking at it at all.
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#18
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Batou1986
i think its the other way around Alienware prob worked out a deal with nec to re brand it as they do with alot of there "AlienWare" stuff
Your probably right.. even if that is the case, I'd buy the NEC over Alienware any day!
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#19
Dr. Spankenstein
Yeah, I guess it's a more subtle curve than I was thinking.

I'm an idiot!
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#20
pentastar111
by: Dr. Spankenstein
I'm not taking issue with the res, just how the wraparound/peripheral is handled. Take a driving game, as shown, as an example. Normally, they would create the effect of the sides of the road going by FOR a flat screen. Now curve that screen and the effect is overpronounced.

It would make me nauseated!:ohwell:
I'm pretty sure they would work out the "effect" to make sure it is optically correct....I would hope so anyway...wouldn't make sense to produce such a screen only to have it not sell because the view wasn't playable...we shall see.
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#21
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
at $1000 USD you are looking at a damn good deal. LED HD Display is damn expensive. Id like to see it get past the 900 though. Id like it to be true hd. With that big of a display, and using DLP technology, it should be feasible. Oh, you can find a damn good 42" DLP LCD or regular DLP tv for under a grand.
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#22
Lazzer408
by: WarEagleAU
at $1000 USD you are looking at a damn good deal. LED HD Display is damn expensive. Id like to see it get past the 900 though. Id like it to be true hd. With that big of a display, and using DLP technology, it should be feasible. Oh, you can find a damn good 42" DLP LCD or regular DLP tv for under a grand.
Don't encourage the market. $1000 is too much.
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#23
EnergyFX
by: a111087
there is a clear difference in brightness that divides the screen in 4 parts....
by: PVTCaboose1337
I saw that too... I was like... CRAP!
If you would read the article instead of just looking at pictures you would see that is states very clearly that the lines should be gone in the production model. :rolleyes:
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
it looks like 3x19" placed together. i assume that if you set a res of say, 1280x1024 then the two side panels would just turn off (either automatically, or via a setting)
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#25
Hawk1
by: Lazzer408
Don't encourage the market. $1000 is too much.
If this thing, or Alienwares, is less than 3 grand (maybe 5), I will be very surprised!
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