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EIZO Introduces FlexScan SX3031W 30-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

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    Eizo Nanao Corporation today introduced the FlexScan SX3031W, its first 30-inch (29.8-inch viewable image size) and the largest LCD monitor it has released to date. Incorporating an integrated circuit developed in-house, the FlexScan SX3031W includes several of high-end features for reliable color output and advanced functionality that will be of use in CAD/CAM, DTP, graphic and web design, and other imaging tasks. The FlexScan SX3031W has a native resolution of 2560x1600 (16:10 aspect ratio). The maximum brightness is 260 cd/m², contrast ratio is 900:1, and horizontal and vertical viewing angles are 178°.

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    A 6 ms midtone response time minimizes blurring and ghosting for smooth playback of moving images. The wide gamut LCD panel reproduces 97% of the Adobe RGB color space so it can display most colors in a photograph taken in Adobe RGB mode.

    A picture-by-picture function divides the screen into two equal halves, essentially offering two 1200x1600 monitors with no center bezel. Input from two different computers such as a Windows and a Macintosh can be displayed which makes it possible to work on two tasks simultaneously without having to toggle back and forth between the inputs.

    The FlexScan SX3031W comes equipped with EIZO’s latest ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit). The ASIC has a 12-bit look-up table with a total color palette of 68 billion colors from
    which the most appropriate 16.7 million are selected. The ASIC also features 16-bit internal processing for smooth display of grayscale tones, which brings out details, especially in dark areas of an image. Furthermore, the ASIC includes a Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) function that corrects the brightness and chroma uniformity errors characteristic of LCD panels.

    The OSD menu includes adjustment of brightness, gamma, saturation, hue, gain and color temperature. For fine-tuning of even a single color, the hue and saturation settings for red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow can be adjusted independently.

    Dual DVI-D inputs (digital) are included for connecting to two PCs. One input supports dual link for displaying resolutions up to the monitor’s native resolution of 2560x1600, and the other
    input is single link for resolutions up to 1920x1200. The single link input supports high bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) for viewing of content from HDCP-equipped devices. A USB 2.0 hub with one upstream and two downstream ports is also included.

    Users looking for appropriate settings for all types of content can choose from one of five imaging modes – Text, Picture, Movie, Custom, sRGB, and WindowMovie (media player software displayed brighter than the rest of the screen). Toggling from one mode to another is done by touching a single switch on the front panel. For further convenience, any mode can be assigned to any application with the bundled ScreenManager Pro for LCD utility software; when the application is opened, the screen automatically changes to its assigned mode.

    Typically, a wide color gamut monitor will alter how colors meant for display in the narrower sRGB color space are reproduced on screen. When the SX3031W’s sRGB mode is selected, however, any color intended for display in sRGB such as those used on most web pages and any photographs taken with a digital camera’s sRGB mode will be reproduced as they should.

    Additional Features:
    • 90 mm height adjustment, 33° tilt, and 70° swivel.
    • Scaling function for viewing resolutions less than the native resolution in full screen mode. The image can then be smoothed or sharpened in five increments.
    • Backlight sensor to stabilize brightness fluctuations within minutes of startup or coming out of power save mode.
    • Compliance with TCO’03 and TÜV Rheinland/Ergonomics.
    • Five-year warranty.

    Availability
    The FlexScan SX3031W will begin shipping in late October. For information about availability and pricing please contact the EIZO subsidiary or distributor in your country for details.

    Source: EIZO
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    That's what I call "dream monitor"!.
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    And probably for an amount of money that exists only in your dreams. (mine too. lol)
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    yeah i checked on the price of this new monitor and it goes for 4K. lol I am happy with my new Hanns 28 wide screen for $650.00 :nutkick:
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    More pixels than you can eat in a week.
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    I wonder how this one compares to the counterparts from Dell, Samsung, Apple, and HP?
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    Well it doesnt even have a 1000:1 contrast ratio compared to some of the other 30 inch monitors out there. With monitors this big I swear it should be easier for them to increase the contrast ration and yet they dont all the while LG (and a little of Samsung) is c oming out with 5000:1 contrasts. Whether its a forced contrast or not its still a true contrast so its still better
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    30 HDTV, might as well be from samung, sharp or sony for that price.

    However, the specs are simply phenomenal on it. I dont think I have the real estate on my desk for a 30 " though.
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    They use overdrive technologies to achieve those contrast ratios. The problem with that is that it can cause picture noise. These EIZOs are targeted towards professional photographers and such, that need the absolute color accuracy. They can't risk having noise on their screens.
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    Interesting is that how you have to compare the Dynamic contrast ratyio to the Tru contrast ratio on HDTV's or am I on a completely different unrelated subject here?
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    No, it's the same idea.
    effmaster says thanks.

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