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NEC Also Working on Curved Monitor

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    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.

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    Source: DailyTech, Engadget
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    Doesn't NEC all ways make knock offs!?!? good for them! I'd buy that over any alienware pos stuff..
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    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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    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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    Any price estimate? I'll wager a guess at over a grand.
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    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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    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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    these curved monitors remind me of some of them SEGA arcade games
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    there is a clear difference in brightness that divides the screen in 4 parts....
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    I saw that too... I was like... CRAP!
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    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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    i guess this would be cool if it were like 500 bucks.
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    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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    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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    i thought virtual reality goggles were the next step in gaming?
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    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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    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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    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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    Your probably right.. even if that is the case, I'd buy the NEC over Alienware any day!
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    Yeah, I guess it's a more subtle curve than I was thinking.

    I'm an idiot!
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    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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    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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    Don't encourage the market. $1000 is too much.
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    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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    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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