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Philips Launches the Gioco 278G4 3D Display with Ambiglow Technology

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3D gaming or viewing is a full-on experience, and full immersion is key to making players part of the on-screen action. That's why MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips monitors, today introduced the new Philips Gioco 278G4 3D display with Ambiglow: the innovative Philips technology that delivers a truly immersive Gaming experience.

Ambiglow: excitement intensified

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They made it hard to find the resolution this time. Just more of the same.
 
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Why the hell no one makes wall mountable monitors anymore!?!!??!?!!?! Years ago when i was buying my first LCD monitor it was so hard to find 5:4 one and especially one that has VESA mounting holes. They always make some idiotic looking stands that go in the back where the holes should be. Or they make some stupid diamond shape and forget about VESA mount...
 
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Why the hell no one makes wall mountable monitors anymore!?!!??!?!!?! Years ago when i was buying my first LCD monitor it was so hard to find 5:4 one and especially one that has VESA mounting holes. They always make some idiotic looking stands that go in the back where the holes should be. Or they make some stupid diamond shape and forget about VESA mount...
You're not wrong. But this is a consumer news site now. If you want VESA mounts, or resolutions above 1080, you better track down a professional or enthusiasts site ;)

Philips PR newsflash quoted on TPU said:
excitement intensified
Thorough rigid boredom actually.
 
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a 3D display @ 60hz?
 
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IPS and 3D?

I thought IPS was too slow for 3D...
 
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You're not wrong. But this is a consumer news site now. If you want VESA mounts, or resolutions above 1080, you better track down a professional or enthusiasts site ;)
Actually, consumer news is the other site
 
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You're not wrong. But this is a consumer news site now. If you want VESA mounts, or resolutions above 1080, you better track down a professional or enthusiasts site ;)

Thorough rigid boredom actually.
Since when are VESA mounting holes (basically just 4 holes in the back) such rocket science? I also never said i'd need more than 1080p resolution...
 
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It appears that sarcasm is an innately British affliction and not easily understood by others. :pimp:
Pardon, last time I checked a corny joke isn't sarcasm.
 
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It appears that sarcasm is an innately British affliction and not easily understood by others.
Failing at sarcasm then blaming others for not "understanding" it, well that is more assholeish than Brittish
 
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"We put lights in something, how do we patent that?"
"Call it Ambiglow"
"Genius!"
 
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Actually Philips did invent Ambilight technology and also patented it. And they aren't just "some lights" but they adapt to colors on the screen in real time, giving it the effect of extending the screen dimension beyond its physical size. Simplified said, it makes the image feel larger than it is.
I quite liked it and i was wondering when will they bring it to PC monitors. Well, here it is. It's basically Ambilight under different name.
 
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It appears that sarcasm is an innately British affliction and not easily understood by others. :pimp:
Sarcasm is often hard to tell with in text.

"We put lights in something, how do we patent that?"
"Call it Ambiglow"
"Genius!"
I think the ambiglow stuff is pretty cool. I don't think it is worth the money though. I would pay $15 max for it.
 
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It's not just some random lights. They are interpolated light displayed on the screen and then outputted to the external LEDs. Which means the monitor requires a dedicated logic that calculates what the screen is displaying to output the closest external light to extend the display beyond its bezel.
 
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27" but 1080p? No.
 
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Why the hell no one makes wall mountable monitors anymore!?!!??!?!!?! Years ago when i was buying my first LCD monitor it was so hard to find 5:4 one and especially one that has VESA mounting holes. They always make some idiotic looking stands that go in the back where the holes should be. Or they make some stupid diamond shape and forget about VESA mount...
Dell has a lot of wall mountable monitors

so only 1920 x 540 in 3d mode? because the pixels aren't big enough already?
 
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Nice design
 

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Ambilight would be nice on a 24" monitor with 1920x1200 resolution (or by all means, bigger :) ) but without 3D. It's something I would buy but I doubt such a product will ever happen.
 
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27 Philips 278G4Dhsd i bought this but my AMD 280x giving me headache. not able to get the setup right and may be Philips should include 3D setup to their smart control suit. :(

3D side by side movies look really cool and really nice compared to my LG 42 3D tv but if you want better 3D effect, use Stereoscopic Player - i use 2.1.3 version is really cool.

AMD HD3D useless until they provide 3D support directly through driver and 3D setup features in catalyst. DDD terdif stupid thing not good. :/
 
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Can anyone suggest me better setup ? please dont ask me to change monitor or AMD card.. any info regarding setup like Iz3D or some tweak will be helpful.