I recently posted a blog about JVC's new 19 foot by 34 foot, 12,500-pound LED-based screen--which JVC says is the first true 720p screen in Times Square--that debuted on December 2.
Well, now that it's up, we can finally take a gander. Hmmm, this strikes me as the type of thing you'd have to see in person and in motion to really appreciate, cause pics just ain't cutting it.
This reminds me of the 2D age in video games and how you could look at a screenshot of a game and estimate, pretty accurately, its … Read more
Now, NEC is adding to its own EA line of eco-friendly monitors. On Wednesday, it announced two new eco-friendly displays, the 24-inch MultiSync EA241WM wide-screen display and the 19-inch MultiSync EA191M standard-format display.
As with its previously announced 26-inch EA261WM and 22-inch EA221WM, NEC has registered MultiSync EA241WM and EA191M displays as EPEAT Gold and Silver, respectively. The EPEAT rating requires that the displays are Energy Star compliant. Products that earn the Energy Star designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Each of the new displays includes NEC's ECO Mode. According to NEC, in this mode you can lower power consumption and the amount of wasted heat released into the environment. Each display also includes a built-in carbon footprint meter which calculates and tracks carbon savings.
MultiSync EA241WM features:1,000:1 contrast ratio 400 cd/m2 brightness 1920x1200-pixel native resolution Four-way adjustable stand (110mm height, tilt, swivel, pivot) New cabinet design with intuitive, multidirectional NaViKey Integrated four-port USB 2.0 hub Space-saving, down-firing speakers with headphone jack Dynamic Video Mode with five presets for real-time optimization of image quality Built-in carrying handle HDMI-capable via adapter, 720p and 1080p from DVI-D High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, which is supported through the DVI-D connector for use with HDCP-equipped devices and encrypted content ECO Mode for significant power consumption savings Ambix, NaViSet and No Touch Auto Adjust Carbon footprint meter for tracking of carbon savings EPEAT Gold registered for EA241WM… Read more
Introducing (well I'm not "introducing" anything really since this thing has been available for at least a few weeks now) the Pro Gaming Table from Digital Edge. Priced at $380, and designed with CH controllers in mind, the table offers what looks to be eight different platforms.
Three of the eight platforms are built to each support a 21-inch LCD monitor or a similarly sized and weighted peripheral. In addition, the other platforms can handle everything from keyboards to joysticks, flight sticks, trackballs, and more.
The set comes only with the tables. None of the controllers pictured … Read more
17-inch L1700p 19-inch L1940 Wide 19-inch L1940p Wide 24-inch L2240 Wide 24-inch L2240p Wide 24-inch L2440x Wide
According to Lenovo, these monitors use 30 percent to 60 percent less energy than previous ThinkVision models--such as the L171p, L194 Wide, and D221--are EPEAT Gold rated and GreenGuard certified, and include packaging for select models with 65 percent recycled materials.
The ThinkVision L2440x Wide is the flagship of the new lineup and is Lenovo's first 24-inch, low-halogen display that provides up to 225 percent more work area than many 12.1-inch and 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook screens with resolutions of 1,280x800-pixels. The display uses white LED backlighting, which allows it to use only 29 watts of power to operate, according to the EPA Energy Star 4.1 standard it was tested under. To top it off, the display is also mercury and arsenic free.… Read more
According to DisplayLink, a Microsoft Research study says that using two or more displays can increase productivity by as much as 50 percent. The company also notes that University of Utah researchers have shown that users of multiple displays make up to 33 percent fewer mistakes than those working on a single monitor.
Now, in its own study released Wednesday, DisplayLink says that using multiple monitors simultaneously via USB consumes less power than using them via DVI. To plug multiple monitors into one system traditionally requires that you use a discrete graphics card solution with dual DVI ports. Right away that's theoretically more power, since discrete solutions take more energy to run than integrated solutions. With DisplayLink, you'd simply be using the USB port to connect, so there would be no need for a dual DVI card and the integrated graphics would suffice.
At Interop, an IT conference and Exposition in New York this week, DisplayLink is leaning on its study results to push the energy efficiency of using DisplayLink to connect multiple monitors via USB.
In its study, DisplayLink measured the power needed for a desktop PC to run one to four LCD monitors. Two identically configured systems were used--one equipped with DisplayLink-enabled USB-to-DVI adapters and software, and another with dual-DVI discrete graphics cards (the most common type of dedicated multidisplay board). Power consumption was measured at the entry of the computer power supply to gauge total system power usage under different system loads. … Read more
Ever wanted to view a 52-inch screen from nine feet away in the comfort of your own home, without the 52-inch screen? If you answered "yes," then you're in luck. If you answered "no," then you have no soul. This should not, however, stop you from continuing to read this article.
The AV310 projects a virtual 52-inch screen nine feet away from your eye, which is about … Read more
I bought a new LCD TV last week and didn't once think about how its energy output could affect the environment. I was just focused on getting the best TV I could afford. I'm not even sure if large-screen LCDs can be environmentally compatible. I'll have to do some research on my new TV when I get home, but at least NEC is attempting to give us options.
MultiTouch announced on Tuesday that the Philip K. Dick future seen in Minority Report is here. Actually, that's not true at all, but the style of computer interaction in that movie was the first thing I thought of when watching the demo of the MultiTouch Cell.
This is a large LCD touch-screen display which, according to MultiTouch, is the world's first modular multitouch LCD screen. The screen is available in 32-inch and 46-inch versions in 1080p, and an "HD ready" (1366x768) version at 32 inches. Two or more screens (according MultiTouch, the amount is only limited … Read more