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BenQ introduces industry first 16:9 desktop LCD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jun 2008 15:22 User comments (9)

BenQ introduces industry first 16:9 desktop LCD BenQ has announced the availability of what it claims is the industry's first desktop LCD to use a 16:9 aspect ratio. The new model, the E2200HDA, will fit widescreen HD content without the black bars that most current commercial displays have.
The display measures 21.5 inches diagonally, and can playback full 1080p content (1920x1080) from a variety of sources "without losing any detail."

Other specifications include a very high 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and automatic color adjustment. The display has a relatively fast 5ms pixel response time and will have built in speakers. There was no exact word on what inputs would be available on the display but rest assured there will be a couple of HDMI and DVI.

BenQ also added that there would be more E series displays coming with 16:9 aspect ratio including a 24 inch monitor with 2ms pixel response time.

Shipments will begin in July but there was no word on pricing or availability.

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9 user comments

121.6.2008 15:42

NICE!!! Probably will cost $500+ , but oh well...

221.6.2008 16:03

No more black bars?!
Finalllly !

321.6.2008 19:52
blueroad
Inactive

Originally posted by Rudeboi:
No more black bars?!
Finalllly !
hmm ..what are the black bars they are reffering to?

421.6.2008 20:54

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The new model, the E2200HDA, will fit widescreen HD content without the black bars that most current commercial displays have.

I am confused, isn't this what widescreen does? Even all the movies I have that are written for widescreen have the "black bars" on the picture when used on my HDTV or Dell 2407WFP (although its technically 16:10).

Anyway, it will be interesting to read some reviews on it when the time comes.

521.6.2008 21:37

I usually watch my HDTV in the near dark anyhow to get the full movie effect.

As for my computer monitor, after seeing the black bars for many, many years I have already learned to tune them out.

Would be cool to get one of these in 3-8 years from now when my monitor finally does die.

621.6.2008 21:50

Quote:
Quote:
The new model, the E2200HDA, will fit widescreen HD content without the black bars that most current commercial displays have.

I am confused, isn't this what widescreen does? Even all the movies I have that are written for widescreen have the "black bars" on the picture when used on my HDTV or Dell 2407WFP (although its technically 16:10).

Anyway, it will be interesting to read some reviews on it when the time comes.
Oops.
I was mistaken, I've always thought that computer monitors were 16:9 like the HDTV's, but I found out it was 16:10 !
That's really stupid!
They should have just made it 16:9 in the first place !

722.6.2008 14:31

16:9 doesn't mean there will be no more black bars. It all depends on what ratio they shot the movie in. If the aspect ratio is 2.35:1 on the movie then you will have black bars on top and bottom. Now, if the movie is shot in 1.78:1 aspect then you wont have any black bars on a 16:9 hdtv. Hope this helps

823.6.2008 12:50

Yeah, many movies are even "wider" than the 16:9 ratio so you still get black bars. Wonder why they decided to go with 16:10 on monitors instead of the 16:9 ratio standard for TVs.

923.6.2008 13:44
lynchGOP
Inactive

Too bad BenQ is garbage. Substandard parts and quality. Kinda like a Buick.................the "poor man's Cadillac"................a car that all the brothas drive.

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