UPDATE: Samsung's Beautiful 3D Monitor Arrives on Market
7/7/2011 by: Theo Valich
Updated on July 8, 2011 at 4:25PM UTC - We have received news from NVIDIA that this display in fact, does not feature embedded 3D Vision technology, but that Samsung opted for creating a 3D display which can be used not just by 3D Vision products, but alternative active 3D technologies as well. We wish to thank George Millington for the quick reaction.
For a very long period of time, PC monitors weren't a thing of beauty. This especially applied to 3D displays which quite frankly, weren't lookers. However, Samsung has now released the S27A950D - another 27" 3D compliant display which simply has a magnetic appearance.
Samsung S27A950D Display is quite beautiful - probably the best looking 3D display on the market
S27A950D comes with active, 120Hz TN panel featuring a resolution of 1920x1080. Samsung claims a maximum brightness of 300cd/m2 via LED backlight (a bit too low for the 3D panels, if you ask us) and a dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1. The display carries an interesting embedded emitter: Pyroelectric Infrared Ray (PIR) sensor. According to the manufacturer, PIR is used to actively drive Smart Motion technology - automatic dimming, power down and powering up the display depending on a human presence in front of the screen.
While we are disappointed that Samsung did not release a 2560x1600 panel, the problem lies with the bandwidth of embedded Dual-Link DVI - you need two DVI connectors to drive a single 2560x1600 at 120Hz. Thankfully, the display comes equipped with HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 connectors, both of which could drive that resolution in future versions.
Still, the best part of this display is design, and we're looking forward to reviewing one of these displays. The monitor is available on the European market for EUR 570, while the expected price in the States is set at $599.
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