v3d245 ViewSonic shows off new 3D displays at Computex

Interested in getting a 3D display? Then ViewSonic might have something worth waiting a little while for as the company was showing off two new 3D displays at Computex. On has a built in IR emitter for Nvidia's 3D Vision technology and the other one uses passive glasses, but looked rather much better than previous passive displays we've seen.

Interested in getting a 3D display? Then ViewSonic might have something worth waiting a little while for as the company was showing off two new 3D displays at Computex. On has a built in IR emitter for Nvidia's 3D Vision technology and the other one uses passive glasses, but looked rather much better than previous passive displays we've seen.

The model with the built in IR emitter is called the V3D245 and it has your typical 1920×1080 resolution, although as this is a 3D Vision display it operates at 120Hz and as such requires a dual-link DVI-D or HDMI 1.4a signal to work. With a built in IR emitter there's no need for the extra “lump” that was a requirement in the past and ViewSonic will bundle a pair of 3D Vision glasses with the display. Other useful data includes a 5ms response time and a 1000:1 contrast ratio, or 20 million to one dynamic contrast ratio and a panel size of 24-inches.

v3d245 ViewSonic shows off new 3D displays at Computex

The V3D231 on the other hand relies on passive technology and having seen a fair few passive displays in the past, we didn't have any high hopes for it. We have to say that we were pleasantly surprised by how good the quality was in 3D and the advantage of this display is that it'll work with any 3D video source, so if you are using AMD or dare we say, Intel graphics (Sandy Bridge only for 3D) this would be the monitor to go for. For those of you like yours truly that wear spectacles, this technology allows for clip-on 3D glasses which is also a boon, although we don't know if ViewSonic will offer a choice here once the display goes into retail. The V3D231 is of course also a 1920×1080 panel, although this is a 23-inch model.

v3d231 ViewSonic shows off new 3D displays at Computex

Both models should be available sometime in September, although this is of course somewhat dependant on the market.