Tuesday, June 24, 2008

HDTV's Go Small?

Why we over here in The States are trying to learn the virtues of not always going bigger, Asia has always seemed to get it. It’s modest and not garish, that makes sense. So, It’s no surprise BenQ, a Taiwanese firm, has introduced the worlds smallest HD display with a native 1080p resolution. At 21.5” the E2200HDA monitor ekes in under the 24” size that other manufactures produce.

This diminutive display sports a 16:9 aspect ratio (1,920 x 1,080-pixel), which is a better fit for full-HD content than the conventional 16:10 (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) found in most LCD monitors today. Users also get to enjoy a dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1. Meaning, it produces a greater range of tints and shades of colors, making the picture rich and colorful, rather than washout.

Enabling the panel's full-HD capabilities, the BenQ E2200HDA includes HDMI and DVI connectivity as well as HDCP support, on top good old VGA display support. Ready to move in, the BenQ packs integrated speakers, a headphone jack, and a 2.0M webcam. It's expected in select markets throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America, in the third quarter of this year. No pricing details have been announced.