updated 12:00 pm EST, Thu November 9, 2006
Gateway HD LCDs
Gateway has intoduced 22- and 24-inch models of what it's branding its High Definition Widescreen LCDs. As opposed to many computer monitors, the Gateway products support both DVI and analog inputs, which have been made to be HDCP compliant -- a necessary step for full-quality video from Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs. There are no HDMI inputs however, only DVI, VGA, component, S-Video and composite, as well as four-port USB 2.0 hubs. The screens can be rotated in many directions and will automatically change picture orientation if turned vertical. The 24-inch model (pictured) costs $680, and can reach 1080p resolution with a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and a 6ms response time. The 22-inch display is limited to 1680x1050 resolution and 700:1 contrast. It costs $400.