updated 01:00 pm EST, Wed February 28, 2007
I-O Data HDCP LCD monitors
Japanese maker I-O Data has announced two new LCD monitors that specifically support HDCP, enabling movie playback from Blu-Ray and HD DVD drives. The 19-inch LCD-AD192X is capable of resolutions up to 1440x900, and has 800:1 contrast, plus 330cd/m2 brightness. The 22-inch LCD-AD221X increases resolution to 1680x1050, but actually loses 50cd/m2 of brightness. It does however have a 5ms response time. Both monitors should ship in either white or black by late March, and cost $331 and $417.