updated 02:45 pm EDT, Wed May 23, 2007
Eizo today unveiled a trio of large LCDs targeting both the home and business crowds. Headlining the collection is the HD2451W. Reflected in its name, the 24-inch display focuses on receiving HD content: the screen is one of the first for computers that ships with dual HDMI inputs, allowing multiple sources such as HD DVD players or game consoles to connect and display at a native 1080p. Other sources can attach through a DVI port with HDCP encryption as well as VGA, RCA, and S-video. The display can de-interlace 1080i images while maintaining a contrast ratio as high as 3,000:1, Eizo says. Static contrast is measured at 1,000:1. Response times are said to be quick, averaging 6ms but never venturing beyond 16ms.
Simpler displays also make their appearance today. At the same size as the HD2451W, the S2431W cuts away the TV-related inputs in favor of a pivoting display for tall documents. The 20-inch S2031W also includes a swiveling display as well as a lower 1680x1050 resolution, 900:1 static contrast, and a slightly reduced average 8ms pixel response.
The line sees its first release in Japan on June 7th. Prices reach the equivalent of $1,233 for the HD2451W and $945 for the simpler S2431W. The S2031W will arrive at a similar time for $492. US releases should be forthcoming but were not included with Eizo's Wednesday announcement. [via Impress]