updated 11:30 am EDT, Mon July 23, 2007
Sony D24WD1 Display
Sony on Monday returned to semi-professional LCDs with the D24WD1 24-inch, full HD display. Officially intended as a complement to the VAIO R Master tower and other high-end desktops, the screen is described as ideal for both watching and editing Blu-Ray movies. Better backlighting provides about 92 percent of the NTSC color gamut as well as a more vivid 1,000:1 contrast ratio and an above-average 400cd/m2 brightness level. Video editors and even console gamers can attach as many three sources into the LCD with dual, HDCP-encrypted DVI ports and a VGA port for analog computer hookups.
The D24WD1 ships first in Japan and will be available in the country in the near future for the equivalent of $1,065. A US release is probable but has not been announced for the region as of today. [via Akihabara]