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NEC adds high-color 30-inch LCD display

updated 04:55 pm EST, Mon January 14, 2008

NEC LCD3090WQXi

In addition to its 42-inch curved display, NEC today unveiled one of its largest conventional displays yet in the form of the LCD3090WQXi. The 30-inch display is built for video editors or nearly any user concerned with faithful above all else. Through new 12-bit color processing and a new backlight, the screen accurately paints 102 percent of the NTSC color gamut and nearly 98 percent of the Adobe RGB space, by NEC's estimates. It also actively corrects color uniformity problems and other issues.

Dual DVI video inputs provide the LCD with either a pure digital signal, with HDCP encryption for Blu-ray and other protected HD video formats, or else a dual-mode analog and digital output for content that can go without the extra copy protection measures. NEC notes that the display includes a connection that can accept most color calibration hardware without plugging into a computer itself, and expects the 3090WQXi to ship in February at a price of $2,200.

LCD2690WUXi (3090 photos not yet available)



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  1. armwt

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    Faithful what?

    "The 30-inch display is built for video editors or nearly any user concerned with faithful above all else. "

    Does it preach to the masses?

    Proofread/edit guys....

  1. danviento

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    So,

    for $400 more, you get an extra DVI port, proprietary software/firmware compliant hookup, and possibly a better display processor. Since we didn't see any real specs on brightness or accuracy, that extra cost and slightly ugly case still put it below apple's 30".

    Maybe we'll see a display update tomorrow. We can always hope.

  1. himself

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    Joined: Jan 2002

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    to be fair...

    the display shown above may be ugly, but the display shown above is not the 3090, it is a previous 30" model. We don't know what the 3090 looks like yet.

    HINT: read the caption above the image.

  1. bobbyperu

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    12 bit norm

    The pictured monitor is IDENTICAL in appearance to 4 month old Lacie 526 (26") monitor that supports the same 12-bit processing, NTSC & Adobe color space percentages. I had been courting the EIZO FlexScan 30" monitor that was reported here in November as being a $2500 monitor, but unfortunately the EIZO is actually a $3500 monitor. Not a bad price considering that's what I paid for my first Apple 30" 3 years ago and EIZO monitors have a 5 year warranty, unlike Apple's 1-year, or $300 more for 3 year warranties. It looks like all monitor manufacturers are going to 12-bit processing and high color depth, so I'm looking forward to this NEC monitor either to replace my already refurbished once (recently, for $700) Apple 30" as my primary monitor on my main workstation, or to help knock the price down on the EIZO who has been in the high-fidelity color reproduction game for quite a while. I won't buy another Lacie product in ANY of their product categories for any reason, they've burned me far too many times.

  1. testudo

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    Re: so

    for $400 more, you get an extra DVI port,

    Guess you don't work on two computers at the same time, but don't just dismiss an extra DVI port (h***, wouldn't it be nice if Apple offered anything extra like that on their monitors)

    proprietary software/firmware compliant hookup,

    What proprietary hookup? Are you talking about the HDCP compliance on the DVI port? OMG, how awful. Because with that, you might be able to use this monitor as a separate TV monitor, hook it up to various other sources, etc. Yeah, who'd want that. Give me that Apple 30" that, even though its HD-capable, won't work with most HD devices. That's a lot better!

    and possibly a better display processor. Since we didn't see any real specs on brightness or accuracy, that extra cost and slightly ugly case still put it below apple's 30".

    How can you put it above or below Apple's without knowing the specs? And I see nothing wrong with the case (although I don't usually give a flying leap what my monitor's shell looks like, I'm more concerned with what's on the screen).

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