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AOC 2230Fh 22-inch LCD Display Review

AOC 2230Fh 22-inch LCD Display Review

AOC are well known for their reasonably priced monitors, and with the 2230Fh they threw eye-catching design into the ring too.  A 22-inch widescreen LCD display, running at 1680 x 1050, the 2230Fh pairs a low $299 MRSP with a surprising array of connectivity.  Is it a true bargain though, or just a load of marketing boasts?  Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Apple new MacBook & MacBook Pro HDCP frustrating iTunes users

Apple new MacBook & MacBook Pro HDCP frustrating iTunes users

Apples decision to go with Mini DisplayPort on their new MacBook and MacBook Pro machines, and not include the adapters free, initially frustrated many whose existing monitors simply lacked the connection.  Now there's a whole new level of annoyance, as it becomes clear that Apple have made use of HDCP (High-Definition Content Protection) which renders any display not supporting the encryption technology unable to show a growing amount of content bought through iTunes.

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Netflix on Xbox 360 demands HDCP copy-protection

Netflix on Xbox 360 demands HDCP copy-protection

The news that Netflix would be offering high-definition streaming movies on the Xbox 360 prompted expressions of joy: from November 19th, users of the updated Xbox Experience will be able to access both standard and high-definition streams in the same way as owners of Roku's Netflix box can.  However depending on your Xbox 360 setup, you may find yourself frustrated; Netflix are insisting on HDCP protection for the digital connection.

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NEC rolls out another EA series MultiSync display, 22-inch EA221WM

NEC rolls out another EA series MultiSync display, 22-inch EA221WM

NEC has unveiled its second EA series of MultiSync desktop monitor with EA221WM, a 22-inch premium enterprise display built with top-performing panel technology at $390 retail price. The ENERGY STAR(R) compliant monitor has a native resolution of 1680x1050 with LCD panel capable to produce 250 cd/m(2) brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio at 5ms pixel response time.

Samsung T260HD & T240HD Touch of Color HDCP woes

Samsung T260HD & T240HD Touch of Color HDCP woes

Samsung's two new 'Touch of Color' LCD monitors, the T260HD and T240HD, which began shipping last month promised the best of both worlds: hook up to your PC or Mac for work, enjoy the ATSC / ClearQAM tuner and dual HDMI ports for play.  However users are reporting that the displays' HDMI ports are not HDCP compatible, leading to problems playing Blu-ray content.  [Updated with Samsung's response - the monitors are HDCP compatible - after the cut]

Envision G2219w1 and G917w1 LCDs pushed out the door

Envision G2219w1 and G917w1 LCDs pushed out the door

Both of these displays were made for Windows Vista and adding 19 or 22-inches of real estate to your desktop should look real nice. In fact, they are Windows Vista Premium certified, and they both are HDCP compliant as well.

The 22-inch model has a resolution of 1680x1050 and a contrast ratio of 3000:1, making this my favorite of the two. The 19-inch model has a res of 1440x900 with a contrast ration of 1000:1.

Dell 3008WFP – First DisplayPort LCD to hit retail

Dell 3008WFP – First DisplayPort LCD to hit retail

Dell 3008WFP is the first consumer LCD with a DisplayPort connector that hits the retail market. DisplayPort is a new interface set by VESA and license-free for manufacturers to use its specification. Some might think it’s a knock-off of HDMI without the licensing fees. DisplayPort supports a maximum of 10.8 Gbit/s data rate and WQXGA resolution (2560×1600 pixels). It also provides HDCP encryption to playback protected HD video format.

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