Benq's new 37" LCD (DV3750)

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» HDTV monitor (compatible with HDTV/SDTV formats — when connected to a separate HDTV tuner — and displays all signals at 1080p)
» 37" flat-panel LCD screen (measured diagonally)
» 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
» 1920 x 1080 pixels
» fast pixel response time (12 milliseconds)
» 800:1 contrast ratio
» 170°(H) x 170°(V) viewing angle
» Senseye video processing
» selectable color temperature control
» standard TV tuner
» 1-tuner Picture-in-Picture (inset or split-screen)
» detachable stereo speakers (15 watts x 2)
» remote control
» 5 A/V inputs, including:
• 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 side)
• 3 S-video (2 rear, 1 side)
• 1 component video (accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals)
• 1 DVI digital video input with HDCP copy protection
» PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
» RF input for antenna/cable signals
» detachable stand (depth is 7-1/2")
» wall-mountable (bracket not included)
» 40-3/8"W x 23-5/16"H x 4-7/8"D (26"H x 7-1/2"D with stand)
» weight: 44.7 lbs. (without stand)
» warranty: 1 year parts & labor

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-SCn2CMEjsgX/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=153650&I=610DV3750



MSRP appears to be $1999

:)
 

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:D :D :D

that is gorgeous, but it's still a TV. that's a relatively low resolution for a 37 incher.
 

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O u pay all that $$$ and only get a 1 yr warranty? Other than that, that thing is beautiful.
 

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Goat said:
:D :D :D

that is gorgeous, but it's still a TV. that's a relatively low resolution for a 37 incher.

? How much higher do you wan't the res to go? That's perfect for most vid cards and HD tuners.

I guess it could be 3840 x 2160, but then you'd need 4 video cards to drive it!
 

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well consider that the 2405 has the same resolution. I just thought that an extra 13" of viewable space would make text hard to read. I could be completely wrong and i guess i just assumed you were looking at it to use for a computer monitor.
 

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I've been looking for an HDTV (primary) that could double as a PC monitor (secondary). Perhaps this is it.
 

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Nexus6 said:
Put down the crack pipe, and step away from the LCD.
Haha.....not to mention....this is a HDTV for gosh sake. It's not meant to be a computer monitor. Although I suppose it can be used as part of an HTPC setup.
 

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needmorecarnitine said:
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MSRP appears to be $1999

:)
WOW if only that translated into £1200 in the UK... but i'm sure they'll be selling it for 50% more :( :(
 

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alright, alright.....forget i ever said anything. I'll just shut up from now on when someone posts about TV's. sheesh.
 

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Goat said:
I just thought that an extra 13" of viewable space would make text hard to read.
bigger text is easier to read and smaller text is harder to read (generally speaking)


wake6830 said:
That's a pretty hot deal for a 1080p hdtv.
I think we will see the largest decline in price/time for LCDs this year. This is just the first wave of "semi" afforable [somewhat] large LCD screens.
 

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Consider the resolution of the apple 30" (2560*1900or 1920).

A 37" display thats meant for computer use should have a much greater res than 1920 by 1600. but then again, thats astill enough to display 1080p as an hdtv. wait, then why include more pixels than necessary for 1080p if its meant for hdtv? ugh, stupid display.
 

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Damn that's nice.

$2,000 isnt that bad I dont think.

I'm sure somebody will have a deal on it eventually too.
 

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Found this 32" widescreen HDTV for $1299 that I was going to buy for use as a monitor but the max resolution is only 1366 x 768. However, I was mostly concerned with slow response times for playing games, etc. This thing says that it has "Response time: Tr: 6ms, Tf: 10ms".

I'm torn between this or dual 2005FPWs from Dell.

32" LCD HDTV
 

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nick_sabatino said:
Consider the resolution of the apple 30" (2560*1900or 1920).

A 37" display thats meant for computer use should have a much greater res than 1920 by 1600. but then again, thats astill enough to display 1080p as an hdtv. wait, then why include more pixels than necessary for 1080p if its meant for hdtv? ugh, stupid display.
Why should it (resolution) be greater than 1920x1600? Just because Apple's 30" is?
 
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1920 x 1080 is just right... for a TFT TV. 1080 material will be shown in a better quality than on the Apple screen which has to interpolate (or shows black borders).

Denis
 

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i'm thinking about buying this as a Monitor/watching movies. Anyone have any reasons why i shouldn't before i do?
 

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Tygerwoody said:
i'm thinking about buying this as a Monitor/watching movies. Anyone have any reasons why i shouldn't before i do?
Its performance, picture quality, and reliability are untested by the public. For me, that's a very big problem. Hopefully, there will be plenty of quality reviews of this unit. It's quite intriguing.
 

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I've read, elsewhere, that 1080p won't even be widely available for another 3-4 years. Don't know if that's true. Regardless, that BenQ is mighty nice looking.
 

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That could be true, but we can already upscale content to 1080p with PCs and a handful of exotic video scalers.
 

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Wow, I would order one if it was available now... hmmm maybe I should hold out for this...looks beautiful...
 
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I've had this model on order for a week but shipping has now been delayed until next month. If I ever do get it I'll post my impressions. Mostly I'll be using it for HDTV but I want to try it as a PC/MAC monitor also (should be good for web surfing but probably not for Photoshop, Illustrator, and other graphics programs) :p
 

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Only a one-year warranty on the Benq DV3750? That's a little scary. After 12 months do we say "bye-bye backlight"?
 

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tangerineink said:
Pay for it with a credit card and the warranty is doubled- 2 years. That's long enough for me.
Not every creditcard does that, but there are ones that do. Good advice for almost any purchase (and something to look for when considering a credit card)
 

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What are you guys smoking? Even if it is untested by the public, the specs and price are unbelievable!

Right now I use a 27" LCDTV as my primary computer monitor, and it only has a res of 1280x720. I actually gave up my 21" CRT for it, and I don't regret it. With proper setup, there's no practical difference between an LCDTV and a computer LCD monitor.

This thing... oh my god, THIS screen is nirvana. Just compare the resolution and price against any 30" computer LCD you want, then go order it.
 
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THIS screen is nirvana. Just compare the resolution and price against any 30" computer LCD you want, then go order it
For usage as a computer monitor the resolution is to low. 1920x1080 is not bad but compare it to the 2560x1600 of the apple 30" (which is just the right resolution for the size) - and this is a 37" TFT. Maybe OK for pure gaming.
But for TV usage...very very nice. A good TFT.

Denis
 

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for use as an "exclusive" computer monitor, it is too large. The resolution is perfect for a dual use setup.

If you plan on sitting two feet from it, you might want to go with the 30" Apple display instead...
 

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I dont know how the MSRP on this can be 1999. at BenQshopper the 32 is listed at 2499.

If that thing is 1999, Im so getting one.
 

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JB22 said:
I dont know how the MSRP on this can be 1999. at BenQshopper the 32 is listed at 2499.

If that thing is 1999, Im so getting one.
that was just my guess (msrp being $1999)

but Crutchfield is still advertising it at $1999 (out of stock but taking orders still)
 

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Anyone saying the resolution is too low is on crack.



I have a Grand Wega III 42" LCD running 1 for 1 pixel mapped 1280x720 and this screen is the UBER SCREEN.

Games = awesome
Movies = awesome
Windows use = perfect


When I upgrade my computer next, I will go with a 37" BENQ, dual SLI cards, and a water cooled high end AMD!


That.... is nerd porn.
 
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Anyone saying the resolution is too low is on crack
For work? Yes of course. Try working on a PageMaker Layout in 1:1 view or editing high resolution film scans...not to mention video editing. All examples where you can´t have enough space. For my part I find the 2560x1600 of my Apple screen just right - it was a good step from 1920x1200, workflow is better now.
And also games look better in high resolution...although it is no question that 2560x1600 is a bit too much for this generation of video cards (played Civ3 again today - very nice :) ).
But we are speaking of TV TFTs and for this usage of course the resolution is more than enough. I can´t speak for you of course...and I haven´t done this. So I spoke of my demands but I think that I´m not the only one in this world who likes to have enough desktop space. When driving the display at 1280x800 with the usual distance (~40-50cm) working is almost impossible.

I will get the BenQ too when it is available here in Germany - as I said: A nice TV.

Denis
 

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Ok, ok you made your point but the number of people doing things, even high-end work, that needs 2560x1600 is one miniscule number.

All I'm getting at is that just last year 1600x1200 in a flat panel was the gold standard for "oh my god that's some seriously high resolution." Now we have 1980x1080 and that's "not enough."

Heh, perspective please.

And I don't want that 37" right in front of my face. The whole advantage of a huge high res display is getting it a few feet away from you so your eyes can work at a less fatiguing distance. I have a nice deep executive desk in my office here and my 27" is currently around 34" from my eyes, and I can recline all the way back in my chair, stretch my legs out, and still read every letter of this forum with ease. If I got the 37" I could push it back all the way to the wall and get it about 8 inches farther away for a total of 42" between me and the monitor. Try that with your average 19" LCD screen set to 1280 and see if you can still read a web page.

My point is I'm REALLY looking forward to this technology.

Oh, and yes your Apple Cinema is still the cat's meow. :p
 
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Yes of course that´s the point - the distance. And so these big TFTs are really good for watching TV or DVDs - hope that BenQ speeds up the delivery. But most of the users sit in front of the TFT with a distance of less than 50cm. I can´t imagine working with my PC and sitting @1 - 2 meter away from the screen. .

All I'm getting at is that just last year 1600x1200 in a flat panel was the gold standard for "oh my god that's some seriously high resolution." Now we have 1980x1080 and that's "not enough."
I never said that. But size vs. resolution is an important thing which affects usability (try to work on the 82" TFT made by Samsung and shown at Cebit...also 1920x1080). But again - my opinion only - maybe I´m the only one who thinks like this. We well see if the computer TFT sales break in :)

Ok, ok you made your point but the number of people doing things, even high-end work, that needs 2560x1600 is one miniscule number.
Don´t think so; see above: It is not the resolution but the pixel pitch...

Denis
 

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anyway, 1999.99 is the msrp. with deals and competition, the price will come down. add to that the good possibility lcd prices may continue to plummet with major companies trying to outdo one another, and within a month or two this unit should be available for 1500.00
 

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Huggles said:
When I upgrade my computer next, I will go with a 37" BENQ, dual SLI cards, and a water cooled high end AMD!
You should serously look into Nvidia's current drivers before considering this purchase. Unfortunately, SLI and Widescreen do not play well together. It is definately a driver problem. Just FYI.
 
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