NEC LCD2690

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  1. travbomb

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    How do you add photos to a post on here??

    I have some pics of the 2690 but am having trouble posting.

    thanks
     
  2. dclam

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    Standard BB code is as follows (without asterix)

    [*IMG]the url for the image goes here (ex. http://www.photobucket.com/meandjoe.jpg)[/IMG]

    if that doesnt work, feel free to send them to my email and i'll host/post them for you.
     
  3. dclam

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    example in action!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. travbomb

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    How much is it ?
     
  6. khalidur

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    just to clarfy is this one of those 'new' 1920*1200 monitors that are supposed to come out or is it a TV with a 1366*768 resolution?

    also what experience do you have with 24" 1920*1200 monitors? i ask because i want to ask you whether you found the larger physical area to be better or worser than 24" monitors with the same resolution.

    how long until we see it in the UK and for what price?
     
  7. travbomb

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    This is a 1920x1200 monitor. In no way is it meant to be a TV.

    12 bit LUT that is fully calibratable internally
    ColorComp
    4 year warranty
    Overdirve


    Just got the 24 inch version of it today. Will report back.
     
  8. Ricey

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    any plans for a 26/24 wmgx2? :p
     
  9. Snowdog

    Snowdog Pasty Nerd with Poor Cardio

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    As someone who doesn't like the pitch on 24" monitors I would definitely not like this, plus for a few bucks more you can get a 2560x1600 30".

    Though I am sure it will be nice for those with poor eyesight and deep pockets.
     
  10. Choad Namath

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    Damn, that's sexy. I wish I could afford it!
     
  11. travbomb

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  12. thenixhex311

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    is it going/or is there going to be a wMgx2?

    any idea on the price? maybe i should hold out even LONGER for an lcd....hmmm
     
  13. Ricey

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    there probably will be a wMgx2, the wgx2 is european version (20wgx2 vs 20wmgx2). Also whats the dot pitch on the one the 2690?
     
  14. travbomb

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    .2865 pixel pitch on 26 inch
     
  15. TechStuey05

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    Great Pics! Thanks for taking the time to post them. Greatly appreciated :). Monitor looks awesome. How good would you say the color reproduction is on this monitor and how would it compare to other large lcds? Also what's the dot pitch on the 24 & 26 inch? I actually prefer a higher dot pitch.
     
  16. thenixhex311

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    DONT QUOTE PICTURES!!!!
     
  17. travbomb

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    .2865 pixel pitch on 26

    .270 pixel pitch on 24

    The color reproduction is pretty amazing. My camera doesnt do it justice at all. I tried using some high res photos I took in Sonoma valley to show but the camera kind of washed them out.

    I did not get a chance to see it calibrated either but I was impressed with it from what I saw with my photos.

    Really good color depth. Great Reds too.
     
  18. WickedWeasel

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    How much will it cost? Will it have a glossy screen? Any details on it yet?
     
  19. travbomb

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    No Clue on cost.

    Yes it will have a glossy screen.
     
  20. thenixhex311

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    so its DEFINITE that there will be a 22wmgx2 and a 24wmgx2?

    looks like im scrapping my plans to buy the 20wmgx2 +xbox 360 now...and just gonna use my CRT for the xbox 360....and then save up for the monitor.

    i guess i can wait a little more. its not like i havent been waiting over a year already!

    ...unless the 24wmgx2 is something like 1600.00. Could just pick up a 30" then!
     
  21. travbomb

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    yes definitely a 22 and 24.

    Cost will not be super high.

    Will be competitive but probably slightly higher just like the 20WMGX2 is.
     
  22. thenixhex311

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    doh!

    well looks like im holding out for a monitor a little longer. April you say, eh? :D
     
  23. drizzt81

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    dual DVI inputs! nice :) too much money for me though.
     
  24. aznpxdd

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    My god, remove the IMG tag when quoting pictures, especially ones that big.
     
  25. Tasc

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    Thanks for the pics! Is NEC releasing the 26 & 24 at the same time? Street date still going to be October? Looking forward to shots of the 24, pretty sure that will be my next monitor...
     
  26. TechStuey05

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    I'd appreciate if you could tell me the differences between the 24wmgx2 and the 2490
     
  27. WickedWeasel

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    When will the 22in be out? October, November?
     
  28. DVL73

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    As far as I can tell from the brief look, NEC 2690 does look like very nice! and as I already mentioned before, it does keep the 90 series legacy - evolved into the 26" bezel and LG-Philips LM260WU1 panel. Specifically, that legacy includes:


    http://www.necdisplay.com/products/90Series/Screenperformance/colorcomp.htm


    http://www.necdisplay.com/products/90Series/Screenperformance/LUT.htm


    http://www.necdisplay.com/products/90Series/DisplayMgmt/gamma.htm


    I always liked the thin bezel of the 90 series, and 2690 bezel does look great and for someone interested in video walls, monitor stacking or dual screens:

    http://www.necdisplay.com/products/90Series/DisplayMgmt/tilematrix_comp.htm

    ... such design could help, no doubt.


    If you combine all of this from the above (and that means really really great colours) with low & much more improved response time (at least I hope that overdrive is properly controlled), increased 92% of the colour, 26" screen estate and great design - you have really superb all around screen, perfectly capable for any task - ranging from gaming to critical colour work.

    Also, if we are talking about price, we have to be realistic. This monitor is expensive simply because it delivers expensive technology - and that always come with the price. You are paying for the NEC brand too (and that includes great after-sales support, at least in the UK). In that sense, price bracket, especially for this model, is quite realistic imho. Yes, you may downgrade to 24" and pay less for cheaper brands (BenQ, Dell ... etc), but I think that this usually comes with the PQ consequence. On the other hand, upgrade to Dell 30" or HP 30" is possible ... but this may bring another problems (dual DVI link + enormously expensive PC to drive such monitors in native resolutions). For me, 30" is simply huge & overwhelming option for PC (desktop) usage. It's really on the TV edge.

    Interestingly enough, 2690 is the first 26" size panel - it's not everyday sight and question is: "is this panel size proper middle ground between the 24" and 30"? - especially because you are still keeping the 1920x1200 resolution and that means less costs for the upgrade no particular stress to the GPU. On the other hand, I'm slightly worried that keeping the same 24" resolution and adding the 2" more will introduce the chunky pixels (and screen door) - but we can't tell for sure until first hand experience.

    Well ... on the second thought - I really could ask NEC to send me one sample for early review on TFTcentral ;)

    travbomb, are there any last minute spec changes ? I guess that DFC (digital fine contrast) is not included and that would leave us with LM260WU1 - dynamic contrast. Also, is there any chance that 2690 integrated the "OverDrive Off" feature ? As I predicted, OptiClear is not option on this model. If you still have that 2690 sample with you, I guess that you are still our reliable source for such information.
     
  29. travbomb

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    Thanks DVL73 for posted that stuff. Saves me a lot of time!

    2690 - Nov 1 - Availability

    2490 - Dec 1 Availiability

    There is most certainly and on/off for the overdrive if you dont want to use it.

    The big feature of the 2690 though is that it covers 92% of teh NTSC and 93.4% of the Adobe Gamut.

    Inputs are DVI-I, DVI-D, VGA


    The 90 series products have basically every ASIC NEC has devoloped in it. Which includes the features that are listed above and is focused pimarily towards graphics, phototography, and high end color critical work.
     
  30. thenixhex311

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    is it safe to assume that the 22wmgx2 and the 24wmgx2 will both still have the same inputs? (component, etc)

    no luck on the 2490 having component hookup is there?
     
  31. travbomb

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    Yes they will have all the inputs like the 20WMGX2 but not TV tuner.

    They looked at putting all the inputs in the 2490 and 2690 but the circuit board would've added another $250 to the cost.
     
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    man that woulda been the sweetspot! That supposed high-color fidelity, and support for hdtv/xbox, etc
     
  33. Snowdog

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    Egads. How about a shiny screen model without that board and $250 off.

    One DVI-D and one VGA (or DVI-I) is all I require. I like the other inputs as a bonus item if they are there, but geez, $250 worth? Not on your life. Even $100, no thanks.

    The main reason the 20WMGX2 is interesting is because of the panel characteristics (Glossy screen, fast response, excellent viewing angles).
     
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    What is the response time for these monitors?

    on/off =
    g2g =

    Thanks
     
  35. travbomb

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    2690 - 12 ms on/off - 6.5 ms gtg

    2490 - 12 ms on/off - 6 ms gtg

    No info on the other 2 since they are a ways off. Sub 5 ms for sure though.
     
  36. kam03

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    Do you know when it will be released in UK?

    Thanks
     
  37. travbomb

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    should be the same time frame..
     
  38. Grackdor

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    Hey travbomb....

    Any idea if the 22WMGX2 and the 24WMGX2 will have internal resolution-scaling like the European version of the 20WMGX2 ? ( I think it's called "Expansion-Modes" .)

    Either that, or any clue if the North American versions of the 20WMGX2 will ever get it ?
     
  39. Big Fat Duck

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    the black levels on that dont look too good
     
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    Black levels are hard to capture with a camera.