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Acer HN274Hbmiiid Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: True 120 Hz (not like "120 Hz" televisions and whatnot that are simply upping a 24 or 30 or 60 Hz signal into a fake 120 Hz video). Of course you only get real 120 Hz when connected to a computer with a dual link DVI cable. This means for video games that can play in 3D that you can get 60 Hz for each eye at 1080p on a 27 inch monitor.

There are currently only 2 monitors in existence that can say all of that, and the other is known to show bright halos in the center of the screen, leaving this as the only real option currently.

World of Warcraft works particularly well in 3D for any who are interested. 3D blu-ray players and Playstation 3 3D games also work by HDMI 1.4a connection.

I have not experienced any of the problems that others have listed about not getting 3D to work. I have to wonder if they are using a dual link DVI cable and if they even have an NVidia video card, which is absolutely required to make it work at true 120 Hz in games at 1080P. AMD cards CANNOT d

Cons: There is noticeable light bleed around the edges of the monitor on all sides up to about 1-2 cm into the picture.

The shutter system is not perfected yet and there is a small amount of ghosting (you can very slightly see with one eye what you should only see with your other eye, leaving a faint ghost-like image superimposed on the 3d image).

To get the color to look right you have to calibrate the monitor in Windows with the monitor calibration tool to drastically lower the gamma settings and turn the blue color down a little bit. After doing that, though, it looks great.

The monitor takes longer than any monitor I have ever owned to turn on. Approximately 10-15 seconds before seeing a picture from when the computer turns on or when you tap the mouse to wake the computer from sleep.

Other Thoughts: For those who like 3D or just smooth 120 frames per second video gaming, I highly recommend it. You need one hell of a computer and video card to handle most games looking good at 1080P 3D high settings though. I use a GTX 580 and i7 and it works very nicely, though not perfectly. Probably need about 4x the power of a 580 to be perfect in all games at high/highest settings in 3D 1080P.

Don't expect it all to work well in 3D if you're using AMD/ATI or Intel graphics. You might be able to do it with third party 3D programs like Tri-def at lower resolutions by way of HDMI cable, but the only way to get full 1920x1080 progressive scan video in 3D at 120 Hz (60 per eye) is with an NVidia video card of 8000, 9000, 200, 400, 500, 600 series by way of Dual link DVI cable (this is not a normal DVI cable).

If you do not follow this, don't expect high res 3d video gaming on this monitor.

So far there are no monitors that can play at 120 Hz (60 Hz per eye) 3d at 1080p on an AMD card.

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ZOTAC ZT-50101-10P GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Here are some stats for those who know what they mean. I find things like this helpful in making decisions anyway. This is in combination with win 7-64, 6GB triple channel CL7 1066MHz RAM, and Core-i7 940 (Gen 1) at stock speeds.

Furmark Single GPU standard settings 4506 (Furmark is forcibly capped by Nvidia drivers to prevent burnout)
3DMark'06 19621
FFXIV Bench HIGH 4685
FFXIV Bench LOW 4955
Unigine Heaven 2.5 basic DX11 on highest 1920x1080 settings (shaders high, tessellation extreme, aniso 16, AA 8x, full screen, 1920x1080, v-sync off, texture quality high, trilinear filtering, AO on, refraction on, volumetric shadows on) Score: 748, 29.7fps, min 13.6fps, max 75.8fps

Cons: Does get fairly loud when at high load for prolonged periods of time.

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Display Name: Brianna L.

Date Joined: 05/26/08

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  • First Review: 06/12/11
  • Last Review: 01/20/12
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