Nvidia 3DTV Play review

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Nvidia’s stereoscopic 3D Vision gaming tech – requiring a special 3D-capable monitor and a pair of Nvidia’s 3D Glasses – has been around for a while, and with the right titles it does create an impressive, immersive experience. Less well-known is that Nvidia also markets a version of its 3D gaming tech aimed at regular… Continue reading

Multi-monitor gaming software worth considering

Multi-monitor gaming software worth considering

It’s never quite as simple as the dream. Nvidia’s Surround and AMD’s Eyefinity have their problems and even when these work there can be issues with HUD placement being out of place or the field of vision being woefully inadequate. Not to mention the limitations Surround and Eyefinity impose with both graphics cards and the…

Top 5 things to look for in a PC monitor

Top 5 things to look for in a PC monitor

Are PC monitors merely badge-engineered commodity items? It’s certainly true that only a small handful of manufacturers actually make the LCD panels that go into them which means there are recognisable levels of technological overlap. Take for instance the fact that many of the current crop of affordable IPS screens share panels. Occasionally a monitor…

The Tiny PC craze

The Tiny PC craze

By sheer numbers it’s the biggest CPU designer in the world claiming over 16 million chips shipped every day and more than 30 billion in existence. It has a close working relationship with Apple and it’s getting a boost from Microsoft’s newly released Windows 8 operating system. But we’re not talking about Intel. Its technology…

Build a smart TV network

Build a smart TV network

  To do this you’ll need: Hardware: You’ll need something to serve the files from. This can be a lowly NAS box or a more substantial system if you want to make use of full transcoding though many formats play directly. Software: A DLNA server of some description would be useful. We’re going to use…

LG launches its massive 84-inch Ultra Definition 3D TV

LG launches its massive 84-inch Ultra Definition 3D TV

Fittingly choosing Sydney’s IMAX home of the world’s largest cinema screen as its venue LG yesterday launched its biggest TV ever in the Australian market what it calls the world’s first 84-inch Ultra-Definition 3D TV: the LG UD 3D TV (aka model 84LM9600). With a display resolution of 3840 x 2160p — what other vendors in…

What to look for in a gaming monitor

What to look for in a gaming monitor

Shopping for a new gaming monitor can be a nightmare for the unprepared. Not only are there countless monitors available many manufacturers tout every last model as perfect for gaming. There are also some monitors that look better suited to the office but are actually hidden gaming gems. And 3D… Don’t get us started on…