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Gateway XHD3000 30-inch LCD  (Source: Gateway)
Dell and HP have competition in the 30" LCD territory

Gateway today announced a new LCD PC display today, the 30" XHD3000.

The Gateway XHD3000 promises some features that are not found on other 30-inch displays from Dell and HP. One of the features Gateway promotes on the XHD3000 is the 1600p HD resolution. All 30-inch LCD displays for PC use share the same resolution of 2560 x 1600, so Gateway has nothing new to add here.

However, what Gateway is adding with its new display is a wealth of connectivity options allowing for the connection of up to six devices and the ability to upscale 1080p content from HD DVD or Blu-ray players to the 1600p resolution and an IR remote that controls up to six devices in line-of-sight.

Gateway claims the XHD3000 sports a 5 millisecond response time, though nothing in product guidances suggests the new display uses a different panel than the one found in Dell's 30" desktop offerings.  Like most high-end 30" panels on the market today, the XHD3000 sports a Samsung S-PVA panel.

Connectivity options include HDMI with HDCP, analog VGA, DVI, composite video, S-Video, component YPrPb and six USB ports. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the screen brightness is 400 Cd/m2.

The Gateway XHD3000 LCD is listed as available for purchase now at for $1,699.99. Samsung is also anticipated to launch a 30" consumer display later this year.

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1600P Upscaling
By AggressorPrime on 10/4/2007 7:43:02 PM , Rating: 3
It uses a chip to expand the image and clear it up.

I wonder if any of the other companies use a similar chip and they just are not advertising it.

RE: 1600P Upscaling
By Ajax9000 on 10/4/2007 8:40:25 PM , Rating: 3
AFAIK this is the first (and so only) 2560x1600 display able to do image scaling. The Dell, HP, Apple, Samsung, etc. displays all can only do 2560x1600 over DL-DVI or 1280x800 over SL-DVI.

RE: 1600P Upscaling
By paulpod on 10/4/07, Rating: 0
RE: 1600P Upscaling
By gramboh on 10/4/2007 9:45:23 PM , Rating: 3
I'd be shocked if it doesn't offer 1:1 pixel mapping and an aspect ratio preserving scaling option. I'd assume it scales up 1080p with 16:9 and small black bars on the top/bottom. My 2407WFP has these options.

RE: 1600P Upscaling
By dubldwn on 10/5/2007 2:19:35 AM , Rating: 3
oh, this thing should totally be 16:9 native. Wait, what's the line again? You can view two documents side-by-side in 16:10? Who the hell cares?

RE: 1600P Upscaling
By DallasTexas on 10/5/2007 9:58:01 AM , Rating: 2
ALL pixel displays do image scaling. What are you talking about this is the only one. What is different is the quality of the scaling technology. Unless you drive a display at EXACTLY the native pixel resolution, it requires scaling.

RE: 1600P Upscaling
By martyspants on 10/8/2007 10:00:13 PM , Rating: 2
The other 30" monitors available are only capable of being run at EXACTLY their native resolution or at 1280x800 in their non-DL crippled mode. This is the only 30" to properly do scaling.

RE: 1600P Upscaling
By colonelclaw on 10/5/2007 2:04:18 PM , Rating: 2
whilst im not disputing any of the technical stuff, it just doesn't look anywhere near as nice as the apple or dell. something that big is gonna draw a lot of attention and i'd rather people who saw mine would point and say 'wow!' rather than 'urgh!'

RE: 1600P Upscaling
By Odeen on 11/3/2007 1:53:40 PM , Rating: 2
The only reason you say that is the speaker bar on the bottom. Without the speaker bar, it has a rather svelte frame.

Panel type
By Schadenfroh on 10/4/2007 6:35:33 PM , Rating: 2
What type of panel is this? Is it a TN?

RE: Panel type
By dnd728 on 10/4/2007 7:30:54 PM , Rating: 2
No way. By the response time and the close by Samsung release, I'd say S-PVA.

RE: Panel type
By retrospooty on 10/4/2007 7:33:57 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, S-PVA. I read an announcement on another site today and it had that info.

RE: Panel type
By Gul Westfale on 10/5/2007 2:56:18 AM , Rating: 3
it's a TEFM panel, as in Too Expensive For Me.


By Suomynona on 10/4/2007 6:41:32 PM , Rating: 1
What a load of marketing BS. I like how they imply that not only is there actually a "1600p" HD standard, but that the competition doesn't support it.

RE: 1600p?
By Zandros on 10/4/2007 7:06:27 PM , Rating: 2
Heh, yes. And with a horizontal pixel count of 2560 pixels they won't be able to get a 16:9 aspect ratio with 1600px vertical,

RE: 1600p?
By SavagePotato on 10/4/2007 7:35:51 PM , Rating: 2

All computer widescreen monitors are 16x10 it seems.

RE: 1600p?
By Zandros on 10/6/2007 12:42:22 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, which is exactly why it won't be able to display a 1600p resolution since those (HD classified resolutions) usually are 16:9. We need some consistency here, at least.

RE: 1600p?
By jajig on 10/4/2007 7:27:37 PM , Rating: 2
Where do they imply anything about the competition? I didn't see anything implied about the resolution been exclusive.

By SavagePotato on 10/4/2007 7:34:20 PM , Rating: 2
According to the Samsung website they already have

Samsung usualy doesn't put stuff on the website till it's fully available. However even if it isn't I would gladly wait to get a samsung T series display over anything made by gateway.

Personaly I think their T series 27 looks like the perfect choice.

1900 x 1200 is alot easier to try to support video card wise for gaming than 2560 x 1600, and 1900x1200 is still very high even for a 27 inch display. Much cheaper too, those 27 inch samsungs are $900 or less.

RE: Samsung
By Bimmer318i on 10/5/2007 2:27:28 AM , Rating: 2
I was fairly certain the 305T was available for sale.
For that matter, I'm sure of it, a few of them have walked out the door (payed for obviously) at the retailer I happen to work at.

Bloody grand looking monitors. I'd love to see the gateway.

RE: Samsung
By mxnerd on 10/6/2007 4:58:10 PM , Rating: 2
Samsung quality is not that good.

I have a SyancMaster 204B, after one year use a finger nail size green traingle appear on the upper-left corner. I think I have to RMA some day. But I'm sure the shipping is going to cost me.

And I have 2 Samsung DVD writers that will whine as loud whenever I put a CD or DVD in them.

I think I'll never buy a Samsung again.

They might be a good barnd, but they have Quallity Control issue.

Since when...
By glitchc on 10/4/2007 8:02:57 PM , Rating: 2
does IR work without line-of-sight?

RE: Since when...
By sdifox on 10/4/2007 11:21:19 PM , Rating: 2
by glitchc on October 4, 2007 at 8:02 PM

does IR work without line-of-sight?

Since Samsung became a good brand.

RE: Since when...
By defter on 10/5/2007 3:23:47 AM , Rating: 2
Of course it works if there is a way for signal to reach destination by reflection (e.g if you point your remote to a floor/ceiling in a right angle, your TV will pick a signal even if there is a barrier between your remote and TV).

By Steve on 10/4/2007 7:36:57 PM , Rating: 2
The article says there are two composite inputs and doesn't mention component. The link lists two component and one composite. The picture shows one component.

At least it's got component.

RE: Inputs
By lukanium on 10/4/2007 8:30:35 PM , Rating: 2
It has 6 different display interfaces - HDMI, VGA, DVI, composite video, S-video and component YPrPb.

TG Daily:

This monitor... is -nice-...
By Deathspawner on 10/5/2007 12:26:13 AM , Rating: 2
I saw this monitor last week at DigitalLife and have to say that it's easily one of the best monitors I've ever seen. I've been using Dell's 30" HC monitor for the past two months, and though it costs less than Gateway's latest offering, there is no comparison between the two.

The upscaling of the XHD3000 was simply incredible. I admit I am not a monitor guru, but the quality of the upscaler was undeniable. When Bioshock was run in 1920x1200... I had a hard time telling the difference when compared to 2560x1600. Even the fonts were still perfectly rendered. At lower resolutions, the differences are even more meaningful. It's almost a GPU upgrade, though I assume that people who own a $1700 LCD likely have better than a mid-range GPU anyway.

Add all the connectivity possibilities and the brightness (this is far brighter than Dell's), and this is one killer monitor. Just for the record, I am not a Gateway rep, but I did cover the monitor briefly in this article:

RE: This monitor... is -nice-...
By P4blo on 10/5/2007 7:56:41 AM , Rating: 2
That's a serious bit of kit! When you think about it... there's no reason why when you upscale a 1920 image to a 2560 why you cant have a form of natural anti-aliasing when you have twice the pixels available than the GFX is using.

Good job Gateway, now if only I hadn't bought this Dell 30" (which till now I've been utterly thrilled with).

By BZDTemp on 10/5/2007 7:19:19 AM , Rating: 2
This display is no higher in resolution than the other 30" displays on the market. I dream of displays with a lot more pixels per inch - like the one IBM made years ago or even better.

Just imagine displays able to show small print as fine as our laser printers for a start. It would make for a lot better quality of reading on screen and save tons of paper.

It is simply beyond me why there is no greater demand for real high resolution - it is like we have almost moved now where in years. 2560x1600 is max on commonly available displays but a decade ago a high end 21" CRT could do 2048x1536 so considering all the advances in the computer tech it is almost like going backwards.

By Zandros on 10/6/2007 12:44:54 AM , Rating: 2
I was thinking that dual-link DVI can't sustain the bandwidth required for a higer resolution displa.

Is that speaker bar removable?
By Steve on 10/6/2007 12:10:56 AM , Rating: 2
The display looks much better without that speaker across the bottom IMO.

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