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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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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.

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