LG 3D Monitors Bringing Movies and Games to Life

One of the big trends nowadays are people buying big television sets. These sets include all kinds of different apps now, and the TV can multi-function as a large monitor for your tower or laptop for movies and games. For the last few years, TV screens have increased in size while remaining cheaper; so honestly, who wouldn’t want a 42″ or bigger screen in their room?

Let’s look at the price and technology. For the last few years, 3D TVs have been appearing more and more on the market, along with more hardware and software supporting 3D, including Sony Blu-ray movies, video games and PC games. They all have been releasing more and more 3D compatible games and movies to enhance the experience, but not many consumers have 3D TVs or computer hardware to view them in 3D. That’s where LG has it covered.

During BlizzCon 2011, we got the chance to play with the monitor, known as D2342P, in a few games of StarCraft II. The first thing you’d notice is the pair of 3D glasses similar to the 3D glasses you get at movie theaters, or a clip on for your everyday glasses. Both are very light compared to others 3D glasses, while giving you the full look of 3D. The games really come to life on the screen, as LG used the 2D to 3D conversion which comes built in the monitor, so no extra parts are needed and easy to switch back and forth with ease.

Normally 3D glasses run up to 150 dollars, but the LG versions are $10 a pair and similar to the ones you get at the movie theater. For those who already wear glasses, there is a clip on for your glasses that gives you the same experience. I tried this out with the Steelseries Desmo gaming glasses while playing StarCraft 2, and I got both experiences at once, which scared me on how great it looked, even though the combination of the two looked funny. So losing your glasses or wanting a second pair won’t take a big chunk out of your wallet.

While we only got the chance to play StarCraft II, I would love to have given this monitor a complete test drive with a few of my 3D Blu-ray movies I have, like the Captain America 3D Blu-ray we recently reviewed, Batman Arkham City, or better yet, next week’s release of Uncharted 3.

Features:

  • LG Cinema 3D technology
  • 1 pair of 3D glasses and 1 clip on for people who already use glasses
  • Full HD 1080p
  • TriDef 3D Conversion Software
  • Energy Star Qualified

23″ Class 1080p LED 3D Monitor specifications: 

  • Size: 23″
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Brightness 250 cd/m2
  • Response time: 5 ms
  • Display Colors: 16.7 M
  • Features: 1 D-sub/ 1 DVI-D/ 1 HDMI /1 Headhphone output
  • weights: 7 lbs.

At a MSRP of $349.99, you can also find it online for $265 on Amazon, making it an even cheaper pick up. The addition of allowing you to convert your PC from 2D to 3D with no 3rd party software just makes it more worth it.

And thanks to LG, we will be giving away one of these monitors to a lucky nerd via one of our giveaway contests…

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.