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post #31 of 951
I've had the 30" Naga-III for a year as a HTPC monitor and it's great. It's rated at 600:1 contrast, so the 37" should do a better job with black levels.

But the one bummer with the 30" is that it does not support PC power management. When I put the PC in standby, the monitor just goes ugly blue. Since they seem to be going for the HTPC market, I hope they add PC power management. If they did, I think it'd be ideal for HTPC .
post #32 of 951
One question for the hardcore vid-freaks: The panel resolution is 1920x1080, so if I drive it with my ATI Radeon 9800 via DVI at that resolution, the picture will be 1080p, right?
post #33 of 951
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Originally Posted by viggster
One question for the hardcore vid-freaks: The panel resolution is 1920x1080, so if I drive it with my ATI Radeon 9800 via DVI at that resolution, the picture will be 1080p, right?
Correct.
post #34 of 951
"It's rated at 600:1 contrast, so the 37" should do a better job with black levels."

There is not a particularly good correlation between reported CR and black levels, fwiw.
post #35 of 951
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Originally Posted by rogo
There is not a particularly good correlation between reported CR and black levels, fwiw.

For that matter, there's not a particularly good correlation between the manufacturer's specification for contrast ratio and the actual contrast ratio of the unit. :D
post #36 of 951
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Originally Posted by viggster
One question for the hardcore vid-freaks: The panel resolution is 1920x1080, so if I drive it with my ATI Radeon 9800 via DVI at that resolution, the picture will be 1080p, right?
If it works. Remember that it is still unknown as to whether either the DVI port or VGA port on the X37SV-NagaIII will except 1920x1080.
post #37 of 951
Well, Sceptre actually did reply to the e-mail I sent them. Unfortunately, their reply was just as useless as if they hadn't. Here's their complete reply.



Quote:
Hi,

We currently do not have the specifications for 32" and 37" yet, the only informations available will be through Costco's website. Sorry for the inconvenient.

Customer Service
Sceptre Inc.
post #38 of 951
"If it works. Remember that it is still unknown as to whether either the DVI port or VGA port on the X37SV-NagaIII will except 1920x1080."

Any reason to think it wouldn't?
post #39 of 951
Quote:
Originally Posted by viggster
"If it works. Remember that it is still unknown as to whether either the DVI port or VGA port on the X37SV-NagaIII will except 1920x1080."

Any reason to think it wouldn't?
It doesn't work on the 45-inch Sharp Aquos TVs with 1920x1080 native resolution, except for the GX version where it's an unsupported mode.
post #40 of 951
Wait, so compared to a real brand, like say samsung, we see better? an 8ms responce time ion an LCD that big for that cheap has to be near impossible.
post #41 of 951
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Originally Posted by Brian_R170
It doesn't work on the 45-inch Sharp Aquos TVs with 1920x1080 native resolution, except for the GX version where it's an unsupported mode.
Yeah, but the Aquos isn't designed specifically as a PC monitor, whereas the Sceptre is.
post #42 of 951
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Originally Posted by viggster
Yeah, but the Aquos isn't designed specifically as a PC monitor, whereas the Sceptre is.
Why do you believe the Sceptre is "designed specifically as a PC monitor?"
post #43 of 951
Mainly because it works "plug-and-play"... no voodoo magic or complications involved; the computer recognizes the Sceptre monitor model number . The Sceptre 30" (I have one) makes an excellent PC (MAC) monitor, but just a so so TV monitor because of the poor blacks... my personal experience, my 2 cents.
post #44 of 951
costco.com

Display:

* Screen Size: 37" TFT LCD
* Aspect Ratio: 16:9
* Resolution: 1920 x 1080
* Brightness: 600cd/m²
* Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
* Response Time: 8ms
* Viewing Angle: 170° H/170H° V

Audio:

* Built-in speakers: 10w x 10w
* Surround sound

Signals:

* Built in NTSC & ATSC tuners
* HDTV 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (ATSC + NTSC)

Inputs:

* HDMI/ DVI Support HDCP
* HD Component (Y, Pb, Pr): x 2
* S-Video 4-pin DIN: x 1
* Composite RCA A/V: x 1
* RGB 15-pin D-Sub: x 1

Outputs:

* Audio Out (RCA Jack)
* Sub-Woofer output

General:

* Removable Speakers and Stand
* Power Source: 100 - 240V, 2.4A 50 - 60Hz
* Power Consumption: 180 watts
* Wall mountable; Standard VESA
*

Dimensions:

w/ stand: 44.5â€W x 10â€D x 27"H
w/o stand: 44.5"W x 5.5"D x 23.5"H
* Weight: 62 lbs (w/ stand), 57 lbs (w/o stand)
* Warranty: One-year limited


Anyone know the width if the speakers are removed? anyone know if this is based on the same screen as another 37"? Seems like a sweet deal.

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post #45 of 951
post #46 of 951
Is the 1080p only for PC use? Or could I use it to display 1080p in HD? (Whenever theres a TV singal for it) Thanks..
post #47 of 951
Brian - When you plug a Sceptre Naga to a PC via DVI (and probably vga too, haven't tested), the PC identifies it by name and defaults to the native resolution and timing. No fuss, no muss.
post #48 of 951
Since we have no real devices generating a 1080p signal BESIDES a computer right now, only time will tell.....
post #49 of 951
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Originally Posted by viggster
Brian - When you plug a Sceptre Naga to a PC via DVI (and probably vga too, haven't tested), the PC identifies it by name and defaults to the native resolution and timing. No fuss, no muss.
Does is support power management? I.e. will it shut off/standby when the computer tells it to?
post #50 of 951
Threads Merged!

Dave
post #51 of 951
Re: power management. Unfortunately, no. That's a problem I hope they fix with the new models.
post #52 of 951
Um, when I go purchase this in august will the coupon automaticly cover the price or do I need to find the coupon somewhere? if I do need to find it, where do I?
post #53 of 951
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Originally Posted by xenfinity
Um, when I go purchase this in august will the coupon automaticly cover the price or do I need to find the coupon somewhere? if I do need to find it, where do I?
I just bought a flat-panel TV wall-mount from costco.com that was in the same coupon book two weeks ago. The discount appears to be deducted automatically for everyone that purchases during the promotional period. I didn't need the coupon in hand to enter a coupon code or whatever.
post #54 of 951
whoever doesn't have a costco coupon book GET IT NOW.

I went to costco today and asked for a coupon book, the guy told me that costco headquarter management said that they will no longer stock any coupon books in the stores. If you want to buy the monitor in the store, you need the coupon book. He said the books were being abused by people who were buying multiple items of the same thing (usually cheap items like toilet paper) and they were meant to be one per household. He said since I lost my book, I was out of luck and could no longer get the coupon book. I did see some behind the counter, but I was given nothing. There is another thread on this subject with many others being told no more costo coupon books are going to be given out...on the vizio 50 inch thread.

So, I went home, dressed up my wife in a cut off white tank top with no bra, splashed a little water on her and sent her to the store. 30 minutes later she came home with the coupon book :)

The bottom line is get the coupon book now, before its too late, and if they don't give it to you, just whore out your wife/girlfriend and have them get it for you.

PS: I'm using the coupon book for the 50inch vizio as I already got the 37inch 1080p westy...though the sceptre looks like a nice set
post #55 of 951
Damn, Going to costco isn't really convinent for me since I don't have a car (nearest one is in Avon, MA). I'd only go pick it to buy the monitor. Could anyone mail me a book?
post #56 of 951
I think there are Costco's in CT, but I'm not a member.....but I am really curious if those of you who haev gone the 37" route could do some kind of shootout between the current faves...
post #57 of 951
Doc Tonic and xenfinity, the 37" Sceptre offer is valid for costco online only, and you don't need the coupon book.

Also, for in-store purchases, I have several times went to Costco and told them I forgot my coupon book. They keep one of the coupon books sitting next to each cash register and they can scan the coupon for you if you don't bring it with you.
post #58 of 951
This ain't 1080P, but hella cheap. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...L&Sku=H54-3200 . Anyone know much about that?
post #59 of 951
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Originally Posted by MrArmyAnt
This ain't 1080P, but hella cheap. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...L&Sku=H54-3200 . Anyone know much about that?
I'd stay away from any LCD panel w/o a DVI port. And doesn't hyndai make motorcycles?
post #60 of 951
The Hyundai has nothing to do with this thread, but Hyundai makes some very nice monitors, primarily for Frys. I personnaly wouldn't touch it because of the lack of DVI and HDMI inputs.
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