It isn't much secret that COMDEX turned out to be extremely disappointing this year. The close proximity to Computex, the low attendance rate (under 40,000) and new management all contributed to what could be the last COMDEX Las Vegas for some time. Fortunately for us, COMDEX did act as a prelude for CES (Consumer Electronic Show), which will kick off in January. This gave us a wonderful opportunity to get a sneak peak at what manufacturers will show us in January, particularly concerning LCDs.

Today, we have more than one treat for the display addicts. Our first surprise came when we bumped into the super-hyped, super-secretive Liebermann Inc in the OCZ hospitality suite. We also got to see the usual players: Samsung, NEC-Mitsubishi, Sharp, as well as some representatives from Quanta and LG Philips LCD. All in all, we brought together 3 days of display showcases into one quick cross section for our LCD coverage. Read on to find out what we thought was hot on this year's show floor.

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  • KristopherKubicki - Tuesday, December 2, 2003 - link

    Sorry artifex, I updated it and forgot to mention it :)

  • WooDaddy - Tuesday, December 2, 2003 - link


    Cool. Look for a bunch of old guys in wife-beaters, drunk and with AVN passes around their necks touting the worlds-greatest new killer app.

    My company's image is very important to me. As the founder, I'd have it no other way.

  • artifex - Tuesday, December 2, 2003 - link

    oops, never mind, I see it's been changed to AGP and PCI, now.
  • artifex - Tuesday, December 2, 2003 - link

    I'm still hoping someone can tell me how they managed to have two AGP cards in a single system?
  • KristopherKubicki - Monday, December 1, 2003 - link

    Yes we will have a bit of CES coverage.

    Look for the young guys in suits :) Thats us!

  • WooDaddy - Monday, December 1, 2003 - link


    I really hope that last comment you said about the CES is true. I'm planning on going this year. Do you or you collegues plan on going this coming year and doing an article?

  • KristopherKubicki - Monday, December 1, 2003 - link

    most monitors are 8 bit, only the AUO 16ms panel is 6 bit. The LG Philips and Samsung 16 and 12ms panels are 8bit. Sharp is working on 10bit panels by the end of the year.

  • ViRGE - Sunday, November 30, 2003 - link

    Humm, I'm a bit depressed to see yet another monitor company leave the CRT space; I'm still not ready for LCDs financially, and I'm still iffy on their features considering the 6bit and pixel response times(I mean we're just now at 16ms, which is barely acceptable in my book since that's nessisary for 60fps). I hope NEC stays in the game a bit longer, otherwise I'm going to have to start hording CRTs(although the current Samsung 757MB I use will last for quite some time I'm sure).
  • KristopherKubicki - Sunday, November 30, 2003 - link

    LG Philips is doing first runs on its 19" 16ms S-IPS panel. I will have to try to check with NEC concerning that panel.

    I know NEC has had a lot of quantity issues. They dont have a huge production capability and they probably wont be able to persue it much longer.

  • miomao - Sunday, November 30, 2003 - link

    Nec said they will use a proprietary S-IPS panel for the 1980SX successor. :\

    LG.Philips already make a 19'' 25ms S-IPS panel used in the LG L1910B model.
    But the pro model L1910P has a Fujitsu MVA.
    Someone say that maybe they still have production quantity problem (?)

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