Come on Samsung
NVIDIA has been keen to make a big noise about the UK availability of its new 3D Vision specs, which create a 3D viewing experience when worn. According to its exclusive UK distributor VIP Computers, the specs are available in plentiful supply, but monitors compatible with them aren't.
You see, you need a monitor that operates at a frequency of 120Hz to make these 3D Vision specs work and there seems to be no other reason to have such a monitor because there are hardly any out there. Just one, in fact: the Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ and that has to be bought from other distributors, such as Micro P.
We spoke to Chris Roberts, who manages the NVIDIA channel for VIP and he expressed his frustration that the strong demand he sees for the specs is being constrained by supply of monitors. It seems that many etailers have had stock but have already sold out, are only selling the specs bundled with the monitors for a total price of around £400.
"It's so marketable and there aren't many £400 RRP products out there," said Roberts. "SCAN's had stock and completely sold out."
He mentioned that Viewsonic also has a 120Hz monitor - the FuHzion VX2265wm - but that it doesn't have European CE certification yet. Roberts also said some DLP projector operate at 120Hz, but conceded this won't be a solution for a lot of people.