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It is equipped with VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs and includes a HQV Realta video processor for upscaling lower resolution sources.

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1080p component video support

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Many input options (HDMI, VGA, DVI, component, composite, S-Video)

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Interesting touch panel menu system

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Large, 30" display

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HQV Realta video upscaling

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2560 x 1600 native resolution

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Most picture controls disabled for DVI-D

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Auto-input sensor fooled by computer hibernation

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No backlight adjustments result in poor black levels

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The Gateway XHD3000 ($1700) is an ultra-high resolution 30" LCD display capable of outputting a 2560 x 1600 and can be used either as a PC monitor or a television. It is equipped with VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs and includes a HQV Realta video processor for upscaling lower resolution sources.

Features
  • 30" LCD display, 16:10
  • Extreme HD 1600p up-conversion, HQV Realta video processing
  • 2560 x 1600 native resolution
  • 2560 x 1600 requires dual-link DVI-D
  • 1900 x 1200 VGA, HDMI, single-link DVI-D
  • 1080p support on component inputs
  • brightness: 400cd/m2
  • contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • response time: 6 ms
  • inputs: HDMI, DVI, VGA, component, S-Video, composite
  • contextual touch menu system with gesturing
  • price: $1699.99
  • release date: October 5th, 2007
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The XHD3000 includes an innovative menu system with cool touch controls. Navigate menus, and change settings using several touch gestures on the side of monitor that control the contextual pop-up menu. The pop-up menu aligns with the illuminated controls for making contextual choices.

To get the maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 out of the XHD3000, you have to have 1) a video card that supports dual-link DVI-D output, and 2) a dual-link DVI-D cable. Using the VGA, HDMI, and single-link DVI-D connections, you will get a maximum of 1900 x 1200 resolution. 1080p is supported over component video. Independent of the input source, all video will be upscaled from its native resolution and output as 2560 x 1600.

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