Hitachi LCD sets new standard for monitor response times

OCTOBER 24--Hitachi America Ltd. (Westwood, MA; www.hitachidisplays.com), a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (Tokyo Japan), has introduced a 17-in. LCD monitor that reportedly has almost twice the response time of any other flat-panel monitor on the market.

OCTOBER 24--Hitachi America Ltd. (Westwood, MA; www.hitachidisplays.com), a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (Tokyo Japan), has introduced a 17-in. LCD monitor that reportedly has almost twice the response time of any other flat-panel monitor on the market. This rapid response time makes Hitachi's CML174 ideal for multimedia-driven applications or for general users viewing video over the World Wide Web. The CML174's rapid response time provides significantly smoother video and motion with reduced ghosting. With a 12-ms rise-and 4-ms falltime, the CML174 provides one of the best moving images of any LCD computer monitor.

"The average flat panel display has a pixel response time of 30 ms. Hitachi's new CML174 responds almost twice as fast as other monitors and significantly reduces the ghosting and jagged pixel effects common in most other LCDs. At this speed the CML174 opens new vistas of experience for the flat panel viewer," said Leslie Bishop, marketing communications manager of the Hitachi America Ltd. monitor group.

Users can now enjoy faster motion combined with the space savings features of LCD flat panel technology. The panel features an ultraslim 16-mm bezel on each side with an auto-adjust function for quick, beautiful image adjustments. The CML174 comes with 160° horizontal and vertical viewing angles as well as a pixel pitch of 0.264.

The new monitor delivers a 17-in. viewing area (388 x 270 mm). It provides inputs for 15-pin D-sub and DVI-D connectors for flexibility and superior images. It also delivers 260-nit brightness and a superior 400:1 contrast ratio, with a prime recommended resolution of 1280 x 1024 at 75 or 60 Hz.

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