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ViewSonic V3D245 review

A simple way to enjoy your games in the third dimension

Our Verdict

Takes the hassle away from setting up 3D, and chucks in a good quality screen to sweeten the deal.

For

  • Built-in IR emitter
  • 3D Vision glasses included
  • Good colour quality for a TN screen

Against

  • Still miles short of an IPS

Oh, hello 3D. Back again, are we? Yes, it's a rather reserved welcome that we offer the ViewSonic V3D245 3D gaming monitor, having not always seen eye to eye with Nvidia's 3D Vision and its associated headaches of both a logistical and very physical variety.

We want 3D to work. Really.

We want to experience another of those life-changing moments akin to our first peek at Doom, when suddenly everything changes and our eyes are left struggling to believe that what they're seeing isn't a terrifying three-dimensional reality.

The problem for current 3D tech, such as 3D Vision, is that every single game since 1981's Monster Maze has been trying to create the illusion of multiple dimensions and depth of field through rendering techniques.

From vertex shaders to ambient occlusion, it's all designed to trick your eyes.

So when you don the 3D Vision glasses included with this V3D245 and play modern games in true 3D, you get a headache, because all the graphical rendering techniques are pulling in one direction, and Nvidia's stereoscopic vision is pulling in the other.

Of course, it doesn't help that the glasses themselves are no more comfortable than sitting a furious scorpion across your eyes.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
DVIYes
VGAYes
Adjustable Display AngleYes
3D Type3D
ColourBlack
Brightness300 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameViewsonic
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Screen Size59.9 cm (23.6")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time2 ms
SpeakersYes
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Weight with Stand (Approximate)4.37 kg
Operating Power Consumption33 W
Height with Stand441.96 mm
Width with Stand566.42 mm
Depth with Stand241.30 mm
Height365.8 mm
Width566.4 mm
Depth53.3 mm
ManufacturerViewsonic Corporation
Product ModelV3D245
Product NameV3D245 Widescreen LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Part NumberV3D245
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/
Marketing Information

ViewSonic's 24" (23.6" viewable) V3D245 3D LED display features a fast 120Hz frame rate and Full HD 1080p resolution. It supports HDMI 1.4 and stereo 3D technology so users can enjoy stunning stereoscopic visuals using active shutter glasses. With exclusive ClearMotiv II imaging technology images are crisp without blur. Smart Dynamic Contrast Ratio technology automatically detects screen content and adjusts the backlight brightness, creating deeper black levels and effectively minimizing external light interference. In addition, integrated speakers powered by SRS Premium Sound produces incredible audio effects, making the V3D245 more than just an LED display, but the ultimate audiovisual entertainment system.

Weight (Approximate)4 kg