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Gateway Unveils `Quad-HD' Monitor

10/04/2007 03:42:00 PM Eastern

Irvine, Calif. — Gateway introduced what it calls “the world’s first Quad-HD” multipurpose ultra-high-resolution monitor, with 2,506 by 1,600 pixel resolution, four times the level of conventional 720p HD displays.

The Gateway XHD3000 ($1,699 suggested retail) features a 30-inch screen designed for both entertainment and computing applications, the company said.

Features include Silicon Optix Realta HQV video processing that up-converts standard-definition and HD sources, including 1080p material, to fit the display’s 1600p format.

A range of input options are offered, including HDMI, single-link/dual-link DVI-D, VGA, component, S-video and composite video. This will accommodate most PC, video and video game console playback source components.

The display’s contrast ratio is listed as 1,000:1, while the brightness is 400 cd/m2 and the refresh rate is 6ms. The viewing angle is said to be 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically.

The new XHD3000 comes with a four-device universal IR remote control that can be used to access the display and three additional devices, such as a Media Center PC, cable or satellite set-top box and DVD player.

An IR Blaster cable allows for remote transmission of IR controls from the XHD3000 via the universal remote as well as from other devices’ remote controls to A/V equipment behind cabinets.

Other features include: high-definition picture in picture (PIP) and EzTune software that allows adjusting PIP images to various sizes, locations and levels of transparency.

Sound is handled with a performance DXP powered speaker system using eight high-powered, low-profile neodymium transducers.

The Gateway XHD3000 includes discrete audio inputs for each video input and allows for automatic audio switching. Separate analog and digital audio outputs are added for connection to home theater systems.

Gateway will sell the 30-inch extreme HD display through Gateway’s Direct channels (www.gateway.com or (800) GATEWAY), as well authorized Gateway retail partners.