updated 10:45 am EDT, Wed June 6, 2007
I-O Data MF241X
I-O Data on Wednesday previewed a designer LCD it says is ready for HD video from computers as well as TVs. The 24-inch MF241X is capable of greater than 1080p resolution and includes all the inputs necessary for this regardless of source. Dual HDMI inputs allow more than one Blu-Ray player, console, or other device to display certain encrypted video at full HD quality; for more commonplace PC use, a DVI input with HDCP encryption provides the same guarantee for the computer itself. Unguarded HD is also viewable through VGA and (in Japanese form) a D5 connector. Three USB ports are onboard
Further reflecting its mixed roots are the inclusion of a wireless remote for selecting different inputs and adjusting the image from a distance, as well as a premium bezel finish available in either black or white.
Uncharacteristically for the company, the MF241X hasn't received an official price or a release date. The screen in its current design is so far slated only for a Japan launch and would likely require a change from D5 to component video for a release in other areas. [via Impress]