I tell you what, you slap Faroudja technology on just about anything and I’ll buy it. After years of bringing home theatre systems the best possible picture, the high-end TV and tech company has helped Gateway with its new FPD2185W flat panel display. A widescreen LCD display with an integrated Faroudja Genesis Microchip controller, this product promises clearer, brighter pictures and high def capabilities. You’ll also get a four-port powered USB 2.0 hub, contrast ratio of 1000:1, a wide viewing angle of 178/178 and fast 8ms refresh rates, as well as High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)which will enable you to view your high definition content from PC, cable or satellite. Throw in an adjustable swivel stand and software that lets you view your content in either landscape or portrait mode, and you’ve got an impeccable product for just $599USD.
So then, suppoesdly Future Shop is going to be stocking these!!
This screen sure is aimed at Dell's 20inch widescreen...
But this display (for the same price Canadian) has a Hell of a lot more features!!
Here's Gateway's Description/Specs!!
Widescreen High-Definition Resolution
With the 1680 x 1050 pixel display, you get 35% more pixels compared to a 1280 x 1024 display. Display two letter-sized documents side-by-side, expand a large spreadsheet or even watch a movie in widescreen format with the super size screen.
Watch TV or a DVD while you work on a computer application with the picture-in-picture feature. Hit the Swap button and the main display image and the picture-in-picture video trade places.
Smooth Cinematic Quality
Get cinematic-quality images with the DCDi® by Faroudja with Advanced Video Smoothing Technology on composite and S-Video inputs. Moving images will appear clear and smooth, without rough pixilated edges.
This versatile screen can display just about anything. From notebook to TV to video gaming, the 21” Widescreen can accommodate almost any video content: PC, cable TV, satellite TV, video camera, DVD player, game consoles and VCR through its five video ports.
The Rotating Screen
Go from widescreen landscape view to portrait view with a flick of the wrist. With EZTuneTM Software and its auto-sensing display rotation, the image automatically rotates for you, making your 21” Widescreen a 21” "longscreen". View your favorite Web pages the way they were intended to be seen, without scrolling, or create graphic design in portrait-view. And, with an optional upgrade to a 3-year limited warranty, your LCD display will be going strong for years to come.*
Comfortably view your display with the height-adjustable tilt-swivel stand. The ergonomic design lets you adjust the display to accommodate your position. Whether used at home or at work, let us do the pivoting for you.
Ready for Tomorrow
The 21” Widescreen comes with built-in innovative compatibility features so you can handle tomorrow’s technology today. The HDCP Video Content Encryption Chip allows encrypted high-definition video to be played on the display through the DVI port. The Protection Video Path ensures the display is compatible with future software packages.
Extensive Display Control
Included with every 21” Widescreen is our EZTuneTM software. Get the precise visual quality you want by controlling many of the display settings from your computer. The user-friendly dashboard gives you extensive display control so you can make the adjustments on the usual settings such as brightness, contrast and balance, and the not-so-usual, such as color temperature and gamma settings.
Built-in powered four-port USB hub (2.0) comes standard. Connect your keyboard and mouse in 2 USB ports; you’ve got two more for any thumb drives or other USB devices you wish to connect.
* Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit gateway.com, or call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy. Service agreements are issued and performed by third parties. May not be available in all locations. Accidental Damage Protection not available in all states. Phone charges may apply for tech support. If purchased, on-site service technician will be sent if necessary, following phone-based troubleshooting. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Colors 16.7 million
Connections and Inputs • Analog (VGA): 15-pin mini d-sub VGA
• Digital (DVI-D): 24-pin DVD-D (supports 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i). Includes HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)
• Composite video
• Component Y Pb Pr
(supports 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i)
• AC power input
• USB 2.0 B-type (PC input)
• USB 2.0 A-type (PC input)
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19.45" x 15.35" x 8.2"
Frequency Horizontal: 31-81 KHzVertical: 56-76 Hz
Lamp Type/Life 50,000 hours
Model Number FPD2185W
OSD Languages English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Panel Size 21-inch diagonal
Panel Type 21-inch viewable
TFT active matrix
Pixel Pitch 0.0106 x 0.0106 inches (0.270 mm x 0.270 mm)
Pixel Resolution 1680 x 1050 (native) (75 Hz)
Response Time 8 ms (gray to gray)
Viewing Angles 178° horizontal, 178° vertical
Weight 18.74 lbs. (includes height-adjustable stand)