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Teeth sucking and copious sighing, that's pretty much the drill whenever stereoscopic 3D technology is mentioned round here - in its current format, we don't entirely jive with 3D. But if the very mention of it brings on eye-bork, ponder this: if it weren't for 3D tech, the rise in high-refresh PC monitors wouldn't be happening. Before the arrival of 3D technology, most people pooh-poohed the idea that there was much to gain by going beyond the default 60Hz on a flat panel monitor. And we'd have agreed with them. Yes, higher refreshes had previously been popular on old-school CRT monitors, but that was a flicker-related issue and LCDs don't flicker at any refresh - it's just not how they work. Anyway, as soon as we first enabled the 120Hz refresh rate while testing Nvidia's 3D Vision, the benefits for 2D image quality were immediately obvious and rather surprising. Put simply, 120Hz is massively smoother and far slicker. That goes for everything from gaming to just juggling application windows on the desktop. The only significant exception is video content, which is coded in fixed frame rate formats so, for the most part, a screen refresh rate above the frame rate is redundant.
Like BenQ with the XL2420T, Iiyama is going after gamers with a 27-inch, 120 Hz, Full HD monitor with a response time announced at just 1 ms. But is the ProLite G2773HS really all it's cracked up to be? Let's take a look! The Iiyama ProLite G2773HS has a glossy black plastic casing with a simple design and some pretty basic hardware, including VGA, HDMI and DVI video entries. With an HDMI input and a pair of built-in 2.5-watt speakers, this monitor could easily be used as an occasional TV if you hook up a set-top-box or a digital TV tuner. However, the DVI port is the most interesting connection of the three, as it's the only socket on this monitor that can input a 1920 x 1080 pixel signal at 120 Hz. Note that you can't just use any old DVI cable to hook up a PC to this monitor, though—you'll need a DVI Dual Link cable, which has a full set of pins (see above). Out of the box with no settings altered, we didn't even our colour sensor to see that flesh tones look more purple than pink on this monitor screen. The sensor merely confirmed that the G2773HS has several colour reproduction issues with its factory settings—colours are too cold, the colour brightness distribution needs adjusting (gamma 2.8), and colours aren't reproduced accurately, with the average Delta E hitting 9.9 (it should be 3 or lower for accurate colours).