The monitor arrived today
Heres a short review:
Firstly as a standard 2D monitor it is very nice with a good build quality and it really is quite large, upgrading to it from my previous 19" monitor it looks more like a TV which also has an effect on the 3D viewing but I will speak about that in a moment. At 1920 x 1080 the screen looks very nice for both the PC (DVI) and Xbox 360 (VGA) with good brightness, contrast and colours. It is also very handy being able to have both the PC and Xbox plugged in all the time and switch between them with the source button.
Now onto the 3D. As soon as I had got it out the box and set it up which is a simple case of clicking the monitor into the stand and connecting it up, I tried playing Guildwars in 3D with the IZ3D drivers and if I'm honest I was a little dissapointed at first with the depth and ghosting even after tweaking the convergence with the IZ3D. Trying this game in anaglyph 3D before on my old 19" monitor I was wondering why the Zalman almost looked worse
so I tried sitting further away and then it all came together! I figured that with the increase in size sitting just over a metre away is where the 3D became really impressive. I found this again when playing Avatar in 3D with the stereoscopic player included on the CD, just by moving a bit further away from the screen the 3D looked much better. I know the previous Zalman monitors had a problem with a very narrow vertical viewing angle and the same problem is still there with this model however I have not seen a previous model to compare with, though after some quick adjusting of my seating position or by tilting the monitor I didn't have a problem of staying withing the zone its just another quick thing to configure before viewing in 3D.
The only downside with it that I can think of is the glossy screen. With the curtains closed and a dim room its no problem at all however in a bright room it can be quite annoying especially when watching something in 3D with a dark scene as your reflection can kind of mess up the 3D. In the right viewing conditions though this monitor is great and I would definitley recommend it to anyone as an alternative to a 120Hz active solution. If anyone wants any more info or thoughts about then feel free to ask