New Mitsubishi Monitor Takes Game Playing Very Seriously

LCD monitors began as poor replacements for CRTs when it came to playing games, due in large part to sluggish response times resulting in ghosting, streaking, and other abnormalities. Today's LCD monitors do a much better job, but evidently there's still plenty of room for improvement. Enter Mitsubishi, which is reportedly designing an intelligent 23-inch LCD monitor with three different display modes depending on the type of game you're playing.

The RDT232WM-Z panel employs a double-speed interpolation function, which is a fancy way of saying it's able to interpolate images from 60fps to 120fps for a smoother image. When playing shooter and music games, however, this technique is disabled to reduce lag and avoid any unsightly image blurs.

For really fast moving games, like sports titles and racing games, the new panel employs an LED backlight blinking technology to reduce residual images. By limiting how long the backlight stays lit, there's less chance that a previous frame will linger in the viewer's eyes. And for role playing games, Mitsubishi's double-speed interpolation technology kicks in with a frequency of 120Hz.

Other features include an IPS panel, 5,000:1 contrast ratio, a pair of HDMI ports, a DVI-D port, D-Sub, and built-in stereo speakers. No word yet on price or availability.