ViewSonic wins Vista certification, Chi Mei to join soon

ViewSonic said recently that its LCD monitors have won certification for the Windows Vista operating system (OS) and Chi Mei will soon also join the ranks of LCD monitor vendors with Vista certification, according to the companies.

New LCD monitors from ViewSonic shipped since December are compliant with Windows Vista, with the new models including the entry-level VA-series, graphics-use VG-series, professional-use VP-series and design-oriented VX-series, according to Alan Chang, vice president of ViewSonic for Asia-Pacific sales and marketing.

Chi Mei said it is applying for the verification for Windows Vista Premium and expects to receive verification next week. Vista will help stimulate replacement demand for widescreen LCD monitors, Chi Mei said. For example, during the IT Month expo held recently in Taiwan, the sales volume of its widescreen models reached 65% of its overall LCD monitor sales, more than the originally-expected 50%, the maker said.

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News source: DigiTimes

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Hum? so now they claim that those new displays, will display vista more acurately than my old crt or what?

Vista certification on a monitor? whats next? my jacket gets certified "Can be worn with matching shoes!"

I have seen PC speakers in the store that said "MP3 compatible" on the box in big letters. I kid you not!

On the serious side, although the article doesn't state it, this is likely for the Vista DRM that enables hi-def video playback.

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On the serious side, although the article doesn't state it, this is likely for the Vista DRM that enables hi-def video playback.

The hardware restriction requirements for vista DRM are exactly why I will not purchase anything that is Vista Certified. ViewSonic may have "won" Vista certification, but their customers lost.

You won't be able to play future Blu-ray disks in their full glory if you don't have one of these. (The current ones will work, until they switch on the thing requiring a fully encrypted thingy)


And to be fair, the protected video path is really the only new 'big bad' vista drm thing. Seriously. Name a few others for me that aren't in XP.

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