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DoubleSight DS-309W
DS309W

$777.99
DoubleSight DS-309W
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Features
Good Features
56
Value for Money
Average
60
Running Costs
$390 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only ok value for money 30" PC monitor, with ok running costs.
30" 2560 X 1600 Pixels No 7ms Dec 2012
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There is a 71% chance that the price of the DoubleSight DS-309W will go up in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices will increase by up to $103 over this period.

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With very good features, we have scored the DoubleSight DS-309W as follows:

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Kagoo Score
Brand Rating
77
Features
56
Value for Money
60
Running Costs

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 60?

DoubleSight is a mediocre PC monitor brand.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC screens are available. View the latest LCD screens 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of $390 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 2% of all 1,903 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1600 pixels resolution
3 viewing modes: full screen, split screen, picture in picture
Ultra high 2560 x 1600 resolution
IPS panel technology
Built in dual scaler no special video card required
Inputs include display port, dual link DVI-D, VGA, HDMI
CCFL back light technology

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1600 pixels resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Low typical contrast ratio
Features Picture-in-Picture support
Slower than average response time
Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal
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The smallest display diagonal of LCD screens is 3.5", the biggest is 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The DoubleSight DS-309W's display diagonal of 30" is in the biggest 13% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the DS-309W is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all LCD screens the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 (5K) pixels and the worst is 480 x 234 pixels. §.

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The response time of the DS-309W of 7ms is slower than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is slower than 80% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. LCD screens have response times of between 0.5ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.9ms.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The DS-309W has a built-in speaker. 54% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
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PC displays have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The DS-309W's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than 71% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
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Across all the PC monitors the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The DS-309W's vertical viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is in the widest 23% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Low Typical Contrast Ratio

This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many LCD screens. A contrast ratio of between 500 and 1,000.

A contrast ratio of between 500 and 1,000.

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Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The DoubleSight DS-309W features Picture-in-Picture support, which is unusual. 93% of PC screens do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Running Costs

High Running Costs

The DS-309W is in the most expensive 2% of all 1,903 PC monitors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the DS-309W will cost $390 over 5 years to run.

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Electricity cost when switched on $387.69
Electricity cost when on standby $5.47
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Total running cost over 5 years $393.16
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 2.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 57 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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DoubleSight DS-309W Specification

Key Features
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Response Time
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Aspect Ratio
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
Pixel Pitch
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Native Aspect Ratio
Colours
Panel Type
Display Brightness (Typical)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DisplayPort
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
Built-in Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Built-in Subwoofer
Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Design
Colour
Market Positioning
Networking
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture Support
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (With Stand)
Weight With Stand
Height (With Stand)
Depth (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Display Technology

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

doublesight displays ds309w

Barcodes

00816220001372, 08162200013722

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