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Go big or go home! LG Electronics plans to show off a 55-inch 8K display during CES 2015 next month, and the screen will promote a beautiful 7680x4320 resolution (33.2 million pixels). The display prototype will be used to test potential mass production of the model, and wants to see how visitors react to the screen.
"With the know-how acquired from making the prototype, if LG finds good grounds to commercialize the display for mass production, it will do so," according to a source speaking to CNET. "LG has already finished up approving the technological viability of the 55-inch, 8K display, and is now starting preparation to commercialize it to make it a product."
The consumer market is barely becoming comfortable with 4K UHD, but manufacturers are pushing ahead to make us drool with 8K models. LG showed off an insane 98-inch 8K TV prototype during IFA 2014 earlier in the year, so it looks like the Korean giant wants to make sure it has plenty of UHD displays available.
According to Jon Peddie Research and Fool.com, NVIDIA is now pulling away from AMD in total market share - further claiming that "there's no question that NVIDIA has gotten the better of AMD" over the past four years of production.
NVIDIA have gathered 70 percent of the recent Add-in Board (AiB) market share, marking themselves above their average cruising rate of 60 percent as seen through the graph above. In a bid to get back to 50/50 and retaliation to NVIDIA's powerhouse GeForce GTX 970 and 980 cards, AMD have started cutting the retail pricing of their latest models starting around October 2014. However, with new 9 series cards rumored for release by NVIDIA - we're interested to see how the Q4 results will report.
Just yesterday we reported on LG electronics' brave move to dedicate a whole business division to OLED development, marking themselves as a major player in this field. Less than 12 hours later, KTC have announced their launch of a brand new OLED TV - The 55L83F.
Self-described as "a perfect combination of advanced technology and sophisticated quality, KTC's curved OLED TV 55L83F is the first curved TV launched to the market in China". Claimed to be only 8mm in thickness and much lighter than your traditional LCD monitor, so far it looks like a winner.
KTC claims that it weighs one sixth of a LCD TV, claiming that the curved screen provided will give users the perfect viewing experience. Coupled with a built-in octa-core processor supporting their incorporated operating system, this TV aims to remove the pain of laggy menus as seen in many LCD TV options. It's also claimed that you'll be able to play games at 60 FPS on this new product, with users said to experience a snappy 0.001ms response time - also helpful for viewing live sports. There hasn't been a price listed yet for this 55" TV offering, but expect it to not be cheap.
LG's display arm has just created a new division off-shoot, these engineers have been tasked with developing OLED panel technology and promoting this display more aggressively than previously seen. Most companies haven't yet put too much effort into OLED, LG being one of the select few are now jumping feet first into this technology.
LG's Chief Technology Officer Yeo Sang-Deog will be spearheading this advancement, his main task said to be to quadruple OLED panel production this month alone to help reduce the costing of OLED TVs to the consumers. Reports claim that pricing is one of the main issues stopping consumers going down the OLED route, seeing LCD TV's hit the market for half the price at around double the size. If you head into any big-brand technology store, expect to see 70-inch LCD's listed for as low was $1,300 when compared to the LG 55-inch OLED sitting at over $2,700.
ASUS has unveiled its new PB279Q monitor, which is a new 27-inch 4K display that offers an IPS panel for some beautiful color reproduction and image quality.
The ASUS PB279Q has a native resolution of 3840x2160, at either 30Hz or 60Hz depending on your display connectivity. 4K over HDMI will offer 30Hz, while DisplayPort will offer 4K at 60Hz. ASUS offers up 10-bit color, and 100% sRGB coverage which is better than Dell's IPS-based panels which offer 99% sRGB coverage.
We have MHL-based HDMI connectivity, with four HDMI ports on the monitor that are capable of displaying four 1080p feeds at once. There's no USB ports on the ASUS PB279Q, but we do have a 3.5mm headphone jack, and 3.5mm audio-in jack. The 4K monitor provides a fully adjustable stand which is capable of tilt, swivel and pivot, as well as being VESA compatible.
ASUS hasn't provided a price just yet, but we should expect it to arrive at around $799 or so.
A relatively new player to the major monitor market, Sceptre has announced the features and availability of their E275W-1920 Full HD 1080P monitor. Thanks to a press release delivered to us by Max Borges Agency, we've got the full information for you.
Although claiming them as rather new, Sceptre has actually been around since 1984 - providing the market with LCD and LED monitors. However, they've been recently seen pushing themselves harder into the market.
Dell had quite the deal for Cyber Monday, offering its P2815Q monitor for just $299.99. The 28-inch 4K display is normally $449.99, so Dell was knocking off a considerable 40% for the sale.
While it might sound like an amazing deal, remember that this is a 30Hz panel, and not a 60Hz panel that you'd want for gaming or photo/video editing, as it's also a TN-based display. On the upside, the Dell P2815Q does offer pivot, tilt, swivel, and cable management options, as well as being height adjustable.
On the display connectivity side of things, Dell has DisplayPort mini Display Port, HDMI (MHL), DisplayPort out (MST), USB Upstream and four USB 3.0 ports.
Just yesterday we published an article on 3DHead's apparent disappearance from the market, after promising to provide an "Oculus Killer" as mentioned through their wacky marketing video.
In updated news, billionaire founder and CEO Alki David has provided us with an exclusive statement and interview regarding the topic - rebutting claims and providing his own evidence against Reddit user crazy_goat's findings and theories published on the 25th of November.
David first mentioned the claims made regarding his 'FilmOn X' company, set to provide streamed broadcast TV to subscribers mobile phones, stating: "I've attached an article from Litigation daily that reviews the position of FilmOn X in the USA. Please note that FilmOn X is the company that was called Aereokiller not FilmOn TV.
I hope this helps clear up some misunderstandings." If anyone wishes to view this document, we've uploaded it to Google Drive.
The 4K TV market is finally expanding rapidly as we enter the holiday shopping season. The total sales figures for retail 4K TV's year-to-date weighs in at 6.4 million units, but over 3 million of those TV's shipped in the last quarter alone. Retailers are obviously stocking up for huge Black Friday sales, and the continued price reductions for ultra-high definition TV's are obviously fueling the healthy sales figures.
Surprisingly, China has led demand and has consumed 60% of the shipments thus far. Samsung occupies the leadership position, but low-cost panels from relatively unknown manufactures, such as Hisense and Changchong, are creating more competition in this space. Plasma TV's aren't faring as well, and several companies have ceased manufacturing them entirely. The overall TV market has been somewhat sluggish and only grew at a 4% rate last year. The growth is fed largely by 1080p LCD panels, but most consumers have already upgraded to 1080p at this point, and the catalyst for future growth will likely be yet another transition period as we move to 4K televisions.
Voted in my personal top five worst advertisements of all time, the 3DHEAD was seen popping up around the internet in recent times - consistently claiming to be much better than what Oculus had to offer, the title even including the words "Oculus killer". Featuring amazing specification as a 2K resolution, the ability to use it in conjunction with controllers on your PC and the ability to make your voice one of the most annoying things on the planet - what's not to love?
Thanks to a Reddit thread made by 'crazy_goat', we've come to the knowledge that 3DHEAD has just randomly disappeared off the internet. This post contains information including the disappearance from the internet and following the apparently crazy original investor - Alki David.
How crazy could he be? Billionaires often make silly technology investments without knowing the full information, surely! Alongside David offering millions of dollars to Chris Brown and Drake to fight in a boxing match, he also once tried to convince news outlets that he had aired the first assisted suicide live on the internet as publicity for his website.