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CES 2016 - We have already had our socks blown off by the current 4K OLED TVs from LG, but the new Signature 4K OLED TVs are really something else. Why? HDR. That's why.
The new HDR-enabled Signature 4K OLED TVs are impossibly thin and completely beautiful. With black levels you could stare at for hours, and insanely deep colors, LG has it in the bag when it comes to enthusiast TVs. Their new Signature 4K OLED TV has a beautiful glass body, and is just 2.5mm thick - this includes a speaker system that is built into the stand, too.
LG will be rolling out their new Signature 4K OLED TVs in March, but were silent when it came to pricing. I did ask if we'll see FreeSync or G-Sync TVs from LG in the future, but they didn't have too much to say... yet.
CES 2016 - Dell just dropped a massive announcement on us at CES this year. Coming March 31st 2016 they'll have a 30-inch 4K OLED screen, the UP3017Q that supports 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut and 97.3% of the DCI-P3 color gamut that's very useful for creative professionals
This new wonder-monitor comes with only one USB 3.1 Type-C used for the display, data and for power up to 100W of power. One cable to rule them all that clears out cable-clutter. Not as immediately as cool is a presence detector that senses when you're in front of the monitor, and turns it off when you aren't, to help reduce burn-in.
This is being targeted at the professional segment, so it's $4999 price-tag is a little more palpable when you're doing color critical work with equipment that probably costs more than the monitor anyway.
CES 2016 - Announced as part of the massive trade show in Las Vegas were Samsung's new display products, one of its hottest releases is the CF591, described as world's first frameless curved monitor.
This 27-inch borderless monitor features an 1800R screen curvature and carries a 1920x1080 resolution with a 4ms response time. This product was released alongside the bordered CF391 and CF390 models, being released in 27-inch and 32-inch panel sizes, carrying the same screen curvature and resolution standards.
The borderless CF591 further features a 60Hz refresh rate, input options including Display Port 1.2 and two HDMI 1.4 ports, audio in, two 5W speakers and 178/178 degree viewing angles. While also supporting AMD's FreeSync technology, the issued press release didn't mention any release date or pricing information.
CES 2016 - ViewSonic has just unveiled a slew of new gaming monitors at CES 2016, with the flagship model being the new XG2073-GS.
ViewSonic's new XG2073-GS features a 27-inch 2560x1440 "SuperClear IPS-type" panel, with a refresh rate of 165Hz. Not only that, but it also supports NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, but the price is going to put most off: $1217. Considering the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q is only $799 in comparison, ASUS wins the game without swinging a punch.
CES 2016 - LG wasn't in a state of slowing down at CES this year, unveiling an insane 98-inch 8K TV, their new UH9800. It even features moving speakers, something that LG explains as an "impactful" visual and audio experience.
LG was also demoing its impressive new Signature 4K OLED TVs, which have HDR. These TVs looked absolutely beautiful in person, but the 98-inch 8K is doing something to my body that I just can't explain... I need one, right now.
Remember that 4K is 3840x2160, whereas 8K is a huge 7680x4320. Insane pixels being pushed onto the TV.
CES 2016 - Spearheading the beginning of 2016 for AOC is its amazing 35-inch 160Hz curved gaming monitor, named the AOC C3583FQ. This gaming beast was released alongside the HDMI 2.0 and 4K UHD capable monitor U2879VF, showing that AOC is looking at an interesting year of display technology.
The curved gaming monitor (C3583FQ) totes Adaptive-Sync technology and comes FreeSync ready, boasting a 160Hz refresh rate for lag-free gaming. The large 35-inch panel further promises protection from screen tearing and ghosting. This monitor will likely brandish a 2560x1080 resolution.
AOC backed this product up with its HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a 28" 4K UHD monitor, the U2879VF, also packing AMD FreeSync compatibility within. This monitor is designed for private and professional use, said to be available sometime in "early January 2016."
CES 2016 - LG is already ahead of the 4K OLED TV game with its impressive TVs, but now the company is teasing its new 2016 models with the beautiful HDR technology included.
The new 77- and 65-inch G6 series, alongside the 65-inch and 55-inch E6 series flagship models are super-thin, with a depth of only a tenth of an inch behind the screen. They are beautiful with translucent glass backs, bezels that are next to nonexistent, and forward-facing soundbar speakers.
LG's new 2016 4K OLED TVs feature something LG is calling "HDR Pro", with the new TVs being the first that LG are shipping that support all HDR formats - including HDR10 and DolbyVision. They all include the updated webOS 3.0 Smart TV platform, with LG even teasing HDR YouTube videos here in Las Vegas.
We are meeting with LG later today where we should get some eyes-on time with these amazing new TVs, even a new 8K TV that LG is showing off.
AOC has launched its new sleek and simple high-end U2879VF LCD monitor. At 28 inches, it sports a native 3840 x 2160 resolution, FreeSync, and offers a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 1ms (GTG) response time and 170/160 degree viewing angles.
The 10-bit "Deep Colour" panel is said to display more than one billion hues at once for "superb realism and natural shading" as well as natural hue transitions, while the 80M:1 dynamic contrast adjusts brightness for improved depth and clarity in darker scenes.
All of Samsung's Smart TVs releasing in 2016 will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready and attached to the SmartThings platform, for anyone on the lookout.
Basically, this means any TV you buy from Samsung next year will allow you to use it in as a remote for all kinds of things in your home, including home theater relevant things like lighting and surround sound, but also locks, thermostats, cameras, and heaps more. A smartphone can act as a remote, too.
Utilizing ATSC 3.0 sent thanks to a Sinclair broadcasting station near the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas, witnesses will be able to see the first rendition of a live 4K television broadcast. Described by PC World as being the next-generation broadcasting standard in the US, ATSC 3.0 signifies the future of live TV.
Encoded by a scalable medium called high-efficiency video encoding (SVHC), this technology is based on H.265 compression, further allowing these new 4K TV signals to include HDR. This HDR addition means that vibrant colors on consumer televisions will be displayed, resulting in deeper blacks and bright whites. These features are a first for broadcasting, marking the first time that technologies such as HDR and 4K will be beamed to anyone within reach.
Sinclair tested this technology in December 2015 to an audience of South Korean TV executives, with this Las Vegas testing set to be the first public launching platform. Other cities in the US will have the chance of viewing these demonstrations at a later date.