Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
LG's new rollable Signature OLED R TV is now on sale in South Korea for a cool $78,000.
LG just introduced the world's first rollable 65-inch OLED TV to the market in a bid to shake up the display industry. The LG Signature OLED R sports a 65-inch 4K UHDTV display that removes the need for any wall mounting. Instead, the ultra-flexible display can hide by rolling up in a base.
The OLED panel moves up when needed, and has three modes: full view, where the display is rolled out all the way for complete picture viewing, line view, where the display is shrunk to a specific point so the viewer can also see objects or scenes behind the TV itself, and zero view, which is when the TV is fully rolled up in the base.
Sony has just peeled back the veil on the future, with its new Spatial Reality Display to hit shelves in November for $5000. Check it out:
The new Spatial Reality Display renders 3D objects that react to the tilt you would normally do with your head in-person, with the 15.6-inch 4K LCD that was teased as the "Eye-Sensing Light Field Display". But now this official Sony Spatial Reality Display has a high-speed vision sensor that tracks your eye movement, and your position as you are moving your head -- or your body, around the display.
Sony's new Spatial Reality Display divides the screen for both your left and right eyes, creating the stereoscopic image in the end. The new Spatial Reality Display requires a decent PC to run it, with Sony recommending an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card.
ASUS has kinda accidentally revealed its new ROG Strix PG32UQX gaming monitor, which has appeared on a listing on Chinese Taobao.
The new ROG Strix PG32UQX gaming monitor has a large 32-inch Mini-LED panel, with 10-bit color, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 4ms gray-to-gray response time. The 32-inch Mini-LED panel has a native 4K resolution and super-fast 144Hz refresh rate.
One of the key parts of the new monitor is that it rocks HDMI 2.1 connectivity, which you would use over the DisplayPort 1.4 connector. It also means the new ROG Strix PG32UQX gaming monitor can be used with the next-gen Microsoft Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, as well as Sony's new PlayStation 5.
We all know NVIDIA has been issues with sales of its GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition graphics cards on their website, well -- now the RTX 3080 FE and RTX 3090 FE are exclusive to Best Buy to US customers.
The company will take orders for its GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition graphics cards exclusively to Best Buy at least for now -- and other retailers and e-tailers in the near future. Nothing changes with custom RTX 30 series graphics cards, they'll continue to sell through their regular channels.
An NVIDIA employee explained on their official forums: "We have heard your feedback regarding the NVIDIA online store and are working to improve the experience. In the meantime, we will be selling our GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Founders Edition through other partners. In the US, you can shop for Founders Edition at Best Buy - GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 . In Europe, we continue to review Founders Edition fulfillment options".
I'm sure you know someone, or at least know someone who knows someone who purchased a new TV during the last 9 months with the huge COVID-19 lock downs worldwide.
Well, it appears global TV shipments are at an all-time high in Q3 2020, with a new report from TrendForce indicating that 62 million TVs were shipped in the quarter. This is a jump of just under 13% from the same period of 2019, and up nearly 39% over Q2 2020.
Samsung and LG lead the global TV shipments, with TrendForce noting that the demand in the US alone was over 20%, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and millions of Americans sitting at home. The uptick in demand for Q3 2020 over the quarter before it, is because the COVID-19 pandemic wrecked havoc on the entire supply chain.
Alienware unveiled some new gaming displays today, with the large flagship new UltraWide monitor in the Alienware 38 Gaming Monitor. Check it out:
We have a huge 37.5-inch Fast IPS Nano Color panel with a native resolution of 3840 x 1600 and super-smooth refresh rate of 144Hz. Alienware ticks enough boxes for NVIDIA to give it the NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate stamp of approval, with this monitor being perfect to get coupled with the new GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card.
Alienware uses its unique "Legend" design aesthetic here with the Alienware 38 Gaming Monitor, with customizable lighting that can be tweaked by the user -- or it can be tweaked to react to in-game events. There's also an ambient light sensor that will adjust screen brightness automatically depending on the lighting in your room.
It looks like Acer is about to unleash a new 34-inch UltraWide gaming monitor onto the market, with the new Acer Predator X34S teased.
The new Acer Predator X34S has a 34-inch Nano IPS-based panel with a native resolution of 3440 x 1440, with a super-smooth 200Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC support. Another big note is that the Acer Predator X34S has a super-fast 0.5ms response time.
We have a 1900R curvature on the Acer Predator X34S, with DisplayHDR 400 support and SDR brightness of 400 nits with up to 550 nits of brightness on offer with HDR enabled. There is no HDMI 2.1 unfortunately, but it does have 1 x DP 1.4 and 2 x HDMI 2.0 inputs.
Xiaomi has just announced its flagship 82-inch Mi Master Extreme Commemorative Edition, which is a huge 82-inch 8K TV using mini-LED technology that sees 960 light control zones across its surface.
This will provide a beautiful picture, but the power draw is huge with 700W used on this TV that is more than a high-end GeForce RTX 3090 powered gaming PC that would use less than 500W under load. Still, the new TV packs an 8K resolution and 60Hz, but it can also do 4K 120Hz as well.
Inside, Xiaomi includes 5G connectivity, an Ethernet port (GbE), an HDMI 2.1 port, 4GB of RAM and even 256GB of storage. We have a huge price of $7300 or so (49,999 yuan) in China, or the 4K version for around $1465 (9999 yuan).
Acer has just unveiled its latest XV282K KV gaming monitor, which is part of the NITRO XV2 series and is the first gaming monitor that is HDMI 2.1-capable.
Why is HDMI 2.1 important? Because HDMI 2.1 supports 4K 120Hz over a single cable, something that is required here for high-res monitors over HDMI. The new Acer XV282K KV is a 28-inch IPS-based 4K monitor with a native 144Hz refresh rate.
Acer is providing 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 (with DSC support to drive 4K 144Hz) as well as 2 x HDMI 2.1 connectors which will be perfect for NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 30 series (which has HDMI 2.1 connectivity), AMD's upcoming Big Navi graphics cards, and the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.
LG has some of the finest displays on the market, with their industry-leading OLED panels -- but now, the South Korean electronics giant has just unveiled its huge new Magnit TV.
The new LG Magnit TV is a mammoth 163 inches, providing your full 4K resolution -- but don't go expecting to play games on it. The new Magnit TV has LG's own MicroLED technology which sees self-emissive micrometer-scale pixels that should have some stellar image quality with great viewing angles.
LG applies its in-house Black Coating technology to the actual surface of the MicroLEDs that improves color accuracy and contrast. It also acts as a protector to the display, protecting LG's surely absurdly expensive Magnit TV from dust, external shocks, and moisture -- on top of that, it's also anti-glare and anti-fingerprint. Nice.