Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
ViewSonic has just announced its new ELITE XG320U gaming monitor, with native 4K resolution, super-fast 144Hz refresh rate which is overclockable to 150Hz, and HDMI 2.1 connectivity.
ViewSonic's new ELITE XG320U gaming monitor seems to have it all: 4K 144Hz and 1ms response time with HDMI 2.1 connectivity which means you can easily plug right into the Microsoft Xbox Series X/S and Sony PlayStation 5 next-gen consoles.
Jeff Muto, business line director at ViewSonic explains: "The ViewSonic ELITE XG320U is the epitome of what the company continues to bring to high-end gaming. This monitor is packed with the latest technologies so gamers can have the ultimate gaming experience through complete immersion between incredible color accuracy, responsiveness and ultra-smooth textures. It's the perfect combination of features, power and speed that ensures it can be used with next-generation consoles".
Acer has just revealed its gaming-focused Predator GD711 gaming projector, which is capable of projecting 4K content, supports the next-gen Microsoft Series X/S and Sony PlayStation 5 consoles and can ramp up to a hefty 240Hz on the PC.
For gamers, the new Acer Predator GD711 gaming projector can blast out 1080p 120Hz on the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles with VRR, or up to 1080p 240Hz on the PC with High Frame Rate mode. We have 4000 LED lumens of brightness, high dynamic contrast, and HDR10 on the Acer Predator GD711 projector, too.
Acer has a throw ratio of 1.22 meaning you can get a large variety of screen sizes, with a huge 100-inch screen projected from just 2.7m (8.85 ft) away. There's a 10W speaker built-in for some basic audio, a remote control, and a wicked style on the outside. Acer says its new Predator GD711 gaming projector is good for up to 30,000 hours of use... which is actually pretty crazy.
Corsair has just unveiled its first-ever gaming monitor, a new 32-inch 1440p 165Hz display that will cost $800. Check it out:
The new Corsair Xeneon has support for both AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC technologies, with Corsair tapping Quantum Dot technology, a 1ms response time, and up to 400 nits of brightness. There's thin bezels here which make for a perfect display for multi-monitor setups, but it seems no having the display in portrait mode. Disappointing... maybe with Corsair's Xeneon 2.0 monitor.
Corsair isn't right up to date as there's no HDMI 2.1 connectivity here, but there's no need when there's no 4K 120Hz support. Still, it would be nice to be able to have HDMI 2.1 here, but we do have 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4a port, USB-C ports, 2 x USB 3.1 ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
AU Optronics has just unveiled a beautiful sight -- a gigantic 85-inch 4K TV but with an insane 240Hz refresh rate. We've already got multiple large 4K 120Hz gaming TVs but now there's an 85-inch 4K 240Hz (!!!) TV coming and man it is going to be a beast.
The new 85-inch 4K 240Hz will need a next-gen GPU to run it, which will be perfect for AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 GPU architecture and the multi-chip Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7900 XT or NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture and the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards.
You'll need a new graphics card with HDMI 2.1 or DisplayPort 2.0 with the HDMI 2.1 already on the Radeon RX 6000 and GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, meanwhile DP 2.0 will debut with next-gen cards. If you're using HDMI 2.1 then you'll need DSC (Display Stream Compression) to reach the lofty heights of 4K 240Hz as HDMI 2.1 only supports 4K 144Hz without DSC.
LG has just announced its new Direct View LED home cinema TVs that come in all different screen sizes and resolutions, with the flagship DVLED TV coming in a huge 325-inch size and 8K resolution that will cost you $1.7 million.
Yes, $1.7 million -- but you're getting an absolutely gigantic, and I'm sure amazing picture out of the 325-inch 8K LG DVLED TV. It's so big that it weighs over 2000 pounds, so you won't be hiring a van and driving it out of your local retailer, you're probably going to need to call up Bruce Wayne and ask for a loan, and also a crane to install it into your house.
The 325-inch 8K TV also consumes a crazy amount of power, drawing up to 16,560W and runs damn hot too. Inside, you've got LG's in-house AI-powered a7 processor that intelligently optimizes image quality, and beautiful deep blacks that deliver those inky-black blacks, with LG saying that "enhanced color reproduction and more precise detail, thanks to an impressive 150,000:1 (@10 lux) contrast ratio".
If you own a Samsung TV and it gets stolen, don't worry -- Samsung is here, and they'll remotely disable the TV with its Television Block Function.
Samsung has this feature built into all of its TVs and once the TV is connected to the internet, Samsung's system matches the number on the TV against its database -- if it matches, all of the functions on the TV are disabled remotely, rendering it useless.
The company has used its remote TV disabling feature in South Africa recently, where unrest and looting took place and Samsung TVs were stolen at its distribution center in Cato Ridge. The company knew the serial numbers to its TVs since they were taken from their own distribution center, but I wonder if this was done with its TVs stolen during the massive looting across the US in 2020. Hmm.
LG's smallest OLED panel is a 48-inch OLED TV but there was meant to be a smaller 42-inch OLED unveiled by LG, which has now been delayed until CES 2022 in January 2022.
The news is coming from Korea Economic Daily, with writer Su-Bin Lee explaining: "According to industry sources on Aug. 19, the South Korean home appliance giant will likely showcase the 42-inch model suitable for gaming during next year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January".
LG announced its smallest OLED TV yet at CES 2021, with the 42-inch OLED TV expected to be released this year, but now it has been delayed. At the time, LG explained that it would be making smaller OLED panels in the future -- below 42 inches and into the 20-30 inches which would "enlarge our business areas to gaming and mobility in addition to the TV sector".
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics saw 8K 60FPS HDR video being broadcasted, right up into the cloud -- all powered by Intel Xeon CPUs.
8K 60FPS HDR streams aren't easy, with the encoding servers that Intel provided were powered by 4 x Xeon 8380H processors -- each of these CPUs has 28 cores and 56 threads. Each individual encoding server would then have 112 cores and 224 threads, with a super-fast 480GB Intel Optane 900P SSD and 384GB of DDR4-3200 memory.
All of the 8K 60FPS HDR streaming and decoding was done on the CPU exclusively, with no discrete GPU used. That's a pretty big deal right there. Intel recommended that for 8K playback capability requires an 8K TV -- well, duh -- and HDMI 2.1 connectivity. As for the recommended PC specs for 8K video playback, Intel recommends their in-house Xeon W-2295 processor with 18 cores and 36 threads and 64GB of RAM.
The world's first DisplayPort 2.0 product has just launched, after what feels like years and years of teasing the next-generation DisplayPort standard. DisplayPort 2.0 is nearly here, folks and with it, it brings some really freaking awesome friends.
Parade Technologies has just launched its new DisplayPort 2.0 to HDMI 2.1 protocol converters, with the nerdier name of PS195 and PS196, and will be baked into computer system motherboards, docking stations, and protocol converter dongle applications.
The new PS195 and PS196 are totally compliant with VESA DisplayPort 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 specifications, meaning it'll handle next-gen GPUs that feature DisplayPort 2.0 ports -- think current flocks of graphics cards with 3 x DP 1.4 and 1 x HDMI 2.1 -- the future would have 3 x DP 2.0 and 1 x HDMI 2.1 with the 3 x DP 2.0 ports capable of being converted to HDMI 2.1 with Parade Technologies' new PS195 and PS196 chips.
Xiaomi is about to unveil its first next-gen OLED gaming TV in just a few hours' time, with the company confirming its new August 10 event.
During the event on August 10, Chinese giant Xiaomi will unveil their new Mi OLED gaming TVs that will include NVIDIA G-SYNC modules. The news was confirmed on Chinese social media platform Weibo, but we don't know how big the TVs will be, which resolution, refresh rate, or anything else.
I would be very disappointed if we had anything less than 4K 120Hz given it's an OLED gaming monitor, and HDMI 2.1 is a given if it's an OLED TV. This means we'll get the usual HDMI 2.1 technologies, but it would be nice to have some lower-res OLED gaming TVs.