Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
If you've spotted Samsung's new 2021 Frame TV or have been reading or watching videos about it online, and didn't want to head into the store through the pandemic to check it out in-person, then don't worry because Samsung has your back (but not up against the wall, Dad joke).
Samsung's new 2021 Frame TV is actually a very stylish, beautifully built high-end TV with the 2021 model being slimmer, better innards, and amazing picture quality thanks to Samsung's in-house 4K QLED panel. There are new styles available, as well as new colors, artwork, and add-ons. You can totally personalize your Samsung 2021 Frame TV.
But the company is now stepping up with a pretty kick ass 100-day, totally risk-free trial offer for its new 2021 Frame TVs. Buy one of the TVs in any size, and if you don't like it you can return it without a hassle (apart from boxing it back up, etc). Not bad, Samsung... not bad.
Samsung has said that the global chip shortage is most likely going to affect TV production, holding meetings with Taiwanese chip manufacturers "reciprocal conclusion for this year and next year".
Han Jong-hee, head of visual display business at Samsung Electronics told reporters recently: "the industry in general is facing a severe supply shortage" and that if the shortage continues, Samsung "may not be able to produce TVs" adding that the company is "doing all we can to prevent problems".
The latest reports suggest Han has flown into Taiwan and met with local chipmakers including MediaTek and Novatek, both of which make chip components including driver integrated circuits that are used in Samsung TVs. Even amongst the chip shortage, Han is still confident in Samsung's new Micro LED TVs that were released last month.
We knew that the ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ was coming soon, but now we have a proper release window: May 2021.
ASUS is heralding its new ROG Strix XG43UQ as the world's first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor that hits the market, ready for next-gen AMD Radeon RX 6000 series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs equipped with HDMI 2.1 connectivity. Not only is the new ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ perfect for high-end PC gamers, but also next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S console owners.
The new ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor packs HDMI 2.1 connectivity which drives 4K 120Hz over a single cable, but it will ramp up to 4K 144Hz on the PC through its DisplayPort 1.4 connector and DSC (Display Stream Compression) technology.
Eve Spectrum was the first-ever crowd-developed monitor, and if it came out of the oven properly and on time -- it would've been the very first HDMI 2.1 monitor and made history. We're now much closer to that point.
The team has delayed its monitors a few times now, but then the team reached out to me just now with some great updates. A new community update, detailing that the team members in China have been working on getting the Spectrum monitor ready for its hopefully-very-soon launch.
In a community update on its website, Eve Community Manager 'Helios' explained: "While I'm waiting for new prototypes to show up for further testing, the team members in China have already been hands-on to make sure Spectrum does what it is supposed to do. That involves a lot of testing with a lot of different devices, some of which may even lend themselves for some entertainment during down time. Hope you all like another peek behind the scenes!"
We've been hearing a fair amount of news about next-gen PC gaming displays with DislpayHDR 2000 certification -- except, well, now the standards body behind DisplayHDR (VESA) has come out clarifying WTF is going on.
VESA said in a statement that the two new super-ultrawide 5K monitors from Acer and Samsung do not have DisplayHDR 2000 certification -- and that's because the standard itself doesn't exist (yet). Samsung's new 2021 Odyssey G9 monitor and Acer's new confusingly-named EI491CRG9 both have "DisplayHDR 2000 certification" except they don't, says VESA.
VESA clarifies that these monitors simply cannot offer DisplayHDR 2000 because it doesn't exist, and that the highest tier of DisplayHDR certification right now is DisplayHDR 1400. VESA says, with a real stern Dad Voice: "Until the displayhdr.org website displays DisplayHDR 2000, any such logo usage should be assumed to be unapproved and deceptive".
Acer looks to be ready to unleash its new EL491CRG9 gaming monitor, a new 49-inch super-ultrawide panel with Mini LED technology and DisplayHDR 2000 certification.
The Acer EL491CRG9 gaming monitor will pack a huge 49-inch super-ultrawide Mini LED-based display with a native 5120 x 1440 resolution and super-fast 240Hz refresh rate. We also have NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync technology here, 3 x HDMI (2.1) connectors and 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 connector.
The new monitor is already for sale in China with a price on Acer's new EL491CRG9 gaming monitor that works out to be around $2300... not bad for a gigantic 49-inch 5120 x 1440 super-ultra wide monitor @ 240Hz with Mini LED technology.
Samsung is about to unleash a monster new gaming monitor, with the new Odyssey G9 gaming monitor looking to be the first with VESA DisplayHDR 2000 certification.
We are still to expect the huge 49-inch super-ultra-wide Quantum Mini LED technology panel, with a native resolution of 5120 x 1440 and a refresh rate of a super-smooth 240Hz. But the big upgrade here is the DisplayHDR 2000 support, which is a big upgrade over the DisplayHDR 1000 certification on Samsung's original Odyssey G9 gaming monitor.
The bigger upgrade will be the fact that Samsung is using Mini LED technology that will be infused with the upgraded VESA DisplayHDR 2000 certification, the first monitor with this certification -- it should be a big, beautiful gaming monitor when the Odyssey G1 2021 is released.
Xiaomi announced its new Mi Q1 TV using HDMI 2.1 connectivity to drive what would've been a pretty good budget 4K 120FPS gaming TV -- but the TV will be limited to just 60Hz.
Sure, Xiaomi is using HDMI 2.1 which enables 4K 120Hz support -- but the company is using an on-board display controller that uses MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) which is in laymen's terms is totally shit and limits the TV to 60Hz. This means people are going to see "4K 120Hz" and "HDMI 2.1" and instantly think -- rightfully so -- that Xiaomi's new Mi Q1 TV will support 4K 120Hz, but nope.
Xiaomi is using a MediaTek MT9611 SoC and Mali G52 MP GPU that should be able to drive 4K @ 120Hz, but it seems you'll be hitting a 60Hz wall with the Mi Q1 TV. You might have 3 x HDMI 2.1 inputs, but they're all useless as they don't support 4K 120Hz -- alright, not useless but false advertising as there's some funky stuff going on here with Xiaomi limiting the TV to 60Hz.
The Mandalorian has some incredible special effects that were driven by interesting, and familiar technologies -- first, Unreal Engine is heavily used and second they used a gigantic LED wall that replaces physical sets and gives the directors and actors an entire new world to play in. Check it out:
Industrial Light & Magic have released a new video detailing the upgrades they did to the huge StageCraft 2.0 that super-powered The Mandalorian S2. The gigantic LED-wall was massively expanded and updated with new technology for the new season of The Mandalorian, with ILM using their new Helios technology -- the company's first cinematic render engine designed for real-time visual effects.
Helios has been "engineered from the ground up with film and television production in mind, Helios offers incredible performance, high fidelity real-time ray tracing, the ability to rip through scenes of unparalleled complexity, all while leveraging ILM's unrivaled color science, and was designed from the start to work seamlessly with ILM StageCraft".
GIGABYTE has just teased its new AORUS FV43U -- a huge new 43-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 connectivity. The new monitor was debuted at an in-person event in Vietnam, check it out:
The company is using Quantum Dot technology on its huge new AORUS FV43U gaming monitor, with a native 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution and super-fast 144Hz refresh rate. There's no confirmation on the HDMI 2.1 port but it would be crazy of GIGABYTE to launch a new 43-inch 4K 144Hz monitor without HDMI 2.1 connectivity in 2021.
The new AORUS FV43U has a 10-bit panel with 97% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut with peak brightness of 1000 nits and DisplayHDR 1000 certification. GIGABYTE has a super-fast 1ms MPRT (moving picture response time) on the monitor, ready for your gaming PC or next-gen PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S console.