Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
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.
ASUS will be launching its next-gen ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor very soon, with pre-orders already here and costs starting at $1800 and topping out at around $2000.
You can now pre-order the ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor in Europe for over $1800 but you're getting a huge 43-inch 4K monitor at 144Hz with the new HDMI 2.1 connectivity joining the usual DisplayPort 1.4 connectors. It rocks a 43-inch 1ms VA-based panel that supports DSC (Display Stream Compression) and ALMM (Auto Low Latency Mode).
ASUS has 4 x HDMI ports in total on the ROG Strix XG43UQ with 2 x HDMI 2.1 and 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports. I'm sitting in front of the ASUS ROG Swift PG43UQ which is virtually identical apart from not having HDMI 2.1 and it is amazing, a 43-inch 4K monitor with 120-144Hz is awesome for desktop, workstation use -- and most of all, gaming.
Samsung had one of the biggest and most bad ass gaming displays of 2020 with its Odyssey G9, which has just had some 2021 refreshes done to it and is better than ever.
The new Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 gaming monitor has some new upgrades up its sleeve with a new Quantum Mini LED panel, with its huge 49-inch super-ultrawide 5120 x 1440 rocking along at up to 240Hz. But where the new 2021 goodies come from in the 49-inch Odyssey G9 2021 gaming monitor is the Quantum Mini LED tech.
Samsung explains: "At just 1/40th the size of conventional LEDs, Quantum Mini LEDs allow for ultra-fine light control. With deep blacks, bright lights, and upscaling technology smarter than any Samsung TV has ever offered, Samsung Neo QLED delivers an ultra-realistic picture-whether you are watching a football game, or playing one on your gaming console".
Lenovo has just unveiled its new ThinkVision P40w monitor, which is the world's first Thunderbolt 4 professional display that supports Intel Active Management Technology for Intel vPro clients, too.
The new Lenovo ThinkVision P40w monitor has a large 39.7-inch panel with a 21:9 UltraWide aspect ratio, native 5120 x 2160 (5K UltraWide) resolution and smoother 75Hz refresh rate. Sitting in front of a monitor all day is a little better with the ThinkVision P40w as it has Natural Low Blue Light technology with TÖV Rheinland Eyesafe® Display Certification to reduce eye fatigue caused by high-energy blue rays, while maintaining color accuracy and performance.
We also have next-gen Thunderbolt 4 technology of which there are 2 x Thunderbolt 4 ports on the Lenovo ThinkVision P40w monitor, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm audio out, GbE, 4 x USB 3.2 Type-A ports, 1 x USB 3.2 Type-B port, and 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C port.
Xiaomi has just unveiled its gigantic new 75-inch Mi TV Q1 flagship 4K HDR TV, boasting a 75-inch panel with both Dolby Division and HDR10+ technologies as well as Android 10.
The new Xiaomi 75-inch Mi TV Q1 will have full 4K 120Hz support through its HDMI 2.1 port, with the new TV coming in at around $1550 or so -- much cheaper than the Samsung Q80T it is on the same level (if not better) which costs $2500.
Emory Babb, a product marketing manager at Xiaomi told TechRadar: "The TV we had in mind was the Q80T 75-inch, as far as specs go. We like to think we compete pretty closely with them - but we're separating ourselves by offering the HDR10+ and Dolby Vision as well. It's the TV we'd compare ourselves to the most - but at a more affordable price".
Anyone that owns or has seen one of LG's flagship OLED TVs knows that OLED is truly the next generation of TV technology, but it looks like Apple is now working with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on "ultra-advanced display technology at a secretive facility in Taiwan".
Ultra-advanced micro OLED display technology to be precise, which would see a next-gen display built directly onto chip wafers. Why? This would be for augmented reality devices, or AR glasses. Right now we have traditional LCD screen technology that is used in billions of TVs, smartphones, tablets and everything in between -- and then we have OLED at the other end with flagship smartphones and TVs.
This new technology will allow the displays to be built directly onto the wafer itself, so that the display can be far thinner and smaller -- all while using less power -- making the new "ultra-advanced" micro OLED display technology the perfect choice for Apple's future AR glasses.
LG revealed its new 27GP950 UltraGear gaming monitor at CES 2021 just a few weeks ago, with its 27-inch Nano IPS panel rocking a native 4K resolution and huge 160Hz refresh rate -- now we know when it launches: April 2021.
The upcoming LG 27GP950 UltraGear has a 27-inch 4K Nano IPS panel with 1ms response, and a 144Hz refresh rate out of the box that can be overclocked up to 160Hz. It has HDMI 2.1 connectivity, so you can connect your next-gen PS5 or Xbox Series X/S console into it.
You're going to need some serious GPU horsepower to drive 4K @ 160FPS... even a flagship GeForce RTX 3090 or Radeon RX 6900 XT isn't going to handle that in most games. You'll find esports games like Overwatch, League of Legends or CS:GO might be alright -- but you won't be playing Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K and at 160FPS on any graphics card on the planet -- from this year, probably next year, and probably into 2023.