8K TVs are coming much sooner than expected, with AU Optronics promising it will be shipping 8K TVs in sizes that will range between 65-85 inches in the first half of this year.
DigiTimes reports that AUO's video products business group, Liao Wei-lun, said: "Shipments of TV panels in 65-inch and above sizes will be a major focus of AUO as global sales of 65- and 70-inch TVs and display products are expected to grow 40% and 50% on year, respectively, in 2018".
Liao said that larger-than-65-inch 8K TVs will start gaining momentum this year, with 10% of TVs in 2020 being large 8K-capable TVs. Liao added that AUO will begin "volume production" of 8K TVs soon in order to cash in on this "emerging trend".
Liao added: "Demand for 4K TV panels will also remain strong in 2018 as the penetration of 4K TVs is expected to hike to over 40% in 2018, from 30% a year earlier, with 4K displays becoming a standard for 50-inch and larger TV products in the year".
CES 2018 - At CES2018 we saw ViewSonic's new monitors, many of which were targeted at gamers! The first is a ViewSonic XG2560 25" display, which features a 240Hz refresh rate at 1080P, and it comes with G-Sync support. The 32" XG3220 is a new 4K monitor with HDR 10 support and FreeSync.
The XG3540C comes in at 34" and is a curved ultra-wide panel that can go upwards of 100Hz (not default). ViewSonic also has a curved 1080p 27" VX2758-C-MH, which has Freesync technology and support for 144Hz refresh rates. The VX3258-2KC-MHD is a 32" 1440P panel with 144Hz refresh rate and also support FreeSync.
CES 2018 - With multi-monitor gaming setups, bezels are like a wrench tossed into the gaming experience.
Instead of one large slightly curved display, you get three displays with easy to notice separation. Some vendors have tried to minimize the width of bezels, but separation is still visible. Now there is a solution to this issue.
As you can see on the left, ASUS is using three monitors with typical bezel sizes. However, we if take a look at the image on the right, we find that the bezel has totally disappeared. ASUS will sell the kit soon, and it is adjustable so you can use it on different monitors. However, you need the monitors to be at the same exact height.
CES 2018 - Samsung has announced its new Flip digital whiteboard, or as it likes to refer to it - an "interactive digital flip chart", because that's so much better.
Samsung's new Flip is a 55-inch 4K display that acts as a digital whiteboard, allowing for up to 4 people to draw and/or add content at once, whether that's from using the touchscreen or a dual-sided pen. The display can be flipped vertically, which is perfect for details and lists, and if you want it in a permanent state it can be wall-mounted.
If you want to connect devices up to the Samsung Flip digital whiteboard, you can go wireless or through USB so that you can connect to a smartphone or PC.
CES 2018 - LG has come out swinging at CES this year, teasing a massive new 65-inch OLED TV that not just packs a native 4K res, but can be rolled up like a piece of paper.
There's no one that would demand a rollable TV, but for storage and transportation it makes sense. Imagine rolling up to a LAN or a friends house with your 65-inch TV rolled up under your arm.
I think a smaller rollable display (less than 30 inches) would be nice, but a 65-inch concept 4K OLED rollable TV? Keep doing what you do, LG.
CES 2018 - Sony has announced their latest 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector, or the LSPX-A1 at CES 2018, something the company will be launching in the spring for $30,000.
Sony's new LSPX-A1 is built to be placed only 9.6 inches from the wall, projecting a 4K image at up to 120 inches, which is not too damn bad at all. Sony's latest last projector reaches 2500 lumens peak brightness, so it's not lacking there either.
Sony says that the new projector packs the company's "unique 4K SXRD projection and HDR technology" in order to blast the 4K video "with unprecedented detail, color and contrast".
The new projector also packs a Glass Sound Speaker that pushes out 360-degree audio, packing 2 organic glass tweets in the front legs, 3 mid-range speakers, and a separate subwoofer. The center speaker was designed by Sony to have the audio bounce off the wall the projector is facing.
CES 2018 - NVIDIA unveiled their new Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) in the last 24 hours, partnering with various PC-specific companies like ASUS, which has just unveiled their own ROG Swift BFGD PG65.
The new ASUS ROG Swift PG65 is exactly what NVIDIA unveiled, with a huge 65-inch 4K panel with a beautifully smooth 120Hz refresh rate that has G-Sync splashed on top, and a freakin' NVIDIA Shield built-in.
Inside, the PG65 rocks P3 color gamut that will ensure great clarity and color that will also be bright with up to 1000 nits, which is extremely bright.
CES 2018 - Gaming hardware maker ASUS has revealed a nifty new solution for bezels in multi-monitor setups.
Bezels can be a problem if you're trying to play, say, a racing game like Project Cars on three monitors. While most gamers probably get used to the interrupted visuals posed by the bezel frames on the outside of displays, wouldn't it be great if there was a way to remove them? ASUS has an answer: lens strips.
As Engadget notes, ASUS' new Bezel-free Kit uses light refraction to pull the image in an apparently-seamless way across the bezel points where the monitors meet. The lens strips need to be mounted at a 130-degree angle, or as ASUS puts it, "the angle determined through extensive testing to provide the best viewing experience."
Pricing has yet to be determined, but the kit will be available in 1H 2018.
CES 2018 - Westinghouse makes a splash in the affordable 4K UHDTV market with budget-friendly 43-inch sets.
4K UHDTV adoption is set to climb throughout 2018 and 2019 as more and more consumers buy into the tech for gaming, streaming, and other interactive mediums, but one of the biggest hurdles is price. Now companies like Westinghouse are making 4K TVs more accessible with a line of televisions that won't break your wallet. At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Westinghouse showed off a 43-inch 4K UHDTV that costs just $350.
As you'd expect the set doesn't have HDR capabilities (too bad!), but it does come with smart-enabled capability with Android and Wi-Fi built right in--so it's a good solution for Google Cast and other options to cast from your wireless devices and such. Westinghouse's 43-inch 4K TV also has a 120Hz refresh rate, but don't expect outstanding visuals without HDR tech (it's a budget set after all).
CES 2018 - NVIDIA has just struck me directly in the heart, unveiling something that they're calling Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs) at CES 2018.
These beasts are gigantic 65-inch TVs that will be made with NVIDIA partners like Acer, ASUS, and HP as 4K HDR displays that are really, just gigantic G-Sync gaming displays. NVIDIA will be building Shield directly into the TV, meaning there are thousands of Android-powered apps that people will be able to use on the 4K 120Hz HDR TVs, with Google Assistant to boot.
These new TVs sound insane, but what's happening inside of them? Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing for NVIDIA explains: "PC gamers expect high performance and instant response times, but, until now, they've been largely limited to traditional desktop displays. BFGDs change that. With NVIDIA's latest technology built into these new displays, PC gamers can now experience their favorite titles in all the low-latency glory they deserve".