Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
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.
NVIDIA debuted the flagship G-SYNC ULTIMATE with strict requirements that monitors or TVs that get G-SYNC ULTIMATE certification have particular spec requirements that include 1000 nits of brightness... yeah, well, not anymore.
The company revealed 3 new gaming monitors with G-SYNC ULTIMATE certification at CES 2021 this year, with the ASUS PG32UQX (peak brightness of 1400 nits), MSI MEG MEG381CQR (HDR 600), and LG 34GP950G (HDR 600). All of these monitors are G-SYNC ULTIMATE gaming displays.
These are the G-SYNC ULTIMATE requirements, before they were changed recently:
- + 1000 nits brightness
- highest resolution + highest Hz
- Ultra-low latency
- Multi-zone backlight
- Wide color gamut
- Advanced NVIDIA G-Sync processor
ASUS has been introducing some very delicious gaming monitors at the all-virtual CES 2021 this year, with the reveal of their new 2021 flagship ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor.
The new ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor rocks a huge 43-inch VA panel, with a native 4K resolution and super-smooth 144Hz refresh rate. ASUS is no stranger to the 43-inch 4K 120Hz monitor market, and it's also no stranger to the 43-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor market -- so where does the new ROG Strix XG43UQ shine?
HDMI 2.1 -- that's where. The ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor can handle 4K 120Hz over the HDMI 2.1 connector, while DSC (Display Stream Compression) will help the monitor burst up through to 4K 144Hz. You will have 2 x HDMI 2.1 ports, 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports, and at least 1 x DP 1.4 port on the ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor.
We are hearing all about HDMI 2.1 right now with some of the biggest and most bad ass TVs in the world rocking the latest display connectivity capable of 4K 120Hz and 8K 60Hz over a single cable.
That might keep next-gen console gamers happy, but many PC enthusiasts want something much higher than that for the future of PC display technology. HDMI 2.1 is tapped out right now, so in comes DisplayPort 2.0 which were meant to launch a few months ago, but are now coming 'later in 2021'.
DisplayPort 2.0 will drive up to 4K 240Hz -- double that of HDMI 2.1 which can do 4K 120Hz -- and up to 8K 120Hz, up from 8K 60Hz on HDMI 2.1. Pure monitor insanity.
LG has introduced a bunch of new 2021 OLED TVs at the all-virtual CES 2021 this year, with the new C1 series powered by their latest 4K processor. But it's the introduction of the new 83-inch model that piqued my interest.
The new LG C1 series of OLED TVs comes in its original 77, 65, 55, and 48 inch models but the new C1 series introduces the massive 83-inch model into the mix for 2021. LG's new C1 series isn't much different from the already great CX series, but the new 83-inch model will be an amazing TV with its HDMI 2.1-powered 4K 120Hz for IMAX-style gaming.
LG has however added in the latest fourth-generation A9 processor, which gives the new C1 series OLED TVs scene detection and upgrading object enhancement. I don't think you're going to really tell that apart from the CX to the C1 series OLED TVs.
ASUS have just made their new ROG Swift PG32UQ monitor official, their first HDMI 2.1-capable gaming monitor with a huge 32-inch IPS panel and native 4K @ 144Hz refresh rate.
The new ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ gaming monitor has a 32-inch IPS panel with 138 PPI, providing a good balance between a sharp image on the 32-inch size, and a huge gaming experience with a native 4K resolution and super-smooth gaming @ 144Hz. ASUS has a 1ms gray-to-gray response time on the IPS panel, too.
We have not just 1 but 2 x HDMI 2.1 connectors on the ROG Swift PG32UQ, which will both provide 4K 120Hz goodness through the dual HDMI 2.1 ports and up to 4K 144Hz through DisplayPort 1.4 and its DSC (Display Stream Compression) technology.
Sony has unleashed its new families of BRAVIA XR TVs, which include some huge new 8K TVs but there are some new 4K OLEDs that Sony have just unveiled in their new BRAVIA XR range that are even better.
OLED is the future of TV technology, and while LG dominates it right now there are other players stepping into the OLED game with Sony and its new 4K 120Hz capable BRAVIA XR OLED TVs. The new flagship Sony A90J Master Series OLED is brighter than the previous-gen Sony OLED TVs and it's all thanks to a new aluminum heat shield on the panel.
Sony's new A90J Master Series 4K (OLED) are available in the monsteriosu 83-inch size, but they're also available in 65-inch and 55-inch TV sizes, too. It's a pity there's not 77-inch model here to match LG's 77-inch 4K 120Hz OLED TV offerings.
Sony has just unveiled its next-gen BRAVIA XR range of TVs for 2021, with a bunch of huge LCD and new OLED monitors -- all of which support the latest connectivity and technologies including HDMI 2.1, VRR, and so much more. Check it out:
The new flagship Z9J Master Series 8K (Full-array LCD) TV is a beast, offered at up to a huge 85-inch (as well as a smaller 75-inch model). Both the 85-inch and 75-inch 8K monitors offer a native 7680 x 4320 resolution @ 60Hz, but they can handle the super-smooth 4K 120Hz mode for gaming on the big screen -- both of which are thanks to HDMI 2.1 on-board.
All of Sony's new 2021 TVs including the flagship Z9J Master Series 8K TV use their in-house Cognitive Processor XR, which is the very latest video processing chip that Sony makes. Sony says that the new chip goes beyond normal signal processing, and beyond AI analysis that most TVs have.