Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
LG had one of the best gaming TVs on show earlier this year at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas -- with their new 2020 lineup of 4K TVs including a bunch of OLED panels.
The latest in LG's continued OLED domination is the 48CX, which is a 48-inch 4K OLED TV with a gaming-focused 120Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC support. It will cost $1499, and will go on sale in the US this month -- in June 2020.
LG's new 48CX model is the first time LG has sold an OLED panel that is smaller than 55 inches, and it comes packed with all the goodies you'd expect of a high-end OLED TV and gaming monitor. LG even says that with the 48-inch panel and 4K resolution, it has the same pixel density of a massive 96-inch 8K display. Wowzers.
Around the world, many motorsports have been postponed, and races have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In Australia, the Supercars races have been moved to virtual events for the foreseeable future. LG is a sponsor of a driver for this year's BP Supercars All Stars Eseries virtual racing event. The season is a 10-week online simulation with Supercar drivers competing in races from their homes.
LG says that asking an athlete, like a sports car driver, to relearn their sport online isn't an easy task. Learning to drive in a virtual event is particularly hard for supercar drivers with no experience with racing sims. Rick Kelly, team principal, co-owner, and driver for Kelly Racing, felt the challenge of adapting to racing off of the track in the virtual world.
LG Electronics Australia is an official partner for Kelly Racing Supercars team for the 2020 season and helped Rick to create an enhanced simulation experience at home. LG provided Kelly Racing with home entertainment technology that included a trio of 55-inch C9 LG OLED televisions that were specially calibrated for racing simulation. Using those screens, Kelly was able to build a simulator that allowed him to create a familiar driving experience similar to being inside of a real supercar.
Samsung has just launched its new Odyssey G7 gaming monitor, something the company unveiled at CES 2020 earlier this year -- with some rather impressive specs.
The new Odyssey G7 gaming monitor is available in two sizes: 27-inch and 32-inch variants, both with native 2560 x 1440 (1440p) resolutions and super-fast 240Hz refresh rates. Samsung is using a curved QLED panel with a 1000R curvature on the new Odyssey G7 gaming monitor, too.
Hyesung Ha, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said: "Samsung is maintaining its position as the global gaming monitor market leader with continued innovation in creating immersive, next-generation gaming experiences, pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Samsung Odyssey G7 curved monitor is the ultimate combination of curvature, comfort and competitive edge, giving gamers the advanced performance they need and demand".
Gamers wanting a new computer monitor that offers a wider view or office users wanting a screen that can show more content side-by-side will want to check out the LG 34CB99-W. This is a wide aspect ratio curved computer monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The native resolution of the screen is 3440 x 1440, and it supports 99% of the sRGB color gamut.
Currently, the display is on sale at Newegg with a discount of $300 for about the next 16 hours as of writing. That $300 discount brings the regular $999.99 price tag down to $699.99. AMD FreeSync is supported, and the monitor has an HDMI input, DisplayPort, USB Type-C, and a stand that is height adjustable and tilts.
LG integrates Screen Split 2.0 technology allowing users to resize and display multiple windows at once with 14 options, including four picture-in-picture modes. The display is Energy Star qualified. Other specifications include 10-bit color depth and typical brightness of 300 cd/m2. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 typical, and the display has 178° viewing angles horizontal and vertical.
Alienware has just unveiled its new AW2521H, a new 24-inch gaming monitor with a ridiculously fast 360Hz refresh rate.
The new Alienware AW2521H rolls out with a 25-inch IPS-based panel, with a native 1920 x 1080 resolution and super-fast 360Hz refresh rate. You might be disappointed with the 1080p resolution but that's all you're going to get when you're at the lofty heights of 360 freaking hertz.
Alienware is also giving gamers G-SYNC support with the new AW2521H gaming monitor, with a dedicated NVIDIA G-SYNC module inside of the monitor. The 'F' model of this (AW2521HF) is the FreeSync enabled monitor, but if you didn't already know -- 360Hz gaming monitors are co-developed with NVIDIA.
HP has debuted a new gaming monitor that is called the Omen 27i Gaming Monitor. It uses a Nano IPS panel that gives a color gamut of DCI-P3 98%. The high color gamut means that the display will provide deeper hues and more accurate colors with a 25% wider color gamut than sRGB. HP says that "largely nullifies color degradation from shallower angles."
The native resolution for the display is quad HD, meaning 2560x1440, and it has 350 nits brightness. Other features include NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility that eliminates issues with display stutter, input lag, and screen tears. HP also bakes in support for AMD FreeSync technology for AMD graphics cards. The refresh rate is 165 Hz, and the screen has 1 ms response time with overdrive. Viewing angles are 178-degrees horizontal and vertical
The screen measures 27-inches diagonally with dual pillar height. The stand is adjustable, and it has four easy access tilted ports. On the rear of the display is an immersive diamond panel lighting solution that is controlled via the OMEN Command Center. That solution helps reduce eye fatigue by matching an adjustable ambient light to the color of what's on the computer screen.
We know that the next-gen consoles will handle 60FPS with ease, as well as finally delivering console gamers native resolutions like 4K (but with fluid 60FPS frame rates) -- but what about 21:9 aspect ratio UltraWide support?
It seems they will have these features, as Philips have just unveiled their new 345M1CR Momentum, a new 34-inch UltraWide gaming monitor made not for PCs... but for consoles. The new monitor supports up to 3440 x 1440 at 144Hz, with a 4ms response (1ms with Philips' motion blur reduction mode).
Philips is asking gamers to buy their new monitor, so that they can "take your console gaming experience to a new level".
MSI has just revealed its new Optix MAG301CR gaming monitor, offering a larger 30-inch panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio, native resolution of 2560 x 1080 and refresh rate of 200Hz.
We also have a 1ms response time, AMD FreeSync technology, and more. The 30-inch panel in a 21:9 aspect ratio is an interesting one, as we usually see 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide monitors with native resolutions of 3440 x 1440 or 2560 x 1080, so the smaller screen size will make the monitor not feel so packed-in with pixels.
MSI is tapping a fast VA panel which means you're going to have a super-fast gaming experience in first-person shooters, RTS and MOBA games. There's also some HDR goodness here, although I'm not sure many gamers even bother with HDR -- still, it's there.
The coronavirus or COVID-19 is causing technology manufacturers to stop producing their products and begin producing face-masks.
According to a report by The Associated Press, Sharp will stop TV production in one of its factories located in Japan that is typically used to mass-produce LCD panels and begin production of face masks. The factory is expected to make around 150,000 masks a day, and by the end of the month, when production is well underway, they are expecting around 500,000 a day.
This decision has been made to combat COVID-19, as many retailers that are selling face-masks in Japan have begun to run out of stock due to high demand. Even some sellers of face masks have been caught increasing prices to see if they can make a quick monetary gain off people's need for them. The World Health Organization's guidelines have warned the public that face mask use can help stop the spread of COVID-19.
AOC has just unveiled its new AGON AG353UCG gaming monitor, rocking a huge 35-inch 21:9 panel with a native 3440 x 1440 resolution, super-smooth 200Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate certification.
The new AGON AG353UCG gaming monitor has the same display size, native resolution, refresh rate, and G-SYNC Ultimate goodness as the flagship ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ which I reviewed, and loved. AOC's new AGON AG353UCG seems to be using the same panel, right down to the 1000 nits of brightness for HDR content, and 90% of the DCI-P3 color space.
AOC is using the same quantum dot technology as ASUS inside of its ROG Swift PG35VQ gaming monitor, so the differences here are going to be coming down to the price. At the time of writing, ASUS was selling its ROG Swift PG35VQ on Amazon for $2500 -- while the AOC Agon AG353UCG isn't available in the US right now but with a converted price we're looking at $2600.