Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
AU Optronics has just unveiled a beautiful sight -- a gigantic 85-inch 4K TV but with an insane 240Hz refresh rate. We've already got multiple large 4K 120Hz gaming TVs but now there's an 85-inch 4K 240Hz (!!!) TV coming and man it is going to be a beast.
The new 85-inch 4K 240Hz will need a next-gen GPU to run it, which will be perfect for AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 GPU architecture and the multi-chip Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7900 XT or NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture and the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards.
You'll need a new graphics card with HDMI 2.1 or DisplayPort 2.0 with the HDMI 2.1 already on the Radeon RX 6000 and GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, meanwhile DP 2.0 will debut with next-gen cards. If you're using HDMI 2.1 then you'll need DSC (Display Stream Compression) to reach the lofty heights of 4K 240Hz as HDMI 2.1 only supports 4K 144Hz without DSC.
LG has just announced its new Direct View LED home cinema TVs that come in all different screen sizes and resolutions, with the flagship DVLED TV coming in a huge 325-inch size and 8K resolution that will cost you $1.7 million.
Yes, $1.7 million -- but you're getting an absolutely gigantic, and I'm sure amazing picture out of the 325-inch 8K LG DVLED TV. It's so big that it weighs over 2000 pounds, so you won't be hiring a van and driving it out of your local retailer, you're probably going to need to call up Bruce Wayne and ask for a loan, and also a crane to install it into your house.
The 325-inch 8K TV also consumes a crazy amount of power, drawing up to 16,560W and runs damn hot too. Inside, you've got LG's in-house AI-powered a7 processor that intelligently optimizes image quality, and beautiful deep blacks that deliver those inky-black blacks, with LG saying that "enhanced color reproduction and more precise detail, thanks to an impressive 150,000:1 (@10 lux) contrast ratio".
If you own a Samsung TV and it gets stolen, don't worry -- Samsung is here, and they'll remotely disable the TV with its Television Block Function.
Samsung has this feature built into all of its TVs and once the TV is connected to the internet, Samsung's system matches the number on the TV against its database -- if it matches, all of the functions on the TV are disabled remotely, rendering it useless.
The company has used its remote TV disabling feature in South Africa recently, where unrest and looting took place and Samsung TVs were stolen at its distribution center in Cato Ridge. The company knew the serial numbers to its TVs since they were taken from their own distribution center, but I wonder if this was done with its TVs stolen during the massive looting across the US in 2020. Hmm.
LG's smallest OLED panel is a 48-inch OLED TV but there was meant to be a smaller 42-inch OLED unveiled by LG, which has now been delayed until CES 2022 in January 2022.
The news is coming from Korea Economic Daily, with writer Su-Bin Lee explaining: "According to industry sources on Aug. 19, the South Korean home appliance giant will likely showcase the 42-inch model suitable for gaming during next year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January".
LG announced its smallest OLED TV yet at CES 2021, with the 42-inch OLED TV expected to be released this year, but now it has been delayed. At the time, LG explained that it would be making smaller OLED panels in the future -- below 42 inches and into the 20-30 inches which would "enlarge our business areas to gaming and mobility in addition to the TV sector".
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics saw 8K 60FPS HDR video being broadcasted, right up into the cloud -- all powered by Intel Xeon CPUs.
8K 60FPS HDR streams aren't easy, with the encoding servers that Intel provided were powered by 4 x Xeon 8380H processors -- each of these CPUs has 28 cores and 56 threads. Each individual encoding server would then have 112 cores and 224 threads, with a super-fast 480GB Intel Optane 900P SSD and 384GB of DDR4-3200 memory.
All of the 8K 60FPS HDR streaming and decoding was done on the CPU exclusively, with no discrete GPU used. That's a pretty big deal right there. Intel recommended that for 8K playback capability requires an 8K TV -- well, duh -- and HDMI 2.1 connectivity. As for the recommended PC specs for 8K video playback, Intel recommends their in-house Xeon W-2295 processor with 18 cores and 36 threads and 64GB of RAM.
The world's first DisplayPort 2.0 product has just launched, after what feels like years and years of teasing the next-generation DisplayPort standard. DisplayPort 2.0 is nearly here, folks and with it, it brings some really freaking awesome friends.
Parade Technologies has just launched its new DisplayPort 2.0 to HDMI 2.1 protocol converters, with the nerdier name of PS195 and PS196, and will be baked into computer system motherboards, docking stations, and protocol converter dongle applications.
The new PS195 and PS196 are totally compliant with VESA DisplayPort 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 specifications, meaning it'll handle next-gen GPUs that feature DisplayPort 2.0 ports -- think current flocks of graphics cards with 3 x DP 1.4 and 1 x HDMI 2.1 -- the future would have 3 x DP 2.0 and 1 x HDMI 2.1 with the 3 x DP 2.0 ports capable of being converted to HDMI 2.1 with Parade Technologies' new PS195 and PS196 chips.
Xiaomi is about to unveil its first next-gen OLED gaming TV in just a few hours' time, with the company confirming its new August 10 event.
During the event on August 10, Chinese giant Xiaomi will unveil their new Mi OLED gaming TVs that will include NVIDIA G-SYNC modules. The news was confirmed on Chinese social media platform Weibo, but we don't know how big the TVs will be, which resolution, refresh rate, or anything else.
I would be very disappointed if we had anything less than 4K 120Hz given it's an OLED gaming monitor, and HDMI 2.1 is a given if it's an OLED TV. This means we'll get the usual HDMI 2.1 technologies, but it would be nice to have some lower-res OLED gaming TVs.
Samsung has just unveiled its huge new Odyssey Neo G9 monitor, the world's first Mini-LED curved gaming monitor with Quantum Matrix Technology. Lots of PR speak there, so let's dive right in.
The new Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 monitor is a huge 49-inch super-ultra-wide gaming monitor with a native 5120 x 1440 resolution and super-smooth 240Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. Samsung is using Quantum Mini LED technology here, with Quantum HDR 2000 (take that, VESA).
On top of the 5120 x 1440 resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, we have HDMI 2.1 connectivity, as well as DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity. The DP1.4 connector on the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 monitor gives you Adaptive Sync, meanwhile, the HDMI 2.1 port gives you Variable Refresh Rate. You've also got NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.
If you've been wondering what to get me for Christmas, now you know what -- LG's new rollable OLED TV that is out-of-this-world awesome, with an out-of-this-world price of $100,000.
LG's new OLED R TV rolls out in a 65-inch size with native 4K resolution and super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate, with the OLED panel delivering some of the best image quality you can get -- perfect for super-enthusiast PC gaming. You've got a full 65-inch rollable OLED TV that will roll itself up, and down, with the cabinet it rolls into packing a front-firing, 100W Dolby Atmos sound system, too.
We have 4K 120Hz support, Dolby Atmos, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), auto low latency mode, HDMI 2.1 connectivity (required for the 4K 120Hz side of things), and so much more. You're going to pay $100,000 for this TV so you'd kinda expect all of that.
We knew it was coming but now it looks like GIGABYTE is about to unleash its new and huge AORUS FO48U gaming monitor... the world's first 48-inch gaming monitor with an OLED panel. Check it out:
The new AORUS FO48U will offer a huge 48-inch OLED panel with a native 4K resolution, and up to 120FPS support thanks to its nifty new HDMI 2.1 connector. This means you can plug in an RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series GPU or Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series GPU and game on at 4K 120FPS over the HDMI 2.1 connector.
Furthermore, if you've got a next-gen Microsoft Xbox Series X/S or Sony PlayStation 5 console then you'll be able to plug it right into the AORUS FO48U gaming monitor and enjoy 4K 120FPS over the single HDMI 2.1 connector.