Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
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.
Microsoft debuted its new Designed for Xbox program is extending to gaming monitors and TVs with the largest of them being the new Philips Momentum 55-inch 4K 120Hz TV.
Philips offers the large 55-inch 4K 120Hz panel that is still described as a monitor by the way, as a "TV and soundbar in one". The 4K 120Hz resolution and refresh rate are driven by HDMI 2.1 and goes directly into Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X and S consoles, with a dedicated Xbox picture mode.
The dedicated Xbox picture mode will blast out HDR that should be bright enough to make you squint in a dark room, with DisplayHDR 1000 certification. The Philips Momentum 559M1RYV is capable of not just 4K 120Hz but up to 4K 144Hz -- up to 1200 nits brightness, and packs 3 x HDMI 2.1 ports as well as a DisplayPort 1.4 connector.
Microsoft has just unveiled its new Designed for Xbox family has monitors and TVs in its arsenal, with HDMI 2.1 powering 4K 120Hz support for the next-gen Xbox Series X/S consoles.
The new monitors and TVs that will have a "Gaming Features for Xbox" badge that will see the displays having variable refresh rates (VRR), HDR support, 4K 120Hz minimum -- driven by HDMI 2.1 -- all for the very best the Xbox Series X/S can offer.
First up we have the largest of them all, the new Philips Momentum is a 55-inch TV with full 4K 120Hz through HDMI 2.1 connectivity. Philips has a dedicated Xbox picture mode, DisplayHDR 1000 support -- so it'll be nice and bright, and will be available later this summer for $1599.
GIGABYTE unveiled its new AORUS FO48U gaming monitor in April, but now the company has detailed its huge new 48-inch 4K 120Hz OLED gaming monitor.
The new flagship 48-inch OLED gaming monitor will compete against LG's flagship 48-inch 4K 120Hz OLED TV, but the new GIGABYTE offering in the AORUS FO48U is cheaper. We have a 10-bit panel with a native 4K resolution and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.
We have a super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync Premium support, but GIGABYTE is hush-hush about VESA DisplayHDR certification -- although the official VESA page lists it with DisplayHDR 1000 support meaning it should have a peak brightness of 1000 nits.
If you've spotted Samsung's new 2021 Frame TV or have been reading or watching videos about it online, and didn't want to head into the store through the pandemic to check it out in-person, then don't worry because Samsung has your back (but not up against the wall, Dad joke).
Samsung's new 2021 Frame TV is actually a very stylish, beautifully built high-end TV with the 2021 model being slimmer, better innards, and amazing picture quality thanks to Samsung's in-house 4K QLED panel. There are new styles available, as well as new colors, artwork, and add-ons. You can totally personalize your Samsung 2021 Frame TV.
But the company is now stepping up with a pretty kick ass 100-day, totally risk-free trial offer for its new 2021 Frame TVs. Buy one of the TVs in any size, and if you don't like it you can return it without a hassle (apart from boxing it back up, etc). Not bad, Samsung... not bad.
Samsung has said that the global chip shortage is most likely going to affect TV production, holding meetings with Taiwanese chip manufacturers "reciprocal conclusion for this year and next year".
Han Jong-hee, head of visual display business at Samsung Electronics told reporters recently: "the industry in general is facing a severe supply shortage" and that if the shortage continues, Samsung "may not be able to produce TVs" adding that the company is "doing all we can to prevent problems".
The latest reports suggest Han has flown into Taiwan and met with local chipmakers including MediaTek and Novatek, both of which make chip components including driver integrated circuits that are used in Samsung TVs. Even amongst the chip shortage, Han is still confident in Samsung's new Micro LED TVs that were released last month.
We knew that the ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ was coming soon, but now we have a proper release window: May 2021.
ASUS is heralding its new ROG Strix XG43UQ as the world's first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor that hits the market, ready for next-gen AMD Radeon RX 6000 series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs equipped with HDMI 2.1 connectivity. Not only is the new ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ perfect for high-end PC gamers, but also next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S console owners.
The new ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor packs HDMI 2.1 connectivity which drives 4K 120Hz over a single cable, but it will ramp up to 4K 144Hz on the PC through its DisplayPort 1.4 connector and DSC (Display Stream Compression) technology.
Eve Spectrum was the first-ever crowd-developed monitor, and if it came out of the oven properly and on time -- it would've been the very first HDMI 2.1 monitor and made history. We're now much closer to that point.
The team has delayed its monitors a few times now, but then the team reached out to me just now with some great updates. A new community update, detailing that the team members in China have been working on getting the Spectrum monitor ready for its hopefully-very-soon launch.
In a community update on its website, Eve Community Manager 'Helios' explained: "While I'm waiting for new prototypes to show up for further testing, the team members in China have already been hands-on to make sure Spectrum does what it is supposed to do. That involves a lot of testing with a lot of different devices, some of which may even lend themselves for some entertainment during down time. Hope you all like another peek behind the scenes!"