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MSI teases Project 491C: 49-inch super ultra-wide gaming monitor at 240Hz

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 27, 2022 6:12 PM CST

MSI has teased its upcoming Project 491C with a pre-CES 2023 announcement, with Project 491C being a new super ultra-wide gaming monitor.

MSI's tease of Project 491C, the world's first super ultra-wide curved gaming monitor

The new MSI Project 491C is the world's first super ultra-wide curved gaming monitor, with a 240Hz refresh rate and QD-OLED panel. There's nothing else known about the monitor, other than it rocking a huge 49-inch QD-OLED panel at 240Hz, but we don't know the native resolution yet: but we're hoping for 5120 x 1440.

MSI has already secured itself a CES Innovation Award that we'll hear and see more about at CES 2023, which is right around the corner in early January 2023. We should get all of the details we need, but we need to know that native resolution and pricing before we can pass final judgement (as well as the usual hands-on and eyes-on with MSI's upcoming Project 491C super ultra-wide gaming monitor).

Continue reading: MSI teases Project 491C: 49-inch super ultra-wide gaming monitor at 240Hz (full post)

Samsung's huge 49-inch Odyssey G9 gaming monitor is $999 for Black Friday sales

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 22, 2022 7:22 PM CST

If you've been waiting to pick yourself a monitor bargain during the Black Friday sales, Samsung has its gigantic 49-inch Odyssey G9 gaming monitor on the cheap: down from $1499 to just $999.

Samsung's huge 49-inch Odyssey G9 gaming monitor

Samsung's huge 49-inch Odyssey G9 gaming monitor

The Samsung Odyssey G9 gaming monitor rocks a massive 49-inch Quantum Dot-based QLED panel, with a native resolution of 5120 x 1440 and a super-smooth refresh rate of 240Hz. It has the same desktop real estate as two 27-inch monitors side-by-side but in one massive, beautiful gaming monitor.

Samsung has a beautiful 1000R curvature on the Odyssey G9, something that it markets as the "new apex of curved screen technology" and has been designed to match the contours of the human eye for "unimaginable realism". There's some beautiful design work on the back, with Samsung using a sleek matte black exterior that has a gorgeous lighting panel. It will stand out, that is... if it's not pressed against a wall on your gaming desk.

Continue reading: Samsung's huge 49-inch Odyssey G9 gaming monitor is $999 for Black Friday sales (full post)

LG unleashes 27-inch UltraGear OLED gaming monitor: 1440p 240Hz for $999

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 20, 2022 11:16 PM CST

LG has just unleashed its new 27-inch UltraGear OLED gaming monitor, rocking a native 2560 x 1440 resolution, GPU-punishing 240Hz refresh rate, and ultra-low 0.03ms response time.

LG's new LG UltraGear OLED 27GR95QE gaming monitor (source: LG)

LG's new LG UltraGear OLED 27GR95QE gaming monitor (source: LG)

The new LG UltraGear OLED 27GR95QE gaming monitor costs just $999 for that OLED goodness, rocks 10-bit color depth, a 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio, HDR10 support, factory-calibrated color, pixel-pitch of 110.8 PPI, and a DCI-P3 color gamut of 98.5%.

On the back, the new LG UltraGear OLED 27GR95QE gaming monitor has 2 x HDMI inputs, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 connector, and USB 3.0 connectivity. LG includes a tilt and swivel-capable stand, something that can also be pivoted counterclockwise... if that's something that you want, or need.

Continue reading: LG unleashes 27-inch UltraGear OLED gaming monitor: 1440p 240Hz for $999 (full post)

Samsung teases '8K ultrawide' monitor, ready for AMD's new Radeon RX 7900 XTX

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 3, 2022 10:23 PM CDT

Samsung is about to blow gamers away with a monster new gaming monitor in early 2023, with the company teasing its new Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor... the world's "first 8K ultrawide" gaming monitor.

Samsung's new Odyssey Neo G9, the world's first "8K ultrawide" gaming monitor

Samsung's new Odyssey Neo G9, the world's first "8K ultrawide" gaming monitor

The new Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor will have an 8K resolution -- vertically at least, so 7680 pixels wide -- while I'm sure it'll have 2160 pixels (or so) high. True 8K resolution boasts 7680 x 4320, but "8K ultrawide" will be much less (half the vertical pixels) than native 8K... kinda like 8K wide, 4K high.

AMD's new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards both have DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity, meaning they are capable of driving 8K 165Hz and 4K 480Hz, which is going to be absolutely insane.

Continue reading: Samsung teases '8K ultrawide' monitor, ready for AMD's new Radeon RX 7900 XTX (full post)

EU laws will stop 8K TVs from being sold over high power consumption

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 27, 2022 9:06 PM CDT

The world of 8K TVs is absolutely glorious, but it looks like things are going to be changing big time with the European Union making it much harder for TV manufacturers to sell monster 8K TVs starting in March 2023.

LCD + OLED TV power consumption (source: Rtings.com)

LCD + OLED TV power consumption (source: Rtings.com)

There are new rules inside of the 2023 Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) that have a lower maximum level of power consumption for all new TVs that are being produced, with concerns that future-gen 8K TVs and their increased power needs are in trouble.

The 8K Association explains on its website: "Unless something changes, March 2023 will spell trouble for the emerging 8K industry with the 8K EU Regulatory Ruling. That's when new EU power consumption regulations are set to go into effect. The power consumption limits on 8K TVs (and microLED-based displays) are set so low that essentially none of these devices will pass. It not only means a failing grade but a requirement that these devices cannot be sold in the EU. That will have a very chilling effect on all players working to develop the 8K ecosystem, including consumers whose access to devices and innovation will now be restricted".

Continue reading: EU laws will stop 8K TVs from being sold over high power consumption (full post)

VIVIFY unveils new XENOS W35: 8K HDMI active fiber optic cable

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 5, 2022 7:04 PM CDT

VIVIFY has just unveiled its new XENOS W35 active fiber optic cable, delivering up to 4K 120Hz+ and 8K 60Hz+ over HDMI 2.1-capable devices.

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The new VIVIFY XENOS W35 is an ultra high-bandwidth, super slim (just 3.5mm thick) and flexible 8K HDMI 2.1 cable that was designed by the Taiwanese company with a premium aluminum casing in a silver + black design that should match most devices that the HDMI 2.1 cable is being plugged into. It only weighs a quarter of what copper cables do, and there's no external power source required.

If you are building a new home theater then you will want the most future-proof cable that you can find, where the new VIVIFY XENOS W35 active fiber optic HDMI 2.1 cable is a perfect option. With the help of eARC, the HDMI cable can be plugged directly into a TV and send it uncompressed, and high-resolution audio (including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X) to a soundbar, receiver, or amplifier through an eARC port.

Continue reading: VIVIFY unveils new XENOS W35: 8K HDMI active fiber optic cable (full post)

Bang & Olufsen's new motorized TV stand + Atmos soundbar costs $8000

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 31, 2022 10:01 PM CDT

Bang & Olufsen have just unveiled their new Beosound Theatre Dolby Atmos soundbar at IFA 2022, featuring a stylish speaker and motorized stand at a cost... well, at a cost that will hurt.

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Bang & Olufsen's new Beosound Theatre soundbar.

Inside, the new Beosound Theatre features an all-in-one system with 12 speaker drivers in total, with two custom-made, long-stroke 6.5-inch woofers. If you want even better audio, Bang & Olufsen features seven built-in outputs that support up to an audiophile-worthy 16 external loudspeakers with support for Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 surround systems.

The company says the design is a "sculptural, modular build" with the interface bracket being motorized it allows users to rotate the TV to their perfect liking. The soundbar is available separately from the stand, so you can replace the soundbar (or the TV) in the future. The TV stand, or what is the Beosound Theatre interface bracket, has a cool little compartment that lets you hide your cables and STBs away.

Continue reading: Bang & Olufsen's new motorized TV stand + Atmos soundbar costs $8000 (full post)

Samsung Odyssey OLED G8: ultra-slim ultra-wide OLED gaming monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 31, 2022 8:19 PM CDT

Samsung has just unveiled its new Odyssey OLED G8 gaming monitor, which is the first OLED gaming monitor for Samsung.

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The new Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 gaming monitor has an ultra-thin form factor while cramming in a 34-inch ultra-wide panel with a native 3440 x 1440 resolution and gaming-focused 175Hz refresh rate. Thanks to the use of an OLED panel, we have amazing brightness and a super-quick 0.1ms response time with the 175Hz refresh rate.

Samsung's new Odyssey OLED G8 gaming monitor is ultra-slim, where at its thinnest part the 34-inch monitor is just 3.9mm thick: the slimmest in its product category. The company finishes it off with a sleek metal frame, with the ultra-thin goodness because of the use of an OLED panel so there's no backlighting on the monitor required. We have true RGB and true black for maximum color accuracy and brightness.

Continue reading: Samsung Odyssey OLED G8: ultra-slim ultra-wide OLED gaming monitor (full post)

LG 42-inch OLED Flex TV: bendable OLED flexes for you at 4K 120Hz

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 31, 2022 7:39 PM CDT

It seems it's the season for bendable OLED gaming monitors and TVs with Corsair first introducing its new 45-inch XENEON FLEX bendable OLED gaming monitor, then LG with its 45-inch curved OLED gaming monitor, and now LG is back again with its 42-inch OLED Flex TV which is bendable like Corsair's new XENEON FLEX.

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LG's new OLED Flex TV features a 42-inch bendable OLED panel with a native 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution at 120Hz, which is driven through its HDMI 2.1 connectivity. LG's new OLED Flex TV and its curved panel can be manually adjusted until you hit the maximum curvature of 900R, where for comparison Corsair's also-bendable OLED panel has an 800R curvature.

There's a dedicated button on the remote control for the LG OLED Flex TV which lets you tweak the curvature of the OLED panel, with two available presets that are joined by the ability of manually adjust the curvature in 5% increments until you get the perfect curve. LG also lets you tilt the OLED Flex TV for more adjustment, as well as the chunky height adjustable stand letting you lift the TV up for certain tasks or games, and drop it down for others.

Continue reading: LG 42-inch OLED Flex TV: bendable OLED flexes for you at 4K 120Hz (full post)

LG's new 45-inch curved OLED gaming monitor: Corsair did it better

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 26, 2022 12:03 AM CDT

LG has just unveiled the latest member of its UltraGear gaming monitor family, with the introduction of the new 45-inch UltraGear 45GR95QE gaming monitor.

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The new LG UltraGear OLED 45GR95QE gaming monitor features a huge 45-inch curved OLED panel, with a native 3440 x 1440 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio, joined by a 240Hz refresh rate. Heeeyyy, that sounds like Corsair's just-announced XENEON FLEX gaming monitor, which is a new 45-inch bendable OLED display with a native 3440 x 1440 resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, with the OLED panel provided by LG Display.

Yeah, it seems Corsair gets the cooler auto-bendy-awesomeness for its XENEON FLEX, which will bend at your will to a curved OLED, or bend back to a flat OLED. LG's new UltraGear OLED 45GR95QE is the very first 240Hz OLED gaming monitor from the company, with an 800R curved OLED panel and 0.1ms GtG response time it'll be damn quick.

Continue reading: LG's new 45-inch curved OLED gaming monitor: Corsair did it better (full post)

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