Displays & Projectors News - Page 3
Vizio has just unveiled its new 2021 family of TVs, with a bunch of new 4K sets with HDR support, 120Hz refresh support, and the required HDMI 2.1 ports for it.
The new Vizio 4K TVs are perfect for the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, and even better for PC gamers as it supports 4K 120Hz. While next-gen consoles will offer 120FPS, you can't do that right now on the PC because there's no card with HDMI 2.1 that supports it.
We also have support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG. The P-Series Quantum X panels are the flagship LED TVs that Vizio has, with up to 800 nits of full-screen brightness and 792 local dimming zones. The HDMI 2.1 ports support things like VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), eARC, and 4K at the full 120Hz.
Xiaomi is about to be another player in the very exclusive OLED TV market, with the Chinese electronics giant set to unveil a new "ultra-high-end OLED TV", imminently.
The new Xiaomi flagship OLED TV would arrive as the new Master Series, offering up a huge 65-inch OLED panel at a super-fast 120Hz refresh rate. This makes it perfect for using a huge TV in your living room for your gaming PC, and even more perfect for next-gen consoles in the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Xiaomi will reportedly be offering Dolby Certification for both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, while the 65-inch OLED TV will have HDMI 2.1 support, and ALLM (Automatic Low Latency Mode).
Philips unveiled two monitors recently; one of them seems pretty kick ass -- a new 55-inch 4K 120Hz beast in the 558M1RY, but then there's the 278M1R.
The new Philips 278M1R is a 27-inch monitor that the company is aiming at gamers and esports, which is the first monitor from the company that is squarely made for competitive gaming. Except, it sucks. Like, bad. 4K 60FPS? Get out of here, Philips -- no competitive gamer is going to use that.
So, the Philips 278M1R is a 27-inch monitor with a native 3840 x 2160 resolution (4K) at a stock standard and oh-so-90s 60Hz refresh rate. However, Philips has focused on getting the input lag on its 278M1R as low as possible -- but none of that matters if you're gaming at 60FPS.
Philips has just unveiled what it is calling the "largest console gaming optimized monitor", with its new 558M1RY coming in as a huge 55-inch TV with a native 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution and super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Check it out:
The new Philips 558M1RY monitor sees the company teaming with Bowers & Wilkins, baking in a 40W speaker direcftly into the monitor. Not just that, but Philips also delivers with the looks of the 558M1RY by providing Ambiglow that blasts colored light in different directions onto the back wall where you will place the Philips 558M1RY monitor.
Inside, we have a 55-inch panel with a native 3840 x 2160 resolution, DisplayHDR 1000 certification (that means it'll be nice and bright), a fast 2.5ms response time (faster 1.5ms over DisplayPort) and that silky smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
Dell has unveiled a pair of new gaming monitors, with one being flat and the other curved. The monitors include the Dell 27 Gaming Monitor slotting into the flatscreen category and the Dell 27 Curved Gaming Monitor for those preferring curved screens. The flatscreen monitor supports VESA DisplayHDR 400 for graphic-intensive games. It features IPS technology and supports NVIDIA G-Sync.
Native resolution for the display is QHD, and the display is also compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology. Dell promises that the screen will have "great color quality and consistency." It also features a 165 Hz refresh rate and true 1ms gray to gray response in Extreme mode. That high refresh rate promises tear-free and stutter-free graphics.
It has ultra-thin three-sided bezels and an intuitive OSD navigation with a joystick and shortcut buttons on the back of the monitor. The stand is adjustable and has a tapered base for comfortable viewing and a smaller footprint. The Dell 27 Gaming Monitor will launch globally on July 28 for $569.99.
The new Predator XB273U GX gaming monitor has a 27-inch IPS panel with a native 2560 x 1440 resolution, but super high refresh rate at 240Hz. Most 1440p monitors max out at 165Hz, but Acer is driving right up to 240Hz.
We have Adaptive-Sync and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible stamps here, alongside a fast 1ms (GtG) response time. 99% of the AdobeRGB coverage is here, with 1 x DP 1.4, 2 x HDMI 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, and audio out.
Acer has unveiled a bunch of new Predator gaming hardware, including the Predator X25 -- a new 25-inch 1080p 360Hz gaming monitor. On top of that a new Predator gaming chair with a built-in massaging and then a 31.5-inch 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor.
The new Acer XB323QK NV is part of the Predator gaming monitor family, with Acer using a high-quality IPS panel with a native 3840 x 2160 or 4K resolution, with a super-smooth 144Hz refresh rate. There's 1000:1 static contrast, 10-bit color support (8-bit + FRC dithering), and Adaptive-Sync support.
Acer hasn't been clear on the response time of the new monitor, but we do know it is 4K 144Hz IPS. We also have 1 x DP 1.4, 2 x HDMI 2.0, USB-C, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Earlier this year at CES 2020, NVIDIA and ASUS teamed to create the world's first monitor with a huge 360Hz refresh rate. But now, it's Acer's turn for a new 360Hz gaming monitor.
Acer unveiled its new Predator X25 gaming monitor during its Next@Acer 2020 event, with the Predator X25 dropping into the game as a 25-inch 1920 x 1080p panel with a ridiculously high 360Hz refresh rate. Yeah, 360FPS.
Acer's new Predator X25 gaming monitor is G-SYNC compatible, with Acer saying that the X25 uses LightSense, to "adjusts its brightness and color temperature automatically based on environmental light". There's also Adaptive Light technology, which will change the ambient lighting based on what you are playing. This is another nice touch on the Predator X25.
Anyone that owns a Google Assistant-based smart display will know they can't access regular websites, but that will be a thing of the past soon.
Google will be unlocking this ability for its Google Assistant family of smart displays, saying that "later this summer" we'll be able to use regular web pages that are AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) compatible. AMP is an entirely Google project, where websites like TweakTown, have AMP pages for mobile users.
So once Google pushes out the update to Google Assistant, compatible smart displays will be able to view AMP versions of websites from the tap of a finger. Google has said that the smart display web page ability will be part of its upcoming News feature, but the search giant has been quiet on more details about this new News feature.
There are three different models to choose from, with the larger-than-life 49-inch Odyssey G9 coming in with a native 5120 x 1440 resolution and 1000 nits of brightness. Samsung's other two are in the Odyssey G7 family, with a 27-inch and 32-inch gaming monitor each with a native 2560 x 1440 resolution and 600 nits of brightness.
Samsung uses a flagship QLED panel on the larger 49-inch Odyssey G9, while the lesser (and thus, cheaper) Odyssey G7 gaming monitors use a cheaper VA panel. But, all three models have a ridiculous 240Hz refersh rate -- so if you're buying the Odyssey G9, you might want to wait for that next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 or RDNA 2-based Radeon from AMD.