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All the latest display and project news, with everything related to gaming monitors & plenty more - Page 58.

Samsung will show off a 27-inch WQHD, 2560x1440 monitor at CES

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 8, 2012 1:29 AM CST

Samsung have an exciting screen to show off at CES next week, where they'll unveil for the first time its new Series 9 premium monitor. It's a new slim widescreen called S27A970, which is a 27-inch PLS (Plane Line Switching) panel capable of a resolution of 2560x1440.

Samsung will show off a 27-inch WQHD, 2560x1440 monitor at CES | TweakTown.com

The Samsung S27A970 also sports an anti-glare edge-to-edge glass display, an aluminum stand and base, a response time of 5ms, 178/178-degree viewing angles, a static contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2, two 7W built-in speakers, a 2-port USB 2.0 hub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, as well as a Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) enabling connectivity with MHL-supporting smartphones and tablets.

The Samsung S27A970 is expected to launch in March priced at $1,200. Now all we need is Samsung to release this identical screen at 120Hz, and I'll buy three of them, tomorrow.

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Sony quits consumer OLED display business, temporarily?

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 7, 2012 11:24 PM CST

Let's keep going with some display news, shall we. The industry, customers and everyone in between have been excited for the next-generation OLED display technology for not only consumer TVs, but computer monitors and should roll out this year.

Sony quits consumer OLED display business, temporarily? | TweakTown.com

LG are set to show off some OLED TVs at CES over the next few days, and Sony were also due to intro some OLED TVs to consumers. But, Sony kept their face mangled and the wind changed, so now they have to live with the following consequences: their OLED plans have been shelved, according to The Daily Yomiuri. Sony will only continue to sell the technology to corporate customers like broadcasting companies, as well as associated research and development into better displays.

The reason for dropping the consumer market is said to be due to poor business performance in this area, with Sony cutting back on capital investment, which in turn reduced its price competitiveness with its Korean-based rivals such as LG and Samsung. It's a strange move indeed, but maybe Sony see the market not being strong in 2012. There's sure to be a number of investment, banking and debt problems throughout this year and the last thing people are going to spend their money on is some next-gen OLED displays.

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LG Cinema Screen LCD HDTVs, now just 1mm bezel, also lets two viewers share one TV

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 7, 2012 10:40 PM CST

Just when I'm looking to upgrade my TV, LG have announced a new TV. LG have of late been pushing their 3DTVs as Cinema 3D, but now they're introduced some new 3DTVs that include a 1mm thin LCD bezel called "Cinema Screen".

LG Cinema Screen LCD HDTVs, now just 1mm bezel, also lets two viewers share one TV | TweakTown.com

LG claim that this brings the experience closer to the theater, but that's not the only cool feature this new range sports. LG have also announced it will throw in Dual Play, which uses polarized glasses to allow two different players only view their perspective on the full screen at once in games that support it.

President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company, Havis Kwon, chimes in with:

The 3D experience is still evolving and we at LG intend to push the limits of what 3D can deliver. With our 2012 CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, we have been able to take a significant step forward, thanks to a series of new and upgraded 3D features led by the CINEMA SCREEN Design.

You may remember this kind of technology, as Vizio have "Versus" and Sony have the same tech in their PlayStation 3D display. CES should be a very, very good time for screen technology. I wonder if I'll see something I want and will wait for, or whether it will drop the prices of the current 65-inch screens I've been looking at. Although, a 1mm thin bezel is damn sexy indeed.

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TV makers are looking for more profits, but on thinner TVs

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 2, 2012 12:26 AM CST

Welcome to 2012, where the end of the world is higher TV prices. This is what TV manufacturers such as LG want to bring, after being hit by profit declines over the years, this year will start with even thinner and lighter TVs in the hopes of sparking new customer interest and driving the average TV price, higher.

TV makers are looking for more profits, but on thinner TVs | TweakTown.com

LG said on Friday that it plans to sell a 55-inch TV that is just, wait for it, 3/16 of an inch thick and only weighs 16.5 pounds. Samsung are expected to unveil a similar TV at the industry's biggest trade fair, Consumer Electronics Show, in just a few days time in Las Vegas.

Both companies have yet to discuss the thing we rub between our fingers as a gesture for... money. Of course, this new technology is expected to have a nice premium. NPD DisplaySearch estimates the new 55-inch TV models will begin at around $8000 in Q3 2012, and fall below the $4000 mark by the end of 2013 as sales volume increases and companies find new ways to manufacture the TVs less expensively.

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LG show off 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K TV

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 29, 2011 2:33 AM CST

LG have announced that they will be throwing an 84-inch TV into their truck when they drive over to CES next year. 84-inch may sound impressive, but that's not all that is coming to Las Vegas next year. The new 84-inch TV is 'ultra definition' sporting a resolution of 3840x2160.

LG show off 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K TV | TweakTown.com

It includes LG's usual Cinema 3D and Smart TV features built-in, including support for the upgraded Magic Motion remote and voice control. At the moment it's just a tease, with no information like pricing, or availability. There are also no easy sources of 4K-res video content, not even games. One of the biggest pushes by LG for this new set is 3D.

LG's Cinema 3D technology uses a Film Pattern Retarder screen and passive glasses that result in lowered resolution, but with the plentiful amount of pixels, there's no question about whether viewers are still getting at least an HD picture. What I want now, is 3 of these screens, in portrait, an new hover-chair for my PC, and eleventy-million AMD Radeon HD 7970's in CrossFire. Battlefield 3 would never be the same...

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Apple partners with Sharp for production of iPhone and iPad displays, possible TV release in 2012?

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 23, 2011 10:24 PM CST

We all know that Apple and Samsung's relationship has been a bit... interesting, over the past few months, but today's news is actually quite the surprise. Apple is reportedly shifting production of iPhone and iPad displays to Sharp in Japan, and may even introduce a television with Sharp-based screens as early as the middle of next year.

Apple partners with Sharp for production of iPhone and iPad displays, possible TV release in 2012? | TweakTown.com

Jefferies & Co were behind the latest report, with New York-based analyst Peter Misek giving the skinny on Apple's new foray into display production. Apple moving its business to Sharp will be at the expense of Samsung, as they are the current partner for Apple's displays.

Misek said in an interview:

It's a huge deal for Sharp because they spent significant amounts of capital to try and expand capacity and upgrade their facilities. It gives Apple a partner that they can control manufacturing and secure supply at a lower price.

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Sony CEO says they building "a different kind of TV set," just like Apple

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 11, 2011 9:20 PM CST

Everyone is waiting on Apple to "reinvent" the television set, but Sony CEO Howard Stringer has recently confirmed that Sony are stepping up to battle, too. Stringer recently said during a breakfast hosted by The Wall Street Journal, that:

Sony CEO says they building a different kind of TV set, just like Apple | TweakTown.com

There's a tremendous amount of R&D going into a different kind of TV set. We can't continue selling TV sets [as we currently do]. Every TV set we all make loses money.

Stringer said that he has "no doubt" that Steve Jobs had intentions of designing a brand-new kind of television, but also stated that "it will take a long time to transition to a new form of television". Reports have floated around that Apple would use its Siri voice control engine on their yet-to-be-announced television set, where Stringer wasn't specific on how Sony would reimagine the television set.

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AMOLED technology, coming soon to a TV near everyone

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 7, 2011 5:31 AM CST

After using my Samsung GALAXY S II for the past week, I have fallen in love with its Super AMOLED Plus display. Hearing this news today, is great. Currently, the display technology standard that powers most PCs and TVs is LCD. LCD of course, has its issue such as limited viewing angles, poor colors, motion blur and input lag.

AMOLED technology, coming soon to a TV near everyone | TweakTown.com

Most people don't seem to notice it, but its there. When compared to an IPS panel, or CRT set, it is instantly noticeable to most people. There are various types of LCD technology in mainstream use today which attempt to solve the issues, but none fix all of them. TN panels are cheap to buy, relatively fast (they're the ones that power 120Hz screens) which reduces motion smear and input lag, but the shortcomings are viewing angles and color accuracy. Good for gamers, but not great for video or picture work.

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RumorTT: Apple television set coming next year, designed by iTunes creator?

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 26, 2011 1:28 AM CDT

Rumor has it that Apple could be preparing to launch the long-rumored Apple television in 2012. The project is reportedly being led by the same software engineer who developed iTunes, according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the product. Jeff Robbin, who helped created the iPod, is set to be leading the Apple television development.

RumorTT: Apple television set coming next year, designed by iTunes creator? | TweakTown.com

Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, believes that Apple already has a prototype in the wild, and could be prepared to launch it late 2012, if not, early 2013. But, Munster has been saying this since 2009, so we should always take that with a grain of salt. Rumors have floated around of an Apple-branded television set for years now, but what has changed the playing field is Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs.

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Toshiba release 6.1-inch display capable of 2560x1600

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 23, 2011 8:17 PM CDT

Its only been in the last 18 or so months since the release of the iPhone 4 and it's "Retina Display" that smartphone and tablet display resolutions have been a key marketed feature when the products are advertised or sold. Just last month Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S II HD LTE which sported a 4.65-inch 1280x720 display.

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It was the first smartphone with a HD (720p) resolution and there are already a few smartphones who have followed, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Optimus LTE. Back in May, Samsung also showed off a 10.1-inch panel capable of 2560x1600, something that we only see on current high-end 30-inch displays.

Toshiba have gone one better, releasing a 6.1-inch LCD with a 2560x1600 resolution. If we're talking pixels per inch (PPI), that's an astounding 495. How does that compare to the best our currently?

Apple's iPhone 4/4S has a 3.5-inch screen with a 960x640 resolution, PPI sits at 329.65. Samsung's Galaxy Nexus sports a 4.65-inch screen at 1280x720 and a PPI of 315.83, then we have Samsung's unreleased Tablet panel with a 10.1-inch screen and the high-res 2560x1600 on-board, PPI sits at 298.9. Toshiba's new fandangled panel is 6.1-inch, 2560x1600 and get this: a PPI of 494.9!

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