Items tagged with HDR

We’ve been hearing about 4K G-SYNC HDR monitors with 144Hz panels ever since CES 2017. At the time, both ASUS and Acer announced monitors that adhered to NVIDIA’s announced specs. 2017 came to a close and CES 2018 came and went with no sign of these mythical G-SYNC HDR monitors. However, NVIDIA is now saying that the time has come to unleash the beast, so to speak. The first 27-inch 144Hz monitors supporting G-SYNC HDR will launch in by the end of this month, or early June at the latest. All of these monitors will of course feature a 4K resolution (3840x2160) with virtually zero... Read more...
Philips is cranking out a truly high-end display in the form of the Momentum 43-inch gaming monitor. Besides its rather mammoth (for a gaming display) screen size, the Momentum is notable for its support for the DisplayHDR 1000 standard. Up until now, the VESA standards organization has recognized DisplayHDR 400 and DisplayHDR 600 certified displays, which have brightness ratings of 400 nits and 600 nits respectively. However, given the DisplayHDR 1000 rating, the new Philips Momentum boasts a brightness rating of 1,000 nits. The display supports 4K resolutions (3840x2160) and 10-bit color input.  In... Read more...
Graphics professionals and anyone looking for a larger size HDR monitor may want to take not of something new that ASUS cooked up. As we head into the weekend, ASUS launched its ProArt PA32UC, a 32-inch monitor with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel and enough brightness to drive a true high dynamic range (HDR) experience, which is not something to take for granted when shopping an HDR monitor. Here's the thing about HDR. Whether it's a television or a computer monitor, ideally you want a display that is capable of cranking up the brightness to 1,000 nits (cd/m2). Many HDR displays fall woefully... Read more...
Someone must have told LG to 'go big or go home' and it clearly opted for the former. The company's new 38WK95C display is a massive 38-inch class (read: 37.5-inch) ultrawide monitor that first showed up at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, and is now finally available to preorder. You will need an equally big budget, however, as this monitor will set you back $1,500. LG's new display uses an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a 3840x1600 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio. IPS panels tend to offer superior color accuracy compared to cheaper TN panels. That seems... Read more...
If you're a regular reader of HotHardware (which we're sure you are), then you know that we've long been fans of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 family of products. Over the years, the family has grown to include the X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga and X1 Tablet. All three product lines are seeing updates at CES 2018, which keep them in lock-step with the with the latest advancements in the computing industry.  First up is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which is now entering its 6th generation. The notebook can be equipped with up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors and up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory. Integrated... Read more...
It's not as hard as it once was to procure content that takes full advantage of the latest crop of beautiful 4K televisions (and monitors), but to some, 4K is just half of the equation. The other half, of course, is HDR (high-dynamic range). With HDR, colors gamut coverage is delivered over a much wider area (hence, "range"), and accurate. In effect, colors will pop and, to borrow an old cliche', make the picture "more lifelike" than ever before. Netflix has offered HDR on some platforms for a while now, but has just now rolled it out on the PC. If you've been on the hunt for 4K Netflix... Read more...
Dell has a long history of producing high-quality displays, and the recently released Dell UltraSharp 27 Premier Color UltraHD 4K monitor (model UP2718Q) we will be showing you here -- the company’s first to support HDR10 -- is no exception. Though this display demands a premium price, it is also chock full of sought after features that target graphic designers and content creation professionals. The 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) IPS panel used in the UP2718Q features UHD Alliance Premium certification and support for 100% of the Adobe color gamut. It can display approximately 1.07... Read more...
Several of Samsung's smartphones feature displays that support high dynamic range (HDR) visuals, though for whatever reason, streaming giant Netflix up to this point has chosen not to support HDR on any of them. That all changes with the Galaxy Note 8. It joins LG's V30 handset and Sony's Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium phones as the only Android phones where Netflix is available in HDR.Samsung has a reputation for using high quality displays on its smartphones. Its Super AMOLED panels are top notch and often a step above the competition. When it comes to HDR visuals, peak brightness is a key metric.... Read more...
For ages, a 1ms response time has been the de facto standard for serious gamers, although we think most would agree that up to 4ms isn't too bad. 8ms is outright ridiculous. Well, both 4ms and 8ms seem real lackluster when compared to AOC's upcoming offerings: a couple of monitors sporting a 0.5 ms response time; or in other words, a response time that's 1/2,000th of a second. Whether or not most gamers would even notice the perceived difference between 1ms and 0.5ms is hard to gauge, but many serious gamers are likely to take this kind of release seriously simply because every little bit helps.... Read more...
Apple iPhone fans by and large are eagerly anticipating the launch of the iPhone 8, the next-generation handset that will mark the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone. However, that is not the only electronic gadget Apple is planning to unveil next month. Tim Cook and the Cupertino gang will trot out a new Apple TV set-top box, one that will be upgraded 4K streaming and high dynamic range (HDR) support. The streaming device sector is a crowded field these days with competitive solutions such as Google's Chromecast, Amazon's Fire TV, and of course the Roku. Versions of all three of these popular devices... Read more...
If we are allowed to be hyperbolic, we can say your local movie theater is obsolete. Or more specifically, the large screen displays inside your local theater are outdated. Sure, there might be exceptions in various spots around the country, but next to Samsung's new Cinema LED Screen, a massive 33.8-foot (10.3 meters) wide display with a 4K resolution (4096x2160) and high dynamic range (HDR) support, most theaters are left found wanting. Samsung has found its first customer for this display in Korea, where it recently installed the Cinema LED Screen at the Lotte Cinema World Tower. In addition... Read more...
Samsung earlier this month blitzed the home consumer market with a bevy of new 4K Ultra HD televisions with high dynamic range (HDR) support and its fancy quantum dot technology, though rather than hedge its bets on a single sector, it's bringing some of those same technologies to the big screen. We're talking movie theater screens—the new Samsung Cinema Screen is a 34-foot display with "unprecedented picture quality." This is a shot at digital projectors. The 34-foot display "easily accommodates modern theater dimensions" and delivers LED quality visuals at a 4K (4096x2160) resolution. It is also... Read more...
AMD and the Radeon Technologies Group have seen great success with their FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology. Since its introduction, over 120 FreeSync compatible displays have been brought to market that target a wide array of form factors and price points. With CES and the impending launch of its next-generation GPU architecture codenamed Vega, AMD is now ready to unleash FreeSync 2 on the world, with a goal to ultimately improve pixel quality and address some issues with first-gen products.One of the growing pains associated with FreeSync and its wide-array of compatible displays, is that... Read more...
Google is jumping on the HDR bandwagon, as users can now watch HDR videos on YouTube with supported devices. Steven Robertson, a software engineer, and Sanjeev Verma, a product manager for Google, remarked, “HDR adds a whole new dimension of creative freedom and visual spectacle, and we've barely scratched the surface of what this means for storytelling. We can't wait to see the amazing videos you're going to make with HDR.” Before and After HDR What is HDR? HDR, or high dynamic range, improves the contrast ratio and color accuracy for displays. According to Google, “HDR unlocks the most spectacular... Read more...
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