Wednesday, October 1st 2014

LG 34UC97 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor Now Available in the US

LG Electronics today begins selling its 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor (model 34UC97) in the United States. The world's first monitor to incorporate a curved In-Plane Switching (IPS) screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio, the eye-catching 34-inch (32.7-inches measured diagonally) class display provides remarkable picture quality, professional functionality and a range of convenient connectivity options. LG's 34UC97 is available nationwide for $1,299.

With LG's IPS technology, the LG Curved UltraWide Monitor delivers immersive wide viewing angles that allow users to view the screen clearly without distortion at virtually any angle. The LED backlighting delivers deep black levels and rich colors for an amazing contrast and color detail, and its Ultra Quad High Definition (UQHD) picture quality with 3440 x 1440 pixels make movies, games and sports come to life.
"Many people spend more time in front of computer monitors than they do in front of TVs, and yet the industry hasn't delivered the same level of innovation when it comes to monitors," said Tim Alessi, LG's U.S. head of new product development. "At LG, innovation in display technologies isn't just limited to our cutting-edge TV products, which is why we are expanding our U.S. monitor lineup with our 21:9 Curved UltraWide model."

LG's flagship IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor is a complete monitor solution, equally suited to the needs of professional users and home entertainment enthusiasts with extra screen real estate so users can replace dual monitor set-ups. With its True Color Finder color calibration software it ensures color accuracy for source material, which is a must for professional photographers and graphic designers.

Compatible with both PCs and Macs, the LG 34UC97 monitor handles heavy graphics and videos with ease on either system and supports Thunderbolt 2 for high-speed data transfers - four times faster than USB 3.0. It also allows multiple devices to be daisy chained together.

LG's 4-Screen Split feature makes multitasking easy by dividing the screen into up to four sections at eight different screen ratios. Users can prioritize windows by size and location instead of having to manually resize and position each window individually. A few simple mouse clicks enable the user to arrange windows quickly into a variety of useful configurations, perfect for the professional who needs to view multiple programs at once. Adding even more versatility, a connectivity feature called Dual-Link Up allows the monitor to connect to two source devices (e.g., smartphones, PCs, cameras, Blu-ray players or gaming systems) and display each on a single screen simultaneously.

By adding a gentle curve to a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor, LG has created a unique product that delivers a more immersive experience. The monitor also features MAXXAUDIO and 7 W stereo speaker system guaranteed to deliver peak audio performance across all frequencies.

LG's 34UC97 will be available nationwide in October at online and regional retailers including Amazon, Tiger Direct, Newegg, Fry's B&H and Adorama for $1,299.
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15 Comments on LG 34UC97 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor Now Available in the US

#1
xvi
Pretty, but expensive.

I wonder how many of these curved screens you'd need to do a full 360.
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#2
Hilux SSRG
$300 premium over the LG 34UM95 because it has a small curve? I'll just save my pennies for the 34UM95.
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#3
ZetZet
xvi, post: 3172862, member: 32389"
Pretty, but expensive.

I wonder how many of these curved screens you'd need to do a full 360.
Too many.
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#4
techy1
"3440 x 1440 pixels make movies, games and sports come to life" what movies or sports are on 3440 x1440 ??? if none - then thanx for letting me watch my 1080p stuff on overpriced monitor with dead-black bezels all around
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#5
Diverge
No height adjustments on a $1300 monitor? I'll wait for Dell's version before considering one of these types of panels.
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#6
Hilux SSRG
techy1, post: 3172940, member: 146421"
"3440 x 1440 pixels make movies, games and sports come to life" what movies or sports are on 3440 x1440 ??? if none - then thanx for letting me watch my 1080p stuff on overpriced monitor with dead-black bezels all around
You still running a 720p HDTV as opposed to a 1080p? No difference there, correct?
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#7
Scrizz
xvi, post: 3172862, member: 32389"
Pretty ******* expensive.
There, fixed! :laugh: :toast:
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#8
haswrong
mmmm, lets hope the version with g-sync will be 40% this price! well maybe not. maybe oled displays hit market sooner that that..
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#9
badtaylorx
jeez....

i got my 21:9 (albeit flat) for $500 less than that.
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#10
Prima.Vera
xvi, post: 3172862, member: 32389"
Pretty, but expensive.

I wonder how many of these curved screens you'd need to do a full 360.
Give me the curvature radius and the arc length.
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#11
ZoneDymo
techy1, post: 3172940, member: 146421"
"3440 x 1440 pixels make movies, games and sports come to life" what movies or sports are on 3440 x1440 ??? if none - then thanx for letting me watch my 1080p stuff on overpriced monitor with dead-black bezels all around
well unless you are doing that 1 on 1 pixel mapping stuff, arnt pretty much all modern movies in 21:9 aspect ratio and thus would actually fill the screen up vs a 16:9 monitor?
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#12
arterius2
ZoneDymo, post: 3173277, member: 66089"
well unless you are doing that 1 on 1 pixel mapping stuff, arnt pretty much all modern movies in 21:9 aspect ratio and thus would actually fill the screen up vs a 16:9 monitor?
^ correct, modern movies are wider than 16:9
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#13
Razorfang
xvi, post: 3172862, member: 32389"
Pretty, but expensive.

I wonder how many of these curved screens you'd need to do a full 360 and walk away.
Just one.

I'm currently using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005626. It's nice for games that actually support the 2560x1080 resoution. But, if I had to buy it all over again, I'd go for the 29" model. This one is so tiny, it gets dwarfed by my other screens. I guess the upside is the dot pitch.

And for anyone looking for the LG 34UC97:

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#14
xvi
Razorfang, post: 3173984, member: 129524"
[quote=xvi, post: 3172862, member: 32389"]Pretty, but expensive.

I wonder how many of these curved screens you'd need to do a full 360 and walk away.
[/quote]You mean do a full 360 and...

..moonwalk away.

I would assume the old Widescreen Fixer project would help with the game support issue, although I would imagine it wouldn't work well for games that do support traditional widescreen out of the box (since I'm guessing it wouldn't support games that already do what they want).
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#15
Razorfang
xvi, post: 3175188, member: 32389"
You mean do a full 360 and...

..moonwalk away.

I would assume the old Widescreen Fixer project would help with the game support issue, although I would imagine it wouldn't work well for games that do support traditional widescreen out of the box (since I'm guessing it wouldn't support games that already do what they want).
Unfortunately, Splinter Cell: Blacklist isn't on that list--despite the in-game menus having support for 21:9, it doesn't work.
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