Wednesday, December 14th 2016

LG Readies 4K HDR Gaming Displays for CES 2017 Launch

Already an industry leader renowned for integrating cutting-edge technology into its premium, high-resolution monitors, LG Electronics (LG) is pushing the industry to the next level with plans to introduce a HDR-compatible 32-inch UHD 4K monitor at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month.

The availability of HDR content continues to expand, covering a wide range of fields from movie to games. The enhanced picture quality offered by HDR technology is instantly recognizable to even the most casual user and manufacturers are already pushing this promising technology to its fullest potential. With professional-grade picture quality and exceptionally vibrant colors, HDR compatible monitors will appeal to creative professionals, gamers, and anyone else that takes image quality seriously.
To stay one step ahead of the rapid proliferation of HDR content, LG's 32-inch UHD 4K monitor (model 32UD99) with 3840 x 2160 pixels supports the HDR10 standard, which delivers enhanced brightness levels and a wide color gamut image. Compatibility with the HDR10 standard increases the monitor's peak brightness, enabling users to edit movies and photographs much more comfortably.

In addition, the 32UD99 is equipped with an IPS panel and displays over 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, making it ideal for media content creators of all expertise who will appreciate features such as True Color Pro for color reproduction accuracy unmatched in the industry. With the recent introduction of a new generation of HDR capable game consoles, the 32UD99 is well-equipped to meet the increasing demands of players world over as HDR gaming becomes the new standard in home entertainment.

Along with its elegant, stunning profile, the 32UD99 turns heads even when powered off. The monitor's USB Type-C port minimizes the number of unsightly cables while its borderless edges and slim ArcLine stand complete its refined image. Requiring only a single cable to stream images to a 4K display, charge a connected laptop and execute data transfers simultaneously, the 32UD99 is able to reduce cable clutter, which adds to its streamlined appearance. And the monitor's built-in speakers pack a punch with LG's Rich Bass technology for a full-bodied audio experience.

At CES 2017, LG will also be showcasing the 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide Mobile+ Monitor (model 34UM79M). The 34UM79M is the world's first Chromecast-enabled multimedia monitor, allowing users to seamlessly stream their favorite movies, music, games and more from mobile devices directly to the monitor. And LG's UltraWide monitor allows owners to simultaneously multitask between the PC and the mobile device using a single screen. Similarly, the Dual Controller Plus feature allows users to control both a PC and a smartphone/tablet via a single keyboard and mouse. What's more, the LG Mobile+ Monitor application allows for the control of many of the monitor's settings such as input, volume, aspect ratio, PBP/PIP, etc. remotely and conveniently.

Also on display in Las Vegas alongside LG's UltraFine 5K and 4K displays will be LG's 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide gaming monitor (model 34UC99), equipped with AMD FreeSync technology, 1ms Motion Blur Reduction, Dynamic Action Sync, Black Stabilizer and other features to maximize the PC gaming experience.

"To maintain our market leadership, LG engineers work tirelessly to incorporate emerging technologies and trends into our newest monitors," said Brian Kwon, president of the LG Home Entertainment Company. "From high-resolution displays compatible with HDR technology to UltraWide monitors optimized for multitasking and gaming, LG is committed to delivering the most innovative, premium monitors in the industry today."

Visitors to CES can see LG's newest advanced monitors for themselves in the Las Vegas Convention Center Booth #11100, Central Hall.
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9 Comments on LG Readies 4K HDR Gaming Displays for CES 2017 Launch

#1
deemon
Remains unclear, if the actual gaming monitor, 34UC99, has also HDR?
Couldn't care less about 4k gaming right now.

There is no talk about HDR when the story reaches UltraWide gaming displays. Did I miss something? Like the line where is says their entire new product line has HDR?
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Chaitanya
Lg does make good panels somehow they manage make the worst monitors on market. Stands wobble even when someone blows at it and backlight uses PWM which at lower brightness levels is quite disruptive. I would like to see what Dell, Asus and Acer manage to make of these panels in their own monitors.
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#3
nem..
sweet 4k / 60fps / HDR =D
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evernessince
Chaitanya
Lg does make good panels somehow they manage make the worst monitors on market. Stands wobble even when someone blows at it and backlight uses PWM which at lower brightness levels is quite disruptive. I would like to see what Dell, Asus and Acer manage to make of these panels in their own monitors.
Yeah, their stands suck on everything but their top tier monitors. Although the monitor I have (LG 27UD68) does not use PWN at lower brightness (I have it set to 34). What I do find is that the contrast ratio of this monitor is insane compared to my dell 2713hm.
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AsRock
TPU addict
deemon
Remains unclear, if the actual gaming monitor, 34UC99, has also HDR?
Couldn't care less about 4k gaming right now.

There is no talk about HDR when the story reaches UltraWide gaming displays. Did I miss something? Like the line where is says their entire new product line has HDR?
It don't say they are HDR it says.
HDR compatible monitors
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#6
Dethroy
I'll bite as soon as monitors support both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Give me that in 21:9 @ 3.840x1.600 pixels just like LG's 38UC99-W and I'll be satisfied.
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Chaitanya
evernessince
Yeah, their stands suck on everything but their top tier monitors. Although the monitor I have (LG 27UD68) does not use PWN at lower brightness (I have it set to 34). What I do find is that the contrast ratio of this monitor is insane compared to my dell 2713hm.
Even high end LG monitors have stand wobble, Asus and Acer stands are much better in that aspect. I have about 10 LG IPS monitors in my office, although the box says flicker free, when my friend ran tests on one of his display it still uses PWM for backlight control but its higher frequency than older implementations. Still for the price using PWM control doesnt make sense when competition is offering DC control for backlighting.
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#8
Manu_PT
60hz and 16:9? No thanks, still waiting for 120hz minimum + 21:9 + HDR. And after that shut up and take my money. 60hz and 16:9 is thing of the past.
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Black Haru
Manu_PT
60hz and 16:9? No thanks, still waiting for 120hz minimum + 21:9 + HDR. And after that shut up and take my money. 60hz and 16:9 is thing of the past.
I have to agree. It's not a gaming monitor just because it has freesync.
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