Temper your expectations for the year’s display technologies; it will just be OK.
Will USB throughput changes help drive 8K?
Taiwanese research firm TrendForce says that it expects 2022 to see the first ever TrendForce downturn in the desktop monitor gaming market with a forecast now of 20.5 million units globally for the year, down 10% from 2021.
(Source: Samsung) Viewers crave resolution. After all, who wouldn’t prefer watching their favorite film or TV series in 8K if given the choice. Well, those in the EU may not have that choice come March 2023. That is when new TV energy consumption regulations are due to take effect that prohibit the sale of new 8K sets in the region. … Read more
At the time of this writing, I’ve already been at IFA 2022 for a couple of days (the show ran from September 2–6 in Berlin). I have been in the Samsung Innovation room, where the firm and a number of independent specialists have been talking about developments. There were six topics discussed, and I’ll cover one of them here—the one … Read more
Recently, Corsair, the specialist in memory and gaming hardware, revealed a new OLED monitor with a bit of a different take. It got me thinking about curved displays, a topic I haven’t covered for a while. The monitor is the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240—the name more or less defines it! The 45-inch OLED monitor is a 21:9 format 3440 × 1440 … Read more
AR glasses have to be as comfortable to wear as regular eyeglasses or sunglasses. (Source: eBay) A few weeks ago, I spotted an interesting article on the long-form “medium” platform from Avi Bar-Zeev. He's been at Disney, Keyhole (acquired by Google), Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple, and has had his own consultancy. After 30 years in the AR and VR business, his views … Read more
A favorite area of the Display Week show is the iZone, which provides a way for small start-ups or not-yet-commercial research projects to show what they are doing with a low level of financial commitment. At the latest show in San Jose several weeks ago, I stopped by to talk to Hyphy, which has a new approach to internal display … Read more
A personalized message that only you can see at the airport. (Source: Delta) It's four years since Display Daily published an article (subscription required for viewing) that set out the ideas from Misapplied Sciences relating to being able to direct multiple images on a display directly to particular viewers. Now the technology is being tried by Delta Air Lines … Read more
A couple of friends, well versed in the technology and graphics industries, recently expressed surprise when I mentioned the withdrawal of Samsung from the LCD business. We had an email exchange, and I thought I'd turn that into a Display Daily piece. If you watch the industry all the time, there's not much new here, but I hope the summary … Read more
I have reported several times on Finnish XR start-up Varjo since I first recognized the potential of their concept of “foveated resolution.” I reported most recently a few weeks ago from AWE Europe in Munich. (Varjo Pushes The Envelope on VR Performance). So, I wasn't sure whether to accept their invitation to a brief meeting in London as they started … Read more
Sony and Microsoft have formed the HDR Gaming Interest Group (HGiG) and have invited TV game developers, hardware manufacturers, and others to participate in an effort to improve the HDR gaming experience. The proposed initiatives will also change how a game console and TV interoperate, and could be extended to PC gaming, and maybe even mobile devices. The group entered … Read more