HP announces the Z32k G3, an IPS Black monitor

The Z32k G3 hides Thunderbolt 4 support on the back, which helps users nearly manage their cables. (Source: HP)   LG and Dell collaborated to create IPS Black technology earlier this year, which provides richer contrast and blacker blacks. Now, HP has finally announced their first monitor using the technology. Their Z32k G3 adds more than just IPS Black—they also … Read more

Canon fires off new set of offerings

Canon’s new XA60 is one of four new professional camcorders that will be available soon. (Source: Canon) Canon had a busy time last week at IBC as they introduced not one but five 4K camcorders, in addition to a new 4K PTZ camera and various tools. With a nod to versatility, the company introduced four new professional camcorders—the XA65, XA60, … Read more

Acer gaming monitors are fast

Acer unveiled some new products in its Predator and Nitro portfolios with three gaming monitors. Additionally, the company said it is the first to deliver TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe-certified gaming monitors that emit less high-energy blue light than industry-standard monitors. The Predator XB273U NX 27-inch monitor has a WQHD (2560 x 1440) panel with a 275 Hz refresh rate (overclocked) and … Read more

Dell’s 40-inch 5K

Dell has been a leader in displays for 15 years or more. The first to offer an 8k display, the first to offer a 49-inch curved display, and the first to offer a 2K mini-LED display with backlit zones. For 2021, Dell launched a 40-inch ultrawide curved monitor they say is designed for productivity and content creation chores. The 5k … Read more

Will Sony re-invent S3D?

(Source: Sony)   Sony Electronics announced the debut of its Spatial Reality Display (SR Display), a new Stereo 3D display made with Sony’s Eye-Sensing Light Field Display (ELFD) technology. The display does not require virtual reality glasses or a headset.  The display uses a 4K panel with micro-optical lenticular lens. (Source: Sony)   In the past, such displays which used … Read more

Acer ranked number one in gaming monitors

  The latest market data (from IHS)shows Acer ranked as the number one supplier, worldwide, for gaming monitors in 1H’19 with 15.7% market share and 81% year-on-year (YoY) growth. In North America, Acer also took the no. 1 spot during 1H’19 with 27.8% retail gaming market share, and in Canada with a 24.2% market share (source: NPD). The success of … Read more

Augmented reality creeps closer

Hands-free voice commands, 4K HD adjustable, rotating camera, no wires or earbuds surround sounds, with bone-conduction (AVIwear) $350 (4K), $250 (1k), $150 audio only JP’s rules for AR:  Don’t be ugly or obnoxious Don’t be expensive or heavy Don’t be proprietary   For AR to realize its potential, to become a consumer product and be as critical and ubiquitous as … Read more

What color is your TV? Ask Portrait Displays

If you got a mid- to high-end AV amplifier within the last 10 years, it came with a mic that you could use to calibrate your 6 or 8 speakers to their environment. Today’s high-end TVs with 4K resolution and HDR offer similar set up once they're installed in your home or office. Portrait Displays, who has been supplying color calibration software to … Read more