22 Dec 2017

New LG monitor displays 98% of DCI-P3

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The first of the CES 2018 stories is upon us with the news that LG is upgrading its monitor line-up to include its new Nano IPS technology. The result is colour and lots of it.

Three new monitors are on LG’s preliminary slate for CES 2018 in Las Vegas next month, all of which feature the company’s newly developed Nano IPS technology.

Pricing and release dates are all fluid enough not to be mentioned as yet, but it looks like the new 32-inch UHD 4K monitor, the 32UK950, will be first out of the gate. According to LG, Nano IPS technology involves the application of nanometer-sized particles to the screen’s LED to absorb excess light wavelengths. The company also says that all of this greatly enhances the intensity and purity of on-screen colours, which is a slightly woolly statement, and means that the monitor will be able to display 98% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, which isn’t.

Also featuring HDR 600, which provides a high dynamic range of peak brightness of 600cd/㎡, it’s not hard to see this monitor finding a home in post set-ups, especially when you consider that it also features the first Thunderbolt 3 docking display to support 4K daisy chaining, allowing a set-up of dual 4K monitors. A single cable also transmits 4K AV while providing enough charge to power a 60W notebook, which could be useful.

Equally tempting, LG has also rolled all this Nano IPS and Thunderbolt 3 tech into a 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide model (the 34WK95U) that delivers a 5K resolution (5120 x 2160 pixels), which looks to be available later in the year. There’s also going to be a QHD gaming monitor (model 34GK950G) featuring the same Nano IPS technology alongside high-speed G-Sync tech.

Full press release follows on the next page.

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Andy Stout

Andy has spent over two decades writing about all aspects of the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. During that time the industry has moved from 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD to HD and now on to 4K HDR. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

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