LG Launches 32UD99-W 31.5-Inch 4K HDR LCD Monitor

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    LG releases newest 31.5-inch 4K LCD monitor, the 32UD99-W. Utilizing the AMD FreeSync technology, this new 31.5-inch IPS LED-backlight monitor (HDR 10 content playback support) supports a native resol...

    LG Launches 32UD99-W 31.5-Inch 4K HDR LCD Monitor
     
  2. Corbus

    Corbus Ancient Guru

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    Having a deja vu with these monitor releases.
     
  3. DeskStar

    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Whaaaaaaaaat....?? This size/specs at this price point? I mean yeah it is "HDR" and all, but really though.

    Hmmmm maybe if it were G-Sync at this cost, but not for the free.....freesync.
     
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    isidore Ancient Guru

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    Finally, i'm waiting for this for 3 months. Waiting on a good review, but this is probably 100% buy for me. Perfect size, res, and features.
     

  5. EJocys

    EJocys Member Guru

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    In order to reproduce real life image, monitor must be able to output 1,600,000,000 nits (cd/m²) which would be brightness of the Sun and too crazy. Human eye experiences up to 90 000 nits per day (for example, surgeons experience 60 000 nits in surgeon rooms), but that would be too uncomfortable for fast changing scenes in cinema too. The Dolby imaging research team determined that 10,000-nit range with 12 bits is needed to satisfy majority viewers.

    There are two major standards for HDR:

    * HDR10 (1,000 – 4,000 nit range with 10-bit color depth) and
    * Dolby Vision (4,000 – 10,000 nit range with 12-bit color depth).

    This LG monitor peaks at 550 nits (cd/m²) which is a joke. This monitor looks like false advertisement from LG. It is not HDR, just a very bright monitor. They are not even meeting minimum levels of brightness required for HDR10 standard. Technical specs of this monitor hide color depth, which suggests that it has 8-bit panel, maybe, with some tricks to emulate 10-bit. People who decided to use HDR name on this monitor are ruining reputation of HDR for quick buck. Just like greedy managers who ruined image of 3D cinema, by putting low brightness cheap bulbs inside 3D projectors and made all mid-day scenes look colourless and dark, like they were filmed during sunset or sunrise.

    Only monitors with 1000 nits (cd/m²) have the right to use "HDR" label. Anything less is false advertisement.

    More info about HDR:

    https://www.dolby.com/us/en/technologies/dolby-vision/dolby-vision-white-paper.pdf

    https://www.dolby.com/us/en/technol...ge-for-broadcast-and-multiscreen-services.pdf
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2017
  6. Whiplashwang

    Whiplashwang Ancient Guru

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    ^ True. Is this one of those "HDR" monitors that only has 8 Backlight Zones for local dimming? If so, another reason it's not a true HDR monitor since, I believe, real HDR uses 384 Backlight Zones. What a waste of $1,000.00!
     

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