Samsung to release variant of Odyssey G9 monitor with miniled backlight and much more

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    This sounds like a REALLY interesting update to a nice monitor - I just wish there were a little more substance in that wall of text.
    I have the CRG9, one generation before the G9. The backlighting on both the CRG9 and the G9 is kind of a joke (like 12-13 zones for the entire, ginormous monitor!) - which negatively effects their ability to do HDR. I'd love to see basically the same thing, only with up-to-date backlighting.
     
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    itpro Master Guru

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    Already 2020 odyssey series are EOL. Samsung best customer support, lol!
     
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    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    Can you clarify what you mean exactly? Why does Samsung releasing a new monitor affect people happy with their 2020 product?
     
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    itpro Master Guru

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    I have spoken. No new firmware release since November 2020 with tons of issues, we're are closing to five months, aka, almost half a year without new firmware, March 2021. In top of that they announce new additional monitor. OK?
     
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    Hmm. After the november patch my G7 32inch curved is performing PERFECT. I fing love this monitor.
     
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    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    If I bought a monitor that had tons of issues it would be returned for a refund.
     
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    Gonna pair the new G9 with nvidia GT710 graphics card (if I can get the display).
     
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    won't even show the image.
     
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    Why would most popular graphics card today not send the image?
    Maybe he should have got 2nd most popular graphics card in last 6 months, GT 1030.
     

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    I was going to write almost the same.
    I also have the CRG9 and love it, even though one of the DP ports went poof when a cable failed.
    Even though its under warranty I dont want to get a refurb back cos the complaints about those are terrible.

    I agree about the HDR black level, it can be distracting on dark scenes because the local dimming practically doesnt exist.
    Its a shame because HDR is otherwise a fantastic experience.
    I'm in awe of how good this display is, so much, its likely I will get this new mini LED version and give family the CRG9.
    When something is this good its hard to say no.
     
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    wait, do you think you are an evil dictator or something?
     
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    He means he mentioned it.
     
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    Untrue itpro, there's a newer firmware available than the date you've stated:
    https://www.samsung.com/sec/support/model/LC49G95TSSKXKR/

    Also available in English, but the English download link requires a site login so linking directly is unhelpful.

    Current firmware version is 1010.2, and it corrects some wake-from-sleep failures over the prior downloadable version (1008.2).

    That said, I've heard from the various discussion forums that the monitor is being recalled if you phone Samsung and complain about the lingering problems with vertical lines and flickering, so I'll be waiting until this new one is out so I can get a refund at the same time as replacing it with a "working" one with the same / better specs (or seeing if I can convince the CSR to send me a "new model" replacement - if you don't ask, you certainly don't get)

    For those uninitiated into the challenges with the G9, early firmware versions caused a loss of signal when trying to use the full resolution at 240Hz with 10 bit color (or anything combination of resolution and refresh rate which required DSC - Display Stream Compression)
    These issues were corrected in 1008.2 firmware, but prevailing issues have remained:

    Most pressingly for me:
    The screen flickers and dims, and displays vertical lines across the entire display (full height and width) when displaying certain combinations of objects on screen concurrently

    1010.2 did not correct this, and it was indicated that the flaw may be related to a hardware element of the G9, thus, not a patchable issue.
    (It was shared on a reddit thread that the image processing has insufficient performance / bandwidth to manage images of certain levels of complexity - I won't take the time today trying to find that post, but if true it would explain the suggestion that there's a recall.)
     
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    Well, one can hope G9 owners can return 2020 model and receive a generous refund for G9 2021. If 2021's model costs the same with 2020's, I will be extremely annoyed by Samsung, I will consider buying LG monitor next round.
     
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