We thought we would add a temporary page to track all the monitor deals available from key retailers during the Black Friday weekend which starts from Friday 29th November this year.
There have been a few early black Friday deals available which we have listed below in case any of these screens were of interest to you, including some decent discounts on some great monitors. We’ve also included a note of some current special offers which might be worth looking at if you’re in the market for a deal at this time of year, or on the lead up to Christmas.
We will update this news piece over the coming weeks and particularly for Black Friday weekend. If you spot any great deals that we’ve missed please let us know!
We’ve started to see the Moving Picture Response Time (MRPT) spec used more and more in recent times when marketing monitors, and it has reached a stage where we feel it may start to mislead consumers if it is not properly understood. In some cases, it’s even being abused by manufacturers and buyers should be aware of situations where it is used falsely as well.
Marketing a display as supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) is becoming increasingly common in the monitor market with most new displays talking about how great HDR is, and the benefits it offers on spec pages and press releases. The problem is, the general “HDR” label is so open to interpretation and so open to abuse, that it’s very difficult for an average consumer to really know what is being offered from any given screen. They see the HDR label and assume that’s all they need, when in fact there are many different levels of actual HDR performance from a display. Despite some groups such as VESA trying to develop a certification scheme to take control of this and develop some standards, it hasn’t really helped as their scheme is flawed by the lower grade certifications which are just as equally open to interpretation and abuse. We wanted to write this article to hopefully raise more awareness, and also to make a plea to VESA to reconsider its entry level HDR certifications. Is your HDR display really HDR? Read on to find out.
The monitor and display market is always evolving, not always as fast as some people would perhaps like, but nevertheless always changing. In recent times you may have started to hear about various new technologies, features and specs and wondered what they are all about. We thought it might be useful to start a short series of guides which take you through some of the buzz-words in the market right now and explain them in a bit more detail.
In this article you can read all about:
LG.Display’s latest generation of IPS panel technology – Nano IPS
Quantum Dot which is used for improving a screen’s colour space
Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlights used for HDR displays
If you have any particular things you would like to hear about in the future please let us know via Twitter or our contact page.