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Sony shows two new prototype 4K OLED displays at NAB


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New 30-inch available next year

Whilst not quite applicable for the average home cinema set up, Sony's announcement of two new 4K OLED broadcast monitors could be interesting for the trickle-down effect in to consumer technology.

Sony is showing off two new prototype Ultra HD displays at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show currently being held in Las Vegas. One is a 56-inch model, as per their consumer prototype shown at CES 2013 but the other is a 30-inch display. Sony says its new monitors both feature wider viewing angles and significantly reduced colour shift.

This R&D technology will be demonstrated at NAB with 30-inch (4096 x 2160) and 56-inch (3840 x 2160) prototypes, the former matches the DCI 4K spec whilst the other follows the Ultra HD TV standard.

Sony's 30-inch 4K OLED monitor is planned to be launched in 2014.


The new "A" Series TRIMASTER EL OLED professional monitors use an improved panel for what's claimesd as 'an industry-leading wide viewing angle that reduces colour shift by half' compared to previous models.

The "A" Series includes the BVM-E250A and BVM-E170A master monitors for high-end cinema and broadcast applications, the BVM-F250A and BVM-F170A master monitors for TV productions and broadcasting, and the PVM-2541A and PVM-1741A picture monitors for a wide range of monitoring applications.

"High-quality reference grade OLED monitors are more important now than ever, especially when working with 4K content," said Gary Mandle, senior product manager, professional displays, Sony Electronics. "At this level of production, color accuracy and reproduction are critical. With these improvements in viewing angles, color shift and additional enhancements, professionals are now even better equipped to critically evaluate any type of signal."

The new "A" series will replace these existing Sony monitors: BVM-E250, BVM-E170, BVM-F250, BVM-F170, PVM-2541 and PVM-1741.


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Cold live with that 30" in a gaming set up ....


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So want the 30" OLED at 4K. The price will be ridiculous and its aimed at the professional industry, doubt it will be a good gaming monitor.

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