Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonEven wider PC monitors in 32:9 and 2.4:1 format coming soon - FlatpanelsHD

Even wider PC monitors in 32:9 and 2.4:1 format coming soon

03 Feb 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Over the past few years we have witnessed the rollout of PC monitors in the extra-wide 21:9 format. Starting this year, LG will produce very wide LCD display in 2.4:1 and Samsung will produce ultra-wide displays in 32:9, according to TFTcentral.

Extremely wide PC monitors

No products have been announced but Samsung and LG.Display (LG's display production arm) have confirmed that they will put the new ultra-wide panels into production later this year. Both companies also sell LCD panels to other manufacturers.

LG.Display's new display panel is a 37.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 3840x1600 pixels in 2.4:1 format, which is the same format that most Hollywood movies are mastered and released in. Watching movies on a 16:9 display usually involves seeing black bars on the top and bottom. LG.Display says that the panel will have 14ms (g2g) response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 178/178 degree viewing angles. Production will start in the third quarter of 2016.

Samsung has similar plans but they will go even larger and wider. Their new LCD panels tick in at 41 and 49 inch sizes in the 32:9 aspect ratio, which corresponds to placing two 16:9 monitors side-by-side. These panels have what Samsung refers to as “FHD+" resolution, which probably means 3840x1080 pixels. Samsung says that its panels are curved. The panels are included in its roadmap for monitor panels – not TV panels – and production will start in the third quarter of 2016.

Samsung 32:9 monitor


The illustration above has been produced by FlatpanelsHD and depicts a curved PC monitor in 32:9 format.

In the same roadmap Samsung has listed a 31.5” LCD panel with 8K resolution (7680x4320 pixels). Production will start in the third quarter of 2016.

It is not clear when we can expect to see the first consumer monitors released. However, as manufacturers need time to prepare and commence production it will likely happen by late 2016 at the earliest.

- Source: TFTcentral, panorama photo from Flickr



Latest news

TV energy labels

New TV energy labels: Before and after

05 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Xbox Series X energy

Report: Xbox Series X/S 'instant on' could cost users $500m in the US alone

04 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Mimi on Philips TV

Philips 2021 TVs can match sound to your individual hearing profile

04 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Reavon UHD Blu-ray players

Two new UHD Blu-ray players from newcomer Reavon launching in April

03 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
PlayStation Video

Sony PlayStation Store will no longer offer movie purchases & rentals

03 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung 2021 TV

Samsung 2021 TV line-up

02 Mar 2021 | Flatpanels |
SmartThings for Nvidia Shield

Samsung SmartThings on Nvidia Shield: Your home will soon stop working

02 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
EU energy label 2021

New, stricter EU energy labels for TVs specify SDR & HDR consumption

01 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |