LDM Product Roundup – Vol 23 No 30

The Superbook (LDM Product Roundup – Vol 23 No 19) by Andromium, a laptop ‘shell’ for a smartphone, reached Kickstarter last month. It has now passed several goals, one of which means that users will have the option of purchasing a model with 1920 x 1080 resolution (usually 1366 x 768) for an extra $30. An extra USB port and larger battery have also been added.

The PV270 post-production monitor (BenQ Combines Technologies for Colour Consistency) has now been launched. It is being distributed by XP Distribution in Europe. The 27″ display covers 100% Rec.709; 96% DCI-P3; and 99% Adobe RGB. It costs £630 ($830).

Philips has confirmed that it will not release the 8600 series TVs that it showed at CES 2016 (Ambilux Coming to Philips This Year) in the USA until next year. These are Philips’ only TVs with Dolby Vision to date. Karl Bearnarth, VP of TV sales and marketing, told HDGuru that “There’s lots that’s changed with Dolby Vision.”

The ActivPanel interactive whiteboard range from Promethean, which we saw at BETT this year (Promethean Enjoying New Ownership), is now available in 55″, 65″ and 75″ and 84″ sizes. The 55″ is 1920 x 1080 and the 84″ is UltraHD; other models have a choice of either resolution.

Chinese LED display maker QSTech has released a new product for retail use, called Crius: its thinnest and lightest display to date. The Crius unit has pixel pitches of 2.5mm – 3mm, using SMD LEDs. It is 40mm thick and weighs about 35kg per module. The unit has 1,000 cd/m² of brightness and is designed to be used indoors (IP40). It will be shown off an LED China in September at stand E2G01.

Companies are beginning to lower the price of their UltraHD Blu-ray players, as the $300-$400 Xbox One S nears release. Samsung‘s UBD-K8500 is now on Amazon for $320 (from $400), while Philips‘ BDP7501 has been listed for $300 (from $400).

Specktron has signed a deal with software vendor DisplayNote, which will see the DisplayNote app pre-installed on Specktron’s interactive large-format displays in 2016 and 2017.

Specktron and DisplayNoteVizio has released an HDR update for its P- and M-series 2016 TVs. The update enables HDR10 content to be played on the sets.

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