LDM Product Roundup – Vol 23 No 26

AMD has launched its RX 480 graphics card, which is designed to make VR more affordable (AMD Dramatically Lowers VR Cost). Prices start at $250.

NEC has launched four new OPS players with sixth-generation (Skylake) Intel processors. The CPUs, up to Core i7, differentiate the players. Each can be used with PH and PX series displays.

Panasonic‘s UltraHD Blu-ray player, the DMP-UB900 (Panasonic uses ‘Honeycomb’ for HDR), will be launched in the USA this September, for $700.

Samsung has launched its flagship direct-LED TV for 2016, the KS9800 (USA)/KS9500 (Europe) (the naming has been confusing everyone, as Samsung also has a KS9500 in the USA, but it is edge-lit). This model succeeds last year’s JS9500, and is Samsung’s only 2016 TV with full array local dimming. It also meets the UltraHD Premium certification. 65″ ($4,500) and 78″ ($10,000) models are available; an 88″ set will be added later.

In addition, Samsung has launched its 32″ ML32E and 55″ ML55E (Samsung Uses LED in Modular TV Concept) in the DACH region. They cost €1,620 and €3,240, respectively.

Sharp has launched its interactive 65″ display from ISE 2016, the PN-VC651B. Available across Europe now, the screen has 1920 x 1080 resolution and features six-point IR touch.

All prices are ex VAT, where applicable.