LDM Product Round Up Vol 24 #24

AMD has announced the Vega Frontier Edition graphics card which seems to be aimed at content creators. The graphics card has 16GB of memory and supports AMD’s Eyefinity technology up to 8K30 and with support of the Vulkan API up to 5K/60Hz). Outputs are three DisplayPort and one HDMI. There is an air-cooled version at $999 and a liquid-cooled version at $1,499.

AMD VegaAMD’s Vega is available air or water-cooled.

PhilipsWe reported on the key developments in Philips‘ European TV line a couple of months ago, but consumer TV site, has compiled a useful table of the full range on its website, if you would like a good summary of the range.

Meanwhile, in the US, Philips has launched its mid-range 5000 series LED TVs, which feature true UHD (3840x2160p), High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a Chromecast system built-in. Sizes are 43″, 50″, 55″ and 65″ and they have 120Hz ‘Perfect Motion’ and direct dimming backlights. The TV support Google Home powered by the Google Assistant. Users can control entertainment on Philips 5000 series TVs using their voice as well. HDR is supported via HDR10.

The 5000 series sets include one USB port for direct file playback, an optical audio output, one Ethernet port, WiFi AC and three HDMI 2.0 inputs compatible with HDCP 2.2, HEVC and VP9 4K content compression decoding. Pricing is

  • 43PFL5922 43″ $529.99
  • 50PFL5922 50″ $599.99
  • 55PFL5922 55″ $699.99
  • 65PFL5922 65″ $1,199.99

Epson has released two new UST laser phosphor projectors for education applications at the ISTE show. The 3LCD units both have 20,000 hours life and have 1920 x 1200 displays with 4,000 Ansi lumens of output. The BrightLink 710Ui adds an infrared curtain detector for pen and finger touch, while the PowerLite 700U is not interactive. Both units were shown at Infocomm (Epson Adds Periscope UST Lens for 600″ Images). The units will ship towards the end of the year.

Epson’s BrightLink 710Ui has an infrared curtain touch detector.

InFocus has updated its IN3138HDa DLP projector which now has 4,500 Ansi lumens (up from 4,000) and using a six segment colour wheel with BrilliantColor technology. List pricing is now €1050.

InFocus IN3138HDaInFocus has boosted the brightness of the IN3138HDa

Nintendo is planning to introduce a retro version of the SNES in September, priced at $80/£80 and bundled with 21 games. To connect to modern TVs, games will be upscaled to HD and there is an HDMI connection.

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