LG to show off the world's first 21:9 curved IPS monitor at next month's IFA trade show

By Shawn Knight
Aug 18, 2014
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  1. IFA 2014 is fast approaching and in addition to the debut of the Galaxy Note 4, we can now expect to see the world's first 21:9 curved IPS monitor courtesy of LG.

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Wow. After seeing a curved UHD Samsung LED TV at my local hh gregg I have to say that the curved screens really do make a viewing difference for the better -- a lot better.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    In other words, they are going to take their currently sold LG 34UM95, stretch it from 34" to 37" and then bend it? I don't think it is such a good idea. Everybody who bought it says the current size and resolution are already perfect (which is the same 3,440 x 1,440), which means for one thing, they are reducing the DPI by making the same screen wider. But that existing screen is already the perfect 21:9. I think all they can do is break it. Plus there is nothing exciting in seeing a bigger screen with still the same resolution. We'll see...
  4. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 251   +73

    How much??
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,887

    Really? With the screen divided into 3 parts by bezels. That's "better"?
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    I was referring to the UD screens I saw that were one piece. If they can do that with monitors it will be very nice indeed.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,887

    The picture attendant to the article shows split bezels, thus 3 separate screens. Agreed, it would likely be better as a one piece curved. Isn't that what Imax is all about?

    I expect the picture could be an artist's rendering, or whatever. But, it needs to reach consumers as a single piece screen
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Why don't they reduce it to 7:3?

    The image above is 3 x 21:9 monitors not 1 single 21:9 monitor. I don't know why you think the bezel would be an issue, unless using multiple monitors.

    Edit: you ninja'd me before I posted. :)
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,887

    I guess for the same reason they never reduced "16:10" to "8:5". With the denominator being the height, it makes for an easy comparison of relative height. (maybe).

    Possibile reason two! If they called it what it is, "2.35 to 1:00", they might have to pay royalties to "CinemaScope".

    Now, look at the picture in the article. That looks like 3/ 16:10's pushed together. Each one of those panels is certainly NOT 21:9!

    At least not in that rendering.

    Here's 21:9 LG [​IMG] It doesn't even remotely look like the aspect ratios in the panels shown.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014
  10. Now all we need is for AMD/Nvidia to get their act together and release something affordable to drive those pixel.

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