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Eizo shows off large 4Kx2K display ready for sale

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jun 2011 13:17 User comments (4)

Eizo shows off large 4Kx2K display ready for sale Eizo Nanao, the popular Japanese computer display maker has announced their DuraVision FDH3601 36.4-inch display this week.
Making the display important is the fact that it has 4Kx2K resolution (4096x2160).

Current "Full HD" 1080p monitors and TVs have a resolution of just 1920x1080.

Furthermore, the DuraVision is LED-backlit, has 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 700cd/m2 brightness, two DVI-D ports, two DisplayPorts (HDCP) and an EcoView Sense sensor, meaning the display will turn itself off given certain parameters.

Set for release on September 7th in Japan, the display has an expected life of 2 years (if on 24/7) and will cost a slight fortune at $36,000.

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4 user comments

120.6.2011 14:36

And for $36000, what is its practical application? What is it useful for? Can anyone even tell the difference in picture between a 36 inch 1080p and this "thing"?

220.6.2011 18:54

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
And for $36000, what is its practical application? What is it useful for? Can anyone even tell the difference in picture between a 36 inch 1080p and this "thing"?
the worlds elite will have one in every room, man.

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321.6.2011 5:30

Yeah...it is just something that you buy so you can say, "Look, I can waste lots of money on a crummy screen that I can't even use"

BIG ISSUES:
1.) Price
2.) Aspect ratio...no good for TV, video game consoles, or 99% of bluray players. Some video cards might even have issues with that weird aspect ratio.
3.) Media...if it is just upscaling, then what is the point?
4.) Viewing Size...at 36", you can't really tell any difference even if your media was over 1080P...if you were sitting as close to it as you might sit to a 20" screen, then you might notice some small differences, but you can't sit that close and see the whole screen at the same time. Even if it were a 100" screen, the same issue would exist, as you would have to sit even farther back.
5.) Longevity...it is only expected to last two years if you leave it on all time time. This means that if you turn it off once a day, it will just barely survive a 9-month warranty. Oh, and in case you were thinking of leaving it turned on all the time in order to more than double the life, it turns itself off. Considering that cheap junk screens typically last 5 or more years, this is really pathetic.

[qoute]EcoView Sense sensor, meaning the display will turn itself off given certain parameters.[/qoute]



422.6.2011 19:29

It's for Film mastering or large format media playback. You know all those cool 4K digital projectors you see in the movie theaters? How do you think post production houses master them prior to delivery to the theaters? Currently they have to have a room with a 4K projector (costing ~$150,000 just for the projector) that displays the image to master. Now for only $36K they can more or less do the same thing and without the office space required for a projector. For some people out there, they'll be saving tons of money ;o)

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