Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

"[$$$] NVIDIA announces 65" 4K 120Hz gaming displays with Android TV built in

That's the idea behind Nividia's new Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs), which tout high-end features such as 4K resolution, Nvidia G-Sync, High Dynamic Range and 120Hz refresh rates within a huge 65-inch screen.

In terms of picture quality, the BFGD features a 4K HDR display built with a full direct-array backlight, 1,000-nit peak luminance and Quantum Dot Enhancement Films to produce a DCI-P3 color gamut.

Bigger = better, which is especially true of gaming. Start with a 65-inch 4K panel, but then add in a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR support. 4K HDR G-Sync monitors are rare enough, let alone ones that happen to be the size of a giant TV.

Ultra-Low Latency Gaming Nothing is more important to gamers than responsive gameplay. For streaming there's support for Amazon, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube and many other key channels; for home and remote playback there's best-in-class Plex and Kodi support; for extra gaming fun there are Android games and exclusive conversions of classic titles, such as Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3; for remote PC playing there's GeForce NOW and GameStream; for relaxed user control there's voice-powered Google Assistant; and for future household tech there's SHIELD's Smart Home technologies. This matches the screen's refresh rate to the video source's actual frame rate, eliminating interpolation and presenting the video content as it was meant to be viewed by the director.

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Finally, the company notes that when it's time to grab some popcorn and watch a movie on BFGDs with the built-in Shield, that device will use G-Sync to ensure that the content being played rolls by at its intended frame rate with no interpolation, be that at 24 Hz, 48 Hz, 23.976 Hz for broadcast media, or practically any other source frame rate.

CES 2018 has kicked off this week in Las Vegas, and it was Nvidia that held a pre-show conference to announce its wares. Hopefully this should change when Acer, Asus, and HP launch their BFGDs.

The BFGDs will be available in "summer", while pricing hasn't been revealed yet.

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