[Tig] NAB2013 Professional Monitors

Steve Hathaway steve at oxygendct.com
Thu Apr 18 12:30:02 BST 2013

As regards Bob's comments about OLED replacing LCD or Plasma, right now only
LCD technology is capable of meeting the correct broadcast colour
reproduction standards such as ITU/EBU REC709. OLED as nice as it is,
remains for the foreseeable future, a hybrid technology and is great for
short lifecycle, 'disposable' devices like mobile phones.  

For broadcast monitors the biggest booth at NAB was Penta in the North Hall
who showed 40 monitors in various sizes all colour matched and calibrated to
REC709 standards.

I do not work for Penta and am not making any recommendations!
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tig [mailto:tig-bounces at colorist.org] On Behalf Of Bob Frye
Sent: 18 April 2013 00:56
To: Bob Kertesz
Cc: tig at colorist.org
Subject: Re: [Tig] NAB2013 Professional Monitors

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Yes, I did see the Pana OLED proto, although I forgot to mention it in my
report.  I found it interesting that Pana would begin working on OLEDs...
Will it ultimately replace their Plasma or LCD monitors?  Will they offer
all three technologies at some point?  It will be interesting to see how
that plays out


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On Apr 17, 2013, at 3:58 PM, Bob Kertesz <bob at bluescreen.com> wrote:

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>> Many thanks Bob, just to clarify, the only two companies showing OLED 
>> technology were Sony and Ikegami ?
> Panasonic had one behind a curtain, but it was a prototype (I hope). 
> Did not look very good in comparison to my low end but quite good 
> looking PVM OLED from Sony.
>> I'm curious to see if LCD has improved, based on previous, painful 
>> experience, the only LCD monitor I would feel happy grading on is the 
>> Dolby.
> The new Panasonic LCD IPS monitor looked pretty good. Colorimetry and 
> off-axis were much improved over previous models from what I could 
> tell (I used to own the 2550, which I quite liked as long as you kept 
> your eyes in the center of the screen).
>>> Sony Featured a "New 4k OLED Technologies" area with a 56" QFHD 4k 
>>> OLED monitor (available later this summer) along side a technology 
>>> demonstration of a 30" OLED 4k monitor that is true 4k (4096 x 
>>> 2160). No prices were announced, and no photos were allowed.
> I heard $30-$35K bandied about for Sony's 4K OLEDs. As always, they 
> were somewhat interested in what people were willing to pay :).
> --Bob
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