Panasonic's high-contrast dual LCD does a great impression of an OLED

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What you are taking a look at right here is just not an OLED however a difficult dual panel LCD monitor. It has a 4K outer panel with a monochrome internal panel that modulates an LED backlight. The system, which is made up of a number of optical sheets and layers, can dim the image on the pixel stage, the sort of factor that OLED screens are recognized for. Again on the OLED comparability, Panasonic claims it might probably attain a distinction ratio of 1,000,000:1. It may also crank up brightness to 1000 nits whereas protecting 99 % of the DCI P3 shade commonplace.

The monitor, sadly named “Megacon” for “mega contrast”, is an extremely thick prototype resulting from all of the layers concerned, which speaks to Panasonic’s “mastering monitor” aspirations. They’re typically hefty shows. In its press launch, Panasonic added that its prototype has a very broad viewing angle with out shedding shade accuracy.

In particular person, it was a convincing demonstration of a mounted demo. Panasonic’s demo reel was heavy on the contrasts and darkish scenes to showcase the depths of its prototype’s blacks. Lots of moody black horses, vivid reds and stark landscapes. We’d like to see one thing that confirmed of the refined vary of colours and tones apparently out there to this monitor. And specialists may really feel the identical. The expertise is probably going the realm of Hollywood productions and TV serials for now, however it’s proof that LCD is not going quietly into the evening.