Huge displays for entertainment and productivity are getting increasingly popular these days as prices are falling. Last year NVIDIA proposed a reference design for Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch monsters featuring a 120/144 Hz refresh rate along with the company’s G-Sync HDR technology. The initiative was supported by three companies: Acer, ASUS, and HP. But while all of them formally announced their BFGD products at CES 2018, only HP has started to sell one – the HP OMEN X Emperium .
Officiallyintroduced at CES 2019, the HP OMEN X Emperium 65 display is based on a 64.5-inch 8-bit AMVA panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 750-1000 nits brightness (typical/HDR), a 3200:1-4000:1 contrast ratio (minimum/typical), 178° viewing angles, a 120 – 144 Hz refresh rate (normal/overclocked), and a 4 ms GtG response time with overdrive enabled. Just like other G-Sync HDR monitors released to date, this one is equipped with a 384-zone full direct-array backlight to offer a finer-grained HDR experience, and enhanced with quantum dots to guarantee precise reproduction of 95% of the DCI-P3 color space. The ultra-large display can connect up to four devices using one DisplayPort 1.4 as well as three HDMI 2.0b ports.
To make the OMEN X Emperium 65 display more attractive both to gamers as well as those looking for other kinds of entertainment, HP outfitted its BFGD with a soundbar rated for 120 W of output power (with three stereo amps and Low Frequency Array technology) as well as a built-in SHIELD TV console that can be used as a media player to stream content from Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and other services.
|Specifications of the OMEN X Emperium 65|
|Native Resolution||3840 × 2160|
|Maximum Refresh Rate|| Normal: 120 Hz
Overclocked: 144 Hz
|Response Time||4 ms with overdrive|
|Brightness|| Typical: 750 cd/m²
HDR: 1000 cd/m²
|Contrast|| Minimum: 3200:1
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Pixel Pitch||0.372 mm²|
|Pixel Density||68 ppi|
|Backlighting||384-zone full direct-array backlight|
|Color Gamut Support||DCI-P3: 95%|
|Media Playback Capabilities||Built-in NVIDIA SHIELD TV game console|
|Inputs|| 1 × DisplayPort 1.4
3 × HDMI 2.0a
|USB Hub||2-port USB 3.0|
|Audio|| Output power: 120W
Impedence: 4 Ohms
Frequency range: 40 – 20k Hz
Sensitivity: 91 dB @ 1K Hz at 1m full scale volume
Magnet Materials: Ferrite
Line out: 1
S-PDIF out: 1
HDMI ARC: 1
HP recently started to offer its OMEN X Emperium 65 online at a price of $4,999.99 . As of press time, HP’s store stated that only nine units of the OMEN X Emperium were left in stock, so it is possible that there isn’t many in the first batch.