LG will tick off at least one “world first” at IFA 2014 in Berlin next month, the company having confirmed it will launch the world’s first 21:9 aspect ratio monitor, alongside a new 4K screen and a gaming monitor designed to handle “fast-paced action”.
The new monitors, which are likely to launch alongside the G3 Prime and G3 Stylus smartphones, show that curved displays and 4K resolution screens look likely to be key trends at Europe’s biggest tech show next month.
The LG 34UC97 is the curved IPS screen 21:9 display in question, a 34in monitor with a 3440 x 1440 resolution and a high-speed Thunderbolt 2 connection, it’s said to be aimed at digital photographers and film-makers. It also boasts a 178-degree viewing angle.
It will launch at IFA alongside the LG 31MU97 Digital Cinema 4K Monitor and the 24GM77 Gaming Monitor. The former squeezes 4096 x 2160 pixels in to a 31in screen, while the screen for gamers aims to major on smooth motion thanks to a 144Hz refresh rate. LG’s Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) mode also claims to cut input lag.
The NEW v1.4 Ikuna Advanced High Speed range of 3m HDMI cables is the latest addition to the high end series of Cablesson products. Ikuna 3m HDMI cables highly advanced design of this cable incorporates a special stress relief (SR) mechanism that permits the cable to bend with minimum stress on the HDMI port when connected horizontally or vertically. A re-engineered profile allows the Ikuna 3m HDMI cables to fit into tight conduits, while our signature grip has been added for quick and easy insertion and release. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements. HDMI Cable is ideal for linking the latest High Definition Plasma or LCD TVs to DVDs, digital TV receivers, games consoles and digital satellite receivers. Gold-plated contacts for maximum signal transfer rates along with copper conductors for minimal signal interference make this cable the premier choice for taking your high-definition experience to the next level. Mad Catz promises innovative, quality products for all your gaming needs. HDMI cable is a single and distinct cable that connects between your devices to transfer both high definition digital video as well as multi-channel digital audio. In addition this quality HDMI cable is inclusive of a HDMI Ethernet Channel for internet connection as well as network sharing etc. When used with compatible equipment this cable will give you crystal clear digital Video and Audio for your Projector, Plasma etc. Suitable for High Definition image resolutions such as 480p, 480i, 720p, 1080i & 1080p.
Mithra 12m DisplayPort Cable with Locking, which was developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), is a royalty-free digital video transmission standard. Mithra 12m DisplayPort Cable with Locking have become the new standard for high end video equipment and we have taken the initiative to be one of the first to offer this new technology to our customers. DisplayPort Cable is capable of carrying a high bandwidth digital audio and video signal. You can also use these cables with any of Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter, Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, or Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter for connection to any type of external display, projector, HDTV, or non-Apple monitor. The DisplayPort has a smaller connector footprint compared to DVI and VGA on your desktop, unlike the HDMI Connectors the DisplayPort cable comes with a latch to help secure your cable for optimum connectivity. Future-proof yourself as DVI and VGA are slowly being phased out. Using this Cablesson Mithra 12m DisplayPort Cable you can view movies and photos at 1080p and higher picture clarity on your computer monitor. DisplayPort is capable of carrying a high bandwidth digital audio and video signal. This superb DisplayPort cable benefits from advanced design and construction to provide the best possible performance and reliability. It’s 24K gold plated connector pins ensure superb signal integrity and corrosion resistance whilst the shielded cable design allows consistent performance.
Unlike the HDMI Connectors the DisplayPort cable comes with a latch to help secure your cable for optimum connectivity.Future-proof yourself as DVI and VGA are slowly being phased out.
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When working with high-end computer graphics, watching your Blu-Ray Disc® player equipped PC, or playing an HD game, you’ll get the best experience with Mithra DisplayPort Cable.
- Length: 12 Metres / 12m DisplayPort Cable
- Connector: ABS with Snap on Connector
- Provides both digital video and audio in one cable
- Provides up to 1080p resolution with digital audio
- Smaller connector footprint than either DVI or VGA
- Supports HDCP (High-Definition Content Protection)
- Supports colour depth of 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16 bits per component
Cablesson 2 Metres / 2M Mini DisplayPort Extension Cable is perfect for extending the cable length of your Mini DisplayPort devices to connect them to your Mac. Compliant with DisplayPort 1.1 specification for both 1.62 and 2.7Gbp. HD components with refresh rates of 480 Hz to 640 Hz yet compatible with slower refresh rates for the smoothest, most fluid video.Support for Audio Return Channel: Better Sound, Transfer uncompressed surround sound with no extra audio cable needed.( Lossless Surround Sound ). Our Cablesson Mini DisplayPortExtension Cables features a female end designed to connect to the Apple LED Cinema Display, and a male end designed to connect to any new MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iMac, or Mac Mini. These cables will also be compatible with new Apple hardware as long as Mini-DisplayPort/ Thunderbolt is Apple’s connector of choice. Mini DisplayPort Extension Cable can be use to extend video from a computer with a Mini DisplayPort source to a cable with a Mini DisplayPort connector.
- Supports internal and external connections so that one standard can be used by computer makers reducing costs.
- Full bandwidth transmission (2560x1600p60)
- 8B/10B data transmission (up to 2.7 GHz symbol rate, up to 4 lanes, 8B/10B modulation)
- Cable Length: 2M / 2 Metre.
Cablesson 3 Metres / 3M Mini DisplayPort Extension Cable is a common video interface on many of the new Apple computers. Use this to extend video from a computer with a Mini DisplayPort source to a cable with a Mini DisplayPort connector.Mini DisplayPort Extension Cable is Perfect for extending the cable length of your Mini DisplayPort devices to connect them to your Mac.
Mini DisplayPort extension cable can also be used with our Cablesson Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter, Cablesson Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, or Cablesson Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter to connect to any type of display, such as a projector, HDTV, or non-Apple monitor.Compliant with DisplayPort 1.1 specification for both 1.62 and 2.7Gbp. Our Cablesson Mini DisplayPortExtension Cable features a female end designed to connect to the Apple LED Cinema Display, and a male end designed to connect to any new MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iMac, or Mac Mini. These cables will also be compatible with new Apple hardware as long as Mini-DisplayPort/ Thunderbolt is Apple’s connector of choice.
- 8.64 Gbit/s forward link channel supports high resolution monitors up to 2560×1600 with single cable.
- Open and extensible standard to help with broad adoption.
- Supports color depth of 6, 8, 10, 12 and 16 bits per component.
- 128-bit AES DisplayPort Content Protection (DPCP) support, and support for 40-bit High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) from version 1.1 onwards.
DisplayPort to DVI Cable features 24k Gold contacts for maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance. The DisplayPort to DsiplayPort cable is fully compliant to DisplayPort Content Protection (DPCP) ensuring full compatibility and successful transmission of content. It supports native fiber optic cable and offers latching connectors, features that are missing from HDMI. This DisplayPort supports computer resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 and all HDTV resolutions including 1080p. The DisplayPort also supports optional uncompressed audio and extended color depths of up to 12-bits per component ensuring flexibility to meet most display application needs. This adapter is compatible with all computer operating systems and Mini DisplayPort video cards ensuring full compatibility and successful transmission of all video content. DisplayPort supports higher performance as a standard feature-every 6-foot cable supports 10.8 Gbps. With HDMI, high performance is optional and comes at a significant cost premium. DisplayPort has better support for projectors and enables cool ultra-thin monitors. The DisplayPort has a smaller connector footprint compared to DVI and VGA on your desktop, unlike the HDMI Connectors the DisplayPort cable comes with a latch to help secure your cable for optimum connectivity. Future-proof yourself as DVI and VGA are slowly being phased out.
Its plug and play adapter. It allows you to connect a computer equipped with DisplayPort to a monitor, projector or HDTV equipped with DVI, which is a more widely available video format. The DisplayPort has a smaller connector footprint compared to DVI and VGA on your desktop, unlike the HDMI Connectors the DisplayPort cable comes with a latch to help secure your cable for optimum connectivity. Future-proof yourself as DVI and VGA are slowly being phased out. DisplayPort cable is a next-generation technology that delivers high bandwidth, pure digital audio/video signals from your PC to your display. Quality-made from 28 AWG copper wire, this cable is designed to deliver sharp, crystal-clear picture and sound. This cable enables the connection of your Mini DisplayPort supported computer to a DisplayPort supported monitor or other device. The cable features a locking DisplayPort connector providing a secure, dependable connection to your monitor. Connect the four included 6-foot DisplayPort cables between the computers and the Switcher inputs. Connect the Switcher output to the monitor using a DisplayPort cable. Connect the included 5V DC locking power supply to the 4×1 Switcher and connect the AC power cord to an available electrical outlet. The currently selected source will be displayed. This cable is engineered using the highest quality components for optimum signal transfer and maximum sound and picture quality.
New XO Platinum 1 Metre v1.4 with 3D HEAC – High Speed HDMI with Ethernet, 3D and Audio Return Channel is the latest version HDMI cable from our XO Platinum HDMI cable range. Ultra HD resolution is supported up to 4k2k delivering astonishing frame rates with zero signal loss and displays the vibrant colours and solid blacks that your HDTV is capable of without the digital artefacts or ‘sparkles’ introduced as a result of low quality cable design with higher. Ethernet Channel, adds high-speed networking to an HDMI link device, allowing users to take full advantage of their IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable. A XO platinum cable is your connection to the best in HD picture and sound, now and in the future. You’ve invested in HDMI technology so you could get superior picture and sound from your home theatre. Now you can maximize the performance of this extraordinary digital interface by making the connection with the highest quality cable.
Basically, now you can use the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to pass both audio and video through a single cable. In the previous MacBook you could only pass video through the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable. The only option for passing audio was to use the audio out port on the MacBook. This is self-defeating since HDMI is fully capable of passing both audio and video.
The current iMac and MacBook Pros offer this feature with the Mini DisplayPort, and now the MacBook is equipped with this hardware. One would think that Apple is blurring the lines between their entry level MacBook and their Macbook Pros. I would have to disagree with that statement. Apple is giving the consumer better hardware for less money. With this new MacBook you’re getting more bang for your buck.
As a side note, I noticed that Apple has not included a FireWire 800 port. The entry level MacBook has had this port removed for sometime now. You can only get this port on the MacBook Pro line. When it was first removed there was a huge uproar in the Mac community, and rightfully so. A lot of people use FireWire devices for things like FireWire hard drives, or for placing their Mac in Target Disk Mode to transfer data.
As I mentioned earlier, Apple is giving us more for less. With the exception of the FireWire 800 port we are getting better hardware than what was previously offered. With this new information in hand you can now connect your MacBook to your HDMI enabled TV and start watching movies and TV shows right from your MacBook.
The recently introduced MacBook will feature a Mini DisplayPort that is different from its predecessor – this time round, it will offer audio and video support through a single cable, as long as you use a compatible Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter that connects from the MacBook itself to a home theater system or TV. To solve this problem Cablesson released its Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter with Audio to the market in time for its Mac Customers. As long as the adapter is VESA-compliant, you ought to be able to revel it its new found abilities. This places the new MacBook on par with current MacBook Pro and iMac models, at least in terms of its Mini DisplayPort capability. We should be getting our hands on a new MacBook soon, but in the meantime do check out our MacBook Pro review.