Dreams came true. Curved 21:9 3440 x 1440

x3sphere

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Dunno. The 34UM95 has been out for almost a year, and when LG starts introducing new products, the prices on their older products start to plummet.

It seems the demand for their flat 34" ultrawides is still far greater than the supply (and probably why street price is still above MSRP), but I'm sure that could easily change pretty quickly once demand starts shifting to the new curved variations.

Most people are still only willing to spend a certain amount on any TV or display, whatever the new tech. LG can certainly ask an insane price of $5k or whatever for the new 34UC97 (if they're happy not selling many). ~$999 to replace the UM95, and it should sell about as well as the UM95 did (which is still way too high for any consumer-grade PC monitor, imo).

The UM95 has only been out for 4 months. Retail availability started in May.

Edit: Actually more like 3... since I don't think it was until late May the monitor showed up for order.

Anyway the 34UC97 could be a ways out from release. It is not uncommon for LG to unveil products that are still a year away from hitting the market.
 
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Agree with X3sphere

LG 34UM95 is still selling strong so there is no point to release this monitor so early. I think this monitor will be release earliest in 2015.
 

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So the IPS panels are limited in how much they can curve right? That's why the curve isn't that pronounced? I think I'll wait for OLED if that's the case when they become more mainstream instead of jumping to the curved ips
 

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LG 34UM95 is still selling strong so there is no point to release this monitor so early. I think this monitor will be release earliest in 2015.

Is the 34UM95 selling at all right now? It's been a very long time since Amazon or Newegg have had any in-stock, and it seems that for every new one sold to someone here, they're usually not 100% happy with the corner IPS glow and wanting to return or exchange it (not everyone, but an unusually large amount it seems).

Maybe LG has tired of all the returns/repairs, and is quickly pushing out this otherwise identical curved version as a possible solution?
 

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Is the 34UM95 selling at all right now? It's been a very long time since Amazon or Newegg have had any in-stock, and it seems that for every new one sold to someone here, they're usually not 100% happy with the corner IPS glow and wanting to return or exchange it (not everyone, but an unusually large amount it seems).

Maybe LG has tired of all the returns/repairs, and is quickly pushing out this otherwise identical curved version as a possible solution?

Considering most sites have that well over MSRP it's safe to assume they are selling like hotcakes...

You want too see a bunch of grown men cry for more of these monitors go check out Massdrop.
 

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I didnt care too much for the curved sets out there but last weekend went by Best Buy and theyve got a couple 4K curved Samsung sets up on display with some smoking HD landscape video demoing on there. I realize this is cherry picked demo video but it was still extremely impressive and immersive. More than you would think it would be considering that its really not that much of a curve. The catch is you have to be viewing head on of course because while you can still see the image fine, it just looks weird. And having to view head on doesnt always work out for TV's when you have more than 1 person watching movies or a ball game but for a computer monitor this would be ideal. I think something like this could very well be very close to my "dream monitor".
 

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Considering most sites have that well over MSRP it's safe to assume they are selling like hotcakes...

You want too see a bunch of grown men cry for more of these monitors go check out Massdrop.

Over MSRP doesn't necessarily mean they're actually selling right now.. it could also mean that the demand is far greater than the very limited amounts being supplied.

And I agree w/you that demand is still incredibly high (until everyone catches wind of the UC97).. was just wondering out loud if LG might've been holding back on current production/shipments until they resolved the issues causing the returns/repairs, and if the new 34UC97, 34UM94 (and even the recent U3477Pqu delay) had anything to do with this (as some have speculated that the 34UM94 might have also addressed this and a few other issues).

If the main source of complaints that LG receives about the 34UM95 is the corner IPS glow (which seems to be more apparent on larger/wider monitors), and if the 34UC97 can actually minimize how the user perceives the IPS glow by using a curved panel, then the UC97 could potentially be an item being pushed out quickly to replace the UM95 depending upon which is costlier to them.. returns/repairs due to IPS glow, or the increased cost of curved panels.

Again, just thinking out loud (as to whether or not this is something they're showing way in advance for whatever reason, or something they're getting ready to push out the door). Sorry :)
 

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I'm also hoping that UC97 is coming to replace UM95, due to (supposedly) high return rates. This is a very new form factor and apparently it didn't work well. It's not LG's fault really (other than light bleed and other defects), it's just that the technology (IPS) has its limitations. I'm hoping someone with a vision at LG saw this and now they're "fixing" the problem with UC97.

Street price is all about demand vs supply and I strongly believe it's (lack of) supply this time around that's causing above MSRP. I think LG is ramping down the production of UM95 (if they haven't zeroed it already).

Another thing to note is non-existence of Dell (or other big players) in the market. I think Dell have been watching and if they're clever, they won't bite the non-curved 34" ultrawide. AOC is a low-price player with much less at stake than Dell; if they get a good deal on the panels from LG, they'll go for it.

So, yeah, I'm reasonably hopeful the UC97 is coming to fix the issues observed with UM95. Of course, there is still the chance of corporate greed ;)
 

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does this support the VESA open standard Free-Sync that AMD is adopting?

if yes, i drop my eyefinity setup in a heartbeat and buy one of these...
 

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Found some pictures http://www.displayinfo.kr/lg_34uc97/. The back is very sleek.

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Thanks for above pics!

I guess that confirms no VESA mount support? That and no OLED = me happy again, since this doesn't make 34UM95 pointless.
 
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does this support the VESA open standard Free-Sync that AMD is adopting?

if yes, i drop my eyefinity setup in a heartbeat and buy one of these...

AdaptiveSync is the optional extension of the DisplayPort standard, and FreeSync is a proprietary extension of that extension that lets AMD copy some of G-Sync features. FreeSync capable monitors aren't due to be out until at least 2015 Q1.

So no, it does not.
 

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The next evolution in this is probably a curved display with freesync/gsync support in Q1 2015. I'm probably going to wait for that before buying as I usually stay with the same monitor for 4-5 years. Would suck to get this one around the end of this year, only to have the freesync monitors come out a few months after that.
 

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I demo'd the Oculus Rift at this year's E3 and it's not ready yet. When it is ready it's going to require a crazy amount of vid card power. I tried it with two of their demos, one was a Mario Bros looking game, another was a space fighter simulation (think Wing Commander).

There's a bad "screen door effect" when looking through the Rift. This is due to that it's resolution isn't high enough yet and being that close to your eye, you can really tell. So the clarity isn't there yet. They have plans to eventually make each eye display 4k, but that's what I mean about the vid card power required to push 4k to each eye?

It has headtracking, and was cool to look around while you're using the controller and moving your guy around. It was immersive with nice 3d effect though. I reminds me of when that 3D Mario came out in 1994-95 for the Nintendo [strike=]Game cube[/s] 64. First playing that 3D Mario and how cool that was. It's similar to that, but with a low resolution issue currently.

You also do start to get a mild headache after a bit, but not everyone will be affected by that.

The biggest issue with RIFT is not the hardware, it's that it will die and go nowhere if more developers don't sign up and start making games on the thing. Only serious dev was Id Software with Doom 3 version, but it needs more support than that or it won't ever take off

Fixed. :)

As a recipient-to-be of one of the Massdrop 34UM94s, I'd be curious to know if this one is that much better...and what it will sell for. Like others, I can see LG pricing this at $1,500 which is pretty crazy. I don't think it'll be $650 better than the 34UM95/94. But we'll see.

I want a curved ultra widescreen 38-42" 4K IPS with VA blacks, no IPS glow, 1ms response times, very low input lag, and 144hz for less than $1,000. Yes, I know it's not going to happen but that's pretty close to my ultimate dream monitor.
 

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What's the radius of curvature of your ultimate dream monitor?

I actually haven't given that aspect any thought. The radius of curvature on the LG seen in the pics that wahaha360 posted above actually looks about right to me. Any more than that might be too much. I'm not sure if I want it to look curved when I'm sitting in front of it...but that slight curvature that creates a minor wraparound effect would be pretty nice I think.
 

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I actually haven't given that aspect any thought. The radius of curvature on the LG seen in the pics that wahaha360 posted above actually looks about right to me. Any more than that might be too much. I'm not sure if I want it to look curved when I'm sitting in front of it...but that slight curvature that creates a minor wraparound effect would be pretty nice I think.

380 cm radius is mostly there for aesthetics. That minor wraparound effect is really, really minor. From the angles people choose for their peripheral Eyefinity/Surround monitors, I believe many users would absolutely love radius of curvature matching their viewing distance, creating horizontally equidistant area and maximizing horizontal viewing angle at the same time.

Anyway, I don't have to say I'll be waiting for a version with lower radius of curvature or flexible (curvature-adjustable) version.
 

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Monitor is barely curved and you are still stuck with 60 Hz IPS. :rolleyes:
 

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If it is close to the price of the flat then i would regret my purchase but definitely not paying 30-75% of total price for a small immersion difference. I feel like this is the limitation due to being an IPS and to curve an IPS panel further makes it more difficult having to provide even lighting. I would wait for OLED and maybe even flexible panels where you can manually adjust the curvature. One year later when this is out I feel like OLED monitors will start to take over the year after and this curved one will be obsolete. That's just how it is for buying technology.
 

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Monitor is barely curved and you are still stuck with 60 Hz IPS. :rolleyes:

And? Maybe some people don't give a shit about >60hz and are purchasing for other reasons, the most obvious of which is 21:9 display format. But I guess other people just want 120+hz for their ePeens while they benchmark their watercooled RAM (lawl) :rolleyes:
 

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This, just this... not only 21:9, not only "almost 4K, not only 34", but also curved. WHen I'm in Berlin on IFA, I'll see that beuty on my own eyes, and check how it works :) Will post my feelings and pictures.

Feeling sorry for those who bought straight 34", this one will be epic for gaming/movies :)


http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/lg-to-unveil-34-inch-219-curved-ips-monitor-at-ifa-2014.html

Yes, I feel sorry for all those with straight parallel lines and loose sitting requirements. I've always thought LCD's geometry was without enough flaws.
 

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If it is close to the price of the flat then i would regret my purchase but definitely not paying 30-75% of total price for a small immersion difference. I feel like this is the limitation due to being an IPS and to curve an IPS panel further makes it more difficult having to provide even lighting. I would wait for OLED and maybe even flexible panels where you can manually adjust the curvature. One year later when this is out I feel like OLED monitors will start to take over the year after and this curved one will be obsolete. That's just how it is for buying technology.

Don't expect OLED monitors anytime soon. Televisions are already coming, but the WOLED e OLED, used for big format OLED screens, suffer badly from burn-in, and as far as I know sAMOLED+ doesn't exist in anything bigger than 8" (and even that's a little while farther, since samsung has yet to release their oled tablet). ;)
 

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Huge disappointment that it doesn't appear to have a VESA mount. I suppose it is possible that the back semicircle panel could pop off revealing some mounting holes (but very unlikely).
 

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Huge disappointment that it doesn't appear to have a VESA mount. I suppose it is possible that the back semicircle panel could pop off revealing some mounting holes (but very unlikely).

Or an adapter that gives the VESA mount (obviously made specifically for this monitor)
 

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Well, a product listing on the LG site could mean this is coming sooner rather than later.

Curious on the price. If it's $500 more or so I don't think it'll be worth it, which I likely think it will be, LG has no other competitors coming out with a curved display that we know of.

$100-200 premium over the UM95 and I'd bite though. But probably wishful thinking.
 

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Yes, I feel sorry for all those with straight parallel lines and loose sitting requirements. I've always thought LCD's geometry was without enough flaws.

Bullshit. There is no shape or line which can't be shown in its original form on cylindrical or spherical display.
 

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From what I've read, there actually is a separate adapter for 100x100 VESA mount. It's mentioned on the Korean 34UC97 product page, which is now live..

http://www.lge.co.kr/lgekr/product/detail/LgekrProductDetailCmd.laf?catid=2400&prdid=EPRD.282480&pcatid=2400

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That is one extremely photo-shopped image. Those bezel gaps between screens aren't realistic at all.

What it looks like in reality:

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And 63:9 surround? Seven times wider than it's tall? Who's using such a silly aspect ratio, this guy?

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LG's 34 in. curved monitor can be purchased for 145,000 won (US$142.35) at LG Bestshops nationwide starting on August 19. This product is going to be displayed at IFA 2014, which is scheduled to be held in Berlin on September 5, and be introduced to the global market starting from North America and Europe at the end of September.



Think they missed a zero in there :D

Right now the 34UM95 in Korea is ~1,200,000 KRW (1,200 USD), so if the 34UC97 is actually 1,450,000 KRW (1,450 USD), that would be a 20% price increase. If the 34UM95 is still $1000 MSRP, then the 34UC97 could possibly be $1200 MSRP.
 

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Bullshit. There is no shape or line which can't be shown in its original form on cylindrical or spherical display.

Only if you compensate for it, which isn't done nor is it practically possible. We're talking about perception here.
 
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Ah, look's like they are making 16:9 example too then?

Anyway my original point still stands, that photoshop image is fairly silly. Look how large the side bezels are:

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Now times that by two for surround, that is still one large gap.
 

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Ah, look's like they are making 16:9 example too then?

Anyway my original point still stands, that photoshop image is fairly silly. Look how large the side bezels are

Yeah, I agree.. it's a rather misleading advertisement. But I'm guessing the majority of folks aren't dropping $3k+ on a 3x curved ultrawide surround setup. And for the guys wanting 2 or 3x curved 16:9, then they'd be better off just getting the 21:9 instead.
 
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