The cheeky program "BFGD" – for "Big Format Gaming Display" and was announced a year ago at CES 2018. We anticipated that these powerful, gamer-friendly screens will hit the market later this year. The wait was worth it.
Technically speaking, the HP Omen X Emperium 65 is just a "display", not a TV ̵
What will? Let's break it up Because technically it's a gigantic game monitor and not a conventional TV, G-SYNC is included. This is NVIDIA's anti-tearing frame sync system, which slows the panel's refresh rate to match the dips and troughs of a PC game's performance. It is activated by an additional piece of NVIDIA hardware in the screen. But it's not the only extra, because there's also a built-in SHIELD for the omen's Smart TV features. NVIDIA told us that this is the same Tegra X1-based system as the stand-alone SHIELD system, which is by far the best set-top box on the market. Even the frequent software updates he even receives directly from NVIDIA. The remote control of the TV is of course a SHIELD remote.
Not enough? Understandable. How about the included soundbar? Even the most expensive TVs from Samsung and LG expect you to go beyond the standard speakers while the Omen X Emperium is in the box with its beefy soundbar. The bar has 120 watts of power through the included drivers and built-in subwoofer. It's also pretty stylish if you slide under the legs of the TV or attach it to the bottom when you mount it on a wall with the massive 400mm x 400mm VESA mount. (Do not miss the tunnels.)
Still not enough? Take a closer look. Not only are they surprisingly attractive to a range of plastics – you'll never see the omen branding offered – it also includes its own built-in bias light. The LED bar at the top of the back splashes light on your wall, responds to the content of your movie or game and flashes in real-time the appropriate average of the colors. Stick-on LED strips are not required, even if you are not a fan, you can turn it off.
For their "one more thing" moments, the HP staff showed us the I / O panel. In addition to four HDMI ports, a DisplayPort for your gaming PC and two USB ports for connecting accessories to the Android-based SHIELD, the panel has a proximity sensor. So when you reach backwards and the TV recognizes your hand, a smaller LED strip and illuminated captions are activated for each port. It is not necessary to pick up the phone for a spontaneous flashlight.
PC gamers who want a living room display that can handle direct G-SYNC input from a desktop PC are a niche market. Those who can afford this $ 5,000 technological opulence will be even smaller. For those already drooling, the HP Omen X Emperium will ship next month. Models from other manufacturers will follow later in 2019.