NVIDIA's new 65-inch 4K G-Sync gaming displays run Android TV
Well, this is surprising.
NVIDIA's stepping into the gaming display space, partnering with a bunch of companies — Acer, Asus, and HP to start — to release their own version of a BFGD, or Big Format Gaming Display (opens in new tab). These 65-inch gaming displays are aimed at hardcore PC gamers who want a huge screen, and have impressive specs like a 4K resolution, HDR, as low as 1ms latency, G-Sync, and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Interestingly, they also have a full-on Android TV experience built in.
The pitch is that the hardcore gamers will come to the BFGD for the best experience when they hook up their PC and play, but then when they're done with that and want to take a break they flip over to a full NVIDIA Shield Android TV experience:
So not only do you get the benefit of having an Android TV experience, but you get the NVIDIA version of that — that means Amazon Video, GeForce Now streaming and GameStream streaming. Presumably, this is rolling with the same specs as a standalone NVIDIA Shield Android TV box, which is still the industry leader. A few other TV manufacturers have gone with Android TV for their default interface, but this is interesting to see as a value-add for something that is primarily focused on having the right specs for optimal gaming performance.
Because this is a partnership deal, NVIDIA is leaving it to Acer, Asus and HP to make their own announcements about BFGD releases. So we don't know details about availability or pricing. ASUS has announced that its version will be the ROG Swift PG65, but has no details beyond that (opens in new tab).
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By Jez Corden
I would "turn off" the TV with my remote and even after a few days of not using it, when I turned it back on, it would "unlock" and be back to where I was perfectly, no delay. Also, it is was "booting" you can set it up to go straight to HDMI 1 whilst this boots so less delay there too.