VESA calls DisplayHDR 2000 gaming monitors ‘unapproved and misleading’
There is no DisplayHDR 2000 specification, despite reports to the contrary. VESA, the association behind the DisplayHDR standard, has confirmed that no such DisplayHDR 2000 specification exists, and any monitor claiming to offer such a specification should be considered “unapproved and misleading.”
This all comes from two product listings on the Chinese retail site, Taobao: one for the Samsung Odyssey G9 and another for the Acer EI491CRG9. These panels claimed to offer the DisplayHDR 2000, which would require a panel capable of 2000 nits of brightness to achieve, a significant increase over the confirmed DisplayHDR 1400 listed on its website.
“There is no ‘DisplayHDR 2000’ level in the VESA DisplayHDR specification and logo program at this time,” says VESA.
“VESA has no knowledge of the origins of the DisplayHDR 2000 logo currently displayed on these display lists on the Taobao website. However, VESA takes any misuse of our trademarks and logos seriously.”
Official DisplayHDR certification ranges from DisplayHDR 400 to DisplayHDR 1400. Each step also requires more than just brightness. Color gamut, contrast ratio, and features like 10-bit image processing may all be required to reach the official specification.
In the case of Samsung and Acer, we assume that neither company was responsible for signing up on Taobao. We contacted the first regarding the Samsung Odyssey G9 rumor at the time of writing and have not received any official confirmation from the company regarding its gaming monitor which has yet to be announced. Not surprising.
After all, Samsung’s certification isn’t at stake, and when it comes to official tech standards and the companies that make them, image, reliability, and credibility are all king. So it’s understandable that VESA is so ready to dispel rumors and set the record straight on this matter as a matter of priority.
The company is also responsible for the DisplayPort specifications and convenient stands on the back of your monitor.
The VESA did not rule out a possible DisplayHDR 2000 standard either, but simply clarified that such certification today is total. It is certainly not impossible for DisplayHDR to take another leap into the high brightness of nits with such a standard in the future, although there is not much reason for such a standard without compatible panels.
If that day comes, VESA says it will make it absolutely clear on the displayHDR.org website.