Huge displays for entertainment and productivity are getting increasingly popular these days as prices are falling. Last year NVIDIA proposed a reference design for Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch monsters featuring a 120/144 Hz refresh rate along with the company’s G-Sync HDR technology. The initiative was supported by three companies: Acer, ASUS, and HP. But while all of them formally announced their BFGD products at CES 2018, only HP has started to sell one - the HP OMEN X Emperium.

Officially introduced at CES 2019, the HP OMEN X Emperium 65 display is based on a 64.5-inch 8-bit AMVA panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 750-1000 nits brightness (typical/HDR), a 3200:1-4000:1 contrast ratio (minimum/typical), 178° viewing angles, a 120 - 144 Hz refresh rate (normal/overclocked), and a 4 ms GtG response time with overdrive enabled. Just like other G-Sync HDR monitors released to date, this one is equipped with a 384-zone full direct-array backlight to offer a finer-grained HDR experience, and enhanced with quantum dots to guarantee precise reproduction of 95% of the DCI-P3 color space. The ultra-large display can connect up to four devices using one DisplayPort 1.4 as well as three HDMI 2.0b ports.

To make the OMEN X Emperium 65 display more attractive both to gamers as well as those looking for other kinds of entertainment, HP outfitted its BFGD with a soundbar rated for 120 W of output power (with three stereo amps and Low Frequency Array technology) as well as a built-in SHIELD TV console that can be used as a media player to stream content from Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and other services.

Specifications of the OMEN X Emperium 65
Panel 64.5" AMVA
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate Normal: 120 Hz
Overclocked: 144 Hz
Response Time 4 ms with overdrive
Brightness Typical: 750 cd/m²
HDR: 1000 cd/m²
Contrast Minimum: 3200:1
Typical: 4000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.372 mm²
Pixel Density 68 ppi
Backlighting 384-zone full direct-array backlight
Color Gamut Support DCI-P3: 95%
Media Playback Capabilities Built-in NVIDIA SHIELD TV game console
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.4
3 × HDMI 2.0a
1x USB-B
HDCP 2.2
USB Hub 2-port USB 3.0
Audio Output power: 120W
Impedence: 4 Ohms
Frequency range: 40 - 20k Hz
Sensitivity: 91 dB @ 1K Hz at 1m full scale volume
Magnet Materials: Ferrite
Diaphragm: Aluminum

Line out: 1
S-PDIF out: 1
Power Idle 0.5 W
Typical ?
Peak ?
Launch Price $4,999

HP recently started to offer its OMEN X Emperium 65 online at a price of $4,999.99. As of press time, HP’s store stated that only nine units of the OMEN X Emperium were left in stock, so it is possible that there isn't many in the first batch.

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Source: HP

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  • Fx1 - Thursday, March 14, 2019 - link

    So it costs double the price of a E series OLED from LG.

    What a joke.
  • Opencg - Thursday, March 14, 2019 - link

    i would like it for the gsync but hdr usually has a processing / frame buffering overhead that increases input lag. as well I am not too concerned with having nvidia shield technology (for the same reason). i think they will sell well enough to justify their development. but that is only due to them being the only contenders in this niche market.

    if i could get a true low input lag gsync tv sized monitor with 120hz or higher and for less than 5k$ then we are talking
  • damianrobertjones - Thursday, March 14, 2019 - link

    Capitals can be your friend.
  • Opencg - Thursday, March 14, 2019 - link

  • Notmyusualid - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    He was right to highlight it.
    Capitalization and punctuation, are important.

    Helping Jack, off a horse.

    Is not the same as:

    helping jack off a horse

  • Alistair - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    nice ;)
  • PeachNCream - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    screw capital letters! those things are for noobz and grammar police to swing at innocent people like a it standings i am all for the just ignoring the shift key and the caps lock entirely along with omitting punctuation if more of that second example finds its way into Anandtech's comments section. after all that would improve article quality a little and almost make it worth wading through auto play video advert hell...almost....
  • Opencg - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    right im sure your brain cant parse any meaning without capitals. its not for idiots tho. so kindly just dont read it please
  • Matthmaroo - Thursday, March 14, 2019 - link


    No gsync

    No free sync
    HDMI 2.0a
    DP 1.4

    other than it being 5k only a clueless moron would by this
  • BenSkywalker - Thursday, March 14, 2019 - link

    This is GSync and it's not 5k, it's 4k.

    Not sure where your confusion is coming from?

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