These past few weeks, there was news circulating the web that the upcoming Samsung Odyssey G9 (2021) and Acer EI491CRG9 will have “VESA DisplayHDR 2000” certification. Based on the reports, the “DisplayHDR 2000” will have 2000 nits brightness, double the brightness that a DisplayHDR1000 is capable of. However, VESA recently addressed this and said that the logo was illegitimate and there’s no such thing as DisplayHDR 2000 certification. The company has addressed the use of the illegitimate DisplayHDR 2000 logo on the press release below.
VESA Addresses Use of Illegitimate DisplayHDR 2000 Logo
SAN JOSE, Calif. – During the past week, the Chinese retail website Taobao has listed two display products that have a VESA-certified “DisplayHDR 2000” logo – an updated Samsung Odyssey G9 monitor as well as a new Acer EI491CRG9 monitor. In addition, several media outlets have reported that these monitors have received “DisplayHDR 2000” certification from the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). VESA wishes to set the record straight on this development. There is no “DisplayHDR 2000” tier in the VESA DisplayHDR specification and logo program at this time.
VESA has no knowledge of the origins of the DisplayHDR 2000 logo currently posted on these display listings on the Taobao website. However, VESA takes any misuse of our trademarks and logos seriously. VESA does not endorse the use of this logo unless and until a DisplayHDR 2000 tier has been officially announced by VESA, and any products claiming to meet this tier level have been officially certified by VESA and are listed on our website at https://displayhdr.org/certified-products/.
Until the displayhdr.org website displays DisplayHDR 2000, any such logo usage should be assumed to be unapproved and deceptive.
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I’m not sure how this will affect the products or their marketing materials. But it’s not also impossible if the two monitors, the Acer EI491CRG9 and Samsung Odyssey G9 are really capable of delivering 2000 nits of peak brightness. Perhaps, their marketing team just went ahead and included HDR2000 since it’s capable of 2000 nits of brightness.
Both monitors are DQHD with a resolution of 5120×1440 and feature a 240Hz refresh rate; with AMD Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility. Both also feature 1000R curvature and a 1ms G2G response time. The specs are quite impressive if you ask me and perhaps these two will be one of the most popular monitors released this year.
What’s interesting is VESA’s last line – “Until the displayhdr.org website displays DisplayHDR 2000”. So there is a possibility of having an HDR2000. I’m just speculating here, but there may be plans to announce a new tier soon. Unfortunately, the monitor companies or their PR just went ahead and used VESA’s logo even without the certification finalized.