Unveiled: New HP DreamColor Displays

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HP announced two new DreamColor displays today that once again see HP bringing to market critical color accuracy for digital artists, photographers, and videographers—the HP Z27x and HP Z24x displays for PCs and Macs. They provide up to 1.07 billion on-screen colors, giving them a color-correction error margin so small that it is not discernible by the human eye.

The new displays are capable of showing off 60% more pixels than the previous DreamColor monitors, with a 4,000% increase in the internal color palette. They’re also 57% thinner than the previous model, with the HP Z724x only 25% of the price of the original DreamColor display.

The HP Z727x features three times the color accuracy of the previous generation, an integrated color-calibration engine with support for third-party calibration instruments, and Ethernet-based remote management of the display through an integrated web server. It is also capable of 4K support. A software development kit is available that allows the end user to integrate the monitor into their workflow.

"There will be consistent 10-bit color accuracy..."

Both displays are designed with HP’s engineering expertise behind them. There will be consistent 10-bit color accuracy, the ability to create custom color spaces with total control over important areas like color primaries, white point, and tone response, and one-button access to color space presets such as sRGB, Adobe RGB, Rec. 709, Rec. 2020, and DCI-P3.

The HP Z727x will also feature an ultra-wide Digital Cinema Color range that will include 100% of AdobeRGB, 100% of sRGB, and 99% of DCI-P3. In addition, it will include a Night Vision interface with auto-fade backlight and selectable red-button backlight color for enhanced low-light viewing in dim working conditions.

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Are these new monitors compatible with Blackmagic's UltraStudio Mini Monitor? Are they compatible with YUV signals? 

Hi -

These monitors can handle the Blackmagic's UltraStudio Mini Monitor via the HDMI connection.  As far as we can determine, these monitors do not support the YUV colorspace signals.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Well i it can't handle a YUV signal, then it's not really compatible with the blackmagic products... 

Is it possible to have a confirmation from HP? They don't give enought info.

Sorry for the delay, but we are still waiting for a response from HP to our request about support for YUV and their Dreamcolor monitors.  I did alittle research and found some information that you may find useful on an independant review web site.

"the DreamColor Engine is very demanding: it absolutely requires a true progressive digital RGB signal over HDMI or DisplayPort. Although the monitor will accept them, interlaced video and/or digital YUV over HDMI are not welcome for the DreamColor Engine. If you supply either or both of those, the DreamColor Engine will shut off, the settings for color space settings will become inactive, and the monitor will display full gamut, which is much more saturated than ITU Rec.601 or ITU Rec.709. These are some of the DreamColor monitor's most important features. Make sure you take advantage of them by making your system deliver a compliant signal."

DreamColor direct interfaces chart

UPDATE

I just heard from HP 

The LP2480zx cannot perform color management if the input signal is formatted as YCBCR (YUV). It must be RGB. To perform color management a YCBCR input signal must be converted to RGB using an external box. Some of the SDI converters, such as the AJA HDP2, can do this.

The Z27x and Z24x can accept a YCBCR input signal and properly color manage it.

DreamColor Solutions

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When will they be in stock? Its fantastic news that the more affordable 24'' has got a REC709 preset as well! 

Unfortunately, at the current time we do not have an ETA from the manufacturer. However, we will post this information to our website as soon as it becomes available to us.

when will this be available would like to buy one

Unfortunately, we do not have an ETA for the HP 24" Z24X and 27" Z27X from HP at this time. If you haven't already, you could choose the Notify When in Stock option on their pages on our website.  We would then send you an email when they came into stock.

Looking for a cinema 4k monitor, color calibration, adobe color palette compatible monitor 

Hi John -

Native 4K monitors:

B&H# PABT4LH310 or SOPVMX300PC1

Ultra HD (4K) Monitors:

B&H# JVPS840UD or B&H # SHPNK321
 
  A native 4K monitor will offer 4096-by-2160 resolution. This is the ultra-wide 4K resolution favored by the film industry versus the so-called Ultra HD version (3840-by-2160) seen on 4K HDTVs.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

When will they available and at what price?

You can find the prices for the HP 24" Z24X and 27" Z27X on the monitor's pages on our site.  Unfortunately, we do not have an ETA for them from HP at this time. If you haven't already, you could choose the Notify When in Stock option on their pages on our website.  We would then send you an email when they came into stock.

Size and price?

What is that "60% more pixels" line? And why no specific resolution numbers? Are these supposed to be 4K monitors?

If you'd read the specs, and understand what resolution 4K is at, you'd have your answer.  Get smart.

Hi Datamesiter -

These are NOT 4K monitors.   These monitors pack more pixels into their screens than the previous generation of Dreamcolor monitors. There will be more specifications listed as HP publishes and forwards them to us.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

You can find the prices for the HP 24" Z24X and 27" Z27X on the their pages on our site.  Unfortunately, we do not have the physical dimensions of the monitors yet.  As we receive more information from HP, the information on the monitors’ pages on our site will be updated.

Thunderbolt?

Hi Stemic81 -

Unfortunately HP does not offer a Thunderbolt port on any of these monitors.

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Please keep me inform

If you haven't already, you could choose the Notify When in Stock option on the pages for the HP 24" Z24X and 27" Z27X on our website.  We would then send you an email when they came into stock.

Found these details that may be of interest:

The DreamColor Z24x is a 24-inch display running at 1920x1200 resolution. It features a 350cd/m2 brightness, with a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Inputs are DVI-D with HDCP support, HDMI, and DisplayPort 1.2 in and out. Four USB 3.0 ports are available, with two on the side and two on the back. 

The larger Z27x is a 27-inch DreamColor panel running at 2560x1440 resolution. It is a 300 cd/m2 display with a 1000:1 static contrast ratio. Inputs are one HDMI with HDCP support, and one DisplayPort 1.2. The monitor has four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and one audio-out connector.

The HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x are available today for $1,499 and $599, respectively.

Read more: http://www.electronista.com/articles/14/04/07/new.displays.provide.massive.color.gamut.good.connectivity/#ixzz2yLm8iZvP

Why is the only spec that matters, DPI, not listed??? Colors are way past overkill and since it is not going in my pocket how thin it is is useless.  The only thing that matters is DPI.  If HP is confused about that tell them to walk over to Frys and pick up a 263 DPI ipad.

You're a moron.   

You're clearly not very tech savy 

Pls send me info on these displays and price.

Hi Gil -

Unfortunately, we do not have an ETA for the HP 24" Z24X and 27" Z27X from HP at this time. If you haven't already, you could choose the Notify When in Stock option on their pages on our website.  We would then send you an email when they came into stock.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

 Thunderbolt compatibility with no lost of quality due to adapters?

Don't use Apple and you won't have to worry about their issues.

Thunderbolt will double as Mini Displayport so there will be no quality loss.

Notify when on the market!

Hi Ratko -

Unfortunately, we do not have an ETA for the HP 24" Z24X and 27" Z27X from HP at this time. If you haven't already, you could choose the Notify When in Stock option on their pages on our website.  We would then send you an email when they came into stock.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Nice looking monitors.  Want to know more

Hi i need the price ?

HP is yet to determine the price yet.  Once they do we will update our website to include that information.

Yeah! We want to know about the YUV!!! I really loved the first version, but to add a converter is deal breaker for me... 

Other thing : what will the 4k on it? On the spec cheat we see 4K 24p, but the native resolution is 2.5k with 60hz. Does it mean it have enough pixel to resolve 4k but only in 24p? Anyway, I'm not PT Jackson and there is no way I'll do any 90 frame per second...

If yes is the answer to all of this, TAKE MY MONEY!!!

As a 50+ year photographer, I am now organizing and refining my best shots. This display may be just what I need for the best ever display setup.

What a nice surprise and perfect timing!

BillN

It was not stated if the 24 inch version had the same characteristics as the 27", though it was implied. I would like a clear statement on that *all* of the color and function specs are the same for the 24 inch, with the exception of size and resolution. I suspect this is true, but I want to be sure.

Thanks, BillN

Hi Bill -

According to HP these monitors offer similar quality features and construction except for size and subsequent resolution.  Thee appeatrs to be slight differences in brightness and contrast.  But these small differences may not be noticeable except in criticalside-by-side comparisons.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

The Specifications look good. I will have to look into getting one.

Hi,

But the HDMI connection of 27 " HP port support a 10 bit ??

Hi Alessio -

This monitor supports 10 bit over HDMI.  Please follow the link :   http://bit.ly/1iaq0mL

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Differences between models at different prices should be a lot more clear on your site - they all seem to have the same specs, just at different prices, execpt for the one larger panel which at least has size as an obvious difference.  The rest?  Not clear at all.

Can I hook this monitor DreamColor Z24x Professional Display(E9Q82A8)  up to a 2011 imac?

Hi Gord -

Ye,s the HP Z24X DreamColor Display will work with the Apple iMac. You should connect it to the iMac's Mini Display  or Thunderbolt  port using the following cable (not included).

 The 6', black Mini DisplayPort Male to DisplayPort Male Adapter Cable from StarTech connects a mini DisplayPort equipped laptop (including Mac family products) to an HDTV, monitor or projector that uses a standard DisplayPort connection.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

I just got one, and cannot get it to work. There is no user manual. I have a mac book pro all it shows is the desktop with nothing on it.

By default an external display on a Mac is set to an extended desktop. It will only show a blank desktop until you move an icon, window, or application onto it. If you would like it to show the same information as your MacBook Pro’s built in display, you would need to check the Mirror Displays option in System Preferences. (System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement)

Hi,

Would the 24" display be compatible with my 2010 MacPro tower? 

Thanks!

Hi Raymond -

Your computer offers a mini DisplayPort and DVI-D output .  The HP 24" Z24X DreamColor LED Backlit Professional LCD Display includes both the DVI-D cable and a DisplayPort cable. If using the mini displayport on your computer you will need this adapter:

The 6', black Mini DisplayPort Male to DisplayPort Male Adapter Cable from StarTech connects a mini DisplayPort equipped laptop (including Mac family products) to an HDTV, monitor or projector that uses a standard DisplayPort connection.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com