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VESA rebukes Acer and Samsung's claims of producing DisplayHDR 2000 certified monitors

Neither the Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 nor the Acer EI491CRG9 are DisplayHDR 2000 certified. (Image source: Samsung)
Neither the Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 nor the Acer EI491CRG9 are DisplayHDR 2000 certified. (Image source: Samsung)
Acer and Samsung may claim to have produced DisplayHDR 2000 certified monitors, but VESA thinks otherwise. In fact, VESA has not even created a DisplayHDR 2000 tier and believes that both companies are acting deceptively.

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Last month, Samsung unveiled the Odyssey G9 2021, a 49-inch gaming monitor that it said could reach 2,000 nits. It seems Acer has used the same mini LED panel in the EI491CRG9 too, as it also claims a 2,000 nit peak luminescence in its Taobao listing. Both companies assert that their monitors are DisplayHDR 2000 certified, but this certification does not currently exist.

This does not appear to be a mistake either, as Acer and Samsung have marketed their monitors using VESA DisplayHDR 2000 logos. VESA has taken a dim view of this and has published the following statement on the matter:

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.

Until the displayhdr.org website displays DisplayHDR 2000, any such logo usage should be assumed to be unapproved and deceptive.

Currently, VESA offers up to DisplayHDR 1400 certification. It remains to be seen if the Acer EI491CRG9 and Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 will receive official DisplayHDR certification. Until then, we would recommend assuming that neither are DisplayHDR certified.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-04-21 (Update: 2021-04-21)