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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  • A5 - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    If you're an idiot and sitting 5 feet from a 65" screen, then sure. This is (I assume) designed for high-end gaming HTPCs.
  • yefi - Monday, March 18, 2019 - link

    The pixel density makes these completely useless for desktop. We need to see these specs packaged into a 40" monitor with a saner ppi.
  • Beaver M. - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    Love Gsync, because its making sure there are far tighter specs on monitors. Freesync ones are almost always far slower in input lag and response time, not to mention Overdrive. So I will always buy the Gsync version, even if I wouldnt have an Nvidia card.

    But that cant make the price of this TV... monitor... whatever.
    Its a freaking VA panel! The cheapest you can get! And it most likely has one or more fans built in, which most likely arent silent ones either, like on other 4K Gsync monitors. 5k for that is a laugh, as if VW would sell low end Golf as a Bugatti...
  • Beaver M. - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    Oh and AMVA is an AUO technology. That means this panel is AUO... LOL!
    Have fun with all the dead pixels, BLB and dust particles inside the panel.
    Theres a reason AUO panels are dirt cheap. Even the ones they sell for $2k on monitors are only worth $200.
  • A5 - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    VA gets you better blacks and contrast than IPS. Every serious LED TV panel is VA - IPS is a negative in the home theater space.

    The AUO part does suck, though.
  • BenSkywalker - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    As long as viewing angles aren't a big deal. VA loses to IPS there.
  • Beaver M. - Saturday, March 16, 2019 - link

    Its still much cheaper to produce than IPS. That should reflect on the price, but the price is as if they invented a new technology that has no weaknesses.
  • PeachNCream - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    Good going HP! Rebrand that TV and mark the price up 200%. I'm sure someone will buy one.
  • Dick tracey - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    Does this do 1440p over display port? I can't seem to get a straight answer or someone who has one in their hands to test it. Saved my money it's either this or Samsung q9fn 65" with FREESYNC.
  • zodiacfml - Friday, March 15, 2019 - link

    Meh. They really have to release these things at 65" to justify the exorbitant price. We have a 65 inch here in the house and its too big except the living room or kitchen.
    I have been using 43" inch TV as a monitor for one year and just feels the right step up from a desktop monitor.

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