Wanna buy a $40,000 42" LCD display? Dolby's got one for you with their PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor. Now before you get all bent out of shape and assume Dolby just designed a TV with monstrous markups, realize that this is a super-accurate monitor designed for use in reference video houses across the country... not your living room. Dolby uses a patented dual-modulation display technology to produce images of the highest quality possible on this flat-panel monitor. They are so confident in its abilities, in fact, that they are dubbing it as "the first flat panel to surpass the CRT". Dolby is hoping that its Professional Reference Monitor is destined to become the industry-standard reference monitor. Given the lack of competition, it probably will, though there won't be a whole lot of them out on the market.
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Dolby sent us a funny email that also informed us that this display doesn't even come with an HDMI input. Now, before you freak out, note two things: 1) this display isn't made for a consumer format like HDMI, and 2) HDMI (apparently) isn't "good enough" to handle what this display needs to do for broadcast 'perfection'.
I think that's awesome, given my (often unconcealed) disdain for the HDMI format...
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