As technology ramps up and we're seeing things like 4K TV, 3D films and Peter Jackson's cinematographical techniques in The Hobbit, it seems like computers are being left in the dust. We use the devices daily, more often than not for media purposes, so why are we still stuck in the dark ages when it comes to quality? It's all well and good having Ultra HD films, but if you can't even watch them in anything but SD, what's the point?

LG have addressed this issue with their new curved 34UC97 monitor. Using a 3440 x 1440 resolution (QHD) and 21:9 aspect ratio, you can see more, and, crucially, more intensely. The curvature of the screen makes it a doddle to fully immerse yourself in a film or whatever project you're working on. Banish the days of scrolling every few lines, and see the bigger picture.

Producer NeverEnd, a frequent collaborator with U-TREND, described the benefits of the 34" display, and not just in terms of what you see on that front:


"When I looked at the back of the monitor, I was pretty much blown away- it had multi-port that might as well be called connection hub- two HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, and a Displayport. It even has USB UP for you to hook up audio card directly to the monitor. I unhooked, untangled most of the cables and centralized them to 34UC97, and my mastering room looked organized to the point where people start calling me a neat freak. And the climax - two ThunderboltTM 2 slots...

LG have also released a video today, showing off the capabilities of the 34UC97 - using real life actors and media artists, they've sculpted a brief clip that shows off just how immersive the display can be. As a "collage of action and editing", it may not have the narrative of an epic saga, but it sure is just as gripping.

Watch the video here below. It'll look best on a curved LG, of course.