NEC has introduced its new large-format 55-inch 4K display designed for commercial and digital signage applications, the NEC MultiSync V554Q.

The V554Q display is based on an IPS panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 500 nits max brightness, a 1100:1 contrast ratio (without local dimming), a 60 Hz refresh rate, a 8 ms response time, 178º viewing angles, and so on. The LCD can display ‘more than’ 1.07 billion colors and, still uncommon for most monitors, supports the BT.2020 color space (though the manufacturer doesn't list how much of the gamut is supported).

One of the key features of the V554Q monitor is its anti-glare coating, which the manufacturer says can removes glares almost completely without compromising color accuracy. Another key technology used on the monitor is NEC’s SpectraView Engine, the company’s proprietary color management and color uniformity correction tool. Finally, to ensure longevity of the display even if it has to work in tough conditions for 24/7, it features an integrated cooling system with three fans, which kicks off automatically when internal sensors detect high temperatures.

Since the NEC V554Q was formally designed primarily for digital signage, the monitor has an on-board media player that can playback content from an SD card or a USB drive. It also has an OPS slot for NEC’s Raspberry Pi compute module, essentially allowing to installa fully-fledged PC inside the display. Meanwhile, the LCD can be controlled using local buttons, an IR remote, as well as remotely using 100 Mbps Ethernet ports, or an RS232 connector (as well as NEC’s NaViSet Administrator software).

Speaking of connectivity, it is necessary to note that the MultiSync V554Q has two DisplayPort 1.2, three HDMI 2.0 inputs, and various audio outputs (3.5 mm, HDMI out, analog, DP Audio out).

NEC's 55-Inch UHD Display
  MultiSync V554Q
Panel 55" IPS
Native Resolution 3840×2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 8 ms
Brightness 500 cd/m²
Contrast 1100:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.3171 mm2
Pixel Density 80 ppi
Color Gamut 1.07 billion+
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort 1.2
3 × HDMI 2.0
Outputs 3.5 mm audio output
DisplayPort Audio
HDMI Audio
USB/MicroSD 4 × USB Type-A ports
MicroSD slot
LAN 2 × 10 Mbps Ethernet
Power Consumption (idle/active) Idle: 0.5 W
Typical: 120 W
Max: 300 W
Launch Price $1,849

Besides the compute module, NEC offers numerous accessories for its 55-inch V554Q monitor, including a tabletop stand, external speakers, human sensor, wall mount, and so on. Which means that while the monitor may be first and foremost aimed at digital signage, it is a complete stand-alone (and standing) monitor that can be used for more regular workloads as well.

NEC’s MultiSync V554Q can be ordered from NEC and its partners for $1,849. In addition, the manufacturer offers the V554Q-AVT2 model with an integrated ATSC tuner.

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Source: NEC

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  • DanNeely - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - link

    Well I suppose when you're upgrading from printed posterboard that has an update rate of at most only a few frames/day (and a lot less if they don't have a breakfast menu) your standard for what's a solid upgrade is a lot more flexible.
  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - link

    Will anything you post make any sense, at all, ever?
  • Kevin G - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - link

    The nice thing about an OPS slot is that you can you can put in more than just a Raspberry Pi: full fledged PCs, SDI input modules (surprisingly handy if they have loop outputs), HDBaseT input modules, and various AV-over-IP modules leveraging up to 10 Gbit Ethernet. I've even heard talk of some manufacturers leveraging the OPS slot to add things like conference systems, room controllers and other oddities. It is nice to have an option to install these feature into the display as it really reduces cable clutter and device management. The downside its that you have the mess of USB ports that have nuance to what they can interface with.
  • Lord of the Bored - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - link

    That is SUPER hot and I need one now.
    So, ummm... anyone have two grand they can loan me?
  • remosito - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - link

    That is amazingly non-expensive. How I wish it had Adaptive Sync though...

    I guess a worthwile 55" fallback if the upcoming alienware 55 incher is bfgd bank breaking league (3000- 5000$).
  • Gunbuster - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - link

    Indeed. Priced nearly at the point where you would not buy the walmart tv and if it breaks buy the walmart TV 7 more times in a row.
  • niva - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - link

    Only if you're looking for a big screen. Those expensive displays have much faster refresh rates and local dimming, critical features that this display lacks.
  • remosito - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - link

    Am looking for a big screen to replace my 40 incher indeed. Problem is 65" of the bfgd is a couple inches to big for the cutout I have in the wall. 55 or 60 would fit perfectly. Other problem is. 3-5k is simply more than I am willing to pay. Maybe the Alienware will deliver. Or maybe hdmi 2.1 equipped TVs with low latency modes and VRR.
  • lilkwarrior - Friday, March 29, 2019 - link

    Alienware could be $3000 and it'll be a no-brainer significantly better monitor than this one to justify its price

    - OLED
    - HDMI 2.1
    - Dolby Vision HDR
    - G-Sync, FreeSync, or HDMI 2.1 VRR
  • ToTTenTranz - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - link

    What's a "human sensor"?

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