NEC CRV43 43-inch curved LCD arrives July for $8k

NEC's huge CRV43 LCD display – which offers a gently curving 43-inch  2,880 x 900 resolution panel – has finally got a release date and price, though don't expect much change from $8k.  Intended for graphic designers and command/control users, the CRV43 runs at double-WGXA resolution and connects with a single DVI-D or HDMI 1.3 connector. 


Contrast is 10,000:1, while the CRV43 puts out 200 cd/m2 brightness and has a 0.02ms response time.  Those wanting this for design work rather than just desk boasting rights will be pleased to hear that it offers 100-percent coverage of sRGB and 99.3-percent coverage of Adobe RGB. 

As well as the DVI-D and HDMI ports there's a USB 2.0 hub.  As you can see in the gallery below, however, there's more to the CRV43's chassis than you might first expect: this is a surprisingly deep LCD display.  Expect it to carry a $7,999 sticker when it lands in July 2009.


Press Release:


June 4, 2009

CHICAGO – June 4, 2009 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, today announced the 43" NEC CRV43 ultra-widescreen specialty desktop display, designed for use in applications such as professional graphics, higher education, government, financial, command & control and home office.

The NEC CRV43 curved display can be seen at InfoComm 09 (Peerless Booth No. 5441) on June 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The unique NEC CRV43 curved display provides a much wider field of view and greater dynamic range with its double WGXA resolution (32:10 aspect ratio). The user's taskbar is extended natively and setup is made easy to configure with one input. These features make it an ideal solution for simulation, digital imaging and command & control.

"The NEC CRV43 curved display provides an excitingly immersive viewing experience for any type of user," said Keith Yanke, Director of Product Marketing for NEC Display Solutions. "Its lightning-fast response time coupled with its seamless curved screen provides enhanced comfort, decreased frustration and increased productivity. The monitor eliminates the bezel and screen gap issues that have complicated users' work environment for years."

The NEC CRV43 curved display includes the following features:

Seamless curved screen, which eliminates bezel and screen gap issues for increased productivity and decreased frustration (according to Center for Human-Computer Interaction – Shupp et al, presented at Graphics Interface 2006)

2880 x 900 double WXGA native resolution

200 cd/m² brightness

0.02ms Rapid Response

10,000:1 contrast ratio

Wide color gamut with 100% coverage of sRGB and 99.3% coverage of Adobe RGB

Single link DVI-D and HDMI 1.3 input connectors

USB 2.0 connectivity for easy use of peripherals

Front panel controls

On Screen Display (OSD®) and software-based GUI, which enables advanced display control options

The NEC CRV43 curved display is backed by a 3-year parts and labor warranty including the backlight and will be available for July 2009 shipment with estimated street price of $7,999.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD displays, professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, professional, education, medical and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the Web site at