This post serves to show the current status and history of Project: Spectrum, monitor being developed by Eve and its community.
Present: The current state of events
Crowd-development is still underway
You can find everything about this project and participate in the Project: Spectrum development category of our forums.
We’re finalizing specifications
These are the provisional specifications so far:
Pixel-perfect integer-ratio upscaling by pixel duplication for low-resolution input signals
|HDR||HDR10 Media Profile
VESA DisplayHDR400 certified
|Color depth||1.07 Billion colors (8-bit + A-FRC)|
|Refresh rate||Up to 144 Hz native
Up to 165 Hz through overclock
|Color gamut||DCI-P3 98%
Emulated sRGB mode mapped to DCI-P3
for optimal color accuracy of sRGB content
|Response time||1 ms|
|(1x) HDMI||HDMI 2.0a|
|(2x) DisplayPort||DisplayPort 1.4
Dual inputs or daisy-chain pass-through
|(2x) USB Type-C||USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps)
DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DisplayPort 1.4)
HDMI Alternate Mode (HDMI 1.4b)
Dual inputs or daisy-chain pass-through
1x USB PowerDelivery up to 20V/5A (100 W)
1x power output up to 5V/3A (15W)
|(2x)USB Type-A||USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps)
power output up to 5V/2A (10W)
Hub data connection to computer through dedicated
USB Type-B port and/or one of the Type-C ports
|(1x) 3.5mm minijack||audio-out from video source input|
|Adaptive sync||FreeSync 2 certified
G-SYNC Compatible certified
48Hz through 165Hz
|Dual active inputs||Picture-in-picture mode
|Wall-mount compatible||VESA Mounting Interface Standard|
|Power supply||External power adapter|
We are still working out some details and features. You can join in on this discussion here.
We’re in the process of deciding the looks
Design concepts were only just released, but the designers are already taking your feedback and running with it! You can join in on the discussion here.
Past: A history of Project: Spectrum
- We sent out polls through our forums and an external survey site to decide on our next projects. Over two-thousand people respond!
- Based on inquiries with our supply chain and the survey results we picked monitors as one of four categories to pursue.
- We kicked off the project by trying to find our what is most important in a monitor. What is the purpose of our product and which features and specs does it need?
- Since we can’t have everything (at least not without breaking the bank), there are trade-offs with any product. So which trade-offs are we willing to make?
- Based on meetings with a number of manufacturers, we’ve listed and discussed a number of available display panels
- Something needs to keep the screen in place, and different monitors have different stands. So we discussed what our stand should be like. We also asked about the need for integrated speakers.
- Wanting to actually connect things to the monitor, we need ports. So we discussed the available options to make sure Spectrum has all the ports it needs.
- The idea of open-source firmware comes up, and we start looking into what it can do for our users.
- In an extensive post, we reveal what’s been decided so far based on community feedback. Among other things we lock down the display panel to use, stand adjustments, and some of the ports.
- A visit to the manufacturer yields many new specifications and a look into the factory.
- Over the course of a few hours, CEO Konstantinos answers a bunch of community questions about the project, and adds others to a list to be discussed with our partners.
- Industrial design pops up for the first time, as we discuss what kind of design features are or aren’t important.
- We’re getting a pretty good handle on the specifications, though a lot of things still need to be discussed with the manufacturer.
- Our design partner Propeller has come up with initial design directions, giving the first ideas of what our monitor could look like.
- More time with our manufacturer lets us confirm more specs, including a few more ports and requested features.
- Based on user feedback, the initial design directions have been refined into actual 3D-rendered design concepts. Discussion about the looks of Spectrum intensifies!
- The response to the design concepts has been overwhelming, and raised some follow-up questions from the designers.