Chinese retailer Taobao recently published the specifications for two upcoming monitors (the Samsung Odyssey G9 and Acer EI491CRG9) that suggested they’d been blessed with a new tier of DisplayHDR certification called DisplayHDR 2000. VESA, the organization behind the high-performance monitor and display compliance test specification, clarified today that DisplayHDR 2000 doesn’t actually exist—there is no such specification and logo program at this time. The highest legitimate DisplayHDR level is DisplayHDR 1400, which guarantees a peak luminance of 1400 cd/m2.
VESA has no knowledge of the origins of the DisplayHDR 2000 logo currently posted on these display listings on the Taobao website. However, VESA takes any misuse of our trademarks and logos seriously. VESA does not endorse the use of this logo unless and until a DisplayHDR 2000 tier has been officially announced by VESA, and any products claiming to meet this tier level have been officially certified by VESA and are listed on our website at https://displayhdr.org/certified-products/.