Philips Momentum 43" First Monitor Certified HDR1000

Subject: Displays | April 24, 2018 - 09:25 PM |
Tagged: philips, hdr, displayhdr1000

While Philips has been a bit quiet in the LCD space since they divested from LG.Philips, they are still in the market through their partner, EPI. Today’s news is that this duo has created the first monitor to be certified as compliant with VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 standard: the Philips Momentum 43-inch (436M6VBPAB).

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The number in front of DisplayHDR comes from the brightness rating (measured in candela per square meter) that the specification demands for HDR content.

As for the rest of the monitor’s details? 4K, check. HDR, of course. 43-inch, could be very good for that resolution. Quantum dot, yup. $999.99 USD, very interesting price. It doesn’t list whether it is compatible with any variable refresh technology, though. G-Sync HDR is pretty much out of the question, but FreeSync would have completed this monitor’s checklist. It will still turn heads, but its omission will also raise a few questions.

Unless it has it but they just forgot to list it? Maybe?

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April 24, 2018 | 09:57 PM - Posted by rushner (not verified)

VA Panel at 42" The viewing angle would be unusable. Nope.

April 24, 2018 | 10:40 PM - Posted by James

Viewing angle is important for a TV, but is it really that important for a computer display? What are you such that you look at your computer display at a significant off angle?

April 24, 2018 | 10:56 PM - Posted by sircod (not verified)

Viewing angle is more important for a monitor than a TV (unless you are viewing from a couch off to the side). I have a large VA TV as a monitor and the corners are at enough of an angle that the contrast start to fade a bit. Not a big deal unless you are doing color sensitive work and its not nearly as bad as TN panels that basically invert when off-axis.

April 24, 2018 | 11:01 PM - Posted by sircod

Would also like to note that not only is VA perfectly fine for a monitor, but it also has a much better contrast ratio than IPS panels. I would stick to IPS for image editing, but for media consumption VA would actually be preferable.

April 25, 2018 | 03:18 AM - Posted by Martin (not verified)

IPS (or god forbid, TN) with 1:1000 contrast would be pretty horrible when it comes to the stated 1000nit brightness.

VA viewing angles are not that bad. IPS these days tends to get IPS glow at around the same angle where VA gets the contrast shift.

April 24, 2018 | 10:47 PM - Posted by James

While I would like to have a 4K HDR capable (not just accepting of HDR signals), I don’t want it quite this large and I would like it to be able to do more than 60 Hz, or with a max over 60 Hz. It may be a bit of a sacrifice to get VRR; I don’t know if they will be able to implement VRR while maintaining color accuracy. I already have a 30 inch 2560x1600 display, with very accurate colors. I would rather have a higher dpi display, I think. This one and my 30 inch display are both around 100 dpi, which is actually quite low for text.

April 25, 2018 | 07:11 AM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

These HDR standards are pretty low if LCDs with their terrible contrast can meet them

April 25, 2018 | 07:56 AM - Posted by Anomuumi (not verified)

Philips spec sheet says Adaptive sync, so it has free sync

April 25, 2018 | 08:58 AM - Posted by Gunbuster

Philips, owns all the ambilight IP yet uses none of it on monitors...

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