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Philips 288P6LJEB 4K 60 Hz 28-in Monitor Review

Subject: Displays
Manufacturer: Philips

Technical Specifications

Since the introduction of the first low cost 4K TVs in the form of the SEIKI SE50UY04, and then into the wild world of MST 4K monitors from ASUS and others, and finally with the release of single stream low cost 4K panels, PC Perspective has been covering the monitor resolution revolution heavily. Just look at these reviews:

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Today we bring in another vendor's 4K consumer monitor and put it to the test, pitting against the formidable options from ASUS, Samsung, Acer and others. The Philips 288P6LJEB 4K 60 Hz monitor closely mirrors many of the specifications and qualities of other low-cost 4K panels, but with a couple of twits that help it stand out.

The Philips display is a 28-in class TN panel, has a 60 Hz refresh rate when utilizing the DisplayPort 1.2 connection option but adds connection capability that most other 4K panels in this price range leave off. Here are the specs from Philips:

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LCD panel type
Backlight type
W-LED system
Panel Size
28 inch / 71.1 cm
Effective viewing area
620.93 (H) x 341.28 (V)
Aspect ratio
Optimum resolution
3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Response time (typical)
5  ms
SmartResponse (typical)
1 ms (Gray to Gray)
300  cd/m²
Contrast ratio (typical)
50,000,000 :1
Pixel pitch
0.16 x 0.16 mm
Viewing angle

170º (H) / 160º (V)

@ C/R > 10

Picture enhancement
Display colors
Color support 1.07 billion colors
Scanning Frequency
30 - 83 kHz (H) / 56 - 76 Hz (V), Analog: 50 ~ 80Hz (V), Digital: 23 ~ 80Hz (V)
1080P @ 60Hz

USB 2.0 x 2

USB 3.0 x 2 + faster charger

Signal Input

VGA (Analog )

DVI-Dual Link (digital, HDCP)

DisplayPort 1.2

MHL-HDMI (digital, HDCP)

Sync Input

Separate Sync

Sync on Green

Audio (In/Out)

PC audio-in

Headphone out

This should mostly look familiar to anyone that has read up on the Acer or Samsung 4K 60 Hz SST panels currently for sale on the market. The size, resolution, response times, viewing angles - they are all basically the same and it seems pretty likely that all of these monitors are in fact using the exact same panel in their builds. Where the Philips 288P6LJEB differs in the connectivity section of the above tables.

The ASUS PB287Q has USB hub support but only the Philips monitor allows you to connect older connection types like VGA and DVI should you happen to want to run the monitor on a system not capable of 4K on DisplayPort. That's a welcome change from the DP + HDMI only configurations available on other monitors but it might also be the reason for a significant latency issue we found during our testing. (More on that on the third page).

Another area where the Philips 288P6LJEB excels is in the out of box color accuracy. Each and every monitor will ship with a Color Uniformity Data Sheet showing the measurement conditions and results. Of course that doesn't guarantee that the color will be completely accurate, but it shows Philips is willing to put the time into an additional step like this to improve the experience for users that might not have the ability to do accurate color calibration on their own.

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Our Spyder4Elite calibration step didn't find anything to change about the 288P6LJEB we tested and it maintained a solid 96% sRGB color space. For professional users that would like to have accurate color reproduction out of the box without the need for external hardware like the Spyder, the Philips Brilliance 4K panel is the best we have seen.

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Viewing angles on the Philips 288P6LJEB are, once again, very impressive for a TN monitor. Straight on view is solid with great color (as mentioned above) and movements to the left and right result in very little color shift so you shouldn't worry about quality differences as you slide around your work area (or bounce around while gaming).

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The view from the top is slightly washed out but that occurs only at pretty extreme angles.

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From the left and right of the panel you'll see some slight color inversion at the extremes, but overall it's an impressive result for a TN panel. Just as I said with the ASUS PB287Q, the Samsung U28D590D and the Acer XB280HK, the Philips 288P6LJEB has changed our view of the potential quality of TN panels.

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November 4, 2014 | 04:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks for the review, but the monitor world hasn't really been exciting in a long time. 4k is nice but not with all this 16:9 TN rubbish, and potentially interesting technologies like Gsync are made irrelevant by severe vendor lock in. Plasma is dead, SED/FED are dead, and OLED is stuck. I'm on a 14 year old Sony FW900 and it looks like I will be for the foreseeable future; after all these years, there still hasn't been a monitor to surpass it.

November 4, 2014 | 04:55 PM - Posted by Edmond (not verified)

I feel you bro...

I just gave it all up and will do without gaming till variable refresh OLED`s...

im done trying to "enjoy" games on fixed refreshes and LCD`s.

November 4, 2014 | 08:57 PM - Posted by nathanddrews

I envy you. After over a decade of loyal service, my FW900 exploded (literally). It's not all bad, though. I've got an Asus VG24BQE now and after I calibrated it, it's actually very, very attractive. 144Hz is nice, but I miss playing 2560x1600 on the olde CRT.

November 4, 2014 | 06:44 PM - Posted by Arlo (not verified)

Nice review. One note. the IEC 60320-C5 power adapter is very much a standard. Just like the IEC 60320-C13 (normally found on monitors, PCs and printers. You can find them on Amazon, MonoPrice etc.

November 5, 2014 | 02:12 AM - Posted by Branthog

Why is everyone so reluctant to build a 30" monitor now that we're finally getting enough pixels to really justify them?

... and wtf with all the TN panels?

November 5, 2014 | 05:17 AM - Posted by Ophelos

If u want a 4k ISP monitor, then you could just get the Dell UP2414Q 4K IPS monitor. But of course it'll cost you around $1000. An I'm sure they'll just go up in price with other OEMs.

November 5, 2014 | 04:06 AM - Posted by alkarnur

5K + IPS + 27/28" + 144Hz + FreeSync = Awesomeness.

One day...

December 15, 2014 | 11:24 AM - Posted by TinkerToyTech

if that's what you want the Apple (top end config) iMac will do most of the trick

November 5, 2014 | 04:46 AM - Posted by QD (not verified)

4k is basically in its preschool phase. Give it a couple of years.

November 5, 2014 | 08:41 AM - Posted by annoyingmouse (not verified)

I once had a Dell UltraSharp 2408 that had similar input lag, and while it didn't bother me most of the time, it made fast paced RTSs like StarCraft incredibly difficult to play.

November 5, 2014 | 02:33 PM - Posted by Wye (not verified)

Philips coming late in the game with the Innolux displays - and with a crappy high latency implementation of the TN panel.

Seriously, Philips, sell your TV/monitor division, its becoming pathetic.

November 10, 2014 | 11:45 AM - Posted by OctaveanActually (not verified)

Those who want a 30" 4K monitor should simply step up to a 32" 4K. Problem solved. In fact, any new 32" 4K model will likely have SST support so that is a plus. The only real issue should be the price. Most people don't want or care about 16:10.

Those who want something cheaper simply have to deal with the TN options at 28" or wait for the 27" IPS options that were supposedly coming.

The Asus PB279Q which was supposed to be released at under ~$1000 USD might fit the bill for some whenever that comes out,.....

As for G-Sync, I've never seen a G-Sync monitor with multiple inputs. If I were buying an expensive 4K monitor or 5K monitor I sure as hell would want more then just a single DisplayPort option.

December 15, 2014 | 11:26 AM - Posted by TinkerToyTech


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