Philips 40" 4k UHD Monitor £606.00 @ Amazon
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Philips 40" 4k UHD Monitor £606.00 @ Amazon

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Found 8th Jan 2015
I know this is not a "deal" from certain perspectives.
I know this is not for everyone.
I think this is a bargain for those that need the desktop real estate.
I hope someone will benefit from me posting this.
I've just bought one.

Here's the bumf...

See the big picture with all the details. The expansive 40" class Ultra HD professional Philips display gives you the room to spread out, see the big picture and all the details in Ultra HD. Expand your viewing experience with the monitor that is designed for the way you work.

These latest Philips screens deliver UltraClear, 4K UHD (3840x2160) pixel images. Utilizing high performance panels with high density pixel count, enabled by high bandwidth sources like DisplayPort, HDMI, Dual link DVI, these new displays will make your images and graphics come alive. Whether you are demanding professional requiring extremely detailed information for CAD-CAM solutions, using 3D graphics applications or a financial wizard working on huge spreadsheets. Philips displays will give you UltraClear images.

Philips VA LED display uses an advanced vertical alignment technology which gives you super-high static contrast ratios for extra vivid and bright images. While standard office applications are handled with ease, it is especially suitable for photos, web-browsing, movies, gaming, and demanding graphical applications. It's optimized pixel management technology gives you 176/176 degree extra wide viewing angle, resulting in crisp images.

SmartImage is an exclusive leading edge Philips technology that analyzes the content displayed on your screen and gives you optimized display performance. This user friendly interface allows you to select various modes like Office, Photo, Movie, Game, Economy etc., to fit the application in use. Based on the selection, SmartImage dynamically optimizes the contrast, color saturati on and sharpness of images and videos for ultimate display performance. The Economy mode option offers you major power savings. All in real time with the press of a single button!

Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) is a mobile audio/video interface fo r directly connecting mobile phones and other portable devices to high-definition displays. An optional MHL cable allows you to simply connect your MHL capable mobile device to this large Philips MHL display, and watch your HD videos come to life with full digital sound. Now not only you can enjoy your mobile games, photos, movies, or other apps on its big screen, you can simultaneously charge your mobile device so you never run out of power half way.

Features:
- Expansive 40-inch class brilliant display
- UltraClear 4K UHD (3840x2160) resolution for precision
- VA display gives awesome images with wide viewing angle
- MultiView enables active dual connect and view at same time
- SmartImage presets for easy optimized image settings
- LED Technology ensures low power and natural colors
- Slim bezel design for a stylish look
- Powerful 7-Watt speakers to unleash your content
- USB 3.0 Hub for convenient access and fast charging
- SmartConnect with DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA connections
- MHL technology for enjoying mobile content on big screen
- VESA mount allows for the perfect setup

Specification:
- Display Screen Size: 40"
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Panel Type: VA
- Brightness: 300cd/m2
- Contrast Ratio: 5000:1 (Typ)
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 500,000,000
- Resolution: 3840x2160 (Only over DisplayPort at 60Hz)
- Response Time: 3ms (GTG)
- Viewing Angle (H / V ): 176 ° / 176 °
- Connectivity: 2x HDMI (30Hz), 1x DisplayPort (60Hz)
- USB 3.0 Hub: Yes
- Speakers: Yes (2x 7W Stereo)
- VESA: 200x200mm

7 Comments

Original Poster

By the way, the benefits are not needing text scaling at this size...

Been this price for the past 3 weeks.
I know cos I ordered at the original £645.99 back in november and received my monitor a few weeks ago and got the difference refunded.

This isn't a deal, it's RRP (yes overclockers.co.uk are asking more, but they are as we all know price gouging and don't do anything by RRP if they can help it)

There's a 1-2 month wait still, so it kinda a could have been a deal just about if in stock...

/Rant.

Banned

robo989

Been this price for the past 3 weeks.I know cos I ordered at the original … Been this price for the past 3 weeks.I know cos I ordered at the original £645.99 back in november and received my monitor a few weeks ago and got the difference refunded.This isn't a deal, it's RRP (yes overclockers.co.uk are asking more, but they are as we all know price gouging and don't do anything by RRP if they can help it)There's a 1-2 month wait still, so it kinda a could have been a deal just about if in stock.../Rant.



That's not rrp. Just because it's been that price on Amazon for a while. It's a very good price compared to elsewhere. Heat.

Been wanting a 4k monitor to get enough space for all the windows on big projects. I really can't see the point of 4k 28" monitors as everything is just too small, or if you bump Windows scaling, you lose the space, so tried a 4k 40" TV and totally happy with the physical size on a desk with no windows scaling, but had to send it back as it was 4:2:0 chroma so had colour fringing on text

This seems to be the only affordable 40" 4k monitor at present and combing the reviews it doesn't seem to have any show stoppers.
Colour accuracy is pretty good as are viewing angles and response time. Yes, the backlight is a little irregular and the corners will be a little darker if it's on a desk in front of you because it's a large VA panel, but the alternatives (4:2:2 TV or better monitors of this size) are a lot more money. It does 4k/60Hz with DP input, so can game.

Proper review
More chatty assessment

If anyone's interested, I've got a detail (long) assessment of all aspects of the thing ...
Edited by: "Hootwo" 9th Jan 2015

There's a 1-2 month wait still, so it kinda a could have been a deal just … There's a 1-2 month wait still, so it kinda a could have been a deal just about if in stock...

Stock has been arriving in small numbers. Earliest UK shipments were around 14-Dec. Mine is due around 25-Jan. If you can't wait, there are small numbers in Scandinavia and Northern Europe (US people have bought them).

It games too - extract from someone who bought it:
Blacks are inky, gaming @ 4k in Elite Dangerous is simply stunning.
Very surprised to find 1440p scaling works well (very limited testing so far) - but Arma III and Crysis 3 very playable and no obvious issues sorted. This has made me quite excited as I have best of both worlds, especially for games which aren't SLI friendly (I run SLI 970s). Input lag. I can't measure this, but I can say that again, from my limited testing, this isn't severe. BF4 very playable, and so long as 60fps is constant there's no issue. Certainly, I think it's slightly less than the 32" VA panels which are out there (Acer/Benq/Samsung).

I'm so tempted to spend the cash on this, however, would my GTX770 need an upgrade?
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