Philips BDM4037UW Preview: 40-Inch Curved 4K Monitor

Philips BDM4037UW

Introduction

Philips has recently announced this enormous and beauteous 40-inch display which will feature a 4K UHD resolution, plenty of connectivity options, and a 10-bit VA panel. The Philips BDM4037UW is the latest of the Brilliance series monitors, it involves a curved screen with a 3000R curvature for a stunningly immersive viewing experience. This enticing display is priced at $999 which sounds quite appealing for a monitor with such specifications, design, and size – even though it doesn’t feature HDR support like most of the other announced monitors for 2017.

Specifications

  • 40 Inches Screen
  • 3840×2160 Resolution
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • VA Panel
  • 60Hz
  • 4ms Response Time
  • Ports: VGA, 2x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
  • Other Ports: 4x USB 3.0, Audio Line-in and out
  • Built-In Speakers: 2x5W
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m2
  • Contrast: 4,000:1
  • Dynamic Contrast: 20,000,000:1
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.230 mm

Features

The panel choice for the Philips BDM4037UW is a VA instead of an IPS which will give the picture a higher static contrast ratio at 4,000:1. This allows for a superior relation between the brightest and the darkest colors as well as more vibrant and expressive details of all colors. The display is 10-bit dithered with 12-bit internal processing. The ultra wide color technology boasts the color gamut with 100% coverage of the NTSC 1976 color space which allows the Philips BDM4037UW to be used for the professional purposes as well.

The UHD 4K resolution on a 40-inch screen results in 110 pixels per inch which is a solid pixel density and will provide a crisp and sharp image quality with vivid details. Additionally, the VA panel ensures the impeccable 178-degree viewing angles and a quick 4ms response time which makes this monitor acceptable for gaming as well, assuming that you’re not a professional gamer who relies on the adaptive sync technology and a higher Hz rate but a casual who prefers immersive image quality over performance.

Like the previous Brillance monitors, the Philips BDM4037UW offers the MultiView feature which allows you to display multiple devices on the screen via the Picture by Picture or Picture in Picture modes. You’ll be able to quickly swap between these features with the OSD joystick which is placed beneath the screen. Additionally, the SmartImage feature will allow you to navigate between the pre-calibrated presets such as the Office, Photo, Movie, Game, Economy, and SmartUniformity.

Connectivity

The plethora of connectivity options includes a VGA, two HDMI, and two DisplayPort. The VGA port maxes out at 1080p, one of the HDMI ports is 1.4 while the other is 2.0 and offer MHL support for the content streaming of the compatible devices. There are also four USB 3.0 ports, one of which offers the fast charging capability. Lastly, there are two audio jacks, one for the 5W built-in speakers and the other for headphones. The combination of the MultiView feature and the extensive connectivity allows you to have multiple PCs and gaming consoles connected and simultaneously enjoy four Full HD images on the screen, or quickly swap between the source inputs without reconnecting the cables.

Design

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This simple yet beautiful monitor features a glossy white finish with a slim silver bezel and a curved gray pedestal. The Philips BDM4037UW is VESA mount compatible for the easy installment on the wall or a mounting arm, however, other ergonomic features include only the tilt ability for -5, 10 degrees. The bezel is quite thin at only 12.5 mm at the sides and top bezel while the bottom bezel is 19mm wide.

Conclusion

The Philips BDM4037UW will offer an outstanding image quality with superior contrast and vibrant colors thanks to the VA panel. The quick 4ms response time will eliminate ghosting of the fast moving objects which will make for an enjoyable gaming experience as well, although we have yet to see the input lag performance. Nevertheless, whether you will be gaming, watching movies, or doing professional work, the Philips BDM4037UW will surely captivate its viewers with the image quality. The price of $999 is alluring and tempting, to say the least, and will certainly attract a lot of customers while forcing the rest to save up the money for it.

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