Philips has released the new Philips 356M6QJAB with Full HD screen resolution and an IPS panel. The fact that this huge 35-inch monitor features the low 1920×1080 screen resolution (especially for its size) will repulse most of the PC users as such pixel density of the display is more common for TVs than monitors.
Alas, due to the innovative Ambiglow technology that synchronizes ambient lighting with the on-screen content and thanks to the wide color gamut IPS panel, the Philips Momentum 356M6QJAB may be an alluring choice for movie enthusiasts and console gamers looking for a display.
The Philips 356M6QJAB is based on an IPS panel with 16.7 million accurate and vibrant colors. The panel boasts 87% NTSC color gamut which amounts to a little bit over 100% sRGB. Additionally, the IPS panel displays ensure the flawless 178-degree viewing angles for no color and contrast shifts when watching the screen from different angles.
The 1920×1080 Full HD resolution on this 34.6-inch screen results in a strikingly low pixel density of 64 PPI (Pixels Per Inch). So, using this display as the main monitor will result in a pixelated image quality with smudgy text and blurry items if you’re sitting close to it.
If you were to watch the Philips 356M6QJAB screen from the same distance as you’d watch a TV, the image quality wouldn’t be as pixel-y but rather decent. Moreover, thanks to the quick 5ms (GtG) response time speed and presumably low input lag unmatched by any TV, you’d be able to enjoy an immersive and responsive gameplay on your gaming consoles.
Other important display specifications include 250-nit peak brightness and 1,000:1 static contrast ratio which are pretty common.
The Philips 356M6QJAB IPS monitor doesn’t use PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) to regulate brightness, so it won’t cause headaches to those sensitive to screen flickering. Furthermore, the low blue light filter makes for a pleasant viewing and reading experience at night without causing eye strain.
For gaming, remember to enable the SmartResponse feature which significantly increases the response time speed from the typical 14ms to 5ms for the better fast-paced gaming experience.
Additionally, the Philips 356M6QJAB display supports AMD FreeSync technology. Those with FreeSync-compatible AMD cards will be able to synchronize the refresh rate of the monitor to their GPU and thus eliminate screen tearing and stuttering within the dynamic FPS (Frames Per Second) range.
Gamers will also be able to take advantages of the pre-calibrated gaming picture presets including FPS (with better visibility in darker games), Racing (with faster response time), and RTS (with the exclusive SmartFrame feature that allows you to highlight specific areas and units).
Lastly, the Philips 356M6QJAB sports the Ambiglow technology which enriches your viewing experience by synchronizing the on-screen content with the ambient lighting through different colors and brightness levels. You can also customize the ambient lighting yourself or suit it depending on what you’re watching, whether it’s sports, movies, or playing games.
Design and Connectivity
The design of the Philips 356M6QJAB W-LED monitor resembles that of a TV which, my guess is, it will most likely be used as. Ergonomics include only tilt option while the black chassis combines glossy and textured finish.
When it comes to connectivity, there are two HDMI 1.4 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2, a VGA, an audio line-out for the headphones, and line-in for the two 5W integrated speakers. The Philips 356M6QJAB FreeSync range amounts to 48-76Hz via both DisplayPort and HDMI ports.
The Philips 356M6QJAB price and availability is unknown at the moment. We feel like an eye-catching price is the only thing that might interest people into buying this monitor, mainly to use it for console gaming or movie watching. Visit our gaming monitor buyer’s guide for more and better monitor deals.
|Resolution||1920x1080 (Full HD)|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||5ms (GtG)|
|Adaptive Sync||FreeSync (48Hz-76Hz)|
|Ports||DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, VGA|
|Other Ports||Headphone Jack|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (Static)|
|Colors||16.7 million (True 8-bit)|