Philips 436M6VBPAB Preview: 4K HDR FreeSync Console Gaming Monitor

By April 30, 2018 2 Comments
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Philips has introduced a new monitor aimed at console gamers who are tired of high input lag and slow response time speed of regular TVs but still want an immersive gaming experience.

The Philips 436M6VBPAB delivers just that thanks to its DisplayHDR 1000 and Ultra HD Alliance certified HDR (High Dynamic Range) support, low input lag, FreeSync technology, and many more features.

Image Quality

The monitor is based on a VA panel with 178-degree viewing angles, 4,000:1 static contrast ratio, 4K resolution, 10-bit color support via dithering (8-bit + FRC), and a quick 4ms (GtG) response time speed.

Console gamers will be able to enjoy the true HDR viewing experience due to the stellar 1,000-nit peak (720-nit typical) brightness and the wide 97.6 DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.

The Philips 436M6VBPAB display has a 32-zone edge-lit backlight and uses a combination of the Wide Color Gamut and quantum-dot technologies to achieve such extensive color range.


Apart from the cinematic viewing experience, the Philips 436M6VBPAB will also ensure smooth and responsive gameplay.

First off, the monitor boasts the Low Input Lag mode which reduces the traditional TV-like input lag of 31ms to only 21ms.

Next, in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu, you will be able to find the SmartResponse setting which puts the display into overdrive to further eliminate ghosting of the fast-moving objects.

Lastly, the Philips 436M6VBPAB HDR monitor supports adaptive-sync i.e. AMD FreeSync which allows frame rate synchronization between the monitor and the Xbox One S and X consoles or AMD FreeSync-compatible graphics cards.

The dynamic refresh rate of FreeSync is rather narrow though and amounts to only 48-62Hz. Within this range, however, all screen tearing and stuttering will be removed. Hopefully, it will be possible to extend the range using CRU.

Design & Connectivity

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The Philips 436M6VBPAB design resembles a TV though it’s possible to tilt the screen and VESA mount it. The stand is made of aluminum while the chassis sports black glossy plastics.

Turning to the connectivity, there’s a DisplayPort 1.2, a mini-DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 2.0, and the USB type C as well as a headphone jack, a dual USB3.0 hub with fast charging capacity, and two 7W DTS integrated speakers.

Furthermore, the monitor features the Ambiglow technology which synchronizes the color and brightness of the image and produces glow at the bottom bezel. You will also get a remote control for the monitor.

Price & Similar Monitors

The Philips 436M6VBPAB  price is €800 MSRP and it will be available starting May/June 2018.

If you’re looking for a monitor for console gaming, check out our guide on the best monitors for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.


In case you’ve been after the perfect monitor for console gaming, the Philips 436M6VBPAB is definitely your best choice for now.

It’s a perfect combination of a giant screen with full HDR support and top-notch input lag and response time performance unmatched by any TV.

Philips 436M6VBPAB Specifications
Screen Size42.5-inch
Resolution3840x2160 (UHD)
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (48Hz-62Hz)
Speakers2x7W DTS
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0
Other Ports2x USB 3.0, USB-C, Headphone Jack
Brightness1000 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio4000:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (200x200mm)

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  • Kartupelis3

    Would PC HDR gaming be supported?

  • Roger Crawford

    Hi there – It is!