Philips Launches an Ultra Bright 4K HDR Display

When it comes to TVs and displays, HDR is the buzzword, the latest trend to hit the market. Philips has its own take on the whole HDR shebang with their new Philips Momentum monitor.

The 43-inch display is the first ever to support for DisplayHDR 1000, the highest standard possible (HDR 400 and 600 are the others). Due to that, it can manage a peak brightness of 1000 nits, the highest ever for a monitor. Even in regular conditions, you can expect to hit around 720 nits consistently.

Tech Specs

Philips Ultra Bright 4K HDR Display

There’s a contrast ratio of 4000:1 as well as 10-bit color depth, covering 97.6 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut. Response time is set at 4ms, while the refresh rate is 60Hz under 4K (regularly it is rated between 23 and 80Hz).


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Adaptive Sync technology is supported, which should work similar to AMD’s FreeSync, to reduce screen-tearing and dropped frames. The display panel is an MVA one (rather than the conventional IPS) relying on Quantum Dot Technology, similar to what Samsung applies in its QLED TVs.

Ambiglow and Multiview

There’s also the new Ambiglow technology from Philips, which extends what is being displayed to the edges, creating the illusion of an image bleeding out of the monitor. On the other hand, MultiView allows you to add a set-top box and a PC at the same time, hence, proving once again that the display is no slouch when it comes to cutting-edge tech.

Ports and Price

For connectivity, you have HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and Mini DisplayPort 1.2, alongside a USB-C 3.1. There are also 7W built-in speakers.

Pricing is also set at $1000 for the display, which’ll go on sale later this summer.

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