Monday, July 2nd 2018

Philips Launches Momentum 436M6VBPAB Monitor: 4K, Display HDR 1000, Active Sync

Remember that awe-inspiring 4K monitor from Philips - the one with Ambiglow and that earned the world's first HDR 1000 monitor certification? It's up for grabs as we speak in multiple markets, and pricing is somewhat lower than predicted - a rare, momentous occasion (see that?). The Momentum 436M6VBPAB monitor packs an 8 bit + FRC 43" MVA panel affair that supports 4K resolution, features true Display HDR with 1000 maximum nits brightness, and also features AMD's FreeSync specification up to 80 Hz (overclocked) from its 60 Hz base frequency (minimum refresh rate is unknown, as is unclear whether it supports LFC). Additionally, the monitor features Quantum Dot technology to increase its color range (97.6% of the DCI-P3 color gamut as well as 100% of the sRGB color range)

What's more impressive though, is that Philips' Momentum monitor doesn't seem to be using local dimming to achieve its 1000 nits flash maximum brightness (required for HDR 1000 certification, with a baseline full-screen 600 nits for continuous content). Instead, Philips is apparently employing a 32-zone edge-lit solution. This is without a doubt one of the reasons this panel manages to undercut NVIDIA's 144 Hz, 4K panels, which use a 384-zone local dimming panel (besides the added G-Sync module royalties, of course). The Philips Momentum is available mostly through Amazon, and carries a €799 MSRP, which translates to around $1000 in the US.
Source: via AnandTech
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8 Comments on Philips Launches Momentum 436M6VBPAB Monitor: 4K, Display HDR 1000, Active Sync

Minor thing but I really like the stand design they did for it.
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When it will be known what is the minimum refresh rate and if it also supports LFC?
This would be my next display of choice if it does both (basically Freesync 2 HDR compatible and even better).

OK, I've read some opinions and... nope... I'll wait a little longer. Someone at managed to reach 31-60 Freesync range with minor hiccups (and LFC), but I wonder when and how they are claiming to reach 80Hz overclocked.
But the image quality and overall performance is too low for me to be a valid replacement for my beloved ASUS MG279Q
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Would really love to see a detailed review of this thing. Response time, what refresh it manages at 1080p and all that.

Ambiglow is super dope. I wish I could see a similar solution on more products. Maybe MSI could try that instead of a semi-useless strip on the front-bottom.

A real gamer-grade device akin to LightPack but without all the drawbacks of the somewhat lazy implementation would be awesome too.
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noel_fs said:
160W LOL
That is very typical for 4k. Seen many even around 250w range.
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The price had not gone down simply because it had not changed since "Day-One".

What is more interesting is whether the acclaimed USB 3.0/3.1 fandango will switch-off ENTIRELY when the monitor either goes to "sleep". In the original 40" 4065, the USB ports do NOT switch-off but with Kinge Philipo's penultimate release, the 43" 4350, the whole USB kaboodle goes to "beddy-byes" whenever the monitor switches-off. How wonderful is this, eh? You know, your "fast-charging" [or whatever] and your USB dongles attached to the Philipo 4350, disconnecting whenever the 4350 goes to "bed". And the comment from Herr Philip?? "What USB..." or sump'fing like zat. How velly "Euro" of The Philipo Beastie.

As such, it will be interesting to see whether this latest "Ambiglow" wundarkind's USB ports will switch-off whenever said "AmbiGlow-er" decides that "Sleeping time im EuroLand happens when Ambi goes "beddy-byes". As for the HDR 1,000 nitter, perhaps its Strange Bedfellow, AMD might like to comment. Not that "Reviewers' are bothered about Those USB Ports, of course, simply because there are, "Tons of Gear to Review".
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The sync range is in the spec sheet - 23 to 80Hz. Not bad. Assuming the adaptive sync works in the same range of course. I would hope so, given it doesn't spell out exact syncs like 24, 25, 30, 50, 60Hz.

Regarding the 160W, I imagine it uses less in real world use, that would presumably be the max with all lighting zones on full (pure white HDR image) and it is a TV sized screen too.
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CheapMeat said:
Minor thing but I really like the stand design they did for it.
It can't rotate with that stand :(

Edit: Nevermind, I just saw it's 43", you wouldn't rotate that anyway.
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