Tuesday, June 30th 2020

Philips Announces 558M1RY and 278M1R Monitors for Console Gaming

MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips Monitors are releasing two new Momentum monitors, one of which includes a product collaboration with Bowers & Wilkins. The first is the 558M1RY which at 55 inches (139.7 cm) is the largest console gaming optimized monitor on the market, the second being the 278M1R, a 27-inch (68.6 cm) monitor designed for esports. The 558M1RY will bring a whole new dimension to gaming, boasting a 4K UHD resolution, up to 120Hz refresh rate, a specially designed speaker by Bowers & Wilkins, and Ambiglow which extends around the screen. The 278M1R is the first Philips monitor designed exclusively with esports players in mind, it's 27 inches and is HDR Ready. The 55" will be available end of June 2020 and the 27" as of July 2020.

The 558M1RY is a truly one box solution to immersive gaming and entertainment. Players will be completely engrossed in their games with a 55-inch screen and 3 sided Ambiglow. The monitor dazzles with its UltraClear 4K UHD resolution, featuring 3840 x 2160 pixels and DisplayHDR 1000. Users can adjust the HDR to their preferences with HDR Game, HDR Movie, HDR Photo and an HDR personal modes; HDR can also be completely turned off.
With a 4000:1 static contrast ratio, games, TV shows & movies will be beautifully displayed with deep inky blacks and stunning colours. Low input lag means gamers will receive visual feedback with minimal latency as well as tear-free visuals and reduced motion blur thanks to the 60 - 120Hz refresh rate (depending on the port used) and AMD FreeSync.

The 55" comes with a speaker engineered by Bowers & Wilkins, a British loudspeaker company globally renowned for their innovative designs and sound engineering. The sound bar is built into the monitor meaning users can plug in and play immediately. The soundbar has a 40 W Total output power, 2.1 Channel Sound System, DTS Sound and a frequency response of 50Hz to 20kHz. It also comes with various audio modes which are designed for gamers in mind such as Sport & Racing, RPG & Adventure, Action as well as a Movie, Music and Personal mode.

The immersive Ambiglow technology creates a halo of light from the monitor that enlarges the screen and immerses users into their games. Its technology processes the incoming content and projects matching light all around the monitor. On the 558M1RY the Ambiglow is placed around 3 sides providing users with more immersion than ever before.

A console optimised monitor designed for competitive play
The 278M1R is Philips Monitors' first product which is optimized towards competitive esports in particular FPS, Action or Racing titles. At a more compact 27 inches, the 278M1R is the smaller monitor within the line-up and comes with a 130 mm height adjustment stand, a tilt adjustment of -5/20° and swivels (+-33°) meaning it's easily adjustable for optimal eye comfort. Philips monitors' signature Ambiglow is present on all four sides of the monitor positioning it as a stylish centre piece for all gamer's setups.
Equipped with 4K resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate and low input lag, the 278M1R is designed with competitive players in mind. There's minimal delay between user's actions and what they see on screen, resulting in non-choppy gameplay and lighting fast feedback giving players the upper hand over their competition.

278M1R's 2x 2.0 HDMI ports allow multiple sources to be connected and the audio can be streamed through the DTS Sound speakers (5 W x 2).

All specifications from both monitors make them the best fit for the current consoles but are also able to accommodate the new and upcoming console generation. The 558M1RY will be available at the end of June 2020 and the 278M1R will be released at the end of July.
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17 Comments on Philips Announces 558M1RY and 278M1R Monitors for Console Gaming

#1
kayjay010101
Equipped with 4K resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate and low input lag, the 278M1R is designed with competitive players in mind.
lol.. 60Hz and competitive don't go together :)
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#2
Rahnak
kayjay010101
lol.. 60Hz and competitive don't go together :)
Competitive FIFA. :D
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#3
Chomiq
kayjay010101
lol.. 60Hz and competitive don't go together :)
You missed the part about both units targeting "console gamers". So yeah, 60hz is competitive for some racing games, fighter games etc.
PS.
There's also 32 inch 120hz unit but it's delayed until 2021. All units were announced last year. Generally Philips is pushing their hdmi 2.1 monitors to late 2020/early 2021.

Msrp for 55 inch is $1500.
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#4
AnarchoPrimitiv
kayjay010101
lol.. 60Hz and competitive don't go together :)
Do you really have to be that way?
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#5
kayjay010101
Chomiq
You missed the part about both units targeting "console gamers". So yeah, 60hz is competitive for some racing games, fighter games etc.
New consoles will push 120Hz though.. Hmm.
Chomiq
PS.
There's also 32 inch 120hz unit but it's delayed until 2021. All unit were announced last year. Generally Philips is pushing their hdmi 2.1 to late 2020/early 2021.
See, that's actually not bad, but it's about 3 years late.
Chomiq
Msrp for 55 inch is $1500.
Wait, what??? That's LG OLED territory!
AnarchoPrimitiv
Do you really have to be that way?
If calling out bad products is being a certain way, then yes
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#6
Crackong
And $1099 for the 27 inch?
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#7
Chomiq
kayjay010101
New consoles will push 120Hz though.. Hmm.


See, that's actually not bad, but it's about 3 years late.


Wait, what??? That's LG OLED territory!


If calling out bad products is being a certain way, then yes
New consoles will support 120hz, don't expect them to hit it within year from release. So far the max is 4k 60, 120 in lower res so you don't need 4k TV for that.

Have you seen a hdmi 2.1 console or gpu 3 years ago?

Philips has low input lag, can push 1200 cd/m2 in hdr and has no risk of burn in. It also has integrated sound bar which alone would cost at least $200.

It's an alternative, but B9 and C9 are still valid options for console gamers.

PS.
New consoles will also support 8K but you're not screaming about this not being an 8K unit.
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#8
Mistral
Why would I buy this when the Sony x900h is more affordable? Because of the soundbar? Ambiglow?

Well, Ambiglow is quite awesome... Why not make a version without the soundbar, Phillips? Sell it for around $1000 to $1200 and then you'll move units.
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#9
Chomiq
Mistral
Why would I buy this when the Sony x900h is more affordable? Because of the soundbar? Ambiglow?

Well, Ambiglow is quite awesome... Why not make a version without the soundbar, Phillips? Sell it for around $1000 to $1200 and then you'll move units.
Sony probably has 20ms+ input lag in 4K 60 and 40ms+ in 1080p 60. X900h doesn't support hdmi 2.1 oob since that's suppose to come in a future firmware update.
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#10
Vayra86
What a joke. Competitive play and a full blown TV in one sentence, how?

At 60hz :roll::roll::roll::roll:

Just get a TV and stop thinking consoles and competitive play go together. There is a reason most E sports exist on PC.
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#11
CrAsHnBuRnXp
AnarchoPrimitiv
Do you really have to be that way?
What way? Having his own opinion?
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#12
InVasMani
Chomiq
There's also 32 inch 120hz unit but it's delayed until 2021. All units were announced last year. Generally Philips is pushing their hdmi 2.1 monitors to late 2020/early 2021.
That's the one actually worthy of mentioning the other two are like current tech we've had on the market for 4-5 years, but with Philips Ambiglow and a hefty price tag.
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#13
Nioktefe
The article is written by a monkey (honestly those PRs are the worst, they're full of bullshit anyway), on the website it clearly states 120hz, but it's only in DP :
HDMI: 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, 2560 x 1440 @ 120 Hz; DP: 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz

EDIT : my bad the 27" is only 23-75 Hz (V) on the datasheet
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#14
bug
4k and DisplayHDR1000 is sweet, but AmbiLight means this thing will be thick...
It's also VA (not a problem for me, but seem to want to stay away) and the supported FreeSync range is not specified.
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#15
mechtech
hmmmm 55" tv 120Hz, and 27" monitor 60Hz and no mention of DP v2.0?

no thanks
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