Monday, September 13th 2021

Philips Launches "Designed for Xbox 4K" Gaming Display with Ambiglow

After the introduction of the current generation of consoles, we've started to see more and more monitors with console support and now Philips has joined the fray with its new 279M1RV 4K, 144 Hz, 27-inch gaming display. It might carry a "Designed for Xbox" logo, but using HDMI 2.1 with a console limits it to 120 Hz and you really need a high-end gaming PC to get the most out of it.

Philips is using an LG Nano IPS panel that covers 98% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, 1 ms gray to gray typical response time and 178 degree viewing angles. The display is also HDR 600 certified, although the typical brightness is 450 cd/m². It's also G-Sync compatible, with a slightly disappointing range of 60-144 Hz, which is limited to the DP port. VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and FRL (Fixed Rate Link) are both supported over HDMI 2.1, but ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and QFT (Quick Frame Timing) seems to be absent.
Connectivity consists of no less than three HDMI 2.1 ports, one DP 1.4 and one USB-C port with DP-Alt mode and 65 W PD support, so you could plug in a laptop and power it from the display. There's also a USB 3.2 hub (presumably limited to 5 Gbps) with one upstream and four downstream ports, of which two has battery charging 1.2 support, which delivers 1.5 A per port. Finally there's also a 3.5 mm headphone jack. There doesn't seem to be support for KVM type usage though, like what we've seen on several models from Gigabyte, however, it does support what Philips calls MultiView, which means you can do Picture by Picture if you have two different devices connected at the same time.

Other features include a pair of 5 W speakers with DTS Sound support and virtual surround sound, although we don't expect these to set anyone's world on fire and of course Philip's trademarked Ambiglow technology, which adds a set of LEDs to three sides of the rear of the screen. The stand is height, tilt and swivel adjustable. Price wise the 279M1RV seems to retail for around £725/€845, depending on the retailer.
Source: Philips
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14 Comments on Philips Launches "Designed for Xbox 4K" Gaming Display with Ambiglow

#1
ixi
850e for 27 inches.... o boy what a great product for the money - noooot.
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Tardian
Philips & Co was founded in 1891 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, by Frederik Philips and his son, Gerard. Recognizing the opportunity presented by the mass-market introduction of electricity, and inspired by Gerard’s keen interest in scıence and engineering, the pair soon conceived a bold but timely plan: cost-effective, reliable.

It's Dutch.
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Keslo
TardianPhilips & Co was founded in 1891 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, by Frederik Philips and his son, Gerard. Recognizing the opportunity presented by the mass-market introduction of electricity, and inspired by Gerard’s keen interest in scıence and engineering, the pair soon conceived a bold but timely plan: cost-effective, reliable.

It's Dutch.
very cool but who asked?
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#6
Tardian
Keslovery cool but who asked?
Gratis.:toast:
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#7
TheLostSwede
TardianGratis.:toast:
Are you giving me a free drink?
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#8
stimpy88
If this was a 32" panel, id buy it right now.
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#9
Tardian
TheLostSwedeAre you giving me a free drink?
There is no such thing as a free drink. :cool:
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#10
TheLostSwede
TardianThere is no such thing as a free drink. :cool:
But you said gratis, which is free in Swedish.
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#11
Tardian
TheLostSwedeBut you said gratis, which is free in Swedish.
Well OK, next time I'm in Formosa, I will certainly buy you drinks!
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#12
WhateverAnotherFreakingID
ixi850e for 27 inches.... o boy what a great product for the money - noooot.
Yeah but maybe if you can replace the "Philips" serigraphy with a apple sticker you can probably resell the aluminum base for the price of a motorbike. Personally I'd go for a gummy/jelly sticker. /jk

Well it is 4k after all, the HD certification is not the HD400 scam, and it has a lot of video input ports. I really don't see the point of the 2 5W loudspeakers 'tho.
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#13
Tardian
WhateverAnotherFreakingIDYeah but maybe if you can replace the "Philips" serigraphy with a apple sticker you can probably resell the aluminum base for the price of a motorbike. Personally I'd go for a gummy/jelly sticker. /jk

Well it is 4k after all, the HD certification is not the HD400 scam, and it has a lot of video input ports. I really don't see the point of the 2 5W loudspeakers 'tho.
... and the super high-quality fruit brand It's a Lemon for the Isn't it Ironic fans?

Unplugged?

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#14
Caring1
TheLostSwedeBut you said gratis, which is free in Swedish.
And Latin.
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