The display market dedicated to console games is not yet very competitive, with only a few companies offering such products over the past few years. MMD, the company that propels monitors and TVs under the Philips brand, has announced the new range of Philips Momentum products, which will be aimed at those who play on the consoles. The first model, the 436M6VBPAB, will be released very soon and promises a low response time, 4K resolution and HDR10 compatibility
The 436M6VBPAB is a 43 "diagonal monitor, large enough for anything that can be placed on a desk, but also in the mid-range for a TV set in the living room. It is based on a VA 8 bit + 2 bit FRC panel with UHD resolution (3.840 x 2.160 pixels). Thus, it can display 8-bit or 10-bit colors, benefiting from the entire BT.709 color spectrum and providing 97.6% compatibility with the DCI.P3 standard. These features along with the 1,000 cd / m2 brightness and VESA HDR1000 certification ensure the HDR10 content is displayed at the quality it was originally mastered
Until now, the Philips console monitor seems to be just a HDR-based TV, but there are plenty of exciting features that recommend it especially for gaming. For example, Low Input Lag and SmartRespons technology along with AMD's compatibility with AMD's FreeSync 2 suggest that we're dealing with a fast monitor that connected to compatible devices should reduce the latency between actions on the controller and the displayed images, as well as the lack of "tearing" effect on Xbox One consoles and AMD PCs. Last but not least, SmartResponse technology eliminates the "ghoasting" effect behind the moving elements, equivalent to the "overdrive" option we find in other gaming monitors.
Being a large monitor, MMDs have decided to provide a remote control for it, for remote control. The 436M6VBPAB is not a TV, not equipped with a digital or analogue tuner, but the recommended usage range is about one meter, so it's probably not comfortable to get out of the chair whenever you want to change the source or you increase brightness
And it's all about sources, Philips 436M6VBPAB has an HDMI 2.0 port, a USB Type-C port, a DisplayPort 1.2 and a Mini DisplayPort, along with a USB 3.0 HUB. The sound is provided by two 7W speakers, compatible with DTS technology. Of course, features such as Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture are integrated with the monitor software, along with HDMI-CEC, the technology to control the connected devices via the remote control of the monitor
The first Philips Momentum monitor, 436M6VBPAB, will be launched in Romania in May and will be listed on the shelf for 3.679 lei