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Philips announces a 40-inch 4K curved monitor (BDM4037UW)

by Mark Tyson on 12 January 2017, 12:31

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Philips today announced a new monitor which it claims to be the "largest 4k curved monitor on the market." The Philips BDM4037UW is a 40-inch monitor which sports a curved 4K UHD panel with support for Ultra Wide Colour Technology and Philips MultiView. Talking about the new monitor, product Manager Artem Khomenko summed up: "By combining 4K and Ultra Wide Colour in a curved display, this new model offers fantastic clarity in combination with massive space for multitasking. This is also supported by the Philips MultiView feature."

The panel component of the BDM4037UW is of the VA LCD type with W-LED backlight. Its 40-inch diagonal packs 3840 x 2160 pixels (16:9). Viewing angles are good at 178º (H) / 178º (V), @ C/R > 10. The panel has a maximum brightness of 300cd/m². Philips says the monitor supports an ultra wide colour gamut with 85 per cent of the NTSC gamut as opposed to the typical 72 per cent, and the hardware supports over a billion colours.

Of great utility with such an expansive screen area will be Philips MultiView. This allows the user to have up to 4x Full HD inputs live displayed on the screen simultaneously. Various multi-screen modes such as PbP and PiP are supported.

Philips is aiming this monitor at professionals working on "extremely detailed images for CAD solutions, using 3D graphics applications or working on huge spreadsheets". Such workers will benefit from Philips Flicker-free Technology to prevent eye strain.

We don't have information about a number of key specs that are usually of interest such as; maximum refresh rates (60Hz is recommended at 4k), screen curvature isn't quantified, and we don't know much about the supplied stand's adjustability (but the monitor is VESA mountable (100x100mm)).

Specification

Philips BDM4037UW

LCD panel type

VA LCD

Backlight type

W-LED system

Panel size

40 inch / 101.6 cm

Aspect ratio

16:9

Optimum resolution

3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz

Viewing angle

178º (H) / 178º (V), @ C/R > 10

Brightness

300 cd/m²

Display colours

1.07 billion colours

Picture enhancement

SmartImage

MHL

1080P @ 60Hz

Convenience

  • Built-in Speakers: 5 W x 2
  • MultiView: PBP (4x devices), PIP (2x devices)
  • User convenience: SmartImage, Multiview, User, Menu, Power On/Off
  • Control software: SmartControl
  • Other convenience: Kensington lock, VESA mount (100x100mm)
  • Plug & Play Compatibility: DDC/CI, MacOS, sRGB, Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7

Connectivity

  • Signal Input: VGA (Analog ), DisplayPort x 2, HDMI (1.4) - MHL x 1, HDMI (2.0) - MHL x 1
  • USB: USB 3.0x4 (1 w/fast charging)*
  • Sync Input: Separate Sync, Sync on Green
  • Audio (In/Out): PC audio-in, Headphone out

Stand

Tilt: -5/10 degree

 

According to the press release we were sent, the Philips BDM4037UW display is available immediately, with an RRP of £589.



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The article says “We don't have information about a number of key specs that are usually of interest such as; maximum refresh rates…”, but the refresh rate is listed in the specs (Optimum resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)- did you overlook that, or am I missing something?
sebredd
The article says “We don't have information about a number of key specs that are usually of interest such as; maximum refresh rates…”, but the refresh rate is listed in the specs (Optimum resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)- did you overlook that, or am I missing something?

That is quoted as “Optimum resolution”, so it may well offer higher refresh rates than 60Hz.

I'm struggling to understand what the bottom photo is? Why is the stand on the left of the monitor, and somehow the Philips logo has been moved at the bottom of the monitor, or is that a different monitor altogether?
Hoonigan
I'm struggling to understand what the bottom photo is? Why is the stand on the left of the monitor, and somehow the Philips logo has been moved at the bottom of the monitor, or is that a different monitor altogether?

It's a crop of the lower right part of the first photo.
I look stupid now. Oh well, the truth hurts sometimes.
Hoonigan
I look stupid now. Oh well, the truth hurts sometimes.
I did the same at first glance.