Philips BDM4037UW Biggest 4K curved monitor you can buy?

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. JonasBeckman

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    4K without HDMI 2.0 port? Well it's a monitor dispay and not TV but that seems like a miss, nice size though. :D
    (Though I have no idea what the ideal size for 4K is or pixel density and all that really, bigger is better or so I've heard... :p )

    EDIT: Also VGA? That's still in use?
    (I guess analogue might still be around but I had not expected it to be used on newer displays.)


    EDIT: Ah the full spec sheet (Or well, more detailed at least.) does point out I think a 2.0 HDMI port. :)
    (VA panel too?)
     
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  3. SirDremor

    SirDremor Master Guru

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    =\ gross.

    Also this poorly Photoshopped picture of a guy with this monitor... it doesn't make this monitor any good.

    Philips. They are on the edge of progress.... though on the wrong one, obviously.
     
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    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    I like this monitor.

    40" 4K with good color space and its only £589 thats pretty cheap for such a big monitor with a decent specs tbh.
     

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    They make pretty good monitors for good prices!
    And displayport only matters really for monitor use and 4k anyways.

    Myself am waiting for the philips 349x7qb.. which will be about €800, compare that with the Samsung CF791 which has the same specs but €1100.
     
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    Seems Philips does not learn, still using HDMI 1.4 ports instead of 2.0 and what is even worse it actually have less ports then previous model.

    DP 1.4 + 2xHDMI 2.0a/2.1 with Freesync(2) and this could be 40" killer monitor.
     
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    Anything 16:9 curved is a waste.
     
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    +1

    My girlfriend's recent 21:9 monitor makes all my 16:9 stuff feel outdated, much liked 4:3 felt when 16:9 went mainstream.
     
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    Almost

    No Freesync, and only 60 Hz? I guess, for the money, that's too much to expect, though.
     
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    I see a potential usage for it, for example if I had one I would use a screen like this for my Hyper-V home lab, so i can have 4+ VM's of a somewhat decent resolution across it and not get any overlapping.

    as for anything gaming related, definitely not a good choice.
     

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    Price and Size are on point for what you get. My problem with curved monitors is that for general productivity, if a document is in the center, "I" see a kind of crease where the curve is. Movies and games were fine, but I won't go curved unless it is for entertainment only.
     
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    Not for sim racing
     
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    it has HDMI 2.0
     
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    How do you know your issue is not related to the degree of the curve and/or how badly its implemented?
     
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    I have a 29 inch 21:9 with 2 5:4 side monitors for PC info, discord, etc.
    I know exactly what you mean.

    Nope still is. As someone who has had 3x16:9 eyefinity, 3x21:9 25 inch eyefinity, and now 29 inch 21:9. 16:9, even curved for racing wether sim or arcade sucks. I have used way too many different aspect ratios and multi monitor setups for racing, I can tell you from first hand experience, 16:9 curved sucks unless using at least 3 24 inch 16:9 curved. A single one sucks.
     

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    @Agonist
    What has one to do with the other?
    Besides movies/games, almost all content is 16:9 and not 20:9.
    And besides gaming/watching movies alone, a curved screen is useless anyway.
     
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    I like this monitor to, its pretty decent priced and 40inch is perfect for 4k, shame it only has 60 hz tho.
     
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    They have got a 400$ TV with ripped off TV functions (connections, smarttv, etc.) and called it monitor.
     
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    40" 4K. ok sounds good... curved?... well ok what refresh rate... only 60Hz hmm well it is freesync right... no... so not a gaming monitor... but it is HDR right?... no.

    So it has none of the features someone would buy a 40" "4K" monitor for versus a TV, yeah this is a leftover curved non-HDR "4K" panel Philips is trying to clear out hoping people don't understand how limited it is versus other options out already or soon to be out.
     
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    I think a single 16:9 65" curved is pretty good with TrackIR, maybe not enjoyable for you but I and others do enjoy that, I do think 40" is to small though.
    I currently have a 21:9 34" curved monitor + TrackIR5 and miss some height, plus that 21:9 isn't always optimal when watching movies/series.

    Apart from that I would rather put my money into a curved 65" LG OLED or a Samsung TV than that Phillips monitor since their are no versions at 55-65" of my current monitor.
     
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