The Philips BDM4350UC is one of the biggest 4K UHD monitors on the market and has a lot of really impressive specs and features. The PBP mode lets you have four devices connected at the same time with each of them getting one-quarter of the screen at a full 1920×1080 resolution. The brightness, contrast and response time of this monitor are all equally impressive. Overall, this appears to be a very good 4K UHD monitor for the money.
43″ 4K UHD IPS Panel
This monitor is huge. Probably bigger than any monitor I would normally recommend, however, the features of this monitor definitely make it worth it, as you’ll discover below. This monitor is 4K UHD so of course it has a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. It is an IPS panel as well which means it will deliver a very crisp, clear picture while also having a great amount of contrast and depth of color.
10 Bit Color Support
The monitor features TRUE 10-bit color support. With 10 bits this screen can display over 1 billion colors. This not only makes everything look very realistic, it also ensures the brightest bright notes along with the darkest of the dark blacks on the same screen simultaneously.
Lots of Connections
There are many different ways you can connect to this massive monitor. It has dual VGA ports, dual HDMI ports with MHL compatibility, an audio input port, as well as an audio output port. Unfortunately, this display lacks any newer standards such as Display Port or USB 3.1. Besides the audio/video input/output ports, this monitor also has four USB 3.0 ports that can be used to quick-charge your favorite devices while they sit on your desk.
Lots of Brightness and Contrast
IPS panels are notoriously rich and vibrant. This one also happens to be very bright (300 cd/m2) and have an excellent dynamic contrast ratio of 50 million to 1. The brightness is actually what makes this display capable of achieving so many colors. Philips’ own SmartUniformity technology also makes it possible to achieve rich, deep blacks on alongside your brightest colors. The 5ms response time also makes this monitor extremely agile and crisp in fast action.
PIP and PBP
This is where the rubber really hits the proverbial road with this monitor. What good is a gigantic screen if you can’t use it in an efficient and interesting manner? The PIP (Picture in Picture) and PBP (Picture by Picture) modes allow you to use multiple video inputs simultaneously. PIP mode works like a traditional TV by inserting a smaller version of a video input into a large one. The PBP mode works by allowing you to connect up to four inputs at the same time and run them each on one-quarter of the screen in Full HD at 1920×1080 pixels. It’s essentially like having an array of four monitors, each about 20 inches at Full HD 1920×1080 resolution with no borders, all on the same screen at the same time.
Features and Specifications
- 43″ Class Monitor (42.51″ Viewable) IPS Panel, Quad 3840 x 2160 Resolution
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio w/ 10 Bit Color Support -1.07 Billion Colors
- Connectivity- USB 3.0 w/Fast Charge Hub (4), VGA, Display Port (2), HDMI 2.0 MHL(2), Audio In/Out
- Brightness- 300 cd/m2, Dynamic Contrast Ratio- 50,000,000:1, Response Time- 5ms
- 7 watt Speakers, Wall Mountable, PIP-PBP
The Philips BDM4350UC is brand new on the market and has yet to receive any customer reviews at all on sites like Amazon. I wouldn’t necessarily have any hesitation purchasing this monitor, as the specs are on-point, the manufacturer is well known and trusted, and the price is really tempting for a 4K monitor of this size with these features.
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