The HDR does not only promise to revolutionize the TV market. PC users in general, and gamers in particular, are waiting for the democratization of this rendering technology which promises an increased realism of the image. In this context, the arrival of the first DisplayHDR 1000 is a small event.
The EPI has introduced a new monitor under the Philips brand, which is due out by the end of June at a suggested retail price of $ 999 (excluding taxes). Dubbed Momentum 436M6, this is a 43 "Ultra HD display that - to our knowledge - is the first to display a VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. The DisplayHDR specifications of the consortium were introduced late last year, so to clarify the operation of HDR in the PC monitor market by relying on three ranks of technology support: DisplayHDR 400, DisplayHDR 600 and DisplayHDR 1000.
If the monitors meeting the specifications of the first two rows are numerous to have been announced in recent months, the Momentum 436M6 is the first to enter the last category. According to EPI, its 8-bit MVA panel is able to reach a luminous peak of 1000 cd / m² and operate "at least" at an average of 720 cd / m². To better understand its capabilities beyond this announcement, we will obviously rely on a product test in our labs.
Of course, the luminous peak is important in the treatment of HDR by a monitor, and if it improves the contrast while being high, it must not be forgotten that a good HDR screen must also display a black dot which is as close as possible to absolute black, and extensive support of colors. Exploiting a Full LED backlight local dimming and technology quantum dots, the panel of this model covers, according to the manufacturer, 97.6% of DCI-P3 color space and provides a maximum contrast ratio of the order of 4,000: 1. Side fluidity, it is a question of a typical response time of 4 ms and the support of the adaptive refresh between 23 and 80 Hz via FreeSync (AMD).
There are three onboard video inputs (HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and mini-DisplayPort 1.2), and the display also includes two USB 3.0 ports and a pair of 7-watt speakers. Finally, to differentiate itself, this monitor will rely on Ambiglow, a derivative of Philips Ambilight technology. Integrated LEDs all around the screen thus project changing colors according to the hues present on the screen.
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