Philips 43-inch HDR1000 4K monitor

Philips 43-inch HDR1000 4K monitor (announcement)

The new Philips 43-inch HDR1000 4K monitor sets a new standard in monitor displays with the world’s first HDR1000 Quantum Dot VESA-certified display.

No, we are not talking about a TV but a

  • 43”, 3840 x 2160@60Hz, 103.64 ppi, backlit Quantum Dot, VA LED.
  • 10-bit (dithered 8-bit plus 2-bit with frame rate control).
  • 16:9 ratio monitor.
  • Flicker-free.
  • 4ms grey-to-grey response time.
  • ‘SmartImageGame’ presets; ‘FPS’, ‘Racing’, ‘RTS’, ‘Gamer 1’, ‘Gamer 2’, ‘LowBlue Mode’, ‘Smart Uniformity’ and ‘Off’.
  • Adaptive sync (like 48-60Hz FreeSync) on DisplayPort and USB-C.
  • 7 W x 2 upward firing with DTS sound.
  • HDMI 2.0.
  • DisplayPort 1.2a.
  • mini-DisplayPort 1.2a.
  • USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) supporting Power Delivery 2.0 (60W).
  • 5mm audio and microphone jacks.
  • 976 x 661 x 264 mm (with stand) 12.72kg.
  • Stand tilt -5/10°.
  • VESA wall mount 200x200mm.
  • Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB website here.

Creatives will love it as it has 100% BT.709, 97.6% DCI-P3, 119% NTSC and 145% SRGB coverage.

HDR1000 means a peak brightness of 1000 nits (720 nits typical). Most monitors are flat out delivering 300-400 nits.

Ambiglow uses 10 LEDs on the back of the display to emit a glow that matches the image on the screen.

Philips 43-inch HDR1000 4K monitorIt uses an MVA (multi-domain vertical alignment) Quantum Dot panel to provide a 4000:1 contrast ratio (the difference between 100% black and white).

USB-C Connectivity

It has a USB-C 3.1 (5Gbps) dock that supports DisplayPort Alt mode and Multi-view (two input devices, e.g. dual screen). The dock also supports 2 x USB 3.0 downstream power delivery.

It is plug and play compatible with Windows and Mac.

GadgetGuy’s take. Make sure you have a big enough desk for a Philips 43-inch HDR1000 4K monitor

Its perfect for business displaying enormous spreadsheets, four A4 sheets and much more. Given it uses an MVA screen you need to sit around 80cm or more from it for maximum clarity.

It has been a while since we reviewed Philips branded monitors.

TPV Technology, the world’s largest manufacturer of computer monitors/panels, owns MMD (Multimedia Displays). A brand license agreement allows MMD to globally market under the Philips brand. TPV also owns monitor brand AOC.



Philips also has a 436M6VBRAB at $999 using a WQ-LED (white LED) that offers 450nits brightness with otherwise the same specifications.

Philips 43-inch HDR1000 4K monitor

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