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Old 3rd September 2016, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default Philips BDM4037UW - 40" 4K Curved VA Monitor

So, Philips just announced this:

https://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/BDM403...with-multiview

This looks perfect. 40' with a curve will really help to bring those far corners closer to you. All the benefits of a wide display with the additional height! Looks like my next monitor
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Old 4th September 2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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Nice, any reports on pricing? Guessing something like $1400?
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Nice, any reports on pricing? Guessing something like $1400?
Yup, that sounds about right.
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Oh wow.....sounds absolutely incredible.

Like the op, I could be looking at my next monitor.
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Old 6th September 2016, 5:18 AM   #5
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Really? 60Hz? GTFO!! Who in their right mind buys a 60Hz monitor for gaming these days? NEXT!
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Really? 60Hz? GTFO!! Who in their right mind buys a 60Hz monitor for gaming these days? NEXT!
This is not even being marketed as a gaming monitor.
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Really? 60Hz? GTFO!! Who in their right mind buys a 60Hz monitor for gaming these days? NEXT!
It's going to be probably 2 - 3 years till people can get anywhere near 120hz at 4k without dropping $2k+ on graphics cards.

I don't think many people would see the 60Hz refresh rate as an issue.
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Hmm looks nice, its a VA panel which is great for blacks which for gaming is a good thing, but its not as good at color. Well not compared to better panels like IPS.

I'd agree that 60Hz is kind of low for a new panel on the market, but we've all been using 60Hz for such a long time now anyway, it may not bother most users if you were stepping up to this monitor from 60Hz anyway.
I've read that VA panels are doing really well on the pixel response front even keeping up with better IPS panels these days.

If the price is right it could be a winner, looking forward to some reviews.
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$1,400 is doable for me if that is the end $A price. Pending the reviews, I'm pretty keen based on my experience with the current 40", but I guess it's still early days.

Do we have any rough idea when it would be available in Aus?
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Can I honestly ask, what is the point of a curved monitor and why would I pay double the price of my 40" Phillips for one?
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Can I honestly ask, what is the point of a curved monitor and why would I pay double the price of my 40" Phillips for one?
I think the idea is to tighten FOV for people who can't cope with wider screens.
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Can I honestly ask, what is the point of a curved monitor
Imersiveness is a big thing with curved screens, apparently. Some say you don't even notice the curve after a while, but why would I want to?

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why would I pay double the price of my 40" Phillips for one?
My 40" was 1K when originally purchased new. This is, according to the poster above, coming in at around 1.4K.

If it doesn't appeal in any way then don't buy and stay with your current : )
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I'd be surprised if it were $1,400. I would guesstimate are more like $1,200, considering Philips recently introduced their 43" monitor selling for $1,080.

As for availability, Philips haven't announced anything yet apart from the monitor itself, but i'd guess Q4 this year for availability in Australia
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All I see when I look at the renders on the philips page is...

OH GOD.. NOT ANOTHER SHITTY NON ADJUSTABLE STAND FROM PHILIPS..
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All I see when I look at the renders on the philips page is...

OH GOD.. NOT ANOTHER SHITTY NON ADJUSTABLE STAND FROM PHILIPS..
Stand height in relation to the screen is fine on the 40" so if this is the same then that won't worry me. Surprising it's not adjustable, but not a deal breaker, for me.
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