Philips BDM4065UC 40" 4K 60Hz

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  1. Evasive

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    Do ya come from a Land Down Under...
    Probably.

    But then, so will Nvidia, Intel, ATI, etc.

    Just the way it goes with tech. If you want it, buy it. You'll spend your entire life forever waiting for the next tech tick otherwise.

    I've had my Phillips for a week or two now... loving it. I'll probably do a more detailed mini-review type post sometime soon, but to nutshell it, I have found its quirks are few and minor, and only really noticeable if you go deliberately looking for them with a critical eye.

    In real terms, you buy this particular monitor for one major reason. You'll have to mentally channel Jeremy Clarkson to properly read the reason below...

    here we go...

    "SCREEEEEENSPAAAAAAAAAAAACCCEEEE!!!!"

    Yeah, it's massive. Paddock sized. That's why you buy it, and why it is awesome. Even a 34" ultrawide is tiny next to it.

    Like I say, I'll probably type up a better post sometime soon-ish-ish. Ish. But meantime, I'd be happy to answer any questions anyone has if they're considering one of these.
     
  2. PureFire

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    Had a look at this monitor and was considering it, but I think my next monitor will definitely need to have GSync so that at least there is a stable frame rate in games. For general PC use I have no doubt this monitor would be really nice.

    I have my eyes on the Asus 3800R which is ultra wide 34x14, IPS, GSync which is expected to have 75hz. Due for release in August some time. :leet:
     
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  4. touki

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    Why did I visit this forum. I guess I have to buy one of these to replace my 30" Dell now...
     
  5. Vladdo

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    Can I just say how much I love this monitor..

    Lightroom at 3840 x 2160.. (image preview is 2690 x 1790 px)

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    Compared to 1080p.. (image preview is 1130 x 754 px)

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    Well I've done quite a bit of reading today on these and I'm sold, no real negative commentaries....all seems to be very very positive. I'm concerned about lack of ergonomic adjustments and shear size but I don't really think either will be an issue in the end.

    Hoping to pick one up locally tomorrow if there is stock.
     
  9. MR CHILLED

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    Unfortunately no stock so going to have to wait goodness knows how long unless I nab one from interstate :/
     
  10. Photobounce

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    This monitor is giving me epic headaches the like I haven't had before, to the point I have to go lay down or call it an early night.

    Anyone else? Running at 60hz 100% brightness (I don't find this monitor particularly bright in comparison to my old Dell U2412Ms)
     
  11. MR CHILLED

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    Because of its size perhaps you are looking upwards at the top of the screen? Or maybe sitting too close?
     
  12. touki

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    Bad luck have you found anywhere with them in stock?
     
  13. PureFire

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    I don't have this monitor but have been reading up on it recently. My first thought is that maybe you are sensitive to PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) light dimming. But that is only present when you have Brightness set to less than 100%.

    Do you have SmartUniformity turned on? Apparently that reduces brightness.

    Edit: you can read more here
     
  14. aokman

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    I thinks more to do with the brightness and viewing size...calibrate it
     
  15. Euphoreia

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    Put it on 1080p and see how you go
     
  16. The King

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    I'm looking to upgrade 4 screens for guys at work, they do CAD drawings, produce working plans, some spreadsheet work etc. currently have a 27 inch and a 24 inch screen; plus their laptop screens.

    I was looking at 34 inch 21:9 monitors, and then saw this...

    It'd be too big for use at a standard desk, as a productivity/business monitor, right?
     
  17. Vladdo

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    The screen is 90cms wide.. You'd also have to get a desk that is probably at least 80cms deep.. The included stand uses about 15 cms behind the monitor, so you'd either have to allow for this or get a VESA stand..

    As it is, my screen sits about 60cms from the front of the desk. I then sit about 20 cms behind the desk, so there's about 80cms from my eyes to the screen.

    Here's mine for now.. Might change the layout tho..

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  18. The King

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    They'd be mounted on a wall mount type thing...

    Except for the shitty Ashes you've got on there, it actually looks alright, and quite useable...

    You're obviously a happy camper?

    No issues with eye strain, headaches, anything?
     
  19. Euphoreia

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    4k res is still way too small on a 40" for proper usage. This is how eye strain occurs.
     
  20. Nerb

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    Huh? Isnt it about clarity? You can make the icons and text size as big as you want you know?
     

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