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Philips BDM4065UC 40" 4K 60Hz

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Frenchpom, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. MaximusSmurf

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    I'd be interested in this too, wonder if it's worth 'upgrading'?
     
  2. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    This one?

     
  3. sanjay

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    ridiculous question:

    any idea what are the best philips screens to use to flank the sides of this screen? would like to keep the same design (thin glossy bezel with sharp corners) if possible.
     
  4. cbwolf

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    So, after less than a month with my new 34" 21:9 ultrawide, i couldn't take the lack of vertical height anymore and bought the Philips BDM4350UC 43" IPS monitor.

    I've got it all set up now, and what can i say - i definitely won't be complaining about lack of vertical height anytime soon.

    It's a big shock coming from a 34" ultrawide (32" 16:9 prior to that), and it honestly feels a bit ridiculous and way too big at the moment. But i figure it's something you need to get used to so i'll give it a few weeks.

    If i still think it's too big in a few weeks, there'll be a 43" up for sale :D:thumbup:
     
  5. G-PhresH

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    What is it like for gaming?

    Have heard mixed opinions.
     
  6. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    You will get used to it.....will take about a week to two weeks. Then it will feel just like a regular monitor.
     
  7. chainbolt

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    I was tempted to go for the BDM4350UC as well, maybe too big was one consideration, but then the reports came in about the burn in issue.

    https://hardforum.com/threads/philips-bdm4350uc-43-inch-4k-ips-pwm-free-monitor.1894807/page-7

    https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B01E18XRY2


    It seems a very considerable number of units has this problem, but apparently not all. Any observation?
     
  8. cbwolf

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    I havent experienced anything - but then i havent looked for it.

    I dare say it's like anything else, where the people with a problem are loud, and the people without a problem (which would be most), don't say anything because they're busy enjoying their monitors.

    I read through those threads before buying too, and the overall consensus from the people in those threads that did have the burn-in problem was that it was temporary, and it only showed up on grey backgrounds when they were specifically testing for it.

    If i can't notice it in normal use - then it's not a problem as far as i'm concerned.

    Also, 5 year warranty :thumbup:
     
  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Same with me, I wouldn't be concerned with something I can't see for 99% of the time.
     
  10. chainbolt

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    The 5-year Philips warranty is really assuring.

    I am still worried about the burn in problem, because many user reported it, and even returned their monitor. There was some speculation that only units produced and sold in Europe and US (I think Hungary) have this problem, while those produced and sold in Asia don't have it. On the Japanese side kakaku.com I have seen 21 user reviews, and not none mentioned a "burn in" problem.
     
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    Some people will probably be happy to just take the risk in getting one without any sort of issue. If you think it's a serious problem then just don't buy one, get something else or wait for a new model.
     
  12. chainbolt

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    Anyway wrong thread. BDM4350UC isn't BDM4065UC, difference is not only the size, but more important IPS.
     
  13. cbwolf

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    I had a quick chat to the Scorptec guys when i bought this the other day and they told me that haven't had a single one returned to them with issues so far. So that's reassuring i guess.

    Anyway, I'm still planning to sell this and get the new 40" curved model from Philips when it gets released next year - because that looks amazing and curved is awesome.

    But i just couldn't take the 21:9 vertical squish anymore!
     
  14. MR CHILLED

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    out of stock now but shopping express had the 43" on special for $999.
     
  15. cbwolf

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    Scorptec currently have it for $1023 as their normal price - so not far off :thumbup:
     
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    I think we are all waiting for the curved monitor ;)
     
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    And the 40" curved one has the better panel.
     
  18. cbwolf

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    Well, we have no idea what panel the curbed Philips is using. I assume it's going to be an improvement over their current crop but you never know.

    It is VA though, which i prefer over IPS. :thumbup:
     
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    Why do you prefer VA?
     
  20. G-PhresH

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    From what i can recall VA doesnt have some of the Back Light Bleed and other oddities that IPS has.

    It also can sustain a higher refresh rate and lower pixel response.

    Correct me if i am wrong.
     

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