Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB review: look into the future

Despite some flaws, this big monitor is an excellent choice with true hdr

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Brightness and contrast

The maximum brightness of white for the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is about 684 cd/m² - a lot more than the second model in this test field, and only a little less than the 720 cd/m² promised by Philips. The minimum brightness of white is also quite bright at 93 cd/m², but we assume that you will not be sitting a small distance away from this monitor when it is pitch dark. 

  • Max. brightness white
  • Min. brightness white

This Philips has a va-panel which often means it has a good black value. We are not disappointed, as we measure 0.04 cd/m² in the middle of the screen at a brightness of white of 150 cd/m². At maximum brightness, the black value is a bit higher than we are used to with vertical alignment­ monitors, without doubt due to the brighter backlight. However, the value is still well below the competitors with an ips-panel and a much lower maximum brightness.

  • Brightness black 150 cd/
  • Brightness black max.

With a brightness of 150 cd/m² this results in a contrast of more than 3800:1, in the checkerboard test the monitor even exceeds 4000:1. 

  • Contrast 150 cd/m²
  • Checkerboard contrast
  • Contrast max. brightness

 


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Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB

43 inch, 3840x2160, 102 ppi, VA, AMD FreeSync, 60 Hz, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 4 ms, 720 cd/m², 4000 : 1

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