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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Gaming: response time and input lag

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is a gaming monitor; this is why we perform a more extensive series of tests here. Below we show the rise and fall times separately, as well as the combined values. We also show the maximum and optimal overdrive results. The optimal overdrive values are combined rise / fall response times of 16 ms or lower with an overshoot that is as low as possible. In other words: a response time of 4 ms and an overshoot of 60% is in our opinion worse than a response time of 15 ms combined with an overshoot of 5%. After all, overshoot and undershoot result in annoying artefacts around moving parts of the image, mainly with contrast-rich gradients you can see thick white or black edges. In our opinion, these are worse than light ghosting.

This is where we see the Philips Momentum 436M6 at its best: the response times out of the box are already clearly better than those of all of the other models in this test field, both in the 20-80% grey-grey transitions as well as in the 0-100% transition which sometimes proves to be difficult for va-panels. With maximum overdrive we do see quite a bit of overshoot, but using the setting that we think gives the best of both worlds this overshoot is more than acceptable considering the excellent response time.

Response time, standard setting

  • 20-80
  • 80-20
  • 20-80-20
  • 0-100
  • 100-0
  • 0-100-0

Response time, maximum overdrive

  • 20-80
  • 80-20
  • 20-80-20
  • 0-100
  • 100-0
  • 0-100-0

  • Overshoot
  • Undershoot

Response time, optimal overdrive

  • 20-80
  • 80-20
  • 20-80-20
  • 0-100
  • 100-0
  • 0-100-0

  • Overshoot
  • Undershoot

Input lag

We see no visible input lag in any of the input lag tests.

  • Above
  • Below
  • Middle
  • Versus CRT


Product discussed in this review

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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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