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Does Philips still make quality monitors?

LightParticle

I been asking about monitor choosing in my country local IT forums about Philips monitors. And all three times I get answer like this:

 

Don't to harry to buy Philips monitors, because brand "Philips" has been sold to the asian's (China probably IDK) so don't expect high quality from them

 

is it true? false? As I know Phillips earlier was really good companies with high quality productions. Now its not? :)

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In all honesty, nobody makes quality monitors anymore. The vast majority all have terrible black and grey uniformity, even the most high end models.

Even those advertised as 240hz capable run panels that simple dont have the pixel response speed (<4ms 'real' 100% transition speed) to keep up with a 240hz signal.

 

For panel uniformity if u rate them 0 to 10, 10 being the best, top end TV's like those that use OLED, hit 10, cheap TV's ~£400 can even hit 8 and 9's. 8+ resulting in good uniformity. The best score monitors achieve is ~6.5 with most being below 5.

 

So i wouldnt worry to much about any particular brand being bad, i highly sugest u simply check reviews an any monitor that catches your eye, preferably a reivew that actual uses display tests for resposne times, input lag, uniformity and the like.

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As I know, Philips and LG are made in the same factory.

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4 minutes ago, SolarNova said:

For panel uniformity if u rate them 0 to 10, 10 being the best, top end TV's like those that use OLED, hit 10, cheap TV's ~£400 can hit even hit 8 and 9's. 8+ resulting in good uniormity. The best score monitors achieve is ~6.5 with most being below 5.

So what is the major difference between TV and Monitor? Maybe we should buy TV's and plug this stuff to PC?

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7 minutes ago, LightParticle said:

So what is the major difference between TV and Monitor? Maybe we should buy TV's and plug this stuff to PC?

Primary use, and thus the specific things the manufacuters look for during QA. With TV's obviosly uniformity is important, especialy black uniformity due to the amoutn of time the TV ends up display dark scenes in movies and the like. if a whole family is watch a movie and the uniformity trash, they wil lall notice it and the Tv will end up back at the retailer.

Monitors on the other hand usualy get viewed by a single person, who will usualy be using it for work, or gaming, with less time to concentrate of uniformity concerns most go either unnoticed, or people simply dont care. So the manufacturers can get away with sending out crap panels.

 

You can most certainly use TV's as monitors, the problem with TV's though is size, anything below 55" is considered 'low end' so you wont find any high end 40" TV's, the 'good' TV's in regards to color, viewing angles, black levels, contrast, features like FALD etc etc, are mostly confined to 55"+.

This leaves only a very small handfull of ~40" TV's that are any good. You need one with low input lag, fast pixel response (since most are VA), and ofc uniformity and the like. ATM off the top of my head i recall samsung have a couple and Vizio having some,, but thats it.

TV's also tend to be limited ot 60hz and dont have adaptive sync technologies.

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