Philips Ships First HDR1000-Certified Video Monitor

EPI, licensee of Philips-brand video monitors in North America, has announced that the DisplayHDR1000-certified monitor introduced in April is now available at Best Buy and Amazon for $1,000.

The 43-inch Momentum 4K/Ultra HD monitor (436M6VBPAD) is the first to achieve DisplayHDR 1000 certification from the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), according to EPI.

“The display brings a new level of picture performance that will offer a more intense console gaming and entertainment experience,” said David Ray, EPI’s marketing director for North America. “Whether users are streaming 4K video or playing the latest games, the Momentum’s feature set will greatly outperform the traditional TV users are used to.”

DisplayHDR, the first fully open standard for specifying high dynamic range (HDR) quality, has three tiers: the baseline DisplayHDR 400, midrange DisplayHDR 600, and high-performance DisplayHDR 1000. VESA tests eight parameters to determine a monitor’s performance tier, including peak-luminance, contrast, color gamut coverage (BT.709 and DCI-P3), bit-depth, and black to white luminance (HDR) response time.

The DisplayHDR 1000 tier has a peak brightness of up to 1,000 nits (1,000 cd/m2) for “much greater brightness” and “deeper, more nuanced darks.”

The combination of DisplayHDR 1000 performance and Philips’ Quantum Dot Color is also said to produce “a wider range of more accurate colors — especially dark reds and greens — that stay crisp and clear even in bright light.”

The Momentum 436M6 monitor also features Philip’s Ambiglow technology, which creates an “immersive halo” of light around the screen, the color and brightness of which automatically adapt to what’s on the screen. The effect is adjustable.

“As with any new technology, there can be confusion out there regarding HDR specs and benefits,” said Chris Brown, EPI’s global marketing manager. “VESA’s new DisplayHDR standard will make monitor shopping easier by offering consumers a comparable standard to judge HDR picture performance between monitors.”

The monitor also supports of MultiView technology, which enables video from two devices to be displayed onscreen simultaneously.

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