Bought two BDM4350UC monitors back in Feb 2017. One monitored seemed fine but the other suffered from bad burn-in. Had this replaced 3 times by Amazon. Finally both seemed settled in and working. Fast forward to Oct 2017 ... both these monitors have developed patchy white areas on the screen. Looking on the internet, these monitors have a very HIGH number of burn in cases and failure rate. Be wary ... infact AVOID buying these monitors. You can bet that I will NOT be buying Philips monitors again in the future. Philips should stick to what they do best - Shavers!
I have just arranged for these monitors to be picked up by Amazon.
Now I've had this for a few months and have to say that I'm enormously pleased. Just so that I have a problem with working on my previous alright monitors (Dell 2412 and 2713). I summarize my impressions below:
+ Sharpness is absolutely superb
+ Versatile (ie do you want that I have a shield to all is the hard to beat)
+ Size and resolution
+ The stand is in practice quite enough
+ Flicker free
+ HDMI 2.0
- Uneven Backlight
- Uneven color
- Slightly appear dull black
- The speakers are mediocre
- Inputs pointing straight back which complicates wall mounting
The negative is really small things in context and can definitely live with. For desktop applications is the quality. For video it is perfectly okay.
The burn-in issues are really severe, and Philips is completely aware of the problems, since the first thing you see when powering up the monitor is this warning message: "Use of fixed or static images for more than 30 minutes may result in image burn-in! Please change image contents regularly. "
This makes the monitor useless for everything except gaming and video.
Go to youtube and search for "Philips 43" monitor fails to deliver (Part 2/2) "to see how bad it actually is.
Update: Hat screen almost one year. IPS displays can have transient ghosting, since the pixels in the panel is less responsive at the same screen for a long time (pixels basically want to be either black or white). Look someone has experienced it on this, but I have never experienced that in my, even with the same screen repeatedly over an hour. Are you getting ghosting, simply turn off the screen or using a white screen (eg. A white screen saver) until it disappears. This should not be confused with permanent burn-in as on plasma and CRT monitors!
Originally mention: I am very pleased with this monitor! I bought it primarily because. the vastness of space 2160p provides compared to 1080p (4 times as much). Anything over 40 "is also big enough that you do not have to scale (zoom in). Runs fine 4 windows either from the same source or more since it supports multi view. IPS panel that provides very good viewing angle both up and to the sides, realistic fine and bright colors with good black levels and no light bleed at the edges. This should not be confused with IPS glow that is common in IPS displays. This has little IPS glow it and it never gets any problem. good response there too. DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0 provides 60hz at 2160p (30Hz with HDMI 1.4). the VGA interface making it backward compatible and is also handy for debugging. All cables supplied. handy with USB 3.0 hub, 3.5mm and audio in input. Speakers are as expected on a computer monitor, quite ok for its use and personal nothing I emphasize.
There is a big screen so it all takes some space. The feet are very stable and have rubber under. The footprint is the width 76 cm, depth 26 cm, height 7cm. The screen is just under 1m wide. The space under and behind the screen can be used to eg. hide external hard drives and cables. If you do not like this, the VESA 200x200 stick, but one must consider that all inlets behind standing straight, with wall mount must have angled cables or adapters. With a flexible VESA attachment release to this. There is no physical setting options on it, but it does it does not have side viewing angle is good from both sides and up and down.
HDMI cables supplied with the monitor is HDMI 1.4 and therefore supports only 30Hz, so to get 60hz refresh rate should use a HDMI 2.0 cable or display port cables.
Windows automatically recommends 300% scaling on this screen, since it believes there is a TV;) This changes you to 100% (or. More if you want it bigger or sitting on the distance) Display settings / display settings.
USB hub is dependent on the signal to function, which means that if the pc turns off the screen goes into sleep / hibernate mode or pc is turned off, the hub stop working. This is very good, since peripherals such as mice, keyboards etc. To turn off when the screen is not in use. If you are out of USB ports on your PC and you want to use external hard drive as a walkaround using black screen protector. Windows 10: search on "power or screen settings" and "Never" under "Screen". Screen saver can be found by searching the screen saver in settings or Settings -> Personalization -> Lock Screen -> Screen saver settings.
I have owned this screen for a few weeks to play games in 4K resolution. If you compare it with the previous model that was 40 "this was not the colors just fine without a little more appear dull. The footrest has gotten better and I think it feels like the response time has been a little faster.
Playing games in 4K resolution with all the extra eye candy to take enormously force out of the computer. So I will return with a more comprehensive review as soon as I tested the screen with the new 1080 GTX card.
Working on a screen with as large an area is a delight.
+'Mycket Surface to work on several different windows as
+ 4K "UltraHD" is extremely nice and sharper image
+ The screen hangs out with and can play well in 4K with display port
+ The new IPS panel has better color than the previous model with VA panel
- Do almost to blackness was a bit better in the previous model
- The screen's menu is not the most enjoyable or easiest took a while to access
DisplayPort 1.2 to get 60 Hz
- A noise sometimes when changing the display resolution or change the source between the screen and a TV. Sounds like opening the cork on a bottle Pucko about, though higher and duller.
It gets 8 out of 10 until I have tested it in 4K gaming.