Final Clearance Philips 40" 4K UHD 60Hz 3ms GTG VA LED Monitor (BDM4065UC) - Silver/Black

  • Model #: BDM4065UC
  • Web Code: 10381634
$949.97
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Price Ends: July 28, 2016

Overview

See the big picture and all the details with the 40" Ultra HD professional Philips monitor. A 4K UHD resolution produces stunning image quality, while an 8.5ms response time eliminates blurring so you can see every detail in fast action scenes. MHL technology also lets you watch mobile content on the big screen.

More Information

  • 40-inch display with an UltraClear 4K UHD resolution delivers crystal-clear imagery and life-like picture quality
  • 8.5ms black-white-black response time eliminates blurring and ghosting so you can catch every detail in fast action scenes
  • SmartConnect with DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA inputs allow for seamless connectivity
  • MHL technology lets you enjoy mobile content on the big screen
  • USB 3.0 hub lets you access content from a USB flash drive and offers fast charging
  • LED technology produces natural colours for an immersive viewing experience
  • MultiView enables active dual connect and view at the same time
  • Configure image settings easily with the SmartImage presets
  • Powerful 7-watt speakers provide superior sound
  • Slim bezel design offers a stylish look
  • VESA mount allows you to configure the perfect setup
  • ENERGY STAR qualified to help keep your utility bills down

What's in the Box?

  • Power Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • 8 x Screws
  • RS-232C Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD-Rom User's Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 4 Year(s)

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  • Display
  • Screen Size
    39.56 in
  • Resolution
    4K Ultra HD
  • Native Resolution
    3840 x 2160
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Display Type
    LED Back-lit LCD
  • Backlight Type
    W-LED
  • Touchscreen
    No
  • Viewing Angle
    176°
  • Multi-Touch Points
    0
  • Glossy/Matte
    Glossy
  • Input Types
    1 x VGA; 1 x Display Port; 1 x mini-Display Port; 1 x HDMI; 1 x MHL-HDMI
  • Response Time (Black-White-Black)
    8.5 ms
  • Response Time (Grey-to-Grey)
    3 ms
  • Other Features
    4 x USB 3.0 + Fast charger; Separate Sync; Sync on Green; Audio (In/Out); PC Audio-in; Headphone out; RS232
  • Refresh Rate
    60 Hz
  • Brightness
    300 cd/m²
  • Colour Gamut
    72% NTSC
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    50000000:1
  • Static Contrast Ratio
    5000:1
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
    No
  • PLS
    No
  • TN
    No
  • VA
    Yes
  • Curved
    No
  • Flat Screen
    Yes
  • Audio
  • Built-in Speakers
    Yes
  • Speaker Configuration
    Bottom
  • Speaker Output Power
    7 W
  • Audio Enhancement
    High Quality Stereo Speakers
  • Advanced Features
  • 3D Video Support Built-in
    No
  • 3D Glasses Included
    No
  • Built-In Webcam
    No
  • Built-In Microphone
    No
  • Built-In TV Tuner
    No
  • Remote Control
    No
  • USB Hub
    4 - USB 3.0 Ports
  • WiDi
    No
  • DLNA Certified
    No
  • Kensington Security Slot
    Yes
  • Inputs/Outputs
  • DVI Inputs
    0
  • HDMI Inputs
    1
  • DisplayPort Inputs
    1
  • VGA Inputs
    1
  • Thunderbolt Ports
    0
  • MHL Ports
    1 - Shared with HDMI
  • DVI-D Support
    No
  • HDCP Support
    Yes
  • Other Video Inputs
    1 mini DisplayPort
  • Audio Inputs
    PC Audio in
  • Audio Outputs
    1 x Audio out; 1 x Headphone 3.5mm out
  • Power
  • Typical Consumption
    62.17 W
  • Stand-By Consumption
    0.5 W
  • Auto Off
    No
  • Energy Saving Mode
    Yes
  • Stand/Mount Features
  • Tilt Adjustment
    No
  • Swivel Adjustment
    No
  • Height Adjustment
    No
  • Rotate to Portrait
    No
  • VESA Mountable
    Yes
  • VESA Sizes Supported
    200 x 200
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
    Silver; Black
  • Width (With Stand)
    90.4 cm
  • Height (With Stand)
    58.9 cm
  • Depth (With Stand)
    21.3 cm
  • Width (With Stand) (Inches)
    35.6 in
  • Height (With Stand) (Inches)
    23.2 in
  • Depth (With Stand) (Inches)
    8.4 in
  • Weight (With Stand)
    9.70 kg
  • Width (Without Stand)
    90.4 cm
  • Height (Without Stand)
    51.2 cm
  • Depth (Without Stand)
    8.8 cm
  • Width (Without Stand) (Inches)
    35.6 in
  • Height (Without Stand) (Inches)
    20.2 in
  • Depth (Without Stand) (Inches)
    3.5 in
  • Weight (Without Stand)
    8.50 kg
  • Warranty Parts
    4 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 94%

49 Reviews

Critical 5%

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  • from Hamilton, ON
5.0

not for the average person

This is by far the best monitor you can buy, but anyone who does not know the difference between an hdmi cable and a display port cable should just by a tv as this monitor truly shines with a DP cable for 60hz other wise its just a 30hz tv.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

great monitor

viewing angles are not great, if you are sitting 2' away, you will notice it's a little dark in the corners. other then that, it's amazing.


  • from Calgary, AB
4.0

Skype Meetings

I originally bought this monitor for developing but soon decided that this is my go-to display for all my meetings as I can enlarge the Skype meeting so that I can see all the content clearly - something my other colleagues struggle with. As for desktop usage; make sure you have enough space between yourself and the monitor - too close may cause you issues. Currently I am running with a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) which does not allow for some of the awesome features of multi-view; but I decided that is okay since I will eventually upgrade to a new MacBook Pro.


  • from Longueuil, QC
5.0

40 inches monitor + 4K + Macbook Air (early 2015)

Great deal! I confirm that it works perfectly with my Macbook Air 13'' (early 2015) at a UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) at 60 Hz by using a mini-displayport to mini-displayport cable. By default, the monitor is set at Displayport version 1.1 (30 Hz maximum at UHD..the mouse mouvements are laggy). Just go into the monitor built-in setup and change the Displayport version to 1.2 (that will activate the 60 Hz mode at a UHD resolution and your mouse mouvements will be smooth). Thank you,


  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

Fantastic!

Been running it for a week, and it's a truly amazing monitor for the price. When I got it, I was thinking perhaps I should have bought the curved model, but I'm impressed, this is very good for (price).


  • from Scarborough, ON
5.0

Great display

This is my first 4k display and it is perfect for my graphic design and gaming needs. I'm using a gtx980 graphics card so I can handle 4k rendering pretty well. With slight over locking it is running at about 55 fps on need for speed 2015 and overwatch. if you buy this display for pc use remember to use the display port cable to connect to your graphics card. The HDMI input has pretty bad ghosting and less all around quality of colour. I unplugged the hmdi cables and stored them away. Very enjoyable display, I can say you get what you pay for.


  • from Montréal, QC
1.0

I would highly NOT recommend this monitor

Bought this monitor about 3 weeks ago. nice 40" 4K monitor when I unbox it, but when I drag image or text, too much ghosting occured especially in white background. This monitor isn't obviously not 8.5ms, but 85ms. It got worse when I watch movies or play games. CANT stand those ghostings when something's moving fast!! I know this monitor isn't for gaming but come on lets get something in human standard. and I already started to get bad pixels, it isnt really visible at this moment but its really annoying me. please, dont buy this monitor. this isn't worth [price]. get some 40" UHD TV with half price and you will get better performance.


  • from Flamborough, ON
5.0

Amazing for the price

This monitor is amazing. Let me explain. I would not recommend it to everyone its not perfect. if you are a graphics designer and need superb colour accuracy or faster then 60 refresh rate. (You also need a good video card 780 gtx or better to use 4k) this is not for you. but for everyone else its amazing. I do a lot of blue prints viewing and the real estate on this monitor is spectacular. if you need multiple widows opened at the same time its like having 3 or 4 monitors. I would strongly recommend this monitor even at full price.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Philips 40" 4K UHD 60Hz

super display. more detail than my other 4k display


  • from Saint-eustache, QC
5.0

Perfect I love it

Parfait pour l'utilisation avec un Macbook pro 2013 ou un PC Laptop I5.


  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

Excellent moniteur 4K pour le bureau

Le premier moniteur 40po 4K disponible et à un prix raisonnable. Il est fantastique pour analyser et commenter des dossiers en équipe. Bien mieux qu'un projecteur ou une télévision utilisée en moniteur. Il permet de connecter jusqu'à 4 ordinateurs simultanément afin de partager la grande dalle en 4 écrans HD indépendants. Très utiles pour le travail en groupe lorsque nous utilisons plusieurs logiciels, ce qui permet de tous les mettre en plein écran sur chaque poste de travail. Un produit que je recommande.


  • from Burnaby, BC
5.0

Awesome deal

Picked this up for my HP Envy Phoenix 860-019 Desktop PC, which is also another BB purchase. Paired with GTX 960 thru DP 1.2 and running at full 4K @ 60Hz. The sale price is unbeatable which BB does put on regularly for this Philips. I think my GTX960 could drive 2 more of these 40" displays at full 4K @ 60Hz. I'm a developer and the screen real estate is phenomenal. So with this setup at home, makes getting back to the office that much more unbearable. One think I notice missing is tilt, swivel, and rotate. By the way, I'm using this in a standing desk setup with a deep desk. If you sit too close you might experience too much head movement as you scan the entire 40" of screen real estate. The single joy-stick control at the back wasn't obvious at first but once figured out the concept is simply great. Built in speakers also help minimize desktop clutter for those who are too particular with audio. Watching video and movies are all adequate in my opinion. I would definitely recommend and purchase again.


  • from Burnaby, BC
5.0

Awesome deal

Picked this up for my HP Envy Phoenix 860-019 Desktop PC, which is also another BB purchase. Paired with GTX 960 thru DP 1.2 and running at full 4K @ 60Hz. The sale price is unbeatable which BB does put on regularly for this Philips. I think my GTX960 could drive 2 more of these 40" displays at full 4K @ 60Hz. I'm a developer and the screen real estate is phenomenal. So with this setup at home, makes getting back to the office that much more unbearable. One think I notice missing is tilt, swivel, and rotate. By the way, I'm using this in a standing desk setup with a deep desk. If you sit too close you might experience too much head movement as you scan the entire 40" of screen real estate. The single joy-stick control at the back wasn't obvious at first but once figured out the concept is simply great. Built in speakers also help minimize desktop clutter for those who are too particular with audio. Watching video and movies are all adequate in my opinion. I would definitely recommend and purchase again.


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Great Monitor

Works 4k@60Hz with one video card GTX980 not perfect but great size, color and performance. Note i5 6600k 32Gb/3200Mhz memory probably helps.


  • from Fonthill, Ontario
5.0

Great if you have the right hardware.

I love this monitor. Many bad reviews I believe may have or can be associated to not have adequate hardware, GPU for the ability to run this monitor correctly. Do you homework for its 4K and can run 60 hz if your GPU is powerful and up to date. Dont expect this to work well on all computers. If you have all the right hardware its a dream and has great control of color and also crispness.


  • from Coquitlam, B.C.
5.0

Great monitor !!!

This monitor has an incredible amount of real estate !!! Get off the fence and just buy it !!!


  • from Calgary, AB
4.0

Nice technology at an affordable price

Very pleased with the quality and performance of this monitor at an affordable price.


  • from Toronto, ON
2.0

Good monitor, terrible quality control.

Don't get me wrong this is a great monitor, blacks look great and colours are decently accurate. Im now on my fourth monitor due to me getting monitors repeatedly with dead and stuck pixels. The first one had a cluster of dead pixels on left half, second monitor and a bright red stuck pixel on left side, third monitor had a massive amount of dead pixels on left half and my now fourth monitor has a cluster of dead pixels in the middle of the screen. I have never had any problem with pixels even on my previous 2 4k monitors. This monitor is not worth the price in my opinion, a monitor at this price should be perfect. Will be returning this monitor soon.


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Almost perfect

Pros: - Massive 3840x2160 workspace, like having 4x20" 1080p monitors (most common resolution today), 6xWXGA monitors (older square size), or 9x720p displays (still found on Chromebooks and other budget laptops... and is actually usable for many types of activities such as web browsing) - DPI hits the sweet spot between sharpness and tiny text. No need to use font scaling in Windows, with the associated image quality issues - Once you have a screen this big, it's impossible to go back - Reasonably priced and often on sale Cons: - Mildly distracting contrast shift & darkening around the edges when you sit at normal computer distance - HDMI is only 1.4 not 2.0 spec, which limits refresh rate to 30hz on HDMI - While DisplayPort is 1.2 spec, which supports 60hz, the monitor was set to DP 1.1 spec out of the box with no documentation to that effect. You'll need to manually enable 1.2 via the onscreen menu in order to get 60hz support - Stand is not adjustable - You WILL get the urge to spend more money to upgrade your computer, camera, etc. to take full advantage of the monitor's capabilities Overall: I debated purchasing this monitor for several months. I'm glad I finally took the plunge - it has done wonders for my productivity. With a window management program like Divvy, you can create dozens of different window layouts to keep 2, 3, 4 or more (potentially far more) windows open at once. That's a game changer. I had a 4k 28" monitor before, and that was simply too small to use at native resolution comfortably. This monitor hits the sweet spot. It's also great for video gaming and 4k streaming from YouTube and Netflix, provided your computer is powerful enough. If you are a serious gamer, keep in mind you will need a video card that costs about the same as the monitor itself to comfortably run in 4k. Also keep in mind that the monitor is big and high resolution enough that flaws in photos you've taken on your phone or even DSLR will be obvious. A snapshot that looks great on your tiny phone screen might be revealed by this monitor to be out of focus and grainy. So you've been warned. This monitor is a gateway drug to wanting better computers and camera gear to properly take advantage of its capabilities. No wonder it goes on sale so often ;-)


  • from Yorkton,SK
5.0

5 Star for Cad usage

My CAD drawings look great on this monitor! Using Display Port at 60hz is very smooth with 4K resolution. I am simply blown away at how much detail I can see and no need to zoom in! I don't know why it took this long, and a good sale price to see the light at how much it boosts productivity. I am now officially spoiled. Sound quality is fine for what I do with it. There were a couple of goofy effects I noticed on rare occasion with the graphics which looked like a monitor issue, but didn't bother me a bit. I still give it 5 stars because it is clearly marketed towards the productivity sector.


  • from vancouver, bc
5.0

great quality for excellent price

this monitor is perfectly priced for a high quality display. it has a great landscape to be a singular monitor with extremely versatile options.


  • from Fredericton, NB
4.0

Big and pretty

I spent a lot of time researching this monitor. It's not perfect by any means but it sure is damn pretty. Pluses: It's big. It's pretty. Colors and contrast are fantastic (after calibrating). Great for gaming and productivity. Good build quality. Lots of inputs. Negative. Needs 60hz over hdmi. Strange handshaking issues (which I think is driver related) over display port. Dark in the corners. It's not curved! Stand could use adjustments. Bad placement for OSD control (hurts my wrist every time I use it). Uses PWM @ anything under 100% brightness. I hope to see the next version address some of these nagging issues. Regardless, I think it's a great purchase when on sale!


  • from Gatineau, QC
5.0

Almost perfect

Just purchased this monitor last week and I am very satisfied with it. It is powered by two GTX 760 in SLI via the DisplayPort 1.2 interface. I had to place the monitor a few inches further than in my previous setup in order to clearly see the whole screen. Because of this, I had to increase the font size in Windows. This new monitor replaced three side-by-side 30-inch monitors. It is smaller than my previous setup but having no more bezels is really nice without sacrificing too much real estate. Wished it was a curved monitor though.


  • from London, ON
2.0

needs some work..

I just bough this monitor for video editing and rather disappointed. The 4k res is great and offers great real-estate for work space. My complaints are: 1. The edges of the picture are very washed out and appear blurry until your eyes are directly square with the edge being viewed. Whos going to bob their head around to look at a monitor? 2. The back light is very unevenly dispersed. There are hot spots all over the place. This is very distracting when viewing dark images. 3. The screen is very reflective. This monitor is only usable in total darkness. 4. I wasnt sure what 8ms would be like until I tried it. It is very slow to respond. sitting beside an LG IPS, this screen seems well delayed in video and motion of the mouse. In conclusion, I will be returning this monitor tomorrow.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

amazing

Got it when it was {price} dollars off. Worth every penny.


  • from Stittsville, ON
5.0

Truly a next generation monitor

First and foremost: don't bother with hdmi and its 30Hz limitation. You must use a video card with Displayport output to get 60Hz. 30Hz is simply awful, but 60Hz amazing silky smooth! It feels simply utterly perfect at 60Hz. Displayport is not just some Apple thing. Normal PCs wand this Windows can have video cards that'll have Displayport as well. This will cost you another $200+ to get Displayport if you don't have DP on your video card's output right now. Don't bother looking for ways to convert HDMI to DP, because that simply, will, not, work. Once setup with DP1.2 and 60Hz and using it is full 4K... you'll be in awe! Turn the brightness way down, and browse through the various presets it has. Sit nice and close to it, so you can actually benefit from its size. 2 to 3 feet, no more. Otherwise you might as well use a smaller monitor and sit closer to that. This is way nicer than having a multi-monitor setup! You'll end up doing things differently for sure! The colors look very accurate. Displaying digital pictures on it from a proper DSLR camera, looks, well, simply stupid good. The amount of details kind of looks sharper than in real life. Once you see it, you'll wonder what's up with that fuzzy tv in the living room. Myself, I'm on the lookout for a 60 to 70 inch 4k monitor. Oh, and this is a biggy: this is a *REAL* 4k monitor. Don't bother with "TVs" that claim to be 4K that you think you'll use as a monitor. NOT going to work! Why? Because those have a lag that makes it completely unusuable, and worse, and here comes the shocker - many of those aren't even actually 4K even though they calim to be. What they do is in addition to red green and blue, they add a white channel. That screws up its resolving power. Some people have been trying to use a cheap chinese 4k tv as a monitor, and it sucks. But this Philips is a pure real actual full 4K R G B monitor and they're vertically aligned (VA panel). Translation: it looks simply stupid good.


  • from Ottawa, ON
4.0

Good, if it's on sale.

Very nice monitor .... Except.... Only 4k 60hz with display port. NOT with HDMI (4k 30hz) Back light uneven. Very prone to glare. Screen is highly reflective. Otherwise, very happy so far with my boxing day sale monitor.


  • from Toronto
5.0

Exceptional production monitor, almost perfect

I do architectural/ very complicated 3D design for living, a monitor that provides extra pixels are very helpful for professional modelling softwares. There is literally no 5K monitor for PC so this is the next best thing. 4K Monitors below 30 inches are a bit too small for my taste. With this monitor i can put up 4 displays at same time without losing detail. Letter size is about perfect. I was a bit hesitated about the VA pannel, since I came from IPS monitors from the past. TN is absolutely trash and the colour burns my eyes. This VA panel produces accurate colour, to my eyes are as good at IPS monitors. There is only one down side, as some professional review mentions, the border tends to appear a bit darker,due to the view angle limitation of VA panel, this is specially visible when you are close to the monitor. The problem appears when you sit back a bit. As a design professional, I am not most critical about this level of accuracy, but this is probably not good enough for dark room professionals. I still give this monitor 5 star due to the only product available with such exceptional value. Cannot go back to a 27 inch ips from this. One thing to notice, you need displayport 1.2 to make this monitor work at 60hz, and the default setting on this monitor is dp 1.1, which you need to manually adjust to 1.2. Took my half day to figure this out. for HDMI, this (and other 4k monitors) can only go up to 30hz.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Bought for gaming, browsing, media watching

I have a 970 GTX and 16 GB RAM and a six core CPU 3.3ghz I can run games on this at 4k with textures options etc on high instead of ultra, shadows on normal, anisotropic filtering x8 (instead of 16) etc. with the single card, if that answers gamer's curiosity. Mine came with a 60hz HBR2 rated UHD capable Displayport cable, so they must have responded to feedback and added one, great so far! Refresh time says 8.5ms up to 3ms with the speed boost feature on. I have had no issues with ghosting or lag or issues whatsoever so far with the refresh time while gaming, or action scenes, maybe a pro would spot a problem, but I am no slouch. I have carefully scanned all 683.68 inches² area for dead pixels or uneven lighting etc and the only tiny issue i can find is a very slight darkness along the very edge of the bezel when the whole screen is white. No problem for me at all. The panel provides deep beautiful blacks and blinding whites, the colors are very noticeably better than my old monitor which was around 3 years old. It's surprisingly light for it's size too, the stand is solid metal, no wobble, wide footprint for stability and is unobtrusive. There are no options to adjust it though, but this thing is huge, you wouldn't want to moveit too much, though a tilt really would be nice! The giant size will dominate your desk and be the very first thing guests will comment on. It's glorious, quite honestly. When you have 4 windows divided up and each with content going you feel like you're in a command center, haha. One downside for some may be that the sheer size of this beauty may just be too much for a computer depending on your use. I generally have a window in the center where it's most comfortable and switch to fullscreen for media/games. there is no HDMI 2 connector, so some may not like that, but everything else is there, mini & full size Displayport. The off switch kills power completely, but i just shut the computer down and the monitor goes to sleep, no problem. I like the option to totally kill power though. the menu joystick can be awkward to reach. I have shopped monitors for some time, and was set on spending around [price] on a nice curved 34" ultra widescreen. However, this Philips doesn't sacrifice vertical real estate and I am very glad i bought the Philips instead, for so much less. I'd still buy this monitor at full price not that I have gotten over the initial "wow" factor and novelty. I has completely changed the way I use my computer.


  • from Hamilton, ON
5.0

Happy with the monitor

Picked 1 up when it was on sale. The DisplayPort Cable I got with the Monitor supports 4k 60hz. Some ppl say it doesn't come with the right cable, but it did for me. The only downside for me is that I can't tilt down the monitor, other than that everything is good so far.


  • from Cambridge, ON
4.0

Amazing Monitor

This monitor is huge. I bought it during Boxing Day and I don't regret it one bit.I would never consider spending the full amount but as a Boxing Day Special I couldn't pass up the savings. I was using a 28" Samsung 4K monitor before and this one tops it by a huge margin. I bought this mainly for gaming and let me say it makes games immersive by its shear size. The only downside is that because it is so large the brightness needed to be brought down to 55% otherwise web browsing was blinding.


  • from Carleton Place, ON
5.0

Absurdly good !

This monitor is leaps and bounds, light years ahead of just about anything out there, and I'm not even close to kidding! I've tried very hard to make cheap "4K" monitors work. Seiki, Changhong. The Changhong 42" wasn't even really 4K, because its pixels have RGBW, with the extra white channel. That right there screws up the resolution, because you can't have a 4K one-to-one pixel mapping. The results, when used as a computer monitor, is absolutely horrible. As a TV, those things are ok though. But this Philips monitor doesn't exhibit any of those issues. The thing is, you *really have got to* upgrade to a video card that has a Display Port output. I'm using a NVidia EVGA GeForce GTX 950 for this. I just switched from an Asus 750 card that does not have DisplayPort output. Without DisplayPort you'll end up having to use HDMI or DVI-to-HDMI. Either way, that will only get you 30Hz. 60Hz is *WAY* better than 30Hz. Mouse movements are horrible at 30Hz. I though at first, nah, it'll be alright kind of. No. Don't do it. If you get this monitor, *GET* 60Hz through DisplayPort 1.2 right off the bat! Everything feels totally different. Also, it would be good to use a mouse with a DPI rating of at least 1000. I'm using a Logitech M100 which is very cheap and works very well so far. This combination is absolutely awesome for the desktop! Because of the size you'll end up doing things differently. I'm dividing up the screen in sections. It's almost like a 2 1/2 monitor setup. Because everything is so darn sharp you can keep the font sizes pretty small, yet this readable. In my case I found it became a little too small, but that was easily fixed by telling the operating system in one of the settings, the DPI of the display. Up that number a bit, and all the text and whatnot, comes out a little less squeezed. Another nice thing is that it has multi input, kind of like pip picture-in-picture, but then on steroids. There are various different ways of laying it out. At first glance, but I haven't tried this yet, you can even configure the size and position. It'll display up to 4 separate input signals simultaneously. I might at one point hook up an Android TV box to it. The display itself has no fuzziness or furriness to it. Hard to explain, but some displays have this anti-glaring matt like surface that ends up making the pixels a bit furry looking. You can see that when using a magnifying glass. But this Philips panel has "VA" vertical alignment. And I'm not seeing the furriness that you see in some other panels. Lag, I'm perceiving absolutely none. You move the mouse, and it moves right there and then. I can't possibly see a problem for gamers here. There is a bit of smearing for moving objects, but, Philips has some sophisticated options in the menu that combats that. *How* they do this I haven't figured out yet, but it compensates for it quite well I think. Because this monitor is so big, the details can get quite small. You can compensate for it, by telling the operating system to make everything appears larger, and that's fine. But you have the opportunity to leave things fairly small and then display a TON of information, and lay out all sorts of stuff all over the screen. When you read a book you keep the book fairly close to you. I keep this monitor about 2 feet away from me. Turn down its brightness. The monitor can be turned up to extremely bright so I don't think that it's a problem for bright rooms. It's LED, so I don't think there will be fluorescent degradation over time. It's a bit of a chunk of money for a monitor (AND a video card with DP 1.2), but seriously, it's *so* good that should it break in a way where it's not covered by warranty, I would buy this again right away. I haven't seen such a leap forward in anything for a quite a while. Philips ought to be selling a lot of these, and the competition has some catch up to do I think. Nice to have a Philips.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Insane amazing picture 4k monitor

I'm very happy with this 4k monitor , totally amazing for multi-task.


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Amazing value for a 4K monitor

I was hesitant at first, I read a few poor reviews however quickly realized that it was only a small percentage of people with complaints. Purchased this for Cyber Monday and I haven't regretted it since! This monitor is amazing, absolutely perfect for gaming, the only downside is you will need some serious horsepower to run your games at 4K, however if you are in this price range for a monitor you should already have a beefy system. Highly recommended, in fact I am now looking at picking up a 2nd one for Boxing Day.


  • from Richmond Hill, ON
3.0

Too big to be a monitor

After 2 weeks using this monitor I personally prefer a tri-monitor setup, I do programming sometime but while I just browsing the web, which only use 1/3 of the screen and I feel guilty cuz the other 2/3 of screen still consuming energy. Comes with alots cables but not the HDMI to MHL and Display Port cable. Screen does go black for a second after a cold start or woke up, any fixes? firmware upgrades can solve this problem?


  • from Richmond, BC
5.0

Great monitor for computer

There are lots of great review of this monitor on the web so I won't go into any of the technical details. I just want to say that this is a great 40" monitor for computer sitting right in front of me. It's a perfect size to increase productivity and enjoy games. It will take a few days to get used to, but once you do, this monitor is just great. Very sharp as you would expect from a 4K monitor. On top of that, this is designed for computer as a monitor so it acts like a monitor (sleep/wake up from graphic card signals). One thing to note is that it took me a few minutues to get this monitro to work at 4k @ 60hz. you will have to go into the manual to change the displayport form 1.1 to 1.2 in order for the monitor to take displayport 1.2 signal which is capable for 4k @60hz. it's a big difference from 30HZ especially if you play games. Too bad it doesn't do 4K @ 60hz via hdmi as it only support HDMI 1.4 (not 2.0). But as a computer monitor, it is not a big problem since almost all graphic card that does 4k would have at least displayport at 1.2. All in all, great monitor if you can get it onsale.


  • from Calgary, AB
4.0

Philips 40" Monitor

A good monitor for the price. The location of the setup button to change inputs is not very good. Changes should be made through software and not pressing buttons on the back of the monitor. Display is great and the 4k is amazing!


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Unbelievable!

I went from a Dell Ultrasharp 27" monitor, to this Philips 40". Let me tell you, I can't go back to anything smaller. This monitor is just amazing. The colors are great, the contrast is awesome, the deep blacks are rich. The only complaint I have, and it's a small one, is that the viewing angle is small, because of the VA panel. So sitting off to the side, you can see the colors change a little. Gaming is unreal with this monitor, everything shows on the screen, all your health bars, info, etc, and your character is huge! If anyone is contemplating on buying this, don't hesitate, it's worth the money. Great for multi-tasking, having many windows open at the same time, or watch a video in the corner while you do your homework in the other corner. Response time is great on this, no ghosting. Only thing I will warn you about... if you run this monitor using an HDMI cable, or even DVI-d, your max resolution will be at 24 Hz. Your mouse will be slowed down a bit, and it may seem like your computer is sluggish, but it's because of the mouse being slowed. You can speed up the mouse control, and it is tolerable. My suggestion is to get a newer video card, and run it off displayport 1.2, so you can take full advantage of the resolution @60Hz. This is not a complaint, I am currently running it at 24 Hz, and it is not that bad, but I am waiting for the next gen video cards before I do an upgrade. Get your hands on this monitor, it really beats the smaller sized monitors.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Great monitor for sale price

Got it for $price Canadian. My monitor came without any dead pixels and absolutely no backlight bleed. I was lucky to get a perfect monitor. Blacks are just amazing, sometimes you can't tell if the monitor is on or off if the background is black. Very happy with the product and especially knowing that the Best Buy has a great return policy unlike other computer stores.


  • from Calgary, AB
4.0

great monitor

nice colour, good size and good price.


  • from QC
4.0

Not perfect, but really glad about it !

I bought this monitor to replace a 3x24" setup, used for office, web and video but no gaming. Takes less space than previous triple monitor setup. At 100% scaling, text is slightly smaller than what I was used to coming from full HD at 24" (5/6 to be precise). However, productivity gains are better than I thought, than simply considering it would add the real estate of a 4th full HD monitor, as I do not have the imposed boundaries of a dual bezel separating quadrants, and I resize windows to what I want, not what I can. Screen brightness is not 100% uniform, but not annoyingly so. No dead pixels. Contrast is really good! Driving 4K at 60Hz with the included display port cable, straight from my motherboard's Intel HD4600 graphic engine. The "joystick" setup control at the back is brilliant ! All in all, I gave it 4 stars, because of no HDMI 2.0 4K/60Hz capable port and slightly uneven brightness. But you would be hard pressed to find a better 4K monitor at the price I paid. So I highly recommend it!


  • from Delta, BC
4.0

Enjoying the big screen experience!

Nice to have a large screen to open multiple windows. Unfortunately I cannot experience its full potential because my 2012 Mac mini cannot render 4K. The bottom part of the screen has areas of slow/lagging pixel response noticeable when I move a window to the bottom or watching a movie full-screen.....not sure if it's worth returning/exchanging for this minor glitch but I have another week to decide before my 14 days are up.


  • from Coquitlam, BC
4.0

Overall very pleased with this monitor

I purchased this monitor for the purpose of work and gaming. Pros - Great colors, bright, vibrant and deep blacks - Huge workspace, but you must set the monitor back a few feet - Great for gaming, no ghosting, no issues with response time Cons - Control for settings is a bit finicky, but still does the job - Stand is not adjustable, but this isn't a show stopper Absolutely worth the money considering the price of the closest alternatives. I expect being a Philips that it would be sub-par, but frankly I am very impressed.


  • from London, ON
4.0

Excellent for software developers

As a software developer I can fully recommend this screen. I previously owned the 28" ASUS 4K monitor but found it was too small of type to actually work at the 4K resolution. I sold that screen but missed the productivity you get from a large screen. This 40" is big (duh) but amazing. The text is slightly smaller than a typical 21" 1080p monitor, but completely readable. That is my best comparison. Take 4 21" 1080p's and strap them together with no borders. That is this monitor. It has less colour loss at angles than the ASUS had. Big downfall is the stand. I find it a little low if your keyboard is at the same level as the screen. I bought a riser for my desk that is about 3" and it's perfect. A VESA mount might be an idea. That is the one thing the ASUS had - a great stand. The only other complaint I have is that it seems on a Mac you can't control the volume using internal speakers from the keyboard. There are some hacky workarounds (soundflower). Of course, it's not overly portable. It sucks energy way more than a typical 1080p, but I don't care. Kids tried games on it using a recent Mac Mini - seemed to work great. Movies are clear. My computer only powers it at 30mhz, which sucks. But I'll upgrade soon. I've tried it with both Mac & Windows - no problem. Does some cool things I've not explored much yet, such as picture in picture. Speakers are adequate in a small room, but I've not tried it as a movie screen in a larger room yet.


  • from Victoria, BC
4.0

Good value

Picked this up at a steep discount during a recent sale. My idea was to use this huge screen instead of having dual monitors and a TV. So basically 3 screens in one. For productivity work, making optimal use of all the screen takes some getting used to, but the longer I use it the more I like it. It's truly amazing how much stuff you can fit in 4k. I'm using a program called virtual display manager to help organize windows and it helps a lot. As a TV it looks pretty much perfect, great viewing angles and deep blacks. I won't go into detail on image quality as are several professional reviews out there already. I would not recommend this monitor for gaming unless you are using it as a TV (i.e. sitting much further back) or your video card is actually powerful enough to run 60hz at 4k in your games. Running at 1080p and upscaling 2x looks kinda meh when sitting close. Even if you can run 4k/60hz, the huge resolution can make temporal aliasing of fast moving objects even more apparent and the pixel response time is not amazing either. I knew about these issues going in so I was not disappointed. One thing to be aware of is that the screen is quite glossy, more like a TV. If you do not have a light controlled environment you will be staring at a nice reflection of yourself at times, mostly when the image is dark. There are a few minor issues I will note: -The built-in speakers are, unsurprisingly, complete crap. Besides the poor sound, they also have a faint buzz when using the 3.5mm analog audio jack. The buzz actually changes based on what is on the screen, which to me indicates some poor circuitry for the audio. -A couple times after the display woke up from sleep mode, the refresh rate in windows was changed from 60hz back to 30hz. Happened only twice in 2 weeks, so not the end of the world. -When there is a fast panning motion on the screen, if you look closely, sometimes you can see a faint effect that looks a bit like interlacing, except vertically instead of horizontally. So in summary, great for productivity, great for video, not without its flaws but if you're like me this monitor is a cheaper and better alternative to having multiple monitors plus a TV.


  • from Acton, ON
5.0

Fantastic 4K!

I'm not a review guy at all, but I believed it was necessary to say something about this product. I wanted to purchase a 4K monitor for a while. I looked at some of the 27 to 30 inch displays. While they were all fine displays, it seemed that they were all overvalued and overpriced. I just so happened to view the monitor page here on the Best Buy site and the Philips 40" 4K was featured. It was on sale and I decided to take the plunge and purchase it. There was only the smallest issue. It does not come with a display port 1.2 cable. This cable is needed to get 4K at 60Hz. After the display was connected with this cable, only one word needs to be written. AMAZING! If you are considering this monitor, In my opinion you will not be let down. I would buy another at full price. Simple as that.


  • from Gatineau, QC
5.0

Fantastique !!

J'ai fait beaucoup de recherche et de lecture avant d'arrêter mon choix sur cet écran. Je ne regrette en rien mon achat. Ma carte vidéo ne possède pas de sortie Displayport, j'utilise donc le format HDMI avec une résolution de 3840 x 2160 à 30 hz. Contrairement à plusieurs critiques entourant le 30 hz, je ne trouve pas que c'est un problème pour mes applications. Je fais essentiellement du travail de bureau (CAD, Office, etc) mais pas de jeux vidéo. J'ai regardé quelques vidéos (4K) sur You Tube et l'image n'est pas saccadé. Dans un avenir rapproché, je vais acheter une carte graphique plus performante (GTX970). Un logiciel adaptif accompagne l'écran ce qui permet de configurer des fenêtres de travail (ex. positionne et place 4 fenêtres de travail à l'endroit de votre choix). L'image (contraste, brillance et couleur) et les détails sont incroyables, de loin supérieur à mes 2 anciens 27 pouces à DEL (1920 x 1080). En conclusion je vous dirais que je suis impressionné par cet écran.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Blown away

I got the monitor today Holy!!! Its super amazing!!!! Blown away. I tried ps4 and xbox one with it and it scales really well (monitor scaling is spot on). Good job there philips. Also I am running GTX 670 SLI and I am able to run mad max at ultra settings (anistropic filtering - off) @4k 60fps, same with GTA 5 (High settings and AF - off) @4k 60fps. Loving it so far, got no complaints. I also calibrated it using ICC profile from TFTCentral. This is so worth upgrading. Multitasking is ease with this monitor. Highly Recommend!!!


  • from Barrie, ON, Canada
4.0

Philips 40" 4K LED Monitor BDM4065UC

This is a great monitor, if you know what's needed to have it work properly for 4K resolution. There are many issues reported on the web in forums about problems with this screen going black, going to sleep, etc. when set to Displayport 1.2, which is required to get 4K resolution. That setting is found in the monitor's Settings in Setup. This display requires 2 things to work correctly, a graphics card that supports Displayport 1.2, and Displayport 1.2 cable. This monitor is actually not a consumer product (or not ready for consumer distribution), it is managed under Philips Commercial Division. It is shipped with different sets of video cables to different countries, mine didn't include a Displayport 1.2 cable, which is the only cable that can support 4K resolution. The HDMI port on the monitor is only 2K resolution. I have told Philips Commercial Division, consumers are buying this monitor for the 4K resolution, the Displayport 1.2 cable should be included to avoid the reported issues. I didn't find any forum post on the web that said the monitor required a Displayport 1.2 cable. Some Displayport cables are listed as Displayport 1.2 at some retailers, when they are not. Read the product reviews, the ones that don't work tell the truth. Any cable les than $15 is likely no good. Unfortunately, no retailers, including Best Buy, had Displayport 1.2 cables in the stores or available online. The ones I found that work that I purchased online are StarTech brand. I gave the Philips 40" 4K monitor 4 stars because of Philips failing to include a 4K Displayport 1.2 cable. Also the colour temperature even after adjusting it is not as brilliant as the colours produced on the Seiki 39" 4K @ 30Hz TV (I used as a monitor). Performance at 60Hz is a noticeable improvement, but for productivity use it's marginal, and questionable as being cost effective. Being a monitor it does function better than using a TV as a monitor, especially for computer sleep. The Philips 40" 4K monitor is a great product, good quality overall and worth the price, when it fits the use. If you are considering 4K, don't buy one smaller than 40". At smaller sizes you will have to reduce the resolution, which defeats the purpose of having more resolution. I run my 40" displays at 3200 x 1800 to make things like Mac OS menu bar text easily readable. I use my displays for CAD work, it gives me a lot more viewing space of the actual work. I hope this is helpful, and that Best Buy will stock the cables or tell Philips to supply them. Thanks


  • from Richmond Hill, ON
5.0

Bigger is Better!

I was intrigued by 4 k monitors and televisions, but I didn't want to buy one of each. When I saw that there was a new 40" monitor I figured I would see if I could kill two birds with one stone. I did some research and liked what I saw. When the monitor came, my first impression was... WOW! incredible details and colours in the picture and the built in speakers are decent so far. Watching a movie was better than I expected. I also used it as a second monitor for work and having multiple windows open was a breeze!


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