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Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB 43in Monitor Review

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB isn’t quite perfect, but it does tick a lot of boxes for certain types of user. Ardent gamers are probably going to want to aim for a 2,560 x 1,440 screen with 144Hz or (if you’re minted), a 4K screen offering this frequency. But if your gaming is more occasional, and you primarily watch movies and do design work, this is a very tempting package.

The excellent colour accuracy and gamut are the standout aspects of the screen’s measured performance, but the high brightness and contrast put it ahead of most other 43in 4K screens on the market. Add in the handy remote, USB 3.0 hub, variety of inputs including USB C, plus decent built-in speakers, and you get a comprehensive specification for high-quality general multimedia usage.


Although a price over £700 is not exactly cheap for a monitor, it’s quite reasonable for a 4K one this size and with this feature set. You can get 43in 4K screens for as little as £200 less than this, but none of them have the 436M6VBPAB’s immense brightness and DisplayHDR 1000 rating. So you’re paying a premium for the HDR and general luminance capabilities, but not extortionately so, making this a recommended choice particularly if you’re an avid 4K HDR movie buff.

The Philips Momentum 436VBPAB is available from Amazon for £726.51.

Pros:

  • Huge 43in screen – perfect for its 4K resolution.
  • Excellent gamut.
  • Excellent colour accuracy, and even better when calibrated.
  • Complies with DisplayHDR 1000 standard.
  • Extremely high brightness possible.
  • Lots of input options.
  • Reasonably loud 7W built-in speakers.
  • Remote control can operate all screen features conveniently.
  • Decent range of OSD configuration options.

Cons:

  • Brightness uniformity mediocre.
  • 60Hz refresh and 4ms pixel response aren’t ideal for gaming.
  • Gamma presets somewhat variable.

KitGuru says: The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB provides great-looking 4K DisplayHDR 1000 video performance in a huge 43in package, for not as much money as you might expect.

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Rating: 8.5.

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