Philips announces new 49-inch curved monitor with 165Hz refresh rate

midian182

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In a nutshell: Philips is adding another entry to its range of 49-inch monitors with the Brilliance 498P9Z, a curved display with a 165Hz refresh rate that combines gaming and productivity features.

Dell, AOC, and Samsung are just some of the companies that have embraced the 49-inch, super-wide monitor form factor. We’re big fans of the Samsung Odyssey G9, which we gave a score of 90 in our review last year.

Like the Odyssey G9, the Philips Brilliance 498P9Z uses a 5120 x 1440 (32:9) VA panel that’s essentially like having two 27-inch 2560 x 1440 displays side by side, only without the distracting bezels. There’s a 1800R curve for added immersion, and the 550 nits max brightness means its certified for DisplayHDR 400. Gamers, meanwhile, should appreciate that 165Hz refresh rate, 4ms GtG response time, and Adaptive-Sync technology.

Being designed for work and play, the Brilliance 498P9Z boasts 89% coverage of the Adobe RGB color gamut, along with 91% DCI-P3, 100% NTSC, and 122% of the sRGB color gamuts. It’s also factory calibrated to a Delta E <2 accuracy. Users should appreciate the LowBlue Mode, Flicker-free technology, and integrated KVM switch for controlling two separate PCs with one monitor-keyboard-mouse set up.

Port-wise, the monitor comes with one DisplayPort 1.4 and three HDMI 2.0 inputs. There’s also a six-port USB 3.2 hub (two upstream, four downstream with fast charge), built-in dual 5W speakers, and a stand with adjustable height, swivel, and tilt.

No word yet on availability or price, but expect the Philips’ Brilliance 498P9Z to be a little over $1,000, as is the case with most 49-inch monitors of this kind.

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VitalyT

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"Premium" monitors that come out today without any modern connectivity is an insult.

Port-wise, the monitor comes with one DisplayPort 1.4 and three HDMI 2.0 inputs.

Philips should take DP 1.4 cables, shove them into HDMI 2.0 ports and FF whence they came from.
 
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yRaz

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"Premium" monitors that come out today without any modern connectivity is an insult.



Philips should take DP 1.4 cables, shove them into HDMI 2.0 ports and FF whence they came from.
What's wrong with either standard? They're backwards compatible and can support the monitors resolution and refresh rate
 

VitalyT

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What's wrong with either standard? They're backwards compatible and can support the monitors resolution and refresh rate
You can buy a whole TV today with HDMI 2.1 and variable refresh rates for way under $1,000. When a claimed "pro" monitor comes out priced at over $1,000, yet without HDMI 2.1 support, you pay high premium for something that was obsolete before it was released.
 

yRaz

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You can buy a whole TV today with HDMI 2.1 and variable refresh rates for way under $1,000. When a claimed "pro" monitor comes out priced at over $1,000, yet without HDMI 2.1 support, you pay high premium for something that was obsolete before it was released.
That monitor will never increase in resolution or refresh rate, why does it matter what standard it uses as long as the port I'd the same and it supports all advertised features?

I mean, sure, it would be just as easy to support 2.1 as 2.0, but it's not like it's nessicary ot even matters. What's to get made about?
 

VitalyT

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I mean, sure, it would be just as easy to support 2.1 as 2.0, but it's not like it's nessicary ot even matters. What's to get made about?
No, it wouldn't be, because it would cost an extra $1, which they will sooner die for than add to the cost, because they can do this and get away with it, because they are governed by accountants, not engineers.

It's like when you go to buy a 100k+ Mercedes today, and they give you a smaller center-screen, which costs them $5 less than the proper one, because they want an extra $5,000 from you to get the proper one. That's what they do, because they can, because they are f-d up rotten money-grabbing bunch of bean counters. And this tends to be the direction where most of the world is going, legalized convenience deceit and thievery. And this is quickly becoming the new norm. The morality of a drug dealer who offers you the first shot for free. That's what I'm mad about.
 
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yRaz

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No, it wouldn't be, because it would cost an extra $1, which they will sooner die for than add to the cost, because they can do this and get away with it, because they are governed by accountants, not engineers.

It's like when you go to buy a 100k+ Mercedes today, and they give you a smaller center-screen, which costs them $5 less than the proper one, because they want an extra $5,000 from you to get the proper one. That's what they do, because they can, because they are f-d up rotten money-grabbing bunch of bean counters. And this tends to be the direction where most of the world is going, legalized convenience deceit and thievery. And this is quickly becoming the new norm. The morality of a drug dealer who offers you the first shot for free. That's what I'm mad about.
I'd say it isn't worth the energy to get mad over.
 

stewi0001

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You can buy a whole TV today with HDMI 2.1 and variable refresh rates for way under $1,000. When a claimed "pro" monitor comes out priced at over $1,000, yet without HDMI 2.1 support, you pay high premium for something that was obsolete before it was released.
I get your concern, but I wanted to add that you cannot get a TV anymore that is just a TV. At least that I know of. They are all "smart" TVs with essentially bloatware which they use to reduce the cost. My apologizes if you already knew that.
 

bandit8623

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You can buy a whole TV today with HDMI 2.1 and variable refresh rates for way under $1,000. When a claimed "pro" monitor comes out priced at over $1,000, yet without HDMI 2.1 support, you pay high premium for something that was obsolete before it was released.
technically, but there is no reason for 2.1 the displayport can handle it. you wont be using this monitor with a roku or firestick.
 

Mr Majestyk

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Man how big is your work desk. My old employer had us crammed in into tiny cubicles like battery hens, it's was pathetic, this monitor would even fit and too bad if you have een one of those bigger scumbags that make you hotdesk.
 

captaincranky

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I get your concern, but I wanted to add that you cannot get a TV anymore that is just a TV. At least that I know of. They are all "smart" TVs with essentially bloatware which they use to reduce the cost. My apologizes if you already knew that.
I bought a 55" Vizio "dumb TV" a few years back. Now the only thing that nags me about, "not having an internet connection", is my Blu-ray player, which I hardly ever use. (y) (Y) :)
 

alexnode

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VA panels at terrible for work especially when there are more people around sitting at different angles.