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What You Should Know About VESA DisplayHDR™

By Philips Monitors, 07 Mar 2019.

One of the latest buzzwords in the display technology scene today is High Dynamic Range (HDR), and it is something worth paying attention to. In this article, we'll fill you in on the details and what you should know about this tech and our Momentum Line monitors that meet the criteria.

What is VESA DisplayHDR™?

High Dynamic Range or HDR are displays that deliver better color contrast, accuracy and vibrancy, in comparison to Standard Dynamic Range or SDR displays. However, as there were many claims of 'HDR performance' monitors in the PC market, there needed to be an industry standard. To help alleviate consumer confusion surrounding HDR performance and specifications, VESA developed the High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification or DisplayHDR for specifying HDR quality. True VESA DisplayHDR™ monitors deliver a dramatically different visual experience by producing astonishing brightness, contrast and colors. They also render a fuller palette of rich new colors, delivering a visual experience that engages your senses.

Experience a more dynamic range of colors with the 436M6VBPAB's Quantum Dot technology. 

When good graphics are a MUST

Are good graphics a main concern to you? If the answer if yes, then you can't go wrong with our 436M6VBPAB monitor. Besides its stunning UltraClear 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, which is essential for precision, it is also powered by VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 for outstanding visuals and Quantum Dot technology for see-it-to-believe-it color. This innovative semiconductor nanocrystal technology precisely emits light to produce bluer blues, greener greens, and redder reds. As a result, you get to experience a more dynamic range of colors and a true natural palette.

The 328M6FJRMB monitor employs an IPS panel, which accommodates DisplayHDR, but this does not mean you have to sacrifice response times, as this monitor comes with 4ms response time.

Do Philips VESA DisplayHDR™ monitors have low response times?

When it comes to competitive gaming, response times can make or break you. So the lower the response time, the better. In the display monitor world, however, TN monitors are considered to have the faster response times, ranging from 1ms to under 5ms. Meanwhile, IPS panels are said to take longer to process images.

Since only IPS panels support HDR, does this mean these monitors have slower response times? We're pleased to inform you that Philips Monitors with VESA DisplayHDR™, namely the 436M6VBPAB and 328M6FJRMB monitors, both support HDR and 4ms. And while the 328M6FJRMB doesn't come with Quantum Dot technology, it is an Ultra Wide-Color monitor, and its curved panels also provide a more immersive viewing experience overall.

Experience the best of both worlds with the 436M6VBPAB, as its VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 provides stunning colors and its UltraClear 4K UHD offers superior clarity.

Should you choose HDR over resolution?

For years, when choosing a high-performance monitor, consumers tend to focus on the resolution. However, now that there's VESA DisplayHDR™, should people be focusing more on that instead? First, let's understand the differences between VESA DisplayHDR™ and high resolutions.

VESA DisplayHDR™ focuses mainly on the range and rendering of colors, with the aim of producing subtler and more nuanced tones and shades that make the visuals appear a lot more natural. Meanwhile, high resolution emphasizes upon the sharpness and depth of an image, to give you a more detailed and precise picture. But with Philips Monitor's impressive 436M6VBPAB monitor, you need not compromise! Equipped with both VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 and UltraClear 4K UHD resolution, it enables you to have the best of both worlds.

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