Philips BDM4065UC 40-inch 4K UHD Monitor Review – Introduction & Unboxing

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“Do you really need such a huge computer monitor?”, that’s one of the few questions I received when I was reviewing this huge Philips 40-inch 4K LED Monitor (BDM4065UC). Most of the time, I responded with “it depends on what are you using it for?” as an answer. The reason is that if you are using a 40″ 4K monitor for web browsing and Facebook surfing then it’s really an overkill. On the other hand, if you are using it for watching 4K movies, coding, photo/video editing, drawing, designing, accounting, meeting presentation, or even light gaming, then a 40″ 4K monitor is a suitable choice for you.

Philips BDM4065UC 40-inch 4K UHD Monitor
Philips BDM4065UC 40-inch 4K UHD Monitor

Something you need to know

A 4K monitor, such as this Philips BDM4065UC, packs a display resolution of 3840×2160. This is about four times as many pixels as a Full HD (1920×1080) display! Spreading the 4K resolution over a diagonal viewing area of 40” inches will give it a pixel density of 110ppi. So, it’s at more manageable level than the 163ppi and 138ppi densities found on 4K screens with 27″ and 32″ monitors respectively. In other words, it means reading text is more comfortable and scaling is practically not needed for Windows desktop applications on a 40″ monitor with 4K resolution.

The fact that Philips BDM4065UC is using a VA (Vertical Alignment) panel means it offers better contrast ratio and wider viewing angles, but has slower response times which might not be great for fast paced gaming. In order to improve the response time, Philips integrates a feature called “SmartResponse” in BDM4065UC and could possibly lower the response time to 3ms as they claimed. In fact, I find from my user experience that most of the time the excellent contrast ratio at 5000:1 outweighs the slower response time (which is actually bearable).

Philips BDM4065UC Specifications

  • Screen size: 40 inches
  • LCD panel: VA
  • Highest Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Colors: Support 1.07 billion colors
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m2
  • Contrast ratio: 5000:1
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Screen Lighting: LED
  • Response time: 8.5ms grey-to-grey, 3ms grey-to-grey with SmartResponse
  • Viewing angle 176º (H) / 176º (V)
  • Weight: 9.7KG with stand
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 904mm x 589mm x 216mm with stand
 
Unboxing
Philips BDM4065UC Unboxing

I personally like products that provide all the necessary accessories in its box, the more the merrier. Philips BDM4065UC monitor comes with all the cables that you ever need to connect to the monitor, as listed below:-

  • 1 x MHL cable (which is optional in many countries)
  • 1 x DisplayPort cable
  • 1 x HDMI cable
  • 1 x VGA cable
  • 1 x USB 3.0 cable
  • 1 x audio cable
  • 1 x RS232 cable

The metal stand and its screws are included. A manual and warranty card are in the box as well.

Philips BDM4065UC Connectivity Cables
Connectivity Cables Provided In The Box

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