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Philips 328M1R HDMI 2.1 Monitor Review

The Philips 328M1R first monitor with HDMI 2.1 (120Hz, VRR, ALLM), the ideal choice for new generation consoles?

The Philips 328M1R or the Philips Momentum 328M1R may be the first HDMI 2.1 PC display on the market. In fact, it will not be just a monitor for PCs. With HDMI 2.1 compatibility, it becomes the ideal display for the new consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.

First of all, the manufacturer briefly introduced the Philips 328M1R during the summer of 2019, it was due for release in early 2020. But it was delayed to include the latest technology, like HDMI 2.1. Its full name is the Philips Momentum 328M1R, as the name suggests, it is part of the company’s Momentum display line. It is especially interesting for next-generation console gamers. Note, there is a larger 55-inch version, the Philips 558M1RY , but without HDMI 2.1.

Philips 328M1R, a screen for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X / S?

The Philips Momentum 328M1R has a large size of 31.5 inches. Complemented by a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a refresh rate of 120Hz, with VRR and ALLM. If it comes out in early 2021, it will be the first monitor with HDMI 2.1 connectivity (and therefore 120 Hz, VRR, ALLM, etc.). For all the happy owners of PlayStation or Xbox 5 Series X / S, it will be a very good alternative to the best TV and Xbox for the SP5 X Series.

HDMI 2.1 is an essential component to support these new game consoles. Notably by offering support for 4K at 120Hz, as well as a variable refresh rate (VRR).

Philips 328M1R should provide good HDR experience

The VA panel is semi-gloss, with a matte anti-reflective finish. The screen is DisplayHDR 600 certified, which means the backlight has Local Dimming . However, it is not a Full Local Dimming, the backlight illuminates from the edges. The screen also offers a brightness of 600 cd / m2, which allows it to obtain the DisplayHDR 600 certification.

In addition, the color depth is coded on 10 bits. In addition, the advertised color range is greater than 90% DCI-P3. All of this should make for a compelling HDR experience, limited but far more compelling than what can be achieved with the DisplatHDR400 certification.

Finally, the Philips Momentum 328M1R also has low latency, the manufacturer indicates that it is less than 4ms. The screen will be equipped with a sort of Philips Ambilight system to project light behind the screen as on the brand’s televisions.

The stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments and can also be easily removed to take advantage of VESA mounting. Regarding the connections, there should be 3x HDMI 2.1, 1x DP 1.4, 4x USB 3.0 and a headphone jack. There is a built-in 2.1 DTS sound system with 5W stereo speakers and a subwoofer (yes! You read that right!).

Originally scheduled for May 2020, the release has been postponed to “early 2021” to allow HDMI 2.1 to be obtained. The selling price should be around 600 dollar. If so, this will be the cheapest way to enjoy 4K at 120Hz with VRR on PlayStationt 5 or Xbox Series S / X. We will update this page as soon as we have more information. on the Philips 328M1R.

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