Meet the Philips Brilliance, The latest 4K Ultra HD monitor with 10-bit color and HDMI 2.0

by on June 30, 2015

Stephan Jukic – June 30, 2015

As the pro and consumer 4K monitor market keeps heating up with new technological augmentations like 10-bit color and the arrival of HDMI 2.0 to these displays (finally) Philips has now released a 4K monitor with –well– 10-bit color and HDMI 2.0. We’re talking of course about the Philips Brilliance 10-Bit BDM3275UP monitor and it is definitely quite a piece of PC display technology to behold.

The Brilliance features a 4K UHD LCD display with a 32 inch screen, a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution and HDMI connectivity, along with other useful connection options like DisplayPort, and Dual Link DVI.

The Brilliance has been designed with professionals more in mind than average consumer users and its design reflects this, from its large screen down to internal specs and connectivity options. People who do extremely detailed CAD-CAM work, use 3D graphics rendering applications or possibly needs lots of room for complex data-driven spreadsheets and graphs would be particularly fond of the Brilliance 10-Bit BDM3275UP.

Furthermore, the 10-bit color display has been engineered to deliver 1.074 billion colors and comes with the added boost of a 12-bit internal processing engine for re-creating vibrant, natural color tones and gradations that smoothly flow into each other in a way that renders them invisible.

In an interesting connectivity twist, Philips also gave this Brilliance 32 inch model connectivity via a simple one-cable connection. Basically, a single HDMI-ready device offers all the required hardware for accepting high-definition and ultra-high definition multimedia files via the HDMI input. Because we’re talking about HDMI 2.0 instead of the older 1.4 version, the Brilliance can definitely do rendering of 4K graphics at a smooth 60Hz and can likewise offer this same smoothness through its DisplayPort 1.2 connection for anyone who wants to do gaming on the screen (though it’s not aimed at the gamer market).

The Philips Brilliance 4K monitor from Philips is aimed directly at professional users who need serious screen space and display specs

The Philips Brilliance 4K monitor from Philips is aimed directly at professional users who need serious screen space and display specs

The monitors MultiView functionality also enables active dual connect and viewing so that users can work with multiple PCs or other devices such as notebooks at the same time. This would be great for doing editing-related work from two different computing sources or for comparing projects in different screen sections, each with its own 2K resolution.

The Brilliance 10-Bit BDM3275UP is an IPS panel monitor, meaning that it offers excellent color depth and very wide viewing angles. On top of this it delivers a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 4ms response time 8Grey-to-Grey) and a nominal brightness of 350cd/m2, though this might vary downward in actual practice, as we’ve seen in our own previous monitor reviews.

The actual contrast ratio is 1000:1 with a “smartcontrast” ratio of 50 million: 1 also being advertised. We’ll have a more fleshed out review of this monitor coming soon, it’s specs are definitely worth examining further.

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