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8 Reasons For
Expert Reviews Are Average
This PC screen received a rating of 75 out of 100 from PC monitor expert review site playwares.com.
Running Costs Are Very Low
This medium monitor is rated A for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the 243V5 is only £30 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheapest to run PC displays of this type and age.
One Philips 243V5 reviewer who purchased the Philips 243V5 mentioned that it was good value for money. This year Roy mentioned on Amazon “Great product for the money, if the sockets where easier to get at it would be a 5, minor pain”.
Philips PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
Based on 782 expert and user reviews, Philips has good reviews for its LCD screens. Philips also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.
Four HDMI Ports
The Philips 243V5 has more HDMI ports than most of the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than a year. This PC display is a four HDMI port LCD screen compared to most of the similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the 243V5 which only have between one and three HDMI ports.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Quite Fast SmartResponse
The fastest smartResponse of LCD screens of this spec and age is 1ms, the slowest is 7ms, and the average smartResponse is 4.8ms. With a smartResponse of only 4 milliseconds, the Philips 243V5 has one of the faster smartResponses amongst PC screens of this age.
At only 3.2 kilograms, the Philips 243V5 is quite light compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 243V5 have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 243V5 have a built-in speaker, however the Philips 243V5 does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Asus VX279Q (£197.39); or the Hanns.G HS225 (£90.99) are also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 243V5 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 243V5, the Philips 243V5 does not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 243V5 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 243V5 are also not 3D compatible.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the Samsung S22E450D which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this PC screen is too few for you then you might want to look at the HP Z24i (£92.39) (1920 x 1200) which is also higher rated.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on PC screens of this spec and age.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
Similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 243V5 have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°. The Philips 243V5 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of LCD screens of this type and age is 18° and the widest is 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Philips 243V5 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Philips 243V5 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens that came out more than a year ago. The average display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 243V5 is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
The lowest power consumption when off of PC displays of this age and spec is 0.0005W and the highest is 1.2W. The Philips 243V5 has one of the higher power consumptions when off (0.5 Watts) amongst PC monitors of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this Philips PC display was released.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Samsung S22E450D.
10000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Philips 243V5 is 10000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have a 10000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC monitor and we think a cheaper LCD screen such as the Philips 223V5LHSB2 (£87.01) or you might consider a higher scoring LCD screen such as the Philips 226V4LAB (£79.98) are also worth considering.
PC displays with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth considering include the Benq GW2265 (£97.05) (20000000:1) which also has a higher Rating.
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At 551 millimeters, the Philips 243V5 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released around the same time as the 243V5.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the Philips 226V4 (514mm).
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.272 x 0.272
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
LCD, LCD/TFT, TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
Ethernet LAN Port
5 - 20
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
On Screen Menu Display
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
100 - 240, 24
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100-240, 24, 240
Relative Humidity Range
20 - 80
0 - 3658
0 - 12192
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Compliance Industry Standard
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Power Consumption When Active
600 x 415 x 118
Dimensions With Stand
551 x 420 x 220
BSMI, CE Mark, cETLus, FCC Class B, GOST, PSB, SASO, SEMKO, TCO certified, TUV/ISO9241-307, WEEE
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