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11 Reasons For
Expert Reviews Are Average
This flatpanel monitor received a rating of 75 out of 100 from LCD screen expert review website playwares.com.
Philips PC Displays Have Good Reviews
We checked 814 expert and user reviews for Philips PC displays and found that on average Philips has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Philips has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], and the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 243V5 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age which do not have a built-in speaker.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
Across all the medium monitors that have been around for more than two years the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 45W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.57W. At only 0.3 Watts, the Philips 243V5 has a fairly low power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 243V5.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on PC monitors that came out more than two years ago.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens of this age and type.
With a depth of only 52 millimeters, the Philips 243V5 is one of the shallower PC screens of this type and age amongst PC monitors of this age. The shallowest PC display of a similar age and spec to the 243V5 is 12mm deep and the deepest is 560mm.
The Philips 243V5 is one of the lighter medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years (only 3.2 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average weight of PC displays of this spec and age is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.
Very Fast SmartResponse
The fastest smartResponse of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is 1ms and the slowest is 7ms. The Philips 243V5 has one of the faster smartResponses (only 1 millisecond) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Fast Response Time
When compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed, the response time of the Philips 243V5 of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. PC displays of a similar age and spec to the 243V5 have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.
7 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the 243V5, the Philips 243V5 is not 3D compatible.
PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 243V5 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 243V5 do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 243V5 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price].
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.
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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Philips 243V5 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 50° and the widest is 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Philips 243V5 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the 243V5. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC screens that were released more than two years ago is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°.
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 medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 243V5. The average display brightness of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 243V5
Running Costs Are OK
This PC display has an efficiency rating of A. The 243V5 has an average running cost of £42 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this PC screen was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
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At 551 millimeters, the Philips 243V5 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 243V5.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 551mm wide PC monitors currently available including the Fujitsu P23T-6[plb_1495835_price] which has better reviews.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
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Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
VGA (D-Sub) Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
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Windows Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
-5 - 20
VESA Mount Interface
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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