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5 Reasons For
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
On average, people who bought this LCD screen rated it as 90 out of 100.
Philips PC Displays Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Philips PC displays and also specifically for Philips medium monitors and found that in both cases Philips had good reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 246V5, the Philips 246V5 has a built-in speaker.
Other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VX2457MHD[plb_3341736_price].
It is worth also looking at other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Hannspree HS246HFW[plb_2936513_price], or the Benq BL2205PT[plb_3158776_price].
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 PC screens that are a similar age to it.
Has One Cable Included
The Philips 246V5 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 246V5.
10 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 246V5 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the 246V5 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the Lenovo T2224[plb_2805500_price] is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 246V5 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most medium monitors that have been around for more than a year do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 246V5 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
The mean time between failures of medium monitors that came out more than a year ago range from 30h to 70,000h. When compared to other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the 246V5 that we have checked the mean time between failures of, the Philips 246V5's mean time between failures of only 30 hours is one of the shortest.
+7 More reasons against
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 246V5 range from 10° to 180°. The Philips 246V5 has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 246V5.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
At only 170 degrees, the Philips 246V5 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the 246V5 the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 246V5 have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The Philips 246V5 has a fairly dim display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 246V5.
Only One HDMI Port
Most similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the 246V5 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Philips 246V5 which has one HDMI port.
4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 246V5
Average Running Costs
The 246V5 is typical compared to the other 505 PC screens that were launched more than a year ago that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 246V5 is £36.
Released Over a Year Ago
Philips released the 246V5 over a year ago.
LCD Display Type
The Philips 246V5 has an LCD display type which is better than most PC monitors that came out more than a year ago. Most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it have an LED display type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including cheaper LCD screens such as the AOC E2460SD2[plb_3022562_price].
LCD screens with a better display type that might be worth considering include the AOC G2460VQ6[plb_3032738_price] (LED and higher rated).
+2 Other reasons
With a width of 565 millimeters, the Philips 246V5 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 246V5.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.277 x 0.277
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
LCD, TFT, LCD/TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
VGA (D-Sub) Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
-5 - 20
VESA Mount Interface
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR, RUS, TUR
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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