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10 Reasons For
A few customers who reviewed this PC monitors concluded that it was good value for money. Alex Layberry wrote “Value for Money” and gave it a score of 5 stars. C M Randle said on Amazon this year “Great monitor for the price” in their review. Also this year Mr Andrew Greaves mentioned in his Philips 246V5 review on Amazon “I wasn't expecting a great monitor at this price”.
Easy to Use
One Philips 246V5 owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was easy to setup. In August this year Andrewb gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Cause serious pollution; couldn't they just use those air-filled poly bags? The monitors themselves are great; easy to set up” in their review of the Philips 246V5.
Good Product Quality
One customer who bought this PC monitors considered that it was good quality. Andrewb wrote on Amazon this year “Image clarity and quality is more than good enough for office”.
One customer who reviewed the Philips 246V5 considered that it was lightweight. In August last year Frank D wrote on Amazon “* Lightweight (4, 2kg)* Low power consumption (20w)* Good resolution* 'Bright' picture.” in his review yet only scored this PC monitors 3 stars.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
On average, 246V5 owners rated this LCD screen 90 out of 100.
Price Has Dropped by £3.65
In the last 7 days the price of the 246V5 has dropped by £3.65.
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Philips Has Good PC Screen Reviews
We checked 782 expert and owner reviews for Philips PC monitors and found that on average Philips has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Philips has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Philips 246V5 is more than most similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec PC monitors that came out more than two years ago.
1080p Video Mode
This LCD screen has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years.
7 Reasons Against
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was not easy to damage or scratch. Alex Layberry mentioned in his review of the Philips 246V5 on Amazon “Not a single one has broken yet and they look very professional” but still rated this PC monitors 99 out of 100.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 246V5 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 246V5 which have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the iiyama B2280HS (£110.38) or the Viewsonic VX2452 (£127.63), or the iiyama B2283HS (£115.32) are also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 246V5 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 246V5 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the HP LP2065 (£110.40); or the Lenovo E2323 (£91.86).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago, the Philips 246V5 does not have a built-in camera.
Other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the HP Compaq LA2206 (£83.99) which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years, the Philips 246V5 does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as it.
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Running Costs Are Average
The 246V5 has an average running cost of £43 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 795 medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over three years.
10000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Philips 246V5 is 10000000:1. That's 50% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have a 10000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the Viewsonic VA2214 which has a better Rating; or the Philips 243V5LHSB (£94.79) which is cheaper.
If you want a PC monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to consider the Benq GL2460 (£105.87) (12000000:1 and cheaper); or the Benq BL2211 (£117.03) (12000000:1 and higher rated).
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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on LCD screens that have been available for more than two years.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the EW2440 (£124.98), or the DL2215 (£79.99) both from Benq which has a better Rating; or the iiyama XU2290HS (£106.16) which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this Philips PC display is not many enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung NS240 (1920 x 1200).
LCD Display Type
The Philips 246V5 has a better display type than most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it. This PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most PC displays of this spec and age have an LED display type.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC displays that have an LCD Display and we think the Lenovo E2323 (£91.86) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
PC screens with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the Hanns.G HL226 (£89.99) (LED and higher rated), or the Viewsonic VA2214 (LED and higher rated).
At 565 millimeters, the Philips 246V5 has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the 246V5.
We compared this PC screen to all the other 565mm wide flatpanel monitors and we think the Acer G246H (£94.98) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to consider the Samsung S24C450 (£134.99) (565.4mm), or the Philips 241S4 (£122.39) (565mm).
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
0.277 x 0.277
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)
Linux Operating System
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), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR, RUS, TUR
On Screen Menu Display
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power 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
22.2 x 2.5 x 13.9
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Quick Start Guide
24.1 x 17.6 x 5.2
Power Consumption When Active
613 x 446 x 131
Dimensions With Stand
565 x 435 x 238
BSMI, CE Mark, cETLus, FCC Class B, GOST, PSB, SASO, SEMKO, TCO certified, TUV/ISO9241-307, WEEE
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