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20 Reasons For
Good Product Quality
Some people wrote that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in August last year “High quality product, fast delivery” in their review of the Philips 273V5. Early Bird mentioned a few weeks ago “Only issue would be that the sound quality could be better” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Simon said on Amazon “Easy to install and very good quality” and rated the Philips 273V5 99 out of 100.
According to Amazon sales data, the 273V5 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased LCD screens in the last 3 months.
A few people who reviewed the Philips 273V5 concluded that it was good value for money. Es mentioned “Extremely reasonable price for a screen this size, with Philips reliability” and gave the Philips 273V5 a rating of 99 out of 100. Rob. Morton said in August this year “Excellent monitor for the price” in their review and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
One Philips 273V5 owner who reviewed the product said that it was a bargain for the price. Alexjan Carraturo wrote “Good and Cheap” in their Philips 273V5 review.
Good User Reviews
On average, based on 18 user reviews this PC display has an overall user rating of 83 out of 100.
One customer concluded that the Philips 273V5 was reliable. Voyager and said on Amazon “I expect it to be reliable” in their review of this PC monitors.
One customer who reviewed the Philips 273V5 thought it was well made. "peterhodes" wrote on Amazon in August last year “Good monitor - lots of connectivity options and has speakers built in” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars.
A few Philips 273V5 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. "peterhodes" rated the Philips 273V5 4 stars and said in their Philips 273V5 review “Good monitor - lots of connectivity options and has speakers”.
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One person wrote in their reviews that the Philips 273V5 was a good size. In August this year Swanny and said in their Philips 273V5 review on Amazon “Good size and picture for the money”.
Easy to Use
One person who purchased this PC monitors mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Swanny said in their Philips 273V5 review on Amazon “You will need to tinker with your sound cards settings to get the best from the somewhat tinny speakers”.
Good Sound Quality
One Philips 273V5 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Early Bird wrote “Only issue would be that the sound quality could be better” in their review of this PC monitors.
Philips is one of the superior flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Philips also has good ratings for its medium monitors.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens of a comparable type and age to it.
Alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper LCD screen such as the Benq GW2320 (£96.37) or you might consider a better rated LCD screen such as the NEC MultiSync EA274 (£397.00).
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 273V5 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.
There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including the Asus VW22 (£126.42) which is cheaper; or the Philips 234E5 (£135.54), or the Viewsonic VG2239M (£133.94) which has a better Rating.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
The Philips 273V5 has a quite low power consumption when off (only 0.3 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. The power consumptions when off of LCD screens of this age and type range from 0.1W to 21W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.51W.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
The viewable widths of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 273V5 range from 1mm to 890mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. With a viewable width of 597.88 millimeters, the Philips 273V5 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Big Viewable Height
With a viewable height of 336.31 millimeters, the Philips 273V5 has one of the bigger viewable heights amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC monitors of a similar age and type to the 273V5 the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 320mm.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
Across all the PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 273V5 the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the Philips 273V5 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Philips 273V5 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as it.
Very Fast SmartResponse
Medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 273V5 have smartResponses of between 1ms and 7ms. The Philips 273V5 has a quite fast smartResponse (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 273V5.
Quite Fast Response Time
The response times of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 273V5 range from 1ms to 69ms. When compared to other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 273V5 that we have assessed, the response time of the Philips 273V5 of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.
9 Reasons Against
Five Philips 273V5 owners thought it did not have good technical guidance. Voyager said last year “If it doesn’t start up right away there is no Mac help to guide you - you are on your own”. Voyager also wrote “Phillips website is no help either”. Voyager also said “The abysmal manual”.
Inferior Technical Features
One Philips 273V5 owner thought it did not have good features. Voyager said “My view of Phillips electronics has always been the same - average to good quality, with few or no ‘bells and whistles’, this item was about the same” in their review of the Philips 273V5.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC screens of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The Philips 273V5 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
The Philips 273V5 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the 273V5 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
The average mean time between failures of flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 32,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30 hours, the Philips 273V5 has one of the shortest mean time between failures amongst PC screens of this age.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many LCD screens of this type and age.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The Philips 273V5 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the 273V5 is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 273V5
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this flatpanel monitor is B, and the 273V5 is typical compared to the other 795 flatpanel monitors of this age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 273V5 will cost £41 over 5 years to run.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this medium monitor was released.
10000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Philips 273V5 is 10000000:1. That's 50% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 PC screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other LCD screens that have a 10000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the HP Pavilion 23 (£110.46), or the Viewsonic VA2214 which has a better Rating; or the HKC 2615 (£149.00) which is cheaper.
If the contrast ratio of this flatpanel monitor is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the RL2455 (£129.99) (12000000:1 and higher rated), or the BL2405 (£132.00) (12000000:1 and higher rated) both from Benq.
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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens of a similar type and age to it.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this PC display and we think cheaper PC displays such as the AOC E2370 (£97.75) is also worth considering.
PC monitors with a more display resolution that might also be worth looking at include the Asus VS24 (£92.05) (1920 x 1200) which is also higher rated.
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
0.311 x 0.311
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
Recyclable Material Percentage
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Linux Operating System
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
-5 - 20
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
It came with one dead pixel, I didn't want return it back because I don't have any other screen and return such a big thing for a tiny detail sounds like too much trouble for me, with the time I... Read more…
Screen is large enough to keep a number of documents open at once, which is what I needed.
Only issue would be that the sound quality could be better, and it is very complicated to adjust.
Too... Read more…
Well packed and easy set up in less than 5 mins. Comes with a UK and Euro plug and VGA cable. Good size and picture for the money. Tilt adjustment is firm and remains in the chosen position. You... Read more…
After reading the reviews of this monitor I thought I'd made the right decision in placing an order for one. Amazon shipped it with next day delivery and I unpacked it only to find that as soon as... Read more…
The monitor worked well with my Macbook (I connected it via a Thunderbolt-to-HDMI cable).
The ports available are: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 1 x D-SUB (DE-15/VGA), Audio In & Headphone Jack
The presence... Read more…
Extremely reasonable price for a screen this size, with Philips reliability. VGA and 3.5mm stereo jack cables are provided but HDMI cable (not included) also carries the audio signal. The built-in... Read more…
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