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19 Reasons For
User Reviews Are Good
People who bought this PC monitor rated this PC screen 84% on average.
Good Product Quality
Five Philips 273V5 reviewers who purchased the Philips 273V5 agreed that it was good quality. Amazon Customer gave it a very good review score and wrote in their review of the Philips 273V5 “High quality product, fast delivery”. Early Bird scored it 80 out of 100 and said “Only issue would be that the sound quality could be better” in their Philips 273V5 review. Simon said in his review of the Philips 273V5 on Amazon “Easy to install and very good quality”.
A number of Philips 273V5 owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was good value for money. This year Es mentioned “Extremely reasonable price for a screen this size, with Philips reliability” and gave the Philips 273V5 a rating of 5 stars. Rob. Morton rated it as very good and wrote also this year “Excellent monitor for the price” in their review of the Philips 273V5.
One Philips 273V5 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. This year Alexjan Carraturo gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Good and Cheap”.
One Philips 273V5 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Voyager wrote in their review “I expect it to be reliable”. One Philips 273V5 owner said in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made.
Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. "peterhodes" said in their review on Amazon last year “Good monitor - lots of connectivity options and has speakers”.
One customer who bought it concluded that it was a good size. Swanny wrote on Amazon this year “Good size and picture for the money”.
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Easy to Use
One Philips 273V5 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. In November this year Swanny wrote “You will need to tinker with your sound cards settings to get the best from the somewhat tinny speakers” and gave the Philips 273V5 an excellent review score.
Good Sound Quality
One person who bought the Philips 273V5 concluded that it had good sound quality.
Philips Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
We checked 814 expert and user reviews for Philips flatpanel monitors and found that on average Philips has good ratings. We also found that Philips has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens of a similar age and spec to it.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung S22A450[plb_1388338_price] which is cheaper; or the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price], or the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 273V5 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 273V5 do not have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the iiyama E2278H[plb_1390594_price], the Benq EW2440[plb_2076167_price], or the Acer B226HQL[plb_2715536_price] which has better reviews.
Fairly Many Recyclable Material Percentage
The average recyclable material percentage of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago is 77%, and the recyclable material percentages range from 25% to 100%. The Philips 273V5 has a quite many recyclable material percentage (100 percent) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 273V5.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
The average power consumption when off of PC monitors of this age and type is 0.57W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 45W. The Philips 273V5 has one of the lower power consumptions when off (only 0.3 Watts) amongst LCD screens of this age.
Quite Big Viewable Width
At 597.88 millimeters, the Philips 273V5 has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 273V5. Across all the similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago the viewable widths range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 68.6 centimeters, the Philips 273V5 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the 273V5. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 273V5 have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm.
Quite Big Viewable Height
The average viewable height of PC monitors of this type and age is 310mm, and the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm. At 336.31 millimeters, the Philips 273V5 has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 273V5.
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 PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it.
Quite Fast SmartResponse
The smartResponses of similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 273V5 range from 1ms to 7ms, and the average smartResponse is 4.1ms. At only 1 millisecond, the Philips 273V5 has a very fast smartResponse compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Fast Response Time
Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the 273V5 the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. When compared to other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 273V5 that we have assessed the response time of, the Philips 273V5's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.
9 Reasons Against
Several Philips 273V5 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Voyager wrote on Amazon 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 person reckoned that the Philips 273V5 did not have good features. In November last year 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” and gave the product a score of 3 stars.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 273V5, the Philips 273V5 is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 273V5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price].
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 273V5 do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 273V5 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 LCD screens of this age and spec range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 33,000h. When compared to other LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 273V5 that we have checked, the mean time between failures of the Philips 273V5 of only 30 hours is one of the shortest.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the 273V5 range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Philips 273V5 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The average horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. The Philips 273V5 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
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OK Running Costs
This PC display is rated B for energy efficiency, and the 273V5 has an average 5 year running cost of £41 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of this spec and age.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Philips released the 273V5 over three years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC monitors that came out around the same time as it.
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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, TFT, LCD/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
Windows Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
-5 - 20
VESA Mount Interface
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
Reviewed 6 August 2016 by Paulo ferreira de oliveira
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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