This PC screen is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the PC screens of a similar spec and age.
The reviewers at three expert review sites all thought that this PC monitor was good. This PC display received a Hardware.info"Silver Award" and In4.pl conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award. Furthermore, the expert at Pcgameware.co.uk said that this medium monitor was brilliant and gave it a "Gold" award.
The writers at two more expert review sites both thought that this Philips PC screen was good. Mobimaniak.pl gave this flatpanel monitor a "5 Star" award and it received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.
One Philips BDM3470UP reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was thick. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “The responsiveness, though, is good (for IPS), making it suitable for a wide range of uses”. One customer who bought it considered that it was thin. expert website Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Philips BDM3470UP “The BDM3470UP has a very narrow, black plastic bezel”.
Easy to Use
One Philips BDM3470UP owner who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it had a good experience.
Philips Has Good LCD Screen Reviews
Philips has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other brands.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Philips BDM3470UP has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for more than a year.
We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the DELL U3415W (£506.42), the Viewsonic VP2780 (£530.92), and the Asus PB279 (£477.43) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
When compared to other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago that we have checked, the maximum height adjustment of the Philips BDM3470UP of 180 millimeters is one of the highest. The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 130mm.
Very Many Recyclable Material Percentage
The average recyclable material percentage of LCD screens that are a comparable age to the BDM3470UP is 55%, and the recyclable material percentages range from 25% to 100%. When compared to other comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the BDM3470UP that we have checked, the recyclable material percentage of the Philips BDM3470UP of 100 percent is one of the most.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The least display colour count of medium monitors that were released more than a year ago is 16M and the most is 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the BDM3470UP has one of the more display colour counts amongst LCD screens of this age.
Very Big Viewable Width
When compared to other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed the viewable width of, the BDM3470UP's viewable width of 799.8 millimeters is one of the biggest. The average viewable width of similar spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the BDM3470UP is 530mm, and the viewable widths range from 280mm to 880mm.
Very Big Display Diagonal
PC displays of a similar age and spec to the BDM3470UP have screen sizes of between 48cm and 110cm. With a display diagonal of 86.7 centimeters, the Philips BDM3470UP's display diagonal is one of the biggest amongst PC displays that were released around the same time as the BDM3470UP.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
The power consumptions when off of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BDM3470UP range from 0.0005W to 1.2W. At only 0.3 Watts, the Philips BDM3470UP 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 BDM3470UP.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the BDM3470UP is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². The Philips BDM3470UP has one of the brighter display brightness (320 candellas per square meter) amongst LCD screens of this age.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The BDM3470UP does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the BDM3470UP also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the BDM3470UP do not have an integrated card reader. The BDM3470UP is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth considering other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the Benq SW2700PT (£523.19).
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the BDM3470UP, the Philips BDM3470UP is not 3D compatible.
Very High Running Costs
The BDM3470UP is in the most expensive 16% of all 486 PC screens of this age and type that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the BDM3470UP is £78.
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Expensive Compared to Other Flatpanel Monitors of This Type and Age
The price range of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is from £51 to £5,066. We thought that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC displays that were launched more than a year ago.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
With a mean time between failures of only 30,000 hours, the Philips BDM3470UP has one of the shorter mean time between failures amongst medium monitors of this age. PC displays of a similar spec and age to the BDM3470UP have mean time between failures of between 30h and 70,000h.
Across all the flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BDM3470UP the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Philips BDM3470UP is one of the heavier flatpanel monitors of this age and spec (6.5 kilograms) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.
Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode
The power consumptions in economy mode of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the BDM3470UP range from 11W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 26W. With a power consumption in economy mode of 40.8 Watts, the Philips BDM3470UP has one of the higher power consumptions in economy mode amongst PC screens of this age.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Active
With a power consumption when active of 46.97 Watts, the BDM3470UP has one of the higher power consumptions when active amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The lowest power consumption when active of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 14W, the highest is 69W, and the average power consumption when active is 27W.
With a width of 828 millimeters, the Philips BDM3470UP is very wide compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The widths of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BDM3470UP range from 51mm to 960mm.
PC screens with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the DELL U3415W (£506.42) (824.7mm), or the LG 34UC87C (£599.99) (830.5mm) which also has a higher rating.
Quite Slow Response Time
The BDM3470UP has one of the slower response times (14 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the BDM3470UP the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this PC screen was released.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think the Philips BDM4065UC (£1,599.98), the Benq XR3501 (£580.01), and the LG 34UC87C (£599.99) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
40000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Philips BDM3470UP is 40000000:1. That's over eight times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most common contrast ratio.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Philips BDM4065UC (£1,599.98) (50000000:1), or the Asus PB279 (£477.43) (100000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.232 x 0.232
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Built-In USB Hub
RMS Rated Audio Power
Recyclable Material Percentage
Black, Black/Silver, Silver
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-170 - 170
Cable Lock Slot
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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