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Philips 196V4L PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 10000000:1 LED Dec 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £38.79 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
67 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This PC display received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from bondfaro.com.br. It seems that LCD screen experts are not that keen on this LCD screen.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this PC display rated it as 80%. 32 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars.

Philips PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Based on 581 expert and user reviews, Philips has good reviews for its LCD screens. Philips also has good reviews specifically for its small monitors compared to other manufacturers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Several people who purchased the product thought it was good value for money. Allan Lavetty said on Amazon this year “Good value for money” in his review and rated it as excellent. Careful Shopper said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Great product at a super price”. F G Smith wrote in their review on Amazon “Good price”.

One person who reviewed the Philips 196V4L reckoned that it was cheap. Last year Rickl rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Using this as an inexpensive CCTV monitor in AV rack”.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Some Philips 196V4L reviewers who bought the Philips 196V4L mentioned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Good picture quality”. Andy wrote on Amazon in December last year “Good quality monitor with both VGA” in his review of the Philips 196V4L. C.n mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Only problem is the audio quality which is OK” in their Philips 196V4L review and scored the product 4 stars.

Robust

Five Philips 196V4L reviewers who bought the Philips 196V4L agreed that it was well made. Two years ago C.n rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100 and said in their review “Luckily this one came with built in audio (which is a bit poor”. Jason I mentioned on Amazon in December last year “Good solid monitor at a great price” in his review of this PC monitor. Lisa Cooke said “Hi has this got built in dvd?” in her review of the Philips 196V4L and scored it 80 out of 100.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Philips 196V4L review “Is a great monitor, nothing came broken and so far I have not had any problems with it”.

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Easy to Use

One Philips 196V4L reviewer considered that it was easy to setup. Annabella1 wrote “So pleased to be using this new screen for my computer - it was easy to set up and is a much better picture than my old one”. One Philips 196V4L owner who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago Grandmaster mentioned on Amazon “Arrived promptly just what was needed good picture, easy to use” in their review of this PC monitor.

Poor Design

One customer who bought it concluded that it was not good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “However if you are looking for a monitor with speakers this is not the one to go for as the build in speakers are pretty low quality” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 80 out of 100.


Good Picture Quality

A few Philips 196V4L reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Paul Wilson said in his review of this PC monitor “Excellent picture quality, sound a little tinny”. Swanny wrote “Excellent picture quality at a modest price” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person said in their reviews that the Philips 196V4L had good colour saturation. Bluenote said on Amazon “The colours are clear and sharp”.

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Good Sound Quality

One Philips 196V4L reviewer thought the Philips 196V4L had good sound quality.

Inferior Webcam

One person who reviewed the Philips 196V4L thought it was not good for making skype calls. Amazon Customer said in their review “It isn't any good for skype etc as the sound is very low” although they still gave it an excellent review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Philips 196V4L owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good size. Keith Waterson rated it 4 stars and he said on Amazon “You need to make it clear that the dimensions are for the packaging not the product” in his Philips 196V4L review.


Display

Has a Sync-On-Green (SOG)

The Philips 196V4L has a sync-on-green (SOG). Most of the other small monitors that have been available for a similar time to this PC monitor also have a sync-on-green (SOG).

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Has a Separate H/V Sync

The Philips 196V4L has a separate H/V sync. Most of the other PC screens of this type and age also have a separate H/V sync.

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Has an HDCP

The Philips 196V4L has an HDCP. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as this PC monitor also have an HDCP.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to this LCD screen is 140°. At only 65 degrees, the Philips 196V4L has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to this PC monitor.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC screens of a comparable type and age to this LCD screen is 40° and the widest is 180°. At only 90 degrees, the Philips 196V4L has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this PC monitor.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Philips 196V4L has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Philips 196V4L has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to this PC monitor.

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Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One Philips 196V4L reviewer considered that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Last year Mansour Alfayez mentioned on Amazon “It hasn’t USB outlet, so I cannot plug an external port like Playstation” in their review of the Philips 196V4L.

One customer concluded that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Last year N. Webster said in their Philips 196V4L review “Assumed they all had HDMI sockets, so the fault was probably mine;”.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was not noisy. John said “Sound not very loud, good enough for my needs” but despite that he still scored the product 80 out of 100.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Philips 196V4L does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to this PC display also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Energy

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 196V4L will cost £39 over 8 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 266 PC screens of this type and age.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Philips released the 196V4L in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 8712581655532, philips 196v4lsb210, philips 196v4lab200, 196v4lab201, 196v4lsb200, 196v4lsb293, 196v4lsb257, 196v4lsb262, 196v4lsb201, 196v4lsb269, 196v4lsb294, 196v4lsb278
Barcodes 00712581655624, 04053162727830, 05053959408156, 05054629142134, 06951613902295, 08712581655518, 08712581655525, 08712581655532, 08712581655549, 08712581655556, 08712581655594, 08712581655600, 08712581655617, 08712581655624, 08712581655631

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