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Philips 196V4L PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 10000000:1 LCD Aug 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
Enjoy vivid LED pictures with this attractive, glossy design display. Equipped with stereo speakers and SmartControl lite, it's a great choice!- Vivid pictures every time- Modern design- Greener... More
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12 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Philips PC screen received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review website bondfaro.com.br.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this PC monitor rated it as 80%.

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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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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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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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.

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.

Good Sound Quality

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

Good Brand

Small monitors produced by Philips have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just small monitors) and found that Philips also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

The smallest viewable size, horizontal of PC screens of this spec and age is 190mm, the biggest is 540mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 370mm. With a viewable size, horizontal of 409.8 millimeters, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly big viewable size, horizontal compared to most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Power Consumption (max)

Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 196V4L the power consumption (max)s range from 7W to 77W, and the average power consumption (max) is 27W. With a power consumption (max) of only 14.13 Watts, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly low power consumption (max) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

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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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.

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.

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.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Philips 196V4L does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 196V4L also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the 196V4L, the Philips 196V4L is not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Philips 196V4L does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other LCD screens of this age and type, the Philips 196V4L does not have a card reader integrated.

Alternative PC screens which also have a card reader integrated that you might also want to consider include the Samsung LS20C300[plb_2185005_price].

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Only 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 frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Across all comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, verticals of small monitors that are a comparable age to the 196V4L range from 40° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 140°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 65 degrees, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the 196V4L.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontals of flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 196V4L range from 40° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 150°. When compared to other small monitors that were released around the same time as the 196V4L that we have checked, the Philips 196V4L's viewing angle, horizontal of only 90 degrees is one of the narrowest.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Philips 196V4L has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. Similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the 196V4L have display brightnesss of between 180 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².

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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

At only 30 hours, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly short mean time between failures (MTBF) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the 196V4L. The average mean time between failures (MTBF) of small monitors that are a similar age to the 196V4L is 33,000h, and the mean time between failures (MTBF)s range from 30h to 70,000h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 196V4L

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the 196V4L is £26 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 264 PC monitors of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Philips PC monitor was released over four years ago.

LCD Display

The Philips 196V4L has an LCD display which is better than most similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago. Most flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display.

PC displays with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price] (LED), or the Acer 192HQL[plb_2215544_price] (LED).

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Specification

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Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
HD Type
HDCP
Display SRGB
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Size Diagonal
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Feet Colour
Colour of Product
Performance
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (average)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Compliance Industry Standards
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Power Consumption (active)
Effective Viewing Area
Display Viewable Area (HxV)
Viewing Angle
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions (W X D X H) With Stand
Screen Format Adjustments

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 August 2013

O Monitor Philips 196V4LSB2 é uma opção para quem busca um produto simples para usar no trabalho. Tem apenas entrada VGA e sua resolução é ideal para textos, vídeos do Youtube e fotos. Não...

Timo acabamento, ideal para trabalhos de escritrio
Brilho poderia ser melhor

User Reviews

(66)
Reviewed 24 August 2016 by Mr david butler
(Verified Purchase)

Worked great...

Reviewed 5 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly what was needed. Easy transaction...

Reviewed 5 May 2016 by Goth
(Verified Purchase)

SO SO happy with my new tele...

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by GARY ROBOTHAM
(Verified Purchase)
Reviewed 17 March 2016 by Ibrahim
(Verified Purchase)

What the hell I didn't even come my house I did my address...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £36.23
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £38.79
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Philips 196V4Luses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 196v4l, 196v4la, 196v4lab, 196v4lab2, 196v4lsb2, 196v4lsb294, 196v4lsb278, 196v4lab201, 196v4lsb200, 196v4lsb293, 196v4lsb257, 196v4lsb262, 196v4lab200, 196v4lsb201, 196v4lsb269, philips 196v4lsb210, philips 196v4lab200, philips 8712581655532
Barcodes 00712581655624, 04053162727830, 05053959408156, 05054629142134, 06951613902295, 08712581655518, 08712581655525, 08712581655532, 08712581655549, 08712581655556, 08712581655594, 08712581655600, 08712581655617, 08712581655624, 08712581655631

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