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Philips 221V2

Philips 221V2 PC Monitor

Expert Reviews Budget Buy
22" 1920 X 1080 300000:1 LCD May 2010
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
With features like invisibl e Speaker, SmartContrast and energy efficiency, the 221V2 offers good value - SmartContrast 300000:1 for incredible rich black details- Full HD LCD display, with a... More
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site thought that this Philips LCD screen provided a good bang for your buck. Expert Reviews gave this PC display a "Budget Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This flatpanel monitor received an expert rating of 100 out of 100 from Expert Reviews. Experts think this PC screen is one of the very best PC screens of a comparable age and type.

Reasonably Priced

Some Philips 221V2 owners thought the product was cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “Often a budget monitor is cheaper because it misses out on features or image quality isn't as good as with a more expensive display” in their review of the Philips 221V2. Expertreviews.co.uk also said “Dual inputs make it the perfect budget buy”.

One Philips 221V2 owner who purchased the Philips 221V2 considered that it was good value for money. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “A low price and excellent image quality” in their Philips 221V2 review. One Philips 221V2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. A. Miller said on Amazon five years ago “Basically if you're looking for a good cheap monitor, get this”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it had good picture quality.

A few Philips 221V2 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Philips 221V2 had good colour saturation. A. Miller rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The colour's are good”. Four years ago Cj Buch scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review “Colours and detail are excellent as far as i can see”.

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Nice Design

One Philips 221V2 reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a thick frame. Martin Punch said in his Philips 221V2 review “The contrast is striking and thin bezel frames the unit unobtrusively so that your picture seems to float when you view it at night” and rated it as very good.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Martin Punch mentioned on Amazon “Simply beautiful and stunning display” in his review and gave it a very good review score.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this medium monitor was great for its price.

Good Product Quality

Several Philips 221V2 owners considered that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 5 stars and said five years ago “This monitor's excellent image quality, low price” in their Philips 221V2 review.

Good Size

One Philips 221V2 owner who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was thin.

Philips PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Philips medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC displays Philips is one of the superior brands.

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Quite Many Recyclable Material

With a recyclable material of 100 percent, the Philips 221V2 has one of the more recyclable materials amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the 221V2 the recyclable materials range from 25% to 100%, and the average recyclable material is 80%.

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Quite Long Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 50,000 hours, the Philips 221V2 has one of the longer mean time between failures (MTBF)s amongst LCD screens of this age. The average mean time between failures (MTBF) of PC displays of this age and spec is 34,000h.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This LCD screen has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This LCD screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. A. Miller wrote “There is no HDMI input if you're looking for one, just a VGA” in their review of this PC monitor nonetheless they gave the product an excellent review score.

Inferior Technical Features

One Philips 221V2 owner who bought this PC monitor considered that it did not have good features.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have a built-in speaker(s). The Philips 221V2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

The Philips 221V2 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the 221V2 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 221V2 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to the 221V2 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the DELL UZ2315H (£234.37), or the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display (£288.00).

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Philips 221V2 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 221V2 also do not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth considering alternative PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the DELL UP2715K (£523.00), the Benq BL3201 (£659.99), or the Asus PA279 (£666.48).

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

The display diagonal (metric)s of LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 221V2 range from 28cm to 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm. The Philips 221V2 has a fairly small display diagonal (metric) (only 54.61 centimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 221V2.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 221V2

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 221V2 will cost £38 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 993 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when Philips released the 221V2.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

The Philips 221V2 has an LCD display which is better than most PC screens that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an LED display.

LCD screens with a better display type that might be worth considering include the LG 24GM77 (£291.99) (LED).

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Specification

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Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
HDCP
Display SRGB
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
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Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
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Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
DDC/CI
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
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DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Built-In USB Hub
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Recyclable Material
Feet Colour
Colour of Product
Performance
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
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AC Input Voltage
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Relative Humidity
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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Compliance Industry Standards
Energy Star Certified
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1 Award

Expert Reviews Budget Buy

Expert Reviews

(1)
17 October 2011

This monitor's excellent image quality, low price and dual inputs make it the perfect budget buy...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 September 2012 by CJ Buch
(Verified Purchase)

I have been using this monitor for the last few weeks, and so far have had no complaints. I'm no expert, but colours and detail are excellent as far as i can see, and it meets all my needs.... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2012 by Martin Punch

This monitor meets and I feel surpasses my expectations: the picture is bright, the contrast is striking and thin bezel frames the unit unobtrusively so that your picture seems to float when you... Read more…

This is a brilliant monitor. It's on the budget end of things, so it's not the most full featured one you'll ever find, the settings don't have anything much more than brightness and some basic... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £55.12
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £57.68
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 221V2uses 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 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 221v2ab01, 221v2sb62, 221v2sb97, 221v2sb10, 221v2sb93, philips 221v2, philips 221v2s, philips 221v2sb
Barcodes 06923410700206, 08712581531225, 08712581534806, 08712581535018, 08712581582845

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