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Average Expert Reviews
Expert review site playwares.com scored this flatpanel monitor 75%.
One Philips 243V5 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Roy wrote on Amazon in January last year “Great product for the money, if the sockets where easier to get at it would be a 5, minor pain” and rated the product 4 stars.
This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many PC displays that have been available for more than two years.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper PC displays such as the Hannspree HL226HPB[plb_2400523_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Philips 243V5 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in speaker(s).
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the HKC 2412A[plb_1857080_price], or the Viewsonic VX2252[plb_1618336_price] which has better reviews.
We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Viewsonic VG2039M[plb_1541154_price].
We calculated the average ratings for all Philips PC monitors and also specifically for Philips medium monitors and found that in both cases Philips had good ratings compared to other brands.
Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical
The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the 243V5 is 15°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the Philips 243V5 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Philips 243V5 has one of the wider viewing angle, horizontals amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The average viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 243V5 is 170°.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the 243V5 only have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Philips 243V5 has four HDMI ports quantitys.
Quite Low Power Consumption (off)
Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and spec the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 21W, and the average power consumption (off) is 0.5W. At only 0.3 Watts, the Philips 243V5 has a quite low power consumption (off) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This LCD screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays of this age and type.
With a weight of only 3.2 kilograms, the Philips 243V5 is fairly light compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 243V5. The average weight of similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the 243V5 is 4.9kg.
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The Philips 243V5 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 243V5 are also not 3D.
If you want a PC monitor that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Edge10 ES240d Slim[plb_1904863_price]; or the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens of this type and age, the Philips 243V5 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Most PC screens of a comparable age and type to the 243V5 do not have a card reader integrated. The Philips 243V5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.
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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the 243V5 the mean time between failures (MTBF)s range from 30h to 70,000h. With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of only 30,000 hours, the Philips 243V5 has one of the shorter mean time between failures (MTBF)s amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the Philips 243V5 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 243V5 the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².
Quite Slow Response Time
The average response time of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 243V5 is 6.2ms. At 10 milliseconds, the Philips 243V5 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 243V5.
3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 243V5
OK Running Costs
This PC screen is rated A for energy efficiency. The 243V5 is typical compared to the other 993 PC displays of this type and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 243V5 is £38.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this PC screen was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
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1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Separate H/V Sync
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.272 x 0.272
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
LCD, TFT, LCD/TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Built-In USB Hub
AC (power) in
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Thin Client Installed
5 - 20
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Plug and Play
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
20 - 80
0 - 3658
0 - 12192
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40
Compliance Industry Standards
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
BSMI, CE Mark, cETLus, FCC Class B, GOST, PSB, SASO, SEMKO, TCO certified, TUV/ISO9241-307, WEEE
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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