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8 Reasons For
Excellent User Reviews
The average user rating of this PC screen is 90 out of 100 based on 8 user reviews.
Some Philips 246V5 reviewers reckoned that this PC monitor was good value for money. Last year Alex Layberry mentioned in his Philips 246V5 review on Amazon “Value for Money”. C M Randle said in their review on Amazon “Great monitor for the price” and rated it as very good. Mr Andrew Greaves mentioned “I wasn't expecting a great monitor at this price” in his Philips 246V5 review.
Easy to Use
One Philips 246V5 owner considered that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Andrewb scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon in January last year “Cause serious pollution; couldn't they just use those air-filled poly bags? The monitors themselves are great; easy to set up”.
Good Product Quality
One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Andrewb said on Amazon “Image clarity and quality is more than good enough for office”.
One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Frank D wrote in his review of this PC monitor “* Lightweight (4, 2kg)* Low power consumption (20w)* Good resolution* 'Bright' picture.” but despite that he only scored the Philips 246V5 60 out of 100.
Philips PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
Based on 463 expert and user reviews, Philips has good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. Philips also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
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1080p Supported Video Modes
This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
8 Reasons Against
One Philips 246V5 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was not easy to damage or scratch. Last year Alex Layberry mentioned “Not a single one has broken yet and they look very professional” in his review of this PC monitor but despite that he gave this PC monitor a very good review.
Recent Price Increase of £3.55
In the last couple of weeks the 246V5 has increased in price by £3.55.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age, the Philips 246V5 does not have a built-in speaker(s).
Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at include the Asus VE228TR[plb_1444816_price], or the Viewsonic VG2039M[plb_1541154_price].
The Philips 246V5 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the 246V5 are also not 3D.
If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D then you might want to look at the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] or the Edge10 ES240d Slim[plb_1904863_price].
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 246V5 do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 246V5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price] is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Philips 246V5 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to the 246V5 also do not have a card reader integrated.
Very Short Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of only 30 hours, the Philips 246V5 has a quite short mean time between failures (MTBF) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 246V5. Across all the PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the 246V5 the mean time between failures (MTBF)s range from 30h to 70,000h.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of this age and type.
4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 246V5
OK Running Costs
The 246V5 is typical compared to the other 993 flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 246V5 is £36.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over four years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors that came out around the same time as it.
+2 Other reasons
The Philips 246V5 has an LCD display which is better than most PC screens of a comparable type and age to it. Most PC displays of this age and type have an LED display.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Lenovo LT2024[plb_2698514_price].
If you want an LCD screen with a better display type then you might want to consider the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] (LED and higher rated); or the Samsung S22D300[plb_2213252_price] (LED and cheaper).
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported Video Modes
Full HD, HD
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.277 x 0.277
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
PC Audio in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Heavy Metals Free
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Linux Operating Systems Supported
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), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR, RUS, TUR
Number of OSD Languages
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) (imperial)
Dimensions (W X D X H) (imperial)
22.2 x 2.5 x 13.9
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Quick Start Guide
Package Dimensions (W X D X H)
24.1 x 17.6 x 5.2
Power Consumption (active)
Effective Viewing Area
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
613 x 446 x 131
Dimensions (W X D X H) With Stand
565 x 435 x 238
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 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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