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19 Reasons For
Good User Reviews
Owners have rated this PC screen on average 83 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
Four Philips 273V5 owners who purchased the Philips 273V5 agreed that it was good quality. Last year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor “High quality product, fast delivery”. Early Bird wrote a few weeks ago “Only issue would be that the sound quality could be better” . Simon mentioned on Amazon “Easy to install and very good quality” in his Philips 273V5 review and rated this PC monitor as very good.
Low Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this PC screen is A, and the 273V5 has an average 5 year running cost of only £35 based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 18% of all 993 PC screens of this spec and age.
A few Philips 273V5 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Es wrote this year “Extremely reasonable price for a screen this size, with Philips reliability” . Rob. Morton gave it a very good review and mentioned on Amazon “Excellent monitor for the price” in their review of the Philips 273V5.
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. In December Alexjan Carraturo said in their review of this PC monitor “Good and Cheap”.
One customer who bought this PC monitor considered that it was well made. One customer considered that it was reliable. Voyager said in their review on Amazon “I expect it to be reliable”.
Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. "peterhodes" wrote “Good monitor - lots of connectivity options and has speakers”.
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One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good size. Swanny said “Good size and picture for the money”.
Easy to Use
One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. In December Swanny said “You will need to tinker with your sound cards settings to get the best from the somewhat tinny speakers” in their Philips 273V5 review.
Good Sound Quality
One customer reckoned that it had good sound quality.
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper PC monitor such as the Samsung LS22D300[plb_2204901_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC monitor such as the iiyama GE2488HS[plb_2365276_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Philips 273V5 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 273V5 do not have a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the XUB2390HS-B1[pl_2660491_price], or the E2278H[pl_1390594_price] both from iiyama or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price].
Philips Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
Based on 463 expert and user reviews, Philips has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Philips also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.
Quite Low Power Consumption (off)
At only 0.3 Watts, the Philips 273V5 has a fairly low power consumption (off) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years. The average power consumption (off) of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 0.5W.
Fairly Big Viewable Size, Horizontal
At 597.88 millimeters, the Philips 273V5 has a fairly big viewable size, horizontal compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 273V5. The average viewable size, horizontal of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 273V5 is 520mm.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 273V5 is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Philips 273V5 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the 273V5.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)
The Philips 273V5 has a quite big display diagonal (metric) (68.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the 273V5. Medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 273V5 have display diagonal (metric)s of between 28cm and 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm.
Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical
At 336.31 millimeters, the Philips 273V5 has a quite big viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 273V5. The viewable size, verticals of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 100mm to 630mm, and the average viewable size, vertical is 320mm.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on PC monitors of a comparable type and age to it.
Quite Fast Response Time
The average response time of PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 273V5 is 6.2ms. The response time of the Philips 273V5 of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest amongst medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 273V5.
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A few Philips 273V5 owners who bought it considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Voyager said on Amazon “If it doesn’t start up right away there is no Mac help to guide you - you are on your own” in their review of the Philips 273V5. Voyager also wrote “Phillips website is no help either”. Voyager also said “The abysmal manual”.
Inferior Technical Features
One Philips 273V5 owner who bought it reckoned that it did not have good features. Last year Voyager mentioned in their review of the Philips 273V5 on Amazon “My view of Phillips electronics has always been the same - average to good quality, with few or no ‘bells and whistles’, this item was about the same” and gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.
Most LCD screens of this age and spec are not 3D. The Philips 273V5 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
PC monitors which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price], or the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 273V5 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the 273V5 also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Most PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a card reader integrated. The Philips 273V5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.
Very Short Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
The Philips 273V5 has a quite short mean time between failures (MTBF) (only 30 hours) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The shortest mean time between failures (MTBF) of PC screens that came out around the same time as the 273V5 is 30h, the longest is 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures (MTBF) is 34,000h.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC screens of this age and spec.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
At only 160 degrees, the Philips 273V5 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the 273V5. Similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
The Philips 273V5 has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 273V5. The average viewing angle, horizontal of PC displays that came out around the same time as the 273V5 is 170°, and the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 1,800°.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Philips released the 273V5.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as it.
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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
0.311 x 0.311
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
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VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
Reviewed 6 August 2016 by Paulo ferreira de oliveira
It came with one dead pixel, I didn't want return it back because I don't have any other screen and return such a big thing for a tiny detail sounds like too much trouble for me, with the time I... Read more…
Screen is large enough to keep a number of documents open at once, which is what I needed.
Only issue would be that the sound quality could be better, and it is very complicated to adjust.
Too... Read more…
Well packed and easy set up in less than 5 mins. Comes with a UK and Euro plug and VGA cable. Good size and picture for the money. Tilt adjustment is firm and remains in the chosen position. You... Read more…
After reading the reviews of this monitor I thought I'd made the right decision in placing an order for one. Amazon shipped it with next day delivery and I unpacked it only to find that as soon as... Read more…
The monitor worked well with my Macbook (I connected it via a Thunderbolt-to-HDMI cable).
The ports available are: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 1 x D-SUB (DE-15/VGA), Audio In & Headphone Jack
The presence... Read more…
Extremely reasonable price for a screen this size, with Philips reliability. VGA and 3.5mm stereo jack cables are provided but HDMI cable (not included) also carries the audio signal. The built-in... Read more…
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