MMD will launch the Philips Momentum Monitor in August for 1,399 euros. The 55-inch LCD screen features a 4k144Hz panel and HDMI 2.1, with the screen primarily targeting new consoles. According to the manufacturer, the screen is specifically designed for Xbox Series S and X.
from Philips Momentum Monitor The 559M1RYV features a VA panel with a 4000:1 contrast ratio and can display 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The gray-to-gray response time is 4ms and the screen has a 3-sided Ambiglow feature. This is similar to Ambilight, which is known from Philips TVs, although Ambiglow is the name of this app for screens.
The display has DisplayHDR 1000 certification from VESA, which means that the display should be able to deliver a very good HDR experience. Details about the backlight dimming are unknown, but in any case the screen can achieve a relatively high peak brightness of 1200cd/m² in HDR mode. In SDR this is a maximum of 750cd/m².
In terms of signal input, three HDMI 2.1 connections are available, complemented by a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection and a USB-C connection with USB-PD support up to 65W. The monitor has a 4k144Hz panel, but the combination of 4K resolution with a maximum frame rate of 144fps will only be available to PC gamers via a DisplayPort connection, because over HDMI 2.1 at 4k 120Hz is the limit. It is not known if the Philips Momentum Monitor has all the functions that fall under HDMI 2.1. Obviously, VRR is supported.
MMD has equipped the monitor with a built-in amplifier that is placed between the base and the bottom of the monitor. For this amplifier, the manufacturer has teamed up with audio company Bowers & Wilkins, and TP Vision also does amplifier-equipped Philips TVs.
According to MMD Philips Momentum monitor is the world’s first monitor designed for Xbox. In developing the screen, MMD claims to have teamed up with Xbox employees. “The team worked together to create Xbox Game Mode, an exciting mode with picture quality tuned specifically for Xbox. The screen has been extensively worked, tested and validated by engineers from Microsoft and TPV,” the company wrote. The screen can also be used with the PlayStation 5.
In the coming months, MMD will announce more models in its Designed for Xbox line of games, which already includes the Philips Momentum Monitor. The company announced a year ago that it would launch in conjunction with the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles Multiple HDMI 2.1 Displays with 4k144Hz Panels. This release period has not been met. In addition to the 55-inch version discussed here, there will also be, in any case, variants with 27-inch and 31-inch screen diagonals, which are also equipped with a 4K panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz.