The Philips BDM3275UP is a 32″ Ultra HD monitor, giving you a whopping 3840 x 2160 pixels to play with over the length and breadth of the screen. This isn’t actually what’s often referred to as 4k (4096 x 2160), but let’s not get too fussy now, this is still a lot of pixels and one beautiful looking display. But it’s worth noting as I have seen this monitor described as 4K in a number of places so it’s something to be aware of.
Like most monitors from Philips, the is a fairly standard design. There are no gaming features here, no snazzy glowing red LEDs or space age curves. You get a black plastic bezel, a thin silver frame with rounded corners and then brand name neatly embroidered across the lower frame.
It’s all supported by a sturdy metal frame, and at this size you need it to be a solid support, but it does the job so you don’t get any annoying wobbles. The frame allows swivel and tilt actions, you can also rotate into portrait if that’s your thing. The mechanism is reassuringly solid, you don’t want a loose stand when you have 34″ of UHD monitor to support!
This is an IPS based panel and it doesn’t come with gamer targeted features such as ULMB or adaptive sync. But perhaps you are looking for a large high resolution screen with fantastic colour reproduction? Well if that’s the case then you’re in luck because that’s where the BDM3275UP excels. This screen gives accurate colours, uniform brightness across the panel and excellent viewing angles.
The screen itself is flicker free which is good news for anyone who is prone to suffering adverse reactions to that kind of thing. Response times are within the normal range for an IPS based monitor which means that during moments of fast paced action there may be some ghosting appearing on the screen. The Philips’ Smart Response overdrive technology isn’t overly helpful in reducing this effect. You should take this into consideration when thinking about buying this monitor for gaming, if you want a large, high resolution screen for playing slow moving strategy games with a crystal clear vibrant image then this will be a fantastic choice. If you are keen on fast paced arcade style games then you might want to look at monitors which have been tailored more for gamers (ultra low motion blur, adaptive sync, effective overdrive technologies).
You’ll also need a beast of a graphics card to run intensive games at UHD resolution, at the time or writing, this means the top of the current generation cards, for example the Nvidia GTX980 Ti. Of course you don’t need this level of power if you are just interested in graphical applications.
You should also note that applications that don’t scale well can look small, even on big screens like this! At this resolution you are packing 4x the number of pixels per screen so unless the application adjusts for that everything will look a lot smaller, the 34″ size helps here but scaling is still required for comfortable viewing.
Should I buy the Philips BDM3275UP?If you are having some doubts about this purchase then why not read some real owner reviews and see what other buyers think.
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Your Questions Answered
Display port: UHD + 60Hz with 10bit colour depth
HDMI: UHD + 60Hz but only 8 bit colour depth
DVI-Dual: UHD + 30Hz but only 8 bit colour depth
Philips BDM3275UP Specification
|Adjustability||Height · Rotate · Swivel · Tilt|
|Connections||Display Port · DVI · HDMI|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Speakers||Built in Speakers · Head phone socket|
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Model number: BDM3275UP/00
Price Updated: 17 Mar 2018 14:48