Philips Brilliance 4K Ultra HD LCD display BDM4350UC 43 (Viewable 42.51"/108 cm) 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) is rated
Rated 1 out of
Big monitor but less than a year later, unusable
I bought this monitor in June 2016 and within a month or so started having problems. Screen stars flickering/shaking and can sometimes see the refresh taking place.
I figured it was a driver problem and updated the drivers for my Geoforce GTX980 video card. Also changed monitor driver to Win8, then win7, then win10.
Problem has just gotten worse. I mostly work in text either writing academic papers or program code. I like having all that real estate to keep different windows open. Unfortunately, it has gotten so bad that I can't even see what I am doing half the time.
Thought there might be electrical interference but none I can find. My secodnary 24 inch monitor has zero issues which I would not expect if there was an environmental impact to the system. Tried tightening connections and using the supplied software to change various settings to no avail.
The manual for this thing is not even accurate. I think they took a manual for a different monitor and just changed a few references. The description of the monitor is incorrect (eg.. there are no buttons other than a power button. No OSD buttons to push). Other drivers and their Smartcontrol software, there is nothing else on the site to help.
There is an option to call support but it is only good 9-5 and it seems always closed by the time I can call. I sent an email but hold little hope for a response.
So, the manual is useless, the monitor is useless, and their online support is useless.
I would stay away from this monitor. Most likely this one will be used for target practice at the range in a few weeks.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of
Excellent monitor. 43 inches of 4k delight. Comparison shopped several popular brands and models prior to making my purchase. Could not have made a better choice for my applications.
Date published: 2017-01-17