Display HDR certification ensures that consumers have excellent display performance standards, but no one has achieved the top level – until now.
Philips’ 43-inch Momentum (436M6) is the first product to receive the HDR1000 certification, ensuring ultra-high brightness of 1000 cd/m2, deep black, 10-bit color depth, and HDR compliant color gamut.
To solve this problem, Philips uses Quantum Dot technology, just as Samsung uses on its QLED TVs and monitors. It also features Ambiglow technology that places a ring of light on walls and floors that matches the content on the screen.
The advantage of DisplayHDR is that you don’t even need to look at the product specifications to know what you get. There are three standards, Display HDR 400, 600 and 1000.
At the HDR 1000 level, it must output a brightness of at least 1,000 cd/m2, or long-term duration of 600 cd/m2, which is approximately 2 to 4 times that you are currently displaying.
All DisplayHDR levels must also support 955:1 contrast, 10-bit image processing and movie-quality color gamut for each color.
Naturally, these specs are ideal for watching HDR movies on Blu-ray or Netflix, but also for creating such content in the first place.
As such, Philips is offering something called MultiView, which lets you simultaneously connect a PC and set-top box, for instance.
That way, you can easily switch between watching Stranger Things and, say, color-correcting Stranger Things, if you happen to work on that show.
The Momentum 436M36 isn’t cheap at $1,000, but it’s in line with the price of other DisplayHDR monitors like the smaller HDR600-certified, $450 HP Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR display. It will arrive sometime this summer.