Not long time ago, cheap monitors were what you like providing that it
is TN. Think of it as the latest version of MVA series, which is a special
flavor of the VA (vertical alignment) LCD monitor.
means much better colors, contrast ratio and view angle. The only small
disadvantage is the competition among $300 monitor group better than TN that is
becoming hotter and hotter. Dell has sold eIPS
monitors for a long time while BENQ prefers to go with VA technology.
Meanwhile, Viewsonic has just launched IPS-based
monitor, VP2356 LED. And actually, it is very good.
MVA – smart
specs, Philips Brilliance 241P4QPYES is of course promising. The AMVA monitor
is claimed to give 178o view corner at two sides, 6ms response time
and 5000:1 static contrast ratio.
LED backlight and good connectivity, including HDMI, DVI and VGA, you have a
promising package. You even have a fully adjustable base allowing you to rotate
the monitor to portrait mode. An easier thing to predict is the combination of
24 inches in diagonal and 1,920 x 1,080 pixel grid. To use for PC, we prefer a
choice of a bit higher 1,920 x 1,200, but that requires higher price.
also brings a few image increasing options. We are not big fans of moving
contrast ratio, but it is provided here and because it is changeable, all
people win. The same thing is also right for overdrive pixel, a technology used
to improve response time. It is also called Smartresponse
according to Philips, and once again, it is completely changeable.
We see that
it provides considerably better response when activated without showing any hot
issue or inverse input source. With other image quality measure, most are quite
impressive. Colors are diversified but are not over-saturated. Black and white
ratio reveals excellent details, and there are few proofs about color
compression. Gradient is showed perfectly and have quite a lot of depth for
A thing not
very impressive is the view angle which cannot be compared to the best IPS
monitors. General brightness is not very excellent, which leads to rather dirty
chassis is easy to adjust and has many features, it appears to be cheap and 4
ports of USB hub are arranged inconveniently behind. In addition to good image
quality, everything is going further quickly at this time and there are better
monitors with the same prices.
It is very
interesting to find another non-TN monitor with such cheap price. The main
benefits are excellent colors and contrast ratio, and the fact that Philips has
better pixel response compared to what we often see from the MVA monitors. It
is quite impressive.
Size: 24 inches
Monitor type: MVA
Natural resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
Input: DVI, VGA, HDMI
VESA mount: 100x100mm
1 year ago,
this MVA monitor would be the one beating the whole world. What a shame for
Philips, according to current standard, it is just very good.