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[Best Buy] Deal Dead [Best Buy] Philips 40" 4k UHD Monitor $699 Again

It's back in stock and I just ordered one. Not showing in store for GTA and was OOS yesterday afternoon.

Philips 40" 4K UHD 60Hz 3ms GTG VA LED Monitor (BDM4065UC) - Silver/Black
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/phi ... a5f8eeen02

22 in stock as of this edit.
15 as of 12:56PM
Sold out and $799 now
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We picked up like 10 of these for work last time the sale was on. Pretty solid monitor.

Only big complaint is the time it takes the monitor to switch from power saving mode to displaying an image. Not sure if it's a Macbook specific thing or not though.
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I really wish I had a valid excuse to get this monitor and replace the current one I have.
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Tried the monitor for 2 days. Had a terrible headache after 2 hours.
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piranhaa wrote: We picked up like 10 of these for work last time the sale was on. Pretty solid monitor.

Only big complaint is the time it takes the monitor to switch from power saving mode to displaying an image. Not sure if it's a Macbook specific thing or not though.
It's not... happens to me as well (PC).. it seems like it has an issue getting the initial sync so it take a little for the picture to come up.

Otherwise this monitor has been fantastic for me, got it on the last sale.
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if my laptops max resolution is 2560 x 1600 will it looks strange on the screen or does it scale nicely?
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LunaticCalm wrote: Tried the monitor for 2 days. Had a terrible headache after 2 hours.
maybe because of PWM it uses
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LunaticCalm wrote: Tried the monitor for 2 days. Had a terrible headache after 2 hours.
Did you try Advil?
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LunaticCalm wrote: Tried the monitor for 2 days. Had a terrible headache after 2 hours.
Some graphic cards can only run 4K@30Hz. Or basically any video card using the HDMI cable. You need a Display Port 1.2 capable card to get 4K@60Hz. I wonder if it has to do with that.
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piranhaa wrote: Some graphic cards can only run 4K@30Hz. Or basically any video card using the HDMI cable. You need a Display Port 1.2 capable card to get 4K@60Hz. I wonder if it has to do with that.
It flickers at less than 100% brightness. Documented isssue
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ppnndd wrote: maybe because of PWM it uses
Probably. Also my desk is not appropriate for a monitor with no height adjustment. I went for the dell u3415w instead.
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Ahtusavis wrote: I'm not a gamer. Is this monitor good for photo and video edit?
40" too big.

What about Dell 32" and 28 " 4K & 5K UltraHD Monitors?
http://accessories.dell.com/sna/categor ... 0&~ck=anav


Which one good 4K TV? Panasonic or LG?
Dell 4K Tv:
http://accessories.dell.com/sna/categor ... s&~ck=anav
This is a va panel. You want an ips display. Color reproduction is more accurate. The dell ones are better for photo editing. There's an ips variant of this monitor it's like 1199 though and 43 inches. But yeah you're better off going with an asus proart series or any dell ultrasharps with premier color
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therishisharma wrote: It flickers at less than 100% brightness. Documented isssue
Huh.. Strange. I've been using mine ~80% brightness for months and none of us notice a flicker here.. Dropped it down even lower, without any flicker either.
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piranhaa wrote: Huh.. Strange. I've been using mine ~80% brightness for months and none of us notice a flicker here.. Dropped it down even lower, without any flicker either.
PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) which this Philips and many other monitors use is a method to dim brightness and doesn't effect most people.

Those who are affected often experience headaches and my suspicion is that a monitor of this size would really exacerbate the condition.

For the record, I do have this Philips monitor running at 62% brightness and it doesn't bother me one bit.

Overall, this monitor is awesome and you do get use to the size which would make "downsizing" down the road hard, heh.

My typical usage is multi-windowed apps, web browsing, online gaming and watching shows on Kodi.

The only thing that I would love to have on this monitor is Freesync but I'm still very happy with it!
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chewysc wrote: PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) which this Philips and many other monitors use is a method to dim brightness and doesn't effect most people.

Those who are affected often experience headaches and my suspicion is that a monitor of this size would really exacerbate the condition.

For the record, I do have this Philips monitor running at 62% brightness and it doesn't bother me one bit.

Overall, this monitor is awesome and you do get use to the size which would make "downsizing" down the road hard, heh.

My typical usage is multi-windowed apps, web browsing, online gaming and watching shows on Kodi.

The only thing that I would love to have on this monitor is Freesync but I'm still very happy with it!
Thank you for explaining PWM, I was trying to Google it ;p
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Man, I've been eyeing this for a while, but I don't think the 40"4k can replace my 2 27" 1440p ips displays, which I know have no issues. They cost a bit more together, but the extra width is more valuable to me. Is anyone else in the same situation?

My gtx 680 can't handle any gaming at 4k anyhow.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Man, I've been eyeing this for a while, but I don't think the 40"4k can replace my 2 27" 1440p ips displays, which I know have no issues. They cost a bit more together, but the extra width is more valuable to me. Is anyone else in the same situation?

My gtx 680 can't handle any gaming at 4k anyhow.
I'm replacing a 28" 4K Acer, 27" IPS and 24" with this 40" 4K. I have a 290X that can handle 4K gaming though; I don't do first person shooters. Dota, Diablo, Heroes of Storm type games.

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