Philips Brilliance 499P9H review: 49-inch aircraft carrier monitor


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Monitors with an “elongated" aspect ratio wider than the usual 16: 9 are now completely new and 21: 9 options

a lot of. But the super-wide ones with a 32: 9 aspect ratio still seem like some kind of exotic. One of these monitors is the new Philips Brilliance 499P9H, which is positioned as a solution for graphic designers, architects, engineers, photographers, and just professionals who need a high-quality image and a larger working area of ​​the screen. The monitor has already been in the editorial office gg and we are ready to share our impressions about him.

  • What is it?
  • What makes him interesting?
  • What is included?
  • What does the Philips Brilliance 499P9H look like?
  • What with usability, adjustment and connectors?
  • How good is the Philips Brilliance 499P9H?
  • What can Philips Brilliance 499P9H do and for whom is it useful?
  • In the dry residue

What is it?

Philips Brilliance 499P9H - 49-inch monitor withcurved VA-matrix, 32: 9 aspect ratio, 5120 × 1440 resolution, 178 ° viewing angles, maximum brightness of 450 cd / m2, 3000: 1 contrast ratio and anti-reflective coating.

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What makes him interesting?


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The monitor is equipped with a 49-inch 10-bit VA-matrixwith a resolution of 5120x1440 pixels (Dual Quad HD, pixel density 109 PPI), W-LED backlighting and an aspect ratio of 32: 9, which actually corresponds to two 27-inch displays with a 16: 9 aspect ratio. They promise a maximum brightness of 450 cd / m² and a contrast ratio of 3000: 1. The matrix supports the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard, AdaptiveSync frame synchronization and, according to the manufacturer, has NTSC color gamut of 103%, sRGB 121%, Adobe RGB 91%. But the curious features do not end there: the monitor is equipped with a USB 3.1 Type-C dock with support for 65W Power Delivery and Display Port, so in fact, you can connect a suitable laptop to the monitor with one cable. In addition, there is DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, RJ-45, a three-port USB hub and an audio jack. The monitor is also equipped with a retractable webcam with Windows Hello face recognition system and built-in acoustics. The built-in KVM switch allows you to quickly switch between two signal sources. In this case, you can use one set of peripherals through the ports on the monitor itself.

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What is included?

The set includes the monitor itself, a stand with a leg, HDMI cables, DIsplayPort, USB-A / B, USB-C / C, USB-C / A, power cable and documentation:


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What does the Philips Brilliance 499P9H look like?


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First you need to understand that Philips Brilliance499P9H large. Really large, its width is almost 120 cm, so first think about where you put 499P9H if you decided to buy it. It looks a bit cosmic due to the size and unusual form factor. But the rest of the company tried to make its appearance as strict and stylish as possible. The frame on the sides and top is very thin, and thanks to the common plane, the effect of almost complete framelessness is created. Only the lower gap is slightly wider, they decided to make it a dark gray color with a metal texture.


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The metal stand is made in the form of a kind of square, the sides of which go into the rack from the back. It looks interesting, while the metal and large area make it very stable:


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The entire back panel is made of dark graycalm plastic with a matte finish on which fingerprints are not too visible. In the middle is a platform for attaching the rack. If desired, the monitor can be hung on the wall, the mounting standard is VESA 100 × 100:


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At the top of the monitor is the same webcam that you can easily hide when it is not needed:


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The stand is massive, made mainly ofdark gray metal and is divided into 2 parts that spin relative to each other. At the bottom there is a large opening, which is perfect for neat placement of cables. At the top of the rack is a black plastic insert with the Philips logo:


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Deep down the monitor also takes a decent amount of space, which is quite expected:


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Unlike most modern monitors, instead of a joystick for control, five buttons. They are located at the bottom of the monitor on the right. Nearby is one of the built-in speakers:


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All connectors are directed down and located on a wide platform:


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Philips Brilliance 499P9H well assembled fromhigh-quality materials, and a successful, thoughtful design allows it to be stable and not stagger on the table. Outwardly, it looks strictly and neutral, so it’s suitable for any interior (if anyone bothers with it at all), but you need to look at more space on the table.

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What with usability, adjustment and connectors?

Not quite familiar by today's standards push-buttonmonitor control (instead of joysticks) in practice is quite understandable thanks to the corresponding notation on the front panel next to the buttons, so it will not be difficult to figure it out.


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There are a lot of things on the connector panel. All (almost all) ports are located in a long row. From left to right: a socket for a power cable, the same multifunctional Type-C, an upstream USB port for connecting a hub, RJ-45 for a network cable, two full-sized USB 3.1 (here they are too close to each other), next is another USB 3.1 with charging function and headphone jack:


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The large opening at the bottom of the rack is well suited for neatly laying all the necessary cables. And there can be many of them in this case:


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The stand allows you to flexibly adjust the position of the monitor to fit your needs. It is possible to tilt from -5 ° to 10 °:


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Height adjustment range - 130 mm:


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The possibility of turning - / + 20 ° is also provided:


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The on-screen menu of the monitor is quite simple and clear. The first three buttons call up the quick settings for source selection and color display modes.


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The main menu is activated using the button next topower button. All settings are divided by points. Of the important possibilities, it is worth noting, of course, the picture settings, including various modes, the ability to adjust according to color temperature or color components. There is a blue filter. Separately, settings for displaying PBP (Picture-by-Picture) for working with two sources at the same time and for setting the built-in speakers are separately made.


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How good is the Philips Brilliance 499P9H?

The monitor uses a curved 10-bit VAa matrix with a diagonal of 49 inches (to be precise, 48.8), a radius of curvature of 1800R and a resolution of 5120 × 1440 (pixel pitch - 0.233 mm, pixel density - 109 PPI) and W-LED backlight. It has a 5 ms pixel response time (GtG) and a refresh rate of 70 Hz. Which is quite good, considering that the monitor is not positioned as a gaming one. The declared maximum brightness is 450 cd / m2, the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard is supported, it is claimed that the color gamut is NTSC 103%, sRGB 121% and Adobe RGB 91%. Of the useful technologies, there is the LowBlue mode for eye protection (blue filter) and the technology for eliminating flicker Flicker Free, which reduces eye strain. The picture is very good: a decent margin of brightness, rich color reproduction, very good contrast and maximum viewing angles. Typical VA matrices, nuances such as yellowish tones and reduced contrast at angles are not very pronounced. The backlight is pretty uniform.


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In sRGB mode, the maximum brightness was 346.809 cd / m², black field brightness 0.359 cd / m², and static contrast 966: 1. Gamma and backlight curves are close to the reference values. Color reproduction a little goes into cold shades, the color error ΔE does not exceed 8, and the color gamut is close to sRGB.


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In the photo mode, the maximum brightness was 352.708 cd / m² (which is even higher than stated), the brightness of the black field is 0.38 cd / m², and the static contrast is 958: 1. Color rendering is also not significantly different from sRGB:


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In manual mode, the maximum brightness was459.774 cd / m² (slightly higher than stated), black field brightness - 0.428 cd / m², and static contrast - 1074: 1. Indicators of color temperature, gamma, and color error are generally close to the previous modes. The color gamut is significantly wider than sRGB, as the company promised. This whole thing can be manually adjusted.


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What can Philips Brilliance 499P9H do and for whom is it useful?


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Philips Brilliance 499P9H is actually 227-inch monitor with a 16: 9 ratio and a resolution of 2560x1440, which are connected together. It really is a lot of space to which you can find a lot of options for application. Such a monitor is great for video editing, sound recording, CAD, photo editing and other professional applications. You can conveniently place all the necessary tools (plugins, effects, library), and do not squeeze the timeline and so on. Also, such a monitor is convenient for working with databases, tables and analytics. And a nice bonus in all this is working with two sources at the same time.


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Another very cool and comfortable thing -built-in dock with support for video, audio, power and so on. You can connect all the necessary peripherals and a network cable to the monitor. If you have a laptop with the appropriate Type-C (which supports all these functions and it needs 65 watts of power), to get started, you just need to connect a single cable to the laptop and that's it. A webcam with Windows Hello support is also definitely not superfluous.


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Most modern games already supportworking with this format and resolution, playing on such a monitor is also cool for fun. Moreover, there is support for Adaptive-Sync frame synchronization. Although, of course, if you are a hardcore gamer and plan to use a monitor for games in the first place, then a scan frequency of 70 Hz and a pixel response time of 5 ms will obviously not suit you.

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In the dry residue

Philips Brilliance 499P9H Ultra Wide Monitor -An interesting and, to some extent, unique solution with a number of useful and unusual features. Primarily for a variety of work purposes. In addition to the obvious plus in the form of a large workspace that you can use as you like, either for conveniently arranging various tools, or for working with a bunch of windows, there are a couple more points. This is the possibility of convenient use simultaneously with two sources, a full-fledged multifunctional docking station and bonuses in the form of a retractable webcam and built-in speakers. From the traditional “monitor” point of view, everything is fine too: 499P9H is equipped with a high-quality VA-matrix with high-quality picture and HDR support, it is convenient to use due to its thoughtful design and adjustment options, plus it looks stylish. The impressive cost of a monitor can only stop a purchase. 29 000 UAH. Well, or you just do not need such a monitor / there is nowhere to put it.

6 reasons to buy Philips Brilliance 499P9H:

  • high-quality VA-matrix with HDR support;
  • Huge workspace with tons of use cases
  • multifunctionality and built-in Type-C dock;
  • the presence of all modern connectors;
  • built-in speakers and retractable webcam with support for Windows Hello;
  • Stylish appearance and comfortable design.

2 reasons not to buy the Philips Brilliance 499P9H:

  • high price;
  • you have nowhere to put it.

Philips Brilliance 499P9H

Huge 49-inch widescreen monitorwith 5120 × 1440 VA matrix, HDR support, built-in Type-C dock, retractable webcam with Windows Hello support and built-in speakers

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Technical specifications Philips Brilliance 499P9H

Diagonal
48.8 ″

Matrix type
VA

Aspect ratio
32: 9

Resolution
5120 × 1440

Contrast
3000: 1 (max)

Viewing angles
178/178

Colors displayed
10 bit

Pixel pitch
0.233 × 0.233 mm

Response time
5 ms (GtG)

Brightness
450 cd / m2 (max)

Coating
anti-glare, hardness 2H, haze 25%

Connectors and ports
2xHDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C 3.1 (2 Gen), USB 3.1 (upstream), 3xUSB 3.1 (1 with BC 1.2 fast charging function), RG-45, 3.5 mm audio, Kensington Lock

Wall mount
VESA 100 × 100

Additionally
Dolc station, 2x5 W speakers, 2.0 MP FHD camera with microphone (with support for Windows 10 Hello)

Size (with stand)
1194x369x156 mm (194x568x303 mm)

Weight (with stand)
11 kg (15.3 kg)

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