Curved screens are becoming more and more fashionable. If you want to achieve an ideal image, you can’t avoid a curved monitor. In addition, image quality and ergonomics are constantly being optimized. The manufacturers of modern monitors regularly outperform themselves and each other. With the BDM4037UW, Philips now presented a gigantic curved monitor that should leave its competitors far behind in all respects. We tested him for you.
One expects a lot from a 40 inch screen that is also curved. In terms of image quality, the Philips BDM4037UW leaves nothing to be desired in the test. All content is presented with an extremely high resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, which corresponds to the 4K standard. All content displayed on the screen is therefore pin sharp – even if you are sitting directly in front of it. The test also shows that the presentation is very natural. While other monitors have weaknesses at this point, the BDM4037UW from Philips can hardly be distinguished from reality.
All this is achieved not least by the curvature of the screen. In this format, the screen tested represents the largest curved monitor on the market. In contrast to the Samsung C49HG90, which even has 49 inches, Philips relies on a representation in 16:9 format. Philips has created a unique PC monitor. Unfortunately the curvature of the VA-panel is only 3000R, a stronger curvature, e.g. 1800R, would have been desirable. Despite its size, the monitor looks almost flat.
Due to the large display and the high resolution, there is plenty of room for an almost infinite number of possible uses – for example, for working with tables or multitasking, this is ideal.
The contrast ratio is excellent at 4000:1. Added to this is a brightness of 300 cd per square metre. Internal 12-bit video workmanship, combined with the 10-bit display, delivers 1.074 billion colors and a totally convincing picture quality.