Philips 328P6VU Professional 4K Display: DisplayHDR 600, USB-C, GbEby Anton Shilov on September 20, 2018 2:00 PM EST
Philips this week announced availability of its 328P6VU display formally introduced about a year ago. The new prosumer-grade P-line monitor brings together an Ultra-HD resolution, enhanced color accuracy, a USB Type-C interconnection with docking capabilities, an integrated 1 GbE controller, and a plethora of various features that are important for professionals in the SOHO (small office/home office) market segment.
The Philips Brilliance 328P6VUBREB (328P6VU) is based on a 10-bit VA panel that can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and features a 3840×2160 resolution at 60 Hz. The monitor also supports a 400 nits typical brightness, 600 nits peak brightness, 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 4 ms GtG response time, 178º/178º horizontal/vertical viewing angles, and other features one would expect from a high-quality VA panel.
The manufacturer does not disclose whether it uses a 10-bit VA panel, or an 8-bit + FRC VA panel, but claims that the monitor supports a 12-bit internal processing for additional accuracy. Speaking of accuracy, the display is factory calibrated to Delta E < 2 precision, which is typical for prosumer-class LCDs. As for color spaces, the Philips 328P6VU reports to cover 100% of the sRGB, 98% of the DCI-P3, as well as 116% of the NTSC gamuts. Furthermore, Brilliance 328P6VU is DisplayHDR 600-certfied, which means that it also supports HDR10, which is important for those who will use the display for gaming and entertainment.
Moving on to connectivity of the Brilliance 328P6VU as this is one of its key selling points. The monitor is outfitted with a DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, and a USB Type-C inputs. The latter fully supports DisplayPort alternate mode for USB-C, serves as an upstream port for four USB 3.0 Type-A headers and a GbE connector, as well as can deliver up to 60 W of power to the laptop, eliminating the need to use a notebook power brick while using the LCD. Furthermore, ultra-thin laptops also get a GbE connectivity because of the integrated docking, something important for corporate clients. Besides, the monitor also has two stereo speakers and a headphone jack.
Being aimed at professionals, the Philips Brilliance 328P6VUBREB comes with the same versatile stand as its counterparts from the P6-line. The stand can tilt the display between -5 to 20 degrees, swivel +/- 170 degrees, pivot +/- 90 degrees (i.e., it can be rotated into a vertical orientation), and provide height adjustments of up to 180 mm (7.1 inch).
|Specifications of Philips P6-Series 32" 4K Ultra-HD Display|
|Panel||31.5" VA 10-bit|
|Native Resolution||3840 × 2160|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Brightness||Typical: 400 cd/m²
Peak: 600 cd/m²
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Response Time||4 ms GtG|
|Pixel Pitch||0.1816 mm²|
|Pixel Density||140 PPI|
|Color Gamut Support||sRGB: 100%
Calibrated to Delta E < 2 accuracy
|Stand||Tilt: -5 to 20 degrees
Swivel: +/- 170 degrees
Pivot: +/- 90 degrees
Height: up to 180 mm (7.1”)
|Inputs||1 × DisplayPort 1.4
2 × HDMI 2.0a
1 × USB Type-C (with DP 1.2, PD, data)
|USB Hub||4-port USB 3.0 hub (two support charging)|
|Ethernet||GbE port (Realtek controller)|
|Audio||3 W × 2
|Launch Timeframe||November 2018|
|Launch Price||€639 in Europe
£559 in the UK
$? in the US
Philips will start selling the Brilliance 328P6VU display in November. The monitor will cost £559 in the U.K., which translates to €639 in Europe as well as to around $620 in the USA. Philips states that prices and specifications of different Brilliance 328P6-series monitors may vary from country to country.
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Always_winter - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - linksounds like a great monitor wonder if it could overclock to atleast 75mhz affordable with great color and hdr no gsync :(
imaheadcase - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - linkWell its not a gaming monitor so, yah. :P It would be fine for lots of indie games though.
ajp_anton - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - link75MHz, I wonder if that will happen, ever, like in a million years.
Death666Angel - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - linkMore like milli Hertz. :)
Lord of the Bored - Saturday, September 22, 2018 - linkHorizontal refresh rate, maybe.
chaos215bar2 - Friday, September 21, 2018 - linkWhen did overclocking monitors become a thing? Any sane monitor should just reject a refresh rate outside of it's specs outright.
Regardless, if you're worried about overclocking your monitor, this really isn't the monitor for you. The entire point of a monitor like this is color accuracy, and if you're going outside of its supported specs, all bets are off.
saratoga4 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link>When did overclocking monitors become a thing? Any sane monitor should just reject a refresh rate outside of it's specs outright.
Vendors can choose to lock in certain resolution/refresh combinations, but they often do not because its useful to be able to program in custom ones in certain applications and because it doesn't really accomplish much besides annoying customers.
>The entire point of a monitor like this is color accuracy, and if you're going outside of its supported specs, all bets are off.
Not correct. Changing the refresh rate doesn't change the display's calibration (which is actually due to a combination of the LUT in the display and the exact spectrum of the backlight and the transmission spectra of the panel's color filters). The speed of the pixel clock doesn't change any of those things, so the calibration is independent.
jhoff80 - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - linkInteresting that they claim Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 ports over USB-C DisplayPort 1.2 alternate mode when as far as I know that's completely impossible on a 4k display.
Do they expect professional users will be upscaling to have enough bandwidth, or what?
psychobriggsy - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - linkDual inputs - USB for the ethernet and hubs, HDMI/DP for the video?
timecop1818 - Friday, September 21, 2018 - linkDisplayport 1.4 can do 4k60p over two lanes using HBR3, leaving the other two for USB, and they just put a hub there with gige chip hanging off of that and three ports.