Sometimes, bigger really is better—at least that holds true in the case of the Philips Momentum 558M1RY. The monitor offers plenty of options wrapped up in an immense size. Philips promises that the screen will take your console gaming to the next level with a monitor that easily rivals your TV in size.
The monitor helps with being immersive in that it has a minimal frame and a slight bezel. The pre-attached metal stand gives the monitor a high-end look and feel. The Bowers & Wilkins sound bar is stylishly covered in dark Kvadrat speaker fabric. If not for the fact that there isn’t an integrated tuner, you might think this was in fact a TV rather than a gaming monitor. The size is definitely there, coming in at a 55 inch screen. The stats, however, tell the tale of gaming. The 558M1RY offers a 3,840X2, 160 4K UHD resolution. The refresh rate comes in at 120Hz and comes with FreeSync Premium synchronization that has a 48 to 120Hz range. The G-Sync compatibility has been confirmed for the monitor, and the monitor has been given the DisplayHDR 1000 certification, with all its attendant benefits. Brightness comes in at 750 nits or 1,200 nits in HDR. The monitor also has a 4,000:1 contrast ratio and 144 local dimming zones. It can also cover 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color coverage. The back of the monitor offers a four-port 3.0 hub, a jack for your headphones, a DisplayPort 1.4, and three HDMI 2.0. You can easily connect a PC with the DisplayPort, though the screen is designed more for consoles than computers. The DTS 2.1 sound bar finishes off the gaming experience with a pair of tweeters, two 10W mid-range speakers, and a 20W subwoofer. Not only will you have an incredible image, you’ll also enjoy superior sound for your gaming experience.
If you want to release your gaming console and get the next level performance promised by Philip, then you’ll give the 558M1RY a chance for the price of £1,200.