Philips Introduce New Monitor Models With UltraColor Technology

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅25.07.2016 12:44:33


Philips E-Series UltraColor Monitors

Amsterdam, 21 July 2016 - Expanding its line-up of UltraColor displays for home users, MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces two new models featuring the innovative UltraColor technology, the 246E7QDAB and 276E7QDAB displays. The wider colour gamut of UltraColor produces more natural-looking greens, vivid reds and deeper blues, bringing media entertainment, images, and even productivity more alive – all complemented by fantastic full digital sound thanks to the inbuilt speakers. With the two new models in 24-inch and 27-inch in glossy black, viewers can bring elegant design to their living space.

Innovative panel for dazzling colour

With UltraColor, there’s no need for aspiring and semi-professional photographers, designers and video-makers to settle for displays that fail to do justice to their efforts. UltraColor technology brings excellent colour performance to home entertainment and apps. Supporting a wider gamut – 85% of the NTSC gamut as opposed to the typical 72% – UltraColor expands on the range of colours that are perceived by users, for more true-to-life images. Unlike enhancements that work by tweaking software settings in order to adjust colour balance, UltraColor works through the actual chemistry in the panel: innovatively engineered adjustments to the colour chips are what make it possible. As well as UltraColor, the E-Line displays offer 16:9 Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution for rich detail and contrast, and feature Philips Flicker-free technology for an ultra-stable picture that keeps eyes fresh even after hours of viewing.

Artem Khomenko, Product Manager Philips monitors Europe at MMD, is confident that the new E-Line displays are hitting a sweet spot on the market: “We’re seeing a tremendous appetite among home users for colour performance that a few years back would have been the domain of professionals. With these UltraColor displays, MMD is providing home users with truly stunning colour for entertainment and home apps. Of course, we’ve also taken care to ensure the displays look good, and are more in keeping with living spaces than offices.” In addition, the true-to-life colour takes the guesswork out of online shopping: people can see the true colour of the product they are buying, be it a car, clothing or a new kitchen.

Elegant looks

The new E-Line displays, like the others in the family, certainly live up to their promise of design elegance. Smart and fresh, with neat cable storage, the latest models are available in glossy black finish with the same slim, elegant metal stand as the other models already on the market. All feature edge-to-edge glass and a narrow border for a seamless appearance and minimal viewing distraction. The sleek lines are enhanced by a front panel that is totally free of touch buttons: instead, there is a discreetly placed EasySelect toggle key on the rear to make quick adjustments to monitor settings.

Smart adjustments

To give users even greater choice over picture quality, the displays include Philips Smart technologies: SmartContrast analyses what’s currently shown in the screen and automatically adjusts colours and backlight intensity for the best digital images and videos – great for the often darker hues of gaming applications. There’s also a special Economy mode for just-right display of everyday office applications and lower power consumption. SmartImage Lite, an exclusive leading-edge Philips technology, also analyses screen content and dynamically enhances contrast, colour saturation and image sharpness for ultimate display performance based on the scenario selected by users.

Stream from smartphones

By connecting their smartphone or other MHL-capable mobile device, users can stream photos and videos straight to the 246E7QDAB and 276E7QDAB displays, and play mobile games or view photos and videos in Full HD UltraColor quality – accompanied by full digital sound. In addition, the mobile device is charged while it is hooked up to the display, which keeps battery power topped up no matter how long the session.

The new Philips displays 246E7QDAB and 276E7QDAB will be available in August 2016 for the RRP £ 159.00 and £ 229.00 respectively.

Technical Specifications

LCD panel type:- IPS technology

Backlighting technology:- W-LED

Panel size:

- 23.6 inch / 59.9 cm

- 27 inch / 68.6 cm

Effective viewing area:

- 246E7QDAB: 521.28 (H) x 293.22 (V)

- 276E7QDAB: 597.9 (H) x 336.3 (V)

Optimal resolution:- 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz

Viewing angle:- 178° (H) / 178° (V), @ C/R > 10

Brightness:- 250 cd/m²

Display colours:- 16.7 million

Colour gamut:- 85% NTSC / 120% sRGB (CIE 1931)

MHL:- 1080p @ 30Hz


- Power On/Off, Menu, Volume (HDMI Audio out), Input, SmartImage Lite, Kensington lock, VESA mount (100x100mm)

- Plug & Play Compatibility: DDC/CI, Mac OS X, sRGB, Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7


- Signal Input: VGA (Analog ), DVI-D (digital, HDCP), MHL-HDMI (digital, HDCP)

- Sync Input: Separate Sync, Sync on Green

- Audio (In/Out): HDMI audio out


- Environmental and energy: EnergyStar 7.0, EPEAT Silver, RoHS, Lead-free, Mercury-free

- Recyclable packaging material: 100 %

Compliance and standards:

- Regulatory Approvals: CE Mark, FCC Class B, CUEAC, TCO-certified, TUV/ISO9241-307, VCCI, RCM, WEEE, CECP


- Colour: black

- Finish: glossy

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