Leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, MMD, is working with Bowers & Wilkins on the release of the Philips 558M1RY, a new addition to the Momentum range. It will be the largest gaming monitor in the market that’s optimized for consoles, coming in at 55 inches, or 139.7 centimeters.

The monitor features a 4K UHD display, a 120Hz refresh rate, and Ambiglow extending around the screen. It sports 3840 x 2160 pixels and DisplayHDR 1000. HDR can be adjusted via HDR Game, HDR Movie, HDR Photo, and an HDR Personal mode, or it can be turned off entirely. The Philips 558M1RY will release in mid-September, 2020, for USD 1,499.99.

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The press release for the announcement promises a 4000:1 static contrast ratio, allowing the screen to display “deep inky blacks and stunning colours.”

Additionally, the press release states that “low input lag means gamers will receive visual feedback with minimal latency as well as tear-free visuals and reduced motion blur thanks to the 60 – 120Hz refresh rate (depending on port used) and AMD FreeSync.”

Meanwhile, three-sided Ambiglow technology processes incoming content and matches the light around the monitor to said content.

The Philips 558M1RY comes with a speaker designed by Bowers & Wilkins, a loudspeaker company based in Britain. Built into the monitor, the soundbar has a 40W Total output power, 2.1 Channel Sound System, DTS sound, and a frequency response of 50hz to 20KHz. Also included are audio modes tailored to specific genres and media, such as Sport & Racing, RPG & Adventure, along with Movie, Music, and Personal modes.

Given its release later in the year, it’s unclear if any delays will affect shipping and distribution for the Philips 558M1RY. Nonetheless, and as mentioned above, it’s set to release in mid-September, 2020, for USD 1,499.99.


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