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Philips Claim World’s First HDMI 2.1 Monitor Designed For Xbox

The new Philips Momentum monitor has been designed for Xbox players that prioritize a smooth, high-performance gaming experience

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MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors has officially announced the release of a brand new HDMI 2.1 large-screen gaming monitor – the Philips Momentum 559M1RYV. The new high-performance gaming monitor, if you can call it that, comes in at 55-inches and is claimed to be the ‘World’s first Designed for Xbox console gaming monitor’ on the market. But what does that mean?

Well, alongside a slew of high-end gaming specs that include a 4K 144Hz panel, integrated bowers & Wilkins soundbar, and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, the 55M1RYV will also HDMI 2.1 support for 4K gameplay at 120Hz.

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“At Xbox, we’re always looking to give our fans choice in how, what and where they play their favourite games. Today, we’re excited to announce our partnership with Philips monitors to deliver the first Designed for Xbox monitors, giving fans a unique display with technology and features that provide the ultimate console gaming experience for Xbox Series X|S.” – Matt Kesselring, Director of Xbox Hardware Partnerships
“Philips Momentum lead the way in console gaming with its launch in the market and still does with such an important partnership. Impressive and immersive to the core, the Momentum console gaming monitors will make the new Xbox and its features shine, for the most exciting and complete gaming sessions.”  – Stefan Sommer, Director of Marketing & Business Management Europe in MMD

Philips Momentum 559M1RYV Specifications

According to MMD, the 559M1RYV has been designed from the ground up, ensuring that the core values of Xbox gamers are met when playing on this monitor. Alongside the inclusion of the all-new HDMI 2.1 interface, gamers will also enjoy the picture quality that comes with a 4K screen resolution. Gamers can also expect a 144Hz refresh rate, low input lag, and VESA DisplayHDR1000 certification.

The 55-inch display will utilize a VA panel, 1200 nits of brightness, and a 4ms response time. Ergonomics include a tiltable display that allows gamers to find the perfect viewing position – with options for a 200 x 200 mm VESA mount if required.

Color accuracy is pretty solid in this panel, offering up a wide color gamut that covers 125% sRGB, 104% NTSC, and 95% DCI-P3 spectrums.

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Where Can I Buy The Philips Momentum 559M1RYV?

Right now, the monitor is unfortunately unavailable, with a release date of August 2021 currently in place. However, once available, we expect that all major retailers will offer the monitor.

It will hit shelves with an RRP of £1,199 ($1,300), putting it in direct competition with some extremely prestigious monitors.

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