Philips Momentum 43 review: Philips Momentum 43 ships as first DisplayHDR 1000-certified 4K monitor for $1,000
Philips Momentum 43 ships as first DisplayHDR 1000-certified 4K monitor for $1,000. Announced in April, Philips holds the distinction of being first to ship a DisplayHDR 1000 monitor, the new VESA certification for indicating, well, "this monitor meets some loose criteria for displaying HDR content decently"? But to its credit, the 4K, 43-inch Philips Momentum 43's specs exceed the minimum requirements. The certification calls for a typical brightness of 600 nits and at least 100 percent of the BT.709 color space (similar to sRGB). But the Momentum claims 720 nits and almost 98 percent DCI-P3, the biggest space currently practical. It also has an 80Hz refresh rate plus adaptive sync and a 4-millisecond gray-to-gray response time, which gives it decent gaming cred, especially for consoles. While it's the first monitor to bear the DisplayHDR 1000 imprimatur, it's not the first 1,000-nit HDR monitor. For instance, there's the Acer Predator X27, which supports G-Sync HDR.