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PHILIPS Brilliance 278C4QHSN Dark Bronze 27" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS Panel 250 cd/m2 SmartContrast: 20,000,000:1 (1000:1)

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  • 1920 x 1080 5ms (GTG)
  • SmartContrast: 20,000,000:1 (1000:1)
  • D-Sub, HDMI

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Brilliant Ambiglow Performance
Easy to Experience
Iconic Design Reflects Your Lifestyle
  • Ambiglow intensifies your entertainment with a halo of light
  • Smart Bias 6500K lighting ensures an optimum viewing experience
  • AH-IPS LED gives brilliant images with vivid colors
  • Adjust ambiance to your liking and reduce eye fatigue
  • HDMI ensures universal digital connectivity
  • SmartImage: Optimized user-friendly display experience
  • SmartKolor for rich vibrant images
  • SmartTxt for a optimized reading experience
  • Minimalistic looks with Ultra Narrow Bezel
  • Iconic design with diamond faceted back
  • Superb dark bronze glossy finish
Ambiglow Intensifies Entertainment With Halo of Light
Ambiglow adds a new dimension to your viewing experience. The innovative Ambiglow technology enlarges the screen by creating a halo of light on the surrounding wall from the rear of the monitor. Its fast processor analyzes the incoming image content and continuously adapts the color and brightness of the emitted light to match the image. Friendly options allow you to adjust the ambiance to your liking and also helps reduce eye fatigue. Especially suited for watching movies and sports, or playing 2D or 3D games, Philips Ambiglow offers you a unique and immersive viewing experience.
AH-IPS LED Gives Brilliant Images With Vivid Colors
This latest Philips display uses advanced AH-IPS panels utilizing improved structure resulting in superior color reproduction, response time and power consumption as compared to other wide view angle panels. Unlike standard TN panels, AH-IPS panels exhibit the least amount of Gamma fluctuation and therefore are able to show consistent color even at a 178 degree viewing angle or in pivot mode. With remarkable performance, it's best suited for applications demanding color accuracy and consistent brightness at all times. Enjoy great performance for projects like photo retouching, graphics applications and web browsing.
Minimalistic Appearance with an Ultra Narrow Bezel
Utilizing the latest technology panels, the new Philips displays are designed with a minimalistic approach by limiting the outer bezel thickness to about 2.5mm. Combined with in-panel black matrix strip of around 9mm, the overall bezel dimensions are reduced significantly allowing for minimal distractions and maximum viewing size. Especially suited for multi-display or tiling setup like gaming, graphics design and professional applications, the Ultra Narrow Bezel display gives you the feeling of using one large display.
HDMI Ensures Uiversal Digital Connectivity
A HDMI-ready device has all the required hardware to accept High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) input, high quality digital video and audio signals all transmitted over a single cable from a PC or any number of AV sources including set-top boxes, DVD players and A/V receivers and video cameras.
SmartImage: Optimized User Friendly Display Experience
SmartImage is an exclusive leading edge Philips technology that analyzes the content displayed on your screen and gives you optimized display performance. This user friendly interface allows you to select various modes like Office, Image, Entertainment, Economy, etc., to fit the application in use. Based on the selection, SmartImage dynamically optimizes the contrast, color saturation and sharpness of images and videos for ultimate display performance, while Economy mode offers major power savings. All of this happens in real time with the press of a single button!
SmartKolor for Rich Vibrant Images
SmartKolor is a sophisticated color extension technology that is able to enhance the visual color range of the display. By boosting RGB gain level of the display, this feature enables you to have rich, vibrant images for experiencing outstanding photos and videos.
SmartTxt for an Optimized Reading Experience
SmartTxt is a sophisticated algorithm that enhances your reading of text based applications such as PDF documents or ebooks, usually requiring more focus and concentration. SmartTxt feature increases the contrast and boundary sharpness of text content for better readability. Optimization for reading is done by adjusting the display's gray level scale along with the white balance, brightness and contrast.
Smart Bias 6500K Lighting Ensures an Optimum Viewing Experience
Smart Bias lighting mode enables you to enjoy vivid image quality with optimum viewing comfort. In a dark room, your eyes dilate and constrict with the constantly changing images which may lead to Computer Vision Syndrome. Smart Bias light creates a soft halo of static 6500k white light on the surrounding wall around the monitor. Especially suited for people who spend extended time on their display, it not only helps reduce eye strain and fatigue, but also eliminates reflections and glares from room lighting, enhancing perceived contrast ratio and picture details and preserving correct color perception.
Technical Specifications


  • Ambiglow features: Auto (on) Variable brightness control, Smart Bias Light


  • LCD panel type: IPS LCD
  • Backlight type: W-LED system
  • Panel Size: 27in. (68.6cm)
  • Effective viewing area: 597.89 (Hor.) x 336.31 (Vert.)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Optimum resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
  • SmartResponse (typical): 5ms (Gray to Gray)
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m²
  • Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
  • SmartContrast: 20,000,000:1
  • Pixel pitch: 0.311 x 0.311mm
  • Viewing angle: 178 / 178 degrees (Hor./Vert.), @ Contrast Ratio > 10
  • Picture enhancement: SmartImage
  • Display colors: 16.7 Million
  • Scanning Frequency: 30 - 83kHz (Hor.) / 56 -75Hz (Vert.)
  • sRGB: Yes


  • Signal Input: VGA (Analog), HDMI x 3
  • Sync Input: Separate Sync, Sync on Green
  • Audio In/Out: HDMI audio out


  • User convenience: Ambiglow, SmartImage, Menu, Power On/Off, Input
  • OSD Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Other convenience: Kensington lock
  • Plug & Play Compatibility: DDC/CI, Mac OS X, sRGB, Windows 8/7/Vista


  • Tilt: -5 to 20 degrees


  • On mode: 28.2W (typ.) (EnergyStar 5.0 test method)
  • Standby mode: 0.4W
  • Off mode: 0.3W
  • Power LED indicator - Operation: White; Standby mode: Flashing White
  • Power supply: External, 100~240VAC, 50-60Hz


  • Product with stand: 24.5in. x 18.5in. x 7.75in. (623mm x 471mm x 197mm)
  • Product without stand: 24.5in. x 14.8in. x 1.75in. (623mm x 376mm x 44mm)
  • Packaging in (H x W x D): 20.75in. x 26.25in. x 4in. (527mm x 668mm x 100mm)


  • Product with stand: 12lb (5.44kg)
  • Product without stand: 11lb (5.00kg)
  • Product with packaging: 19.5lb (8.84kg)

Operating Conditions

  • Temperature range (operation): 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
  • Temperature range (storage): -4° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C)
  • Relative humidity: 20-80%
  • Altitude: Operation: +12,000ft (3,658m), Non-operation: +40,000ft (12,192m)
  • MTBF: 30,000 hours


  • Environmental and energy: EPEAT Silver, RoHS, EnergyStar 5.0, Lead-free, Mercury Free
  • Recyclable packaging material: 100%

Compliance and Standards

  • Regulatory Approvals: BSMI, CE Mark, FCC Class B, GOST, SASO, SEMKO, TCO 5.2, TUV/ISO9241-307, UL/cUL, WEEE


  • Front bezel: Dark Bronze
  • Rear cover: Dark Bronze
  • Foot: Dark Bronze
  • Finish: Glossy


Learn more about the Philips 278C4QHSN

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the Philips 278C4QHSN

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  • Michael F.
  • 2/13/2014 2:59:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty decent!

Pros: Has great color, HUUUUUUUUUUGE, smart looks, nice ambient glow.

Cons: The ambient glow has a little lag when trying to compensate.

Other Thoughts: its good, i think it should have been closer to $220ish

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  • Dmitriy C.
  • 1/15/2014 4:52:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice

Pros: Greater picture
Very light
Cheap for all the features you get

Cons: No DVI or display port
A bit flimsy

Other Thoughts: Overall this is very good monitor with a lot of cool features like ambiglow and AH-IPS for the money.

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  • Mehmet K.
  • 12/29/2013 11:47:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful 27'' Display

Pros: - Resolution
-View Angle
- Ambiglow
- Style

Cons: - Price
- No DVI (in case you need it)

Other Thoughts: Don't even think twice, wonderful display. Wonderful image, chic look, Ambiglow provides immersive gaming or video experience. I had no problems with it. Bought it from newegg.

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  • James S.
  • 8/18/2013 6:03:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very nice monitor, I wish that mine hadn't been defective out of the box. The backlighting is very nice and when the monitor worked it was very bright. I was going to have Newegg send me another but decided not to roll those dice again and went Asus.

Cons: Defective out of the box. It works great but just doesn't want to start cold. Yuo have to turn it on and off about 8 times before it will work. It starts nearly every time with shades of black and gray vertical bands. The software instalation was ridiculously hardand I finally gave up and got what I needed from their website. I called Philips support and after a 15 minute hold was told they would research and call me back, 5 days later I'm still waiting for the call. I only gave it one egg because you have to. For me it is really a complete zero and I was terribly disappointed.

Other Thoughts: Maybe you will have better luck but I would stay away from this one. Newegg was however very good about the return.

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