There are plenty of good reasons to go with the Xbox Series X/S for this generation, from the larger storage and more expansive backward compatibility to all the new titles they let you play via Game Pass. It just feels like an overall better deal. If you went with Microsoft’s console for this generation, then you might want to pick up a display designed specifically for it. That’s exactly what they’re offering with the Philips Designed for Xbox Momentum 55-Inch Monitor.
A 4K gaming monitor, the display is touted to maximize the visual capabilities of the new-gen Xbox console, with every element tailored according to the specifications of the Designed for Xbox program. That way, you get a display that’s been custom-tuned specifically for playing on the Series X and Series S, ensuring you get to experience every game the way they were meant to be enjoyed.
The Philips Designed for Xbox Momentum 55-Inch Monitor is a 55-inch 4K display with integrated sound bar, so it works much like a TV with both video and audio onboard, albeit with the panel optimized for playing games on the new consoles rather than watching movies or TV. Not only do you get to enjoy full UHD resolution (3840 x 2560 pixels) for your Xbox games, you also get full compliance with DisplayHDR 1000 standards, so it delivers all the vibrant depth, brightness, and nuance that have been built into your games’ visuals while still being able to maintain a low-latency (4ms) that fast-paced action gaming requires.
It has a 120Hz refresh rate, so you get updated screens at all times with no tearing at any point, ensuring you’re never at a visual disadvantage when you’re playing competitively in online multiplayer, complete with ultra-low input lag, so your fast-twitch actions are immediately reflected onscreen. Do you find your eyes getting weary after a couple hours of in-game immersion? They work to fix that here by regulating brightness and reducing flicker, in order to reduce any eye strain. Other display features include a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, and a 178 degree viewing angle (both horizontal and vertical).
The Philips Designed for Xbox Momentum 55-Inch Monitor has an integrated soundbar right below the display, which crams together a woofer, a mid-high driver, and tweeters inside the enclosure, which is wrapped in a wool-blend fabric that’s acoustically transparent, allowing it to deliver unobstructed sound. The audio hardware is made by Bowers & Wilkins, by the way, so sound quality should be on par with the outfit’s soundbar releases. According to the outfit, they offer five sounds modes, each one optimized for different types of content, namely sports/racing, RPG/adventure, shooting/action, movies, and music, with an option to customize the settings to your own tastes.
It gets the outfit’s Ambiglow tech, by the way, so you get colorful LEDs in the back that mimic whatever colors are popping off onscreen, similar to those aftermarket TV ambient backlighting third-party makers sold in the past. Naturally, it also supports Philips’ MultiView, which allows you to display from two sources (e.g. console and laptop), in case you need to do some multitasking.
The Philips Designed for Xbox Momentum 55-Inch Monitor comes out this summer, priced at $1,599.99.