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Philips 273G is a New 27-inch 3D-capable Active LCD Monitor

November 26th, 2011 · 9 Comments · General 3D News


Although Philips has not been very active in the field of 3D-capable monitors, the company is apparently trying to join that market with the release of the 27-inch Philips 273G3DHSW 3D monitor with active shutter glasses. It is interesting to note that the company is jumping directly to the 27-inch size, but then again this monitor is equipped only with HDMI 1.4 interface, so it could be targeted mostly for 3D multimedia use, not stereo 3D gaming. Of course you would be able to use it with a PC to play games in stereo 3D mode, but you’d be limited at 720p resolution with decent refresh rate due to the specifics of the HDMI specifications.

Philips 273G3DHSW 3D Monitor Specifications:

Panel Size: 27 inch/68.6 cm, 16:9, Full HD, W-LED LCD
SmartResponse: 2ms in 2D mode (Grey to Grey), 5ms (typical)
Maximum Brightness: 300 cd/m²
SmartContrast: 20,000,000:1 (dynamic), 1000:1 (typical)
Viewing angle: 170º (H)/160º (V), @ C/R > 10
Pixel pitch: 0.311 mm
Signal Input: 2x HDMI 1.4, VGA (Analogue)
Power consumption: 24.79 W on mode, <0.5 W off and standby
Product with stand (mm): 642 x 440 x 227 mm
Product with stand (kg): 8.2 kg

Philips is bundling the 273G3DHSW 3D model with DDD’s Tridef 3D software and you’ll also need a compatible ATI/AMD-based video card to use the monitor for playing games with the software on your PC. The monitor is not yet officially supported by Nvidia’s 3DTV Play and since it is a 3D monitor and not a 3D TV it will most likely not be added as an officially supported product. The Philips 273G 3D monitor is expected to be available in Europe in December or January with a price of about 499 Euro, no word yet on US availability and pricing.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SETH // Nov 26, 2011 at 13:25

    what a pity, not for 3D gaming….
    Are they stupid at Philips?
    i don’t want a solution for only Nvidia graphics cards.

  • 2 bigtabs // Nov 26, 2011 at 17:54

    There is an error in this article. HDMI 1.4 CAN do 1080p stereo. It’s 1.3 that can’t.

  • 3 Bloody // Nov 26, 2011 at 18:09

    HDMI 1.4 supports 1080p 24Hz 3D mode only and this is not very comfortable for gaming due to the low framerate, so you need to play in 720p where you can use 50/60 Hz 3D mode. This monitor does not have a Dual-Link DVI interface that can do 120Hz in 2D mode at 1080p or up to 60Hz per eye in 1080p…

  • 4 josh // Nov 28, 2011 at 04:58

    why would philips not add 3d vision / dvi- d/ 1080p support? from my knowledge that is the best 3d technology currently available to consumers. why would philips overlook this, seems stupid to me.

  • 5 Nick // Jun 2, 2012 at 12:48

    HDMI 1.4 supports 2160p 30hz. You can get it in wikipedia. So 30*4/2=? each eye.

  • 6 Nick // Jun 3, 2012 at 17:39

    What I have talked is wrong. Bloody’s answer is right.

  • 7 Sebastian Lim // Jul 9, 2013 at 18:38

    Does this monitor work with ps3 in 3D mode that is…

  • 8 Terry // Nov 19, 2013 at 01:21

    So if I go out and buy the nvidia 3d vision kit will I not be able to use it on this monitor??

  • 9 Bloody // Nov 19, 2013 at 23:06

    No, it will not work with 3D Vision officially, though you might be able to make it work with a workaround solution I would not recommend it as the experience you get may be disappointing this way – for example way too much ghosting/crosstalk than on an officially supported 3D monitor.

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