Philips Blade 2 C-Line 239C4QHSB Monitor - Going Green

Launch SRP: S$289


Features & OSD

The Philips Blade 2 C-Line 239C4QHSB is equipped with a range of "Smart Image" features which can be used to tailor the performance of the monitor to specific usage scenarios. Accessible through the OSD, there are a whole host of options for users to try out.

The Smart Image menu is separate and discrete from the main OSD and has the options indicated in this image.

From our usage of the settings, Economy reduces screen brightness so as to conserve electricity. Both Game and Movie boost response time, while Photo enhances the contrast of the display. Both Office and Text enhance the ability of the monitor to reproduce text so that it is easier to read.

In addition, you can also access dedicated SmartKolor, SmartTxt, SmartContrast and SmartRespose features under "Picture" section from the OSD. Philips bills SmartKolor as a sophisticated color extension technology able to enrich the color range of the display. This is achieved by boosting the RGB gain of the monitor thus producing richer more vibrant images perfect for video and photos.

SmartTxt is described as an algorithm intended to enhance the viewing of PDF, ebooks and text documents. SmartContrast on the other hand aims to deliver better black levels and accurate rendition of dark shades. SmartResponse lets you adjust the response time of the monitor with the simple click of a button.

With SmartResponse you can change the response time settings for the monitor with a click.

A whole host of other "Smart" settings are found under the Picture section of the OSD.

The rest of the OSD is quite standard and you can find the usual options to control picture settings and select the desired input.

In general, the Philips 239C4QHSB's OSD has all the standard options and menus available.

OSD-ception! You can even change your OSD settings to better suit your tastes.

The Good
Environmentally friendly design
No assembly required
Great range of OSD presets
Excellent green color reproduction
The Bad
Unstable tilt system for screen
Overall green tinge to colors
Bad response time performance
Older panel technology used

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