Expert review site pcauthority.com.au scored this flatpanel monitor 100%. This means that experts think this PC screen is one of the very best medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
One person who reviewed it wrote that it was thick. In August last year expert website Pcauthority.com.au wrote “T he fad of Ultra Wide, or 21” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Easy to Use
One customer who purchased the product thought it had a good experience. expert review site Pcauthority.com.au said in their Philips BDM3470 review “Logically this aspect ratio makes sense, delivering a multi-monitor experience without nasty bezels splitting up the display”.
Philips PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
Philips is one of the superior LCD screen brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Philips also has good reviews for its medium monitors.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Philips BDM3470 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BDM3470 also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung S34E790C ($499.00), or the LG 34UC87C ($749.70) which has a better Rating.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Philips BDM3275 is also worth considering.
Has One Cable Included
The BDM3470 has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this age and type. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included AC|Audio (3.5mm)|DisplayPort|DVI|HDMI|VGA are also found on this PC screen.
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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of 180 millimeters, the Philips BDM3470's maximum height adjustment is one of the highest amongst similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the BDM3470. The maximum height adjustments of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BDM3470 range from 17mm to 510mm.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The Philips BDM3470 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BDM3470 range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BDM3470 is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The BDM3470 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the BDM3470.
Very Big Viewable Width
The average viewable width of PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the BDM3470 is 530mm. At 799.8 millimeters, the BDM3470 has a very big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BDM3470.
Very Big Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of PC displays of this age and spec range from 48cm to 110cm. At 86.7 centimeters, the BDM3470 has a very big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the BDM3470.
3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the BDM3470 is 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the BDM3470 the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
1440p Video Mode
The BDM3470 has a maximum resolution of 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than a 1080p LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the BDM3470 video modes range from 480p to 2160p.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BDM3470 have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 320 candellas per square meter, the BDM3470 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.
Fairly Many Recyclable Material Percentage
PC screens of a similar spec and age to the BDM3470 have recyclable material percentages of between 25% and 100%. The BDM3470 has a fairly many recyclable material percentage (65 percent) compared to most of the other PC displays that were released one year ago.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the BDM3470 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the BDM3470 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The BDM3470 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the BDM3470 also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year are not 3D compatible. The Philips BDM3470 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The BDM3470 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens of this spec and age also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this PC monitor and we think the Benq SW2700PT ($599.00) or the Benq BL3201 ($654.99) are also worth considering.
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Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of this spec and age.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The BDM3470 is a two USB 3.0 port PC screen. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the BDM3470 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
The Philips BDM3470 has a fairly short mean time between failures (only 30,000 hours) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the BDM3470. PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BDM3470 have mean time between failures of between 30h and 70,000h.
The Philips BDM3470 is one of the heavier flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the BDM3470 (6.5 kilograms) amongst PC displays of this age. The weights of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BDM3470 range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.
Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode
The BDM3470 has one of the higher power consumptions in economy mode (40.8 Watts) amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. The average power consumption in economy mode of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the BDM3470 is 26W.
Quite High Power Consumption When Active
At 46.97 Watts, the Philips BDM3470 has a quite high power consumption when active compared to most of the other LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago. Medium monitors that were released one year ago have power consumptions when active of between 14W and 69W.
Medium monitors that have been around for more than a year have widths of between 51mm and 960mm. When compared to other PC monitors of this type and age that we have assessed the width of, the BDM3470's width of 828 millimeters is one of the widest.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to consider the Eizo ColorEdge CS240 (575mm and cheaper).
3 Other reasons to consider the Philips BDM3470
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Philips PC monitor has been on the market for over two years.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 34UC87C ($749.70) is also worth considering.
40000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The BDM3470 has a maximum contrast ratio of 40000000:1. That's over eight times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 PC display, which is the most common contrast ratio.
Other flatpanel monitors that have a 40000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to look at include the Philips BDM3470UP which is cheaper.
PC displays with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth looking at include the Asus PB279 ($499.00) (100000000:1 and higher rated).
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
3440 x 1440
1080p, 1440p, 720p
Wide Quad HD, HD, Quad HD
Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.232 x 0.232
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
Audio Input Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Recyclable Material Percentage
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
Ethernet LAN Port
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-170 - 170
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
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