From Philips Press Release: MMD, the brand license partner for Philips monitors is releasing a new Momentum monitor in collaboration with Bowers & Wilkins, the Philips 558M1RY. At 55 inches (139.7 cm) it is the largest console gaming optimized monitor on the market. The Philips 558M1RY will bring a whole new dimension to gaming, boasting a 4K UHD display, up to 120Hz refresh rate, a specially designed speaker by Bowers & Wilkins and ambiglow that extends around the screen. The Philips 558M1RY will be available in mid-September 2020 at $1,499.99 USD.
The Philips 558M1RY is a truly one box solution to immersive gaming and entertainment. Players will be completely engrossed in their games with a 55-inch screen and three sided ambiglow. The monitor dazzles with its UltraClear 4K UHD resolution, featuring 3840 x 2160 pixels and DisplayHDR 1000. Users can adjust the HDR to their preferences with HDR Game, HDR Movie, HDR Photo and an HDR personal mode. HDR can also be completely turned off. With a 4000:1 static contrast ratio, games, TV shows and movies will be beautifully displayed with deep inky blacks and stunning colours. Low input lag means gamers will receive visual feedback with minimal latency as well as tear-free visuals and reduced motion blur thanks to the 60 - 120Hz refresh rate (depending on port used) and AMD FreeSync.
Bowers & Wilkins
The Philips 558M1RY comes with a speaker engineered by Bowers & Wilkins, a British based loudspeaker company globally renowned for their innovative designs and sound engineering. The sound bar is built into the monitor meaning users can plug in and play immediately. The bar has a 40W Total output power, 2.1 Channel Sound System, DTS sound and a frequency response of 50hz to 20KHz. It also comes with various audio modes designed for gamers such as Sport & Racing, RPG & Adventure, Action as well as a Movie, Music and Personal mode.
Its three sided ambiglow technology creates a halo of light from the monitor that enlarges the screen and immerses users into their games and its technology processes the incoming content and projects matching light all around the monitor.