I still think the 40" Phillips screen makes more sense because it gives you a higher PPI. Around ~110 is highly okay. I have a 27" at 110ppi and don't want to go down. It also makes everything more complicated, because you need to get an even bigger desk to support a 43" screen.
@jta3, how do you come up with the 70cm distance? Did you take into account how far the typical human being can look left-to-right without turning your head? Or did you guesstimate, based on you current setup?
The Philips 43" would be my monitor of choice if I had enough space in my cabinet (I use a custom cabinet enclosure so I can hide all my 'stuff' in my office). I'm considering getting hid of my cabinet (which I love btw) just because of this monitor.
I'm currently using a LG 31MU97C-B and considering getting a second one. I'm holding back because I'm not really happy with the heat it generates and the fact that it's not glossy which I much prefer (the Philips is the only 4K glossy that I could find).
Btw, it seems that 4K was made for trading. After using a 4K monitor for a while I can't get used to my old 1080p monitor that I have in another location. 4K truly rocks for trading!
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Potential buyers of the Philips BDM4065UC should know that the screen uses PWM; and this causes problems. It's close sibling, the Iiyama ProLite X4071UHSU-B1, has similar issues. This can be read here on hardforum. For those who don't know about PWM, its something that starts to show up when you reduce the brightness of the monitor. There are videos on youtube which show you the PWM effect.
If you can accept a slightly lower PPI and a slightly larger screen, the new 43" Philips 4K display might be the one you are after. (Thanks jta3.) The new Philips BDM4350UC does not use PWM.
Making good large panels seems to be really difficult. Many displays have issues when you really start to look into it. Likely this will get better as technology improves and we have more choice. Ideally you want to have an IPS panel, with little input lag, 120HZ and no PWM, and probably not a glossy display. As of June 2016, there is not a single 4K 40" monitor that is perfect.
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I run with the 40 and 43 side by side. Both are nice, but the 43 is the better monitor. Brighter, clearer, and better colors. I had to extend the depth of my desk to get it far enough away from me, but it was worth it.
2x43 and 1060 would be really nice set up.
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Just set up a new Samsung Curved 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV to replace a two monitor setup. So far, so good.
But I'm having difficulty sizing the two charts I trade from plus my JigSaw Dom on the same screen. Also wondering about
connecting the computer to another HD port on the monitor/TV? What about window management software?