MMD presents the latest AOC and Philips Monitors

If you think that with mobiles, laptops and smart TVs, monitors are slowly going out of style, think again. Many industries and professionals still use wide-screened monitors — architects, designers, IT people, call centers, and many more. With technology innovation moving at the “speed of light” in introducing improvements, it is no wonder that long-familiar brand names in monitors like AOC and Philips are at the forefront of these innovations.


Philips has always been a household name when it came to consumer products, lighting, and monitors. AOC, on the other hand, sounded very familiar and it was only when I saw a display at the event of old AOC monitors that I remembered that AOC was the brand of monitors at my workplace some decades ago and the kind I used were older than those on display at the event. The ones I used were still green screens. Hahaha, I’m now dated.

TPV is an internationally known PC monitor and TV manufacturer.  It ranked number one in the monitor market for both 2014 and 2015 with a 34.9% market share in 2015. TPV is the parent company of Multi Media Display (MMD).  In its website, MMD describes itself as “a wholly owned company of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips.” The booming market in the Philippines made MMD decide to put up a local office here and MMD Philippines, Inc was launched officially during this event held at Vu’s Bar, Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas Center, Pasig. In the Philippines, it distributes both the AOC and Philips monitors.

The executives of MMD Singapore and MMD Philippines together briefed us on the different models of AOC/Philips monitors that were available locally.

Jack Salamia, MMD Marketing Manager
Jack Salamia, MMD Marketing Manager

Philips Monitors


Philips monitors have two features I particularly love.

1. The PowerSensor – This is a built-in people sensor based on infrared technology. Two sensors in the front of the monitor automatically detects the presence of a person in front of it. Each time you step away, the monitor dims and energy consumption is reduced by up to 80%. It goes back to normal mode and brightness as soon as the monitor senses you are back.

2. SoftBlue –  This is a revolutionary technology reducing the intensity of the harmful spectrum of the blue light from computer screens. The harmful wavelength of blue is defined from 380 nm to 450 nm. SoftBlue changes the peak of the blue-chip in the LED from 450 nm to 460 nm, effectively removing 90% of eye-damaging shortwave blue and also ensuring that overall color integrity is retained.

The flagship model of the Philips monitors is its 43″ High Definition BDM4350UC – a real huge beauty but we were also introduced to its 34-inch Curved UltraWide model as well as a 27-inch UltraColor monitor.

43″ High Definition BDM4350UC

43-inch high definition Philips monitor
43-inch high definition Philips monitor

The 43-inch monitor is UltraClear 4K, giving you the most vibrant and crisp colors possible in the market today. The users who would benefit the most from this model are those who use CAD, those in the creative industry, as well as image-critical users.

Here are some of its features:

  • Philips 4K UltraClear, 3440 x 1440 pixels
  • 10 bit IPS, 1.07B colors
  • Multi-screen capable – the Picture in Picture (PIP) allows a picture in a frame within a larger picture whereas Picture By Picture (PBP) allows a split-screen view displaying output from two different source devices
  • 2 display ports, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, VGA
  • Four USB 3.0 ports
  • Two 7-watt built-in speakers
  • VESA mount
34-inch Brilliance Curved UltraWide LCD
34-inch Curved UltraWide Philips monitor
34-inch Curved UltraWide Philips monitor

The smaller 34-inch monitor is a curved UltraClear TV giving the best view from any angle. It puts you at the center of the display for a totally immersive experience. The curvature reduces eye strain and improves the contrast ratio by 20% and viewing angles by 10%. It’s ultra wide, narrow bezel makes this monitor a great choice for gamers because of the 3D-like effect it gives.

Some of the features of the 34-inch Curved Ultra Wide monitor”

  • UltraClear 4K UHD, 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • IPS, WQHD (21:9)
  • Two 7-watt built-in speakers
  • Four USB 3.0 ports
  • Display ports 1.2, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4 (MHL), HDMI 1.4
Want to know how UltraClear 4K HD, 3840 x 2160 pixels, looks like? Check this comparison.
Taken from MMD’s website
27-inch 276E7QDSB UltraColor 
Because of its viewing quality, this 27-inch monitor is perfect for productivity and entertainment. Some of its features are:
  • PLS wide view tech
  • Flicker-free
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels
AOC Monitors
A whole new line of AOC monitors, focused on professional office use as well as home use were introduced as well, including its AGON line, specifically for gamers.
AOC 81th (Flagship)
AOC 81th (flagship)
This is a 27-inch monitor with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. AOC has gone from those bulky CRT bodies to this sleek and fashionable looking flat screened monitor with a chic metal base that won’t occupy too much space on a desk.
This is like a customizable monitor that comes with a removable back. While it comes with a built-in power supply, all the other parts are customizable. It has 2 USB2.0 ports, built-in 2-watt speakers, an A-type metallic base. Open up the back and you can slot in your own choice of motherboard, graphics card, hard drive, and so on. Really cool!


Ergonomically designed for gamers, this monitor is height-adjustable and comes with a headphone stand and handle so that when you need to step away, you can just hang your headphone on the handle.


A quick switch pad allows up to 3 gamers to quickly enter into their gamer mode. Six gaming modes can also be controlled through a control keypad.


Prices will be announced soon, I’m told, so I will update this post as soon as I have them. Watch for them.

I became nostalgic seeing the AOC CRT monitor that I used to use at work decades ago.



Tita Jane

Tita forever, geek forever!!! Loves gadgets more than clothes... First introduced to IT via punched cards and COBOL programming... IT auditor for over 5 years... IT consultant covering the financial industry for over 7 years... Now, a blogger and social media practitioner...and still covering the IT world, among other interests. And proud that all my kids are geeky as well. ~ Tita Jane Uymatiao

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