Uhd hdr picture quality is stunning. Such a leap compared to the 50pus6272 which i’ve just returned to argos. The ui is now android and super snappy and the build quality of the remote is very high compared to cheaper versions in the philips range. This remote has the dedicated netflix button and full qwerty keyboard on the underside. The amblight+hue integration actually works unlike cheaper models. Lots of configuration but out of the box is stunning. The bbc iplayer 4k hlg demo of blue planet is insanely sharp and a nice demo of what this tv is capable of when fed a decent source. Motion is super slick which was my biggest reason for returning the other tv.
Bought this for £409 (43′ model) around 4 weeks ago. So far i’m very impressed with this tv. Had to buy due to my old non-smart lg tv dying on me. I put this tv on a wall bracket that sits in the corner of my room. Easy to fit using pre installed vesa bolt holes and was on the bracket within minutes. You are prompted for inputs much like setting up a new phone or tablet for things like wifi, google account etc. It comes with 4 hdmi which i’ve filled with sky, firestick, playstation and a wii. Also has two usb, one of which is powering my firestick the other is currently unused but can be used for hard drives or usb sticks with media on. Again once all devices were connected it was very easy to navigate to each on via the remote.
Ps4 pro for hdr games and 4k netflix/prime content. Easy setup out of the box but got a lot of static while unboxing. Wall mounted replaced a 5yo samsung 40′ no probs. Instantly impressed with the picture quality without messing about with the settings. After a minor tweek and realising that only 2 of the hdmi ports support hdr i’m very happy with the picture. Got a lot of hue anyway so this integrated perfectly and ambilight is a joy which won my missus over after i rashly bought this set for £399 on offer. Haven’t used much of the android features as i mostly run with the ps4. Also have a 4k fire stick but don’t really need it as it receives chrome casting due the the os.
This was my first ambilight tv. I think it works well, my partner took a while to get used to it but you can turn it off easily. The interface seems good to me, fast with little or no lag. I have not sideloaded an app yet but it doesn’t seem difficult to do. The missing catch up apps don’t bother me as i have a fire tv stick. Picture set up can be very complicated but if you concentrate on contrast, colour and brightness you end up with a great picture, not oled but pretty close. Sound is ok but i will get a sound bar.
When looking straight at it the image is vibrant and crisp. The ambilight feature adds further depth to a great picture. Minor niggle but when viewing from a slight angle the colours seem a bit overblown and un-natural. Not sure if that is something that needs tweaking in the settings but it is something that i have noticed that i did not notice with my other tv. Had one issue where hdmi input kept blacking out. Could not fix it and ended up carrying out a factory reset which resolved the issue. Odd one which has not re-occurredthe menu system is quite convoluted and clunky, whilst this is an android tv it does not seem to be as easy to use / navigate as i had expected. That said the netflix capability is pretty good. I’ve not really spent too long exploring what i can do with this tv, i am sure i will be able to do a lot more than my other lg tv with a bit of tinkering.
have had this tv for over a month now and i’m very happy with my purchase. The screen is fantastic with great colours and response times. The ambient light is a great touch and really adds to the experience. I’ve added a few phillips hue lights around the room and these correspond perfectly to the ambient lights at the back of the screen. Everything connects seamlessly and the screen casting is a synch. I’ve got an iphone 6, samsung 7, nexus 9 and ipad pro and they all cast to the tv quickly and effortlessly.
I’ve had this tv for a couple of months now and overall i’m impressed with it. For the cost it gives you a lot of features and is good quality. Android tv is something i wanted due to previous issues of relying on the tv manufactures keeping their apps updated and working – the last samsung we had (which cost the same money) had issues with the apps and two of the main ones just kept stopping working and there was nothing we could do. The tv has plenty of picture adjustments so you can get it exactly how you want, if you aren’t sure what you need to adjust then it has a quick way of setting it up by asking you how like to watch tv. Or you can go onto youtube and there are some videos on how to adjust it to your liking. In terms of on-demand tv apps, there is one big issue – you cannot get all of the catch-up apps on the tv as they don’t support the way of controlling them with the remote. Currently all4, itv, demand5/my5 won’t work with the tv remote – you can side load the apks and the apps will run but you’d need a mouse to control them. I don’t know why philips haven’t done anything about this as it is, in my mind, a really disadvantage. The ambilight is actually quite good.At first it seemed a bit distracting but you get used to it and if you then turn it off you feel there’s something missing so it’s worth giving it a go.
I bought this for my gaming room and boy oh boy was it worth it. It’s a lovely size, the frame is sturdy and the led lights are fantastic. Unless you are a tech whiz, the settings can get a bit much but i enjoyed playing around to set it up the way i like it. The lights are great and can be adjusted if you don’t like the different colours. I tried 4k on netflix, youtube and amazon prime and really loved it. The remote is two sided which is just amazing. It’s an android tv so you will be able to play around here and there. Sound quality is very good and there are plenty of ports for all types of media outlets. I’ve had no issues connecting my consoles and pc.
I have had the 50′ model for a couple of days now. I have only tweaked picture settings a little so far (mainly dynamic contrast settings, motion settings and the like) and i am very pleased with the image quality. I am sure given time i may have a look at weaking some of the other picture/colour settings but as it stands now the colours seem perfectly good to me. I have seen some other reviews mentioning issues with contrast/black levels, but speaking for myself i am happy again. The blacks are deep black and i can only assume that for others it may possibly be down to picture settings. Regarding the audio, i was actually pleasantly surprised by the tv’s speakers. I wasnt expecting much from them given the price i payed (bought during black friday sales), but i would actually have been happy enough making use of them though i am not due to the fact i already had a sound system in place. The tv was straight forward enough to set up, and after choosing to connect to philips servers the tv notified me of an available update. It took a few minutes to download and install it but it was perfectly straight forward. Finally there is the ambilight feature.
Fantastic imaging, breathtaking quality and depth of colour. This tv has a built in guide but doesn’t answer my one problem of how to stop the tv going into standby every 10 minutes. Having a comprehensive built in book for complete guidance on all matters i discovered a help line phone number for support. I contacted philips by phone they were incredibly helpful regarding my one problem. I was advised to follow the instructions for reinstalling the tv. It stopped my tv going into standby and i standby my own earlier comments. The ambilight interaction is brilliant, fantastic depth in colour and built in sound. Everything is easy to follow and installing is easy. If you are looking for a new tv this would not be a disappointing choice. I bought the 43′ because my lounge is not really big enough to accomodate a larger model.
This arrived yesterday, and since then i have been able to assuage my greatest fear – the input lag is excellent. I find the picture to be better in monitor mode than game mode when upscaling my 1080p xbox, but either one is just as responsive, the input lag is absolutely not noticeable and i am massively relieved as i couldn’t find much information on this pre-purchase and it’s a big deal for me as i like to play some fairly twitchy games (titanfall 2 and battlefield 1 of late). Android tv interface is okay, a little slow, but to be honest i’ll be using the xbox / sky most of the time anyway, it loads into netflix quickly enough and that’s the main thing. Haven’t had time to play around with the picture settings yet but it all seems much better to my untrained eye than my old 1080p samsung 48h5000 (as expected i guess). I haven’t seen a lot of 4k tvs to compare it to but no complaints from me and i’m quite picky about this stuff. Sound not great but to be expected for a thin tv – the magnets have to go somewhere. – but got a sound bar plugged in so no bother there. Ambilight is actually excellent, wasn’t sure if i was going to like it but it’s very immersive so very happy with that. All in all very happy with my purchase, and at just over £500 in a pre-black friday sale i feel the value for money is excellent.
The picture is good, and ambilight looks great. Although the tv guide is basic, it works, but it’s not a patch on freeview play or youview where you can scroll back and catch up via the guide. Really basic pvr when you plug in a memory stuck or hdd, it does pause and record, but no time shifting/ rewind of live tv. I returned it even though i got it for great price of£419 on black friday, just couldn’t justify to my wife spending good money on a tv to then have to use either a fire stick or set top box in order to watch itv programmes on demand, pause and rewind, she just wants to be able to watch corrie on catch up with minimal fuss. It’s just not quite smart enough when you still have to use a £25 fire tv stick for catch up, or a £40 youview box for pause and rewind and catch up.
So this was of a course a cyber monday purchase. I wasn’t looking for 4m bid hdr. All out clients are standard firetv, xbox one s and an old (2011) mac mini. Tv was a panasonic from 2012, and has always looked washed out. First up the screen has a nice black to with little light bleed. It’s fast and responsive with the std fire stick. Everything so far look s better. Xbox s switches to be and looks fabthe selling point has to be ability light. Driven from what on seven it does a fabulous light show to mirror what is on screen. Xbox menus work nice, pugb, fortnight, counterstrick. Here are the specifications for the Philips 55PUS7303/12 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV:
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- Ambilight 3 sided makes your viewing experience more immersive by emitting a wide glow from your TV screen onto the wall. Colour and excitement move beyond the screen.
- Ultra HD has 4X the resolution of standard Full HD. This gives sharper, crisper, more detailed images, and with HDR Plus enjoy improved colour and contrast.
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I bought this in the sale price of £450. I bought the 50′ version to replace my 50′ plasma screen. I was thrown back by how bright this screen is compared to my plasma. The pictures are from planet earth 2, which looks absolutely stunning. The pictures don’t do it any justice, just for a reference. I was a bit skeptical about 4k havihg only ever seen it in shops where everything is maxed out to look more enticing. I have to say, once setup properly, it does look amazing. The hdr looks very nice, and has dynamic contrast settings for non hdr sources. 1080p films also look amazing in comparison to the 5 year old plasma that this replaced.
First all the build quality is excellent, the tv looks very well built. I do dislike the tv stand, they just isn’t any flexibility with it. I give the tv 3 starts for sound but the truth is i dont use the tv audio i got an av receiver connected up. 4 starts for picture because out the box its horrible, do yourself a favour and go to av forums ‘link below’ for much better user settings. Switch off the motion interpolation, its rubbish for most tv tbh it doesn’t do anything good. 4 stars for use, it taken awhile to get used to the android 7. 0 software, mostly connection my av receiver up. Hdr – this is my first tv with hdr and while i believe its the low end hdr 400 i was blown away by it on the ps4 god of war looks amazing. Android os – i gotten used to it now and i really like it, netflix is amazing uhd 4k hdr, amazon prime no hdr :(soon android 8. 0 will be releasing for this tv.
Bought this tv to replace 15 year old plasma that gave up the ghost. Great at black friday price (sub £800) but wouldn’t pay the £1k + price being offered at the moment. The ambilight feature is very good especially as it is able to link in with my other philips hue lights. I rarely watch live tv so most of my viewing is via amazon fire stick. The 4k content on amazon and netflix renders superb on this tv. Don’t buy this tv if you want it for live viewing via the in built satellite and freeview receivers. Android tv is awful and the set up isreally painful and the menus slow to respond. Nice remote with built in keyboard on back for internet use etc.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Would definitely recommend this at the sale price.
- Decent features and quality for the money
- Great picture, alright speakershappy I bought it.