Philips 32PFT5500/60 Review : Not quite as expected.

Bought this for a bedroom tv, and internet use, and for pairing up my security cameras so we can see them from the bedroom, well it was by far better than i expected for the price, after 15 minutes setting up, and hey presto up and running with everything, and talking about the price worth every penny, will be buying another one in the next month if they are still up for sale, i have changed my mind about philips and tvs, quality all round,amazing sound and a picture to die for.

Colour and sound are excellent, however very annoying that tv comes on and after about 1 minute, goes off and android ‘loads’. Also apps menu loads, but none of apps eg bbc iplayer, bbc news etc works , so cannot watch any programmes on these. Have checked broadband speed and signal strength which are ok. Quite disappointed as bought this following good reviews from other purchasers.

Arrived earlier than stated beautiful clear picture.

Key specs for Philips 5500 series 32PFT5500 32″ Full HD Smart TV Wi-Fi Black – LED TVs (Full HD, 802.11n, Android, Android 5.0 Lollipop, A+, 16:9):

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  • Slim LED HD 1080p Android TV, 32″ with Freeview HD and Built In Wi-Fi

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What a deal too, got it in our spare room and it’s fab.

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LG 49UH610V 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV WebOS, Simply Brilliant TV

Excellent tv for the money, it replaced our samsung that was going in another room. It feels very light though compared to my 10 year old 40′ samsung. The legs are adequate but overall very light, this may be just that newer tv’s have very light components now and it just needs me to become adjusted to it. My samsung has quite a thick border around the screen which makes it look bigger, the lg has a very narrow trim so you have more screen for the 43′ inch.

This is the first smart tv that i’ve owned and i wondered how difficult it would be to set up, so it was nice to find that the set up was very easy and it was up and running within minutes, it has straightforward menus (plus some more menus for fine tuning etc). What you’ll notice first is the fantastic picture quality especially in hd, the operating system is very smooth and it’s very easy to log into netflix, amazon video, wuaki tv, bbc iplayer, itv player. One thing to note is that if you want to connect the tv to your router via a cable then you’ll need purchase one yourself as the tv doesn’t come with an ethernet cable, but the tv will connect to your router via wifi, it’s just personal preference to use either cable or wifi, i just prefer a cable. I’d definitely recommend this product to anyone i the market for a smart tv. Really happy with my purchase.

LG 49UH610V 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV WebOS (2016 Model) – Black

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  • Perfect harmony between ULTRA HD 4K Resolution and HDR technologies generates an incredibly rich and vibrant visuals.
  • ULTRA HD 4K resolution is four times that of Full HD producing brilliant clarity and vivid details that amaze, even when viewed up close.
  • True Black Panel, an anti-glare film within the panel reduces reflection rate by scattering harsh lights across the screen. This allows you to see new depths of darkness in your entertainment.
  • When something is shown in HDR there is a dynamic range on display that is closer to the huge range of colours and shades that your eye can process. HDR gives your eye more to see, sun glistens off water, stars shine brighter in the sky, the lights of the city glow stronger at night.
  • Stream 4K UHD programmes from your favourite providers thanks to advanced HEVC decoding technology. 4K UHD content available exclusively through Smart TV webOS from selected providers only. Minimum standard of internet connection and subscription may be required.

Great tv – great value for money. First of all, for anyone that is wondering what the model number is, as it isn’t listed in the product information: it is 43uh610vmy wife and i were thinking about getting a 4k tv for a while and when this came up as an offer on amazon prime day we just couldn’t go past it. It arrived 2 days earlier than what i originally got as a delivery date. We couldn’t wait to set it up, so on the same evening we received this, we took it out of the box, put it in it’s designated place and pretty much immediately started to use it. It only takes a few minuted to set up and it’s really easy, we didn’t need the instructions as everything is pretty much self explanatory. It comes with freeview hd, 3 hdmi sockets, 1 usb socket and the ability to use your mobile phone as a remote control (an app needs to be downloaded for this and it is available for android and apple devices). The sound and picture quality is fantastic. The legs are fixed, so it cannot be swiveled. The smart tv is based on web os 3, which is pretty intuitive to use. The only downside i can find – but i don’t know if this is different for any other smart tv – is that it is quite time consuming to type a name of a movie or a tv show into the sear of netflix for example, as you have to use arrow keys to navigate through the alphabet.

I’ve waited a couple of weeks before reviewing this tv as i didn’t want to go with my gut feeling. In short it was easy to unpack and i did this by myself, probably best to have a helping hand in general though. The legs were attached easily and all that was needed was to plug the leads in and good to go. Easy to configure and while the instructions are terrible i’ve largely been able to do everything i would like to do just with experimentation. I’ve been impressed with the overall quality of the picture and while i don’t have any 4k products, there is definitely upscaling. We watched sinister 2 on netflix and the characters almost leapt out of the screen, the picture was stunning and it took some getting used to. The additional settings on the tv like apps etc are things i’m not too fussed about, but being able to use the internet is a great addition. In short when it comes to the most important things the sound, picture and build quality are first rate and the tv will be a focal point in our front room for a good few years.

Fell in love with the lg interface when we stayed at a brand new hotel in vietnam a few months back. Like those, this smart tv is excellent. Wonderful picture, networking video is seamless between computer (wifi) and also netflix etc is lightning quick. Interface is snazzy and sharp. I could wax lyrical all day about this tv but all you need to know is that it has everything and more.

LG 49UH610V 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV WebOS (2016 Model) – Black : Review of 43uh61 model (4k ultra hd smart model) – great picture & functionality. . This tv was built to replace a very old toshiba 47″ 720p model – and the difference shows – picture quality is much better, much lower power consumption and it weighs a fraction. This review is based on limited use and as the supplied manual only covers the inputs and attaching the stand, use of the tv is very much trial and error. A online user guide is available but as it covers the general o/s functionality, not all of which is available on this model and only a basic (non magic) remote is included. The impression it leaves you with is there could be hidden functionality or easier ways of doing things which you haven’t discovered yet (for example on the tv guide it doesn’t look like you can jump back/forward by 24 hours or page up/down – which would seem pretty basic functionality). Inputsthe model includes 3 hdmi, 1 usb, component video and ethernet. (so no scart socket)it includes a satellite input as well as aerial. Functionalitygood range of smart functionality – tried the bbc and amazon apps and they work fine. You can configure both freeview of freesat but for day to day operation you can only use one. The tv includes recording to usb (i used a 16gb flash drive with no problems), however you can’t record one channel whilst watching another, though you can watch another source (eg dvd).

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