Philips 43PUS6523/12 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV – Well worth the price.

Freeview hd channels look stunning on this tv and my playstation games have lot’s more detail, the downside at least for me was that ‘normal’ channels look particularly poor, there seems to be fringing on the edges of everything and everyone as though it’s been over processed. I have altered the settings and still, non hd channels look worse quality than on my old tv. I cannot say 100% that it may be improved by more fiddling about with the settings but as i rarely actually watch tv i’m not too fussed. Tv was extremely easy to set up and having the catch up internet channels right there is excellent. Very much worth the money on the budget end of 4k smart tv’s.

Overall, lost a star because of two issues for me. 1) after hanging on the wall, there is no access to the various ports, usb,hdmi etc. 2) every time i switch on the tv, it tells me there are no channels registered and to connect an aerial or cable and register some. I don’t have a tv licence so do t want any channels.

Great picture quality easy to use. I purchased this for my 88 year old father and he is overjoyed with it.

The tv is great quality price, the picture and sound are awesome. Easy to set up so many preinstall apps incluiding prime video. But i put 3 stars because the power cable is missing, i wasn’t on the box.

This television is so much better than my old television the picture is excellent i love it h.

I must admit to having already formed an opinion that this budget tv form their range was going to offer poor results and i was wrong it is pretty good :)i shall however go over the hdmi inputs specs which seem to me are a little strange. 2 only on hdmi1computer inputs on hdmi1 up to 4k uhd 3840×[email protected] hzcomputer inputs on hdmi2/3 up to 4k uhd 3840×[email protected] hzvideo inputs on hdmi1 up to 4k uhd 3840×[email protected] hzvideo inputs on hdmi2/3 up to 4k uhd 3840×[email protected] hzalso not listed on the product spec page is that hdr support is only hdmi2/3 and arc is on hdmi1it does not say which specification the hdmi ports meet. So to get the best picture out of a uhd blu-ray it needs to be on hdmi2/3 but if you are using an a/v amp and want the tv sound on it it has to be on hdmi1 with no hdr and 30hz maximum. I assume the better models offer more flexibility. Anyway, setup was easy and the tv is pretty light weighing only 8. 8kgit does have satellite support but no uk channel lineup but if you pick austria they are in amongst the 800 channels so unless you are a nerd ignore the satellite connection. Tv aerial freeplay support works as expected. Either wifi or wired network connection are available with options for sound style (the speakers point down and are on the bottom). The silver grey colour of the tv clashes a bit with by black tv stand but i can get used to that.

Good tv once on but takes about ten minutes for the screen to turn on.

My first ‘proper’ smart wifi enabled tv. . Gorgeous picture with blu-ray, hd-dvd, dvd and youtube hq videos. Don’t get me wrong – an excellent smart tv for those starting out on a 4k capable tv experience, but not for me. Just watch out for the ridiculously small buttons on the remote (which has a curved back, impossible for picking up when relaxing and needing to wake up sufficiently to pick up and aim the damned thing) and the confusing menus for someone who has spent over a decade with panasonic gear. I now have the panasonic equivalent and peace is restored albeit with a slightly inferior picture (but not by much). A flawed miracle that may suit others (sent back).

Arrived 16hrs after delivery, not on prime just standard free delivery. The hardest thing about the set up was opening the boxit took me five minutes to set up wifi, hdmi input devices and xbox connection. Looks and sounds great so far, of course it’s only the first day of use but, wow.

I would have gone 5 stars if i didn’t have the issues with the tv installation. When i ran the setup everything went ok until connection to the server to install the smart features. It didn’t work through the setup. It took me a while to figure out. I used the phillips support site to download and install from usb to correct version of software. But, until that i’ve been trying to reinstall the tv multiple times.

I have had this tv for a couple of days now and so far i’m pretty impressed. Considering the price it’s not bad at all. The only thing i have found is the sound quality is pretty poor but again considering the price i can’t grumble too much. This was rectified easily by adding a sound bar. The connections on the back of the tv are at an awkward angle so elderly purchasers may need some assistance. The tv is very easy to install and didn’t take long at all. All in all it’s a great tv for the price.

For the price this is a really excellent tv, particularly the sound for a flat screen tv. We have a sony costing four times as much as this in the living room, with much inferior sound from its built in speakers, so had to add speakers to make it ok. I assumed i would have to get speakers or sound bar for the philips, but the sound is actually really very acceptable, so shan’t bother. Picture quality is fine too, although best to fiddle about with the settings to get something better than the over-sharpened over-saturated out of the box settings. Very happy with this: a steal at the price.

I decided to upgrade my tv from a normal one to a smart one. I chose this one because it had the amazon prime app built in. After getting it set-up i was amazed as to how well the nfl looked on it.

I don’t dislike it it annoying because as you watching the screen decides to switch off why.

The tv arrived without a power cable, which was extremely frustrating. The tv itself is good value for money, although it will need a sound bar or speakers i suspect as the volume doesn’t go very high.

I have just upgraded from my 39′ panasonic 1080p tv. The picture quality is superb- the screen is bright and colourful but also has great organic looking blacks. Great bass and doesn’t buzz on the high end. My only issue is that the interface can be sluggish at times but as i don’t use the smart features all of the time, this isn’t really an issue.

Sound is so much better than other smart tv’s i have bought recently.

Great picture quality and contrast. This tv is on 24/7 in our office and it works great even when exposed to sun light.

Easy to set up and get online, great picture and sound quality. For the price it is a real bargain, best £300 i’ve ever spent.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Trusted Name, brilliant product.
  • A Lot Better Than I Imaged It Would Be (But Funny Specs On HDMI Inputs)
  • Surprisingly good sound, excellent value

Having bought four different makes of flat screen tv sets over the last ten years, i can say this latest phillips 55 inch ultra hd flat screen bought off amazon is truly a great buy. It arrived several days early, and because i am infirm, my adult son wired it up and said it was simple, and all you have to do is read the instructions if you must, but the tv does most of the ‘tuning’ itself. Apart from making sure the power is on and you are hooked up either by cable or wireless to your wi-fi (i. Skybox or bt box or another provider) simply update the ‘apps’ that operate the set. This is done on screen with the click on the remote control. In five minutes all was working beautifully, including youtube and netflix and loads of others. The picture is superb and sharp in focus and colours are natural. The sound is good too, although we have rigged up our samsung sound system to enhance the new set further.

Btw the tv doesnt android but it has some apps already installed like netflix and youtube.

Wasn’t sure given the price what this would be like but it’s excellent quality very pleased , though maybe should have gone for a bit less than 50 inch screen haha.

I bought this 65-in tv for my xbox and i am really happy with it.

This really is a fantastic tv especially for the price that i bought it for from amazon. Very easy to set up and use. Terrific picture and i have to say the sound considering the width of the tv is impressive. If your thinking about buying one, do it. I’m very happy with this uhd tv. Obviously not had it too long to comment on reliability, but great buy and would buy again.

First time i recived a damaged tv with a blue line on the left of the screen,but the repleace of the tv was verry quick and the second tv it working verry good the quality of the image it s awesom,the sound can be better but at this priece it the best 4k tv you can get.

Love the tv but disappointing that at the moment for some weird reason it won’t tune any bbc channels. All my other tv’s can tune them from the same aeriel. Might return for a replacement if it doesn’t sort itself out.

Bought from amazon warehouse. Couldn’t see any issues with it. 55inch looks great on my wall. Sound and picture quality is awesome.

Great quality 50 inch smart tv; philips brand for sure a lot better brand compared to heinse such wraps properly & protected the screen in the box, screen a lot better quality, stronger but light & all the functions a lot better too. Therefore, i can recommend philips brand to anyone wanting 50inch smart tv as great quality & value for your money.

The picture isn’t always great when streaming tv through the internet. For the price paid and the technical specification of the product i would have thought the overall picture quality would be better.

I’m really pleased with the tv i love it.

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  1. This tv doesn t have android on so you cannot install app. It has some apps already installed, just like netflix , youtube and many more but still. Also it gets laggy if you stream on it from pc, you have to change your picture style to game mode, which also reduces the quality. Overall picture quality very good in standard mode, 4k.
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    This tv doesn t have android on so you cannot install app. It has some apps already installed, just like netflix , youtube and many more but still. Also it gets laggy if you stream on it from pc, you have to change your picture style to game mode, which also reduces the quality. Overall picture quality very good in standard mode, 4k.
    1. I have just upgraded from my 39″ panasonic 1080p tv. The picture quality is superb- the screen is bright and colourful but also has great organic looking blacks. Great bass and doesn’t buzz on the high end. My only issue is that the interface can be sluggish at times but as i don’t use the smart features all of the time, this isn’t really an issue.
  3. This review is from : Philips 43PUS6523/12 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR Plus, Freeview Play and Philips HTL5160B/12 3.1 Streaming-Soundbar

    I have just upgraded from my 39″ panasonic 1080p tv. The picture quality is superb- the screen is bright and colourful but also has great organic looking blacks. Great bass and doesn’t buzz on the high end. My only issue is that the interface can be sluggish at times but as i don’t use the smart features all of the time, this isn’t really an issue.
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    Screen is far from bright enough. It just looks dull and washed out, which misses the mark for an led uhdtv. My old samsung 1080p lcd is about 2-3 times brighter. If you increase the brightness to try and remedy:a) it’s not actually brighter, just more exposedb) blacks turn grey.
    1. Screen is far from bright enough. It just looks dull and washed out, which misses the mark for an led uhdtv. My old samsung 1080p lcd is about 2-3 times brighter. If you increase the brightness to try and remedy:a) it’s not actually brighter, just more exposedb) blacks turn grey.
      1. First of all the quality of the tv is very poor cheaply made plastic. It says 4k but i’ve tried x box one s, ps4 pro and amazon stick 4k but the tv can not support any them devices basically it’s not even 4k. The sound quality is poor you have to buy a speaker.
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    First of all the quality of the tv is very poor cheaply made plastic. It says 4k but i’ve tried x box one s, ps4 pro and amazon stick 4k but the tv can not support any them devices basically it’s not even 4k. The sound quality is poor you have to buy a speaker.
    1. Right so, don’t believe all the other reviews for this item. This review is real and correct. That’s the best part which basically shows how terrible this tv is. The picture quality i wouldn’t even say is 4k, it’s horrible quality. The user interface is extremely bad and clunky and you can’t download any apps so it’s literally a massive netflix machine. Nowhere near worth the money. Please look elsewhere for a tv .
  6. This review is from : Philips 43PUS6523/12 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR Plus, Freeview Play and Philips HTL5160B/12 3.1 Streaming-Soundbar

    Right so, don’t believe all the other reviews for this item. This review is real and correct. That’s the best part which basically shows how terrible this tv is. The picture quality i wouldn’t even say is 4k, it’s horrible quality. The user interface is extremely bad and clunky and you can’t download any apps so it’s literally a massive netflix machine. Nowhere near worth the money. Please look elsewhere for a tv .
    1. Unable to tune tv to receive bbc channels otherwise would be 5 star review.
      1. Unable to tune tv to receive bbc channels otherwise would be 5 star review.
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    When you switch hdmi cannels the screen goes off and will not turn on, you have to unplug it.
  8. This review is from : Philips 43PUS6523/12 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR Plus, Freeview Play and Philips HTL5160B/12 3.1 Streaming-Soundbar

    When you switch hdmi cannels the screen goes off and will not turn on, you have to unplug it.
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    Had numerous problems with it since day one. Crackling audio on had channels, randomly changes inputs when not promoted. Phillips said they would arrange to swap but never got back in touch.
    1. Had numerous problems with it since day one. Crackling audio on had channels, randomly changes inputs when not promoted. Phillips said they would arrange to swap but never got back in touch.
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    Don’t like how blury the picture is and smart isn’t great either. I imagined the picture quality and sound would be great. Its very quite even at its highest and blurred picture.
    1. Don’t like how blury the picture is and smart isn’t great either. I imagined the picture quality and sound would be great. Its very quite even at its highest and blurred picture.