Philips 55PUS6753/12 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV – Ambilight is not a gimmick it really does add that wow factor!

Wps did not work at first so had to input the wpa key, no worries and got online. Streaming is good and through the wifi is very smooth. Let me warn you now that some films are super smooth if you have never seen a hd tv like this, it can take some getting used to. Watch lotr on netflix and you will see what i mean. When it tuned in initially snooker was on bbc hd which was great to fix the colours, they are to vivid imo so i dulled them a bit. The ambilight the nicest surprise. What a great thing to have, i can’t see me going back since it adds another dimension watching films. The interface is a bit clunky but seems like a fair trade off for the price. Managed to stream some movies files via dnla , i used the philips app for that – app isn’t the greatest so have patience. I made put the tv on static ip via the router to help connect all the time.

Bought this on prime day, so bought it for a great deal, but after getting it would of paid full price. Pictures so good in quality and the lighting behind the tv really makes movies and games pop.

Decided to go for this during a black friday sale, i have been looking at oled tv’s but never seemed to want to budget for them especially at the price they are now. I play games and watch films so need a tv that would be suited for both. My main things i looked for with this purchase was screen size, 4k and colour options (hdr etc), motion smoothing and finally no moire. (moire is when something like a striped shirt or chain link fence would cause the screen to look strange and kind of glitchy when fine lines or patterns are displayed)the contrast modes and black levels on this tv are insane, they are as close to oled as i have seen and this is no exaggeration. Obviously, its not oled, so it won’t look like an oled. But going from this to paying for an oled makes little sense to me simply because the black levels are sooo good on this screen. It has a contrast processing mode that you can play about with to get it even darker and more vibrant and not a simple setting such as “high contrast on/off” it has many different levels, and different single adjustments to make. You hardly notice the backlight on the tv when end credits are playing or say for example the netflix logo is shown the screen is as dark as it could possibly be and the netflix logo is very vibrant. It is a seriously good upgrade from my samsung hdtv, that one had poor speakers that distorted with certain pitch sounds, it had a smart tv option but you needed to buy a dongle.

Absolutely amazing tv for the price i paid (£379 black friday deal) coupled with the philips ambilight feature you won’t be disappointed as long as you are prepared to tweak the picture settingsso i had to do a little research online to find the best settings for picture quality as the standard settings do not do the tv justice. I found settings not for this tv but a similar philips tv and used this as a basis then played around further until i was satisfied. I can’t share the website but it’s for the philips pus6272 on the whathifi website. Also the hdr setting is hidden away until you play hdr content so bear this in mind when adjusting your picture setting, i found that hdr vivid is the best setting for this. Once i tweaked, i was very impressed with the tv. Both for watching content and playing video games one my xbox one. The ambilight feature is truly amazing, booted up planet earth 2 on netflix as i had the uhd membership and was blown away by how well it’s integrated into watching tv content, there is a slight lag but it’s not noticeable. As for sound i cannot comment as i used a sound bar straight away. The remote is ok and has a dedicated netflix button which is useful. The smart tv feature has all the usual apps you need – netflix, prime video, iplayer, all4 itvplayer and 5ondemand.

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I had a 10 year old song bravia which had an amazing picture and i was waiting to be disappointed but this is an amazing tv for the money. The hue lights are so much fun as well, they really add to the experience, its a real talking point and it makes games and films so immersive. It does need to reconnect to your hue badge every time you switch it on which is super annoying and for some reason the world connection is a bit flakey but wireless has worked fine every time. Maybe that’s a bug that a firmware update could solve.

Anyone looking for more needs to drop more dollar because this baby is mint. If you’re worried about the backlighting, it can be turned off, wife loves it as it draws her imperfect eyesight into the picture i’m not fussed one way or another, but will use it as disco lighting for house parties because it can follow audio. The interface is a bit slow, but who doesn’t use a console or skybox for the majority of their content. Nice to have netflix et-al there at a button press if needs be.

Delighted i made this impulse purchase, the price was just too good not to get it. Was a bit on edge about the sound, it’s nots the best, my old philips tv sound was way better, but we have a small sitting room so no need for us to purchase a sound bar. But you would need one if you have a large open area. Our old philips telly had the ambilight on both sides, this has it on 3 side, which looks fantastic against the wall. It’s the reason i won’t go with another brand. Once you have it, your hooked. Haven’t used the apps except for netflix, honestly there is a 99. 9% chance we will never ever use them. So can’t give any feedback on that department.

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Ultra HD has 4X the resolution of standard Full HD.

I did some research, and this was the best i could afford for the quality of tv. First surprise, the lights in the back, really add to the overall watch quality. It is nice and light, and easy to put the stand on the base. The price is fantastic, plus free next day delivery.It is at least 20£ cheaper than other stores, plus free delivery, where other stores offer next day at 30£. No brainer on the purchase from amazon. The setup of the tv, now here i did have a little problem, but i would have thought it was p. I switched on and went through all the options, then tried to press the netflix button but nothing happened. So went to the home screen and again nothing happened. After a few attempts, i saw at the bottom i hadn’t agreed the terms, to press ok.

I bought this tv in the black friday sales 2018 after my ageing toshiba set finally gave up the ghost. I am really pleased with the picture quality and i love the ambilight feature, but the software on this tv is poor. The epg for both antenna and satellite is very clunky. It can be very slow to populate when you select it, and switching between channel lists, for example between favourites and everything else, is needlessly a chore. Nothing about the epg function on this set is intuitive, having to consult the manual to work out how to do something a simple as adding a channel to my favourites list is a bit of a fail. Browsing for local network content to stream is also painfully slow, to the point where i have given up with it now and gone back to using an external solution. I have also had the tv crash completely a couple of times while using this feature, which required a hard reboot to rectify. By far the most stupid an annoying thing on this tv is the advert for phillips ambilight tv’s that is permanently taking up space on the home screen. Yes, that’s right, an advert for the product you already bought is being displayed on the product itself. I have contacted phillips and they confirmed that there is no way to remove it, which is beyond stupid.

Other shoppers, if you are looking for an affordable tv that is worth the money, then go for this one. This is our first smart tv and we use it with wifi only ( no tv license ). Our internet connection is pretty basic and whatever we watch on netflix, amazon prime, youtube is delivered in a very good quality. The ambilight feature is a fantastic extra i wasn’t expecting to be this great. The remote control and the software are highly responsive, making the tv smart a piece of cake and the thing is leight and thin enough.

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It looks like the tv requires a polarised figure 8 mains cable (one side squared), and several reviews mentioned this. Even though the cable included looks like it will not fit, it actually fits if you push it in using a little force (this is from philips official customer service). I was misled by some reviews saying the cable was wrong, it wasn’t. If the cable you received is the same attached in picture, it is the correct one even there is no squared side on it. The tv itself is very good, ambient light is definitely a plus.

It’s a 4k tv with hdr plus, it will display movies in 4k with hdr just fine, but for xbox one x gaming, you’ll only get the 4k, not the hdr which is a shame. However it was a reasonable price, i paid £329 in the black friday deals. There are more expensive models that would do have hdr in gaming. Where this tv comes into its own when you’ve got the philips hue lighting, which i have some. Set up an entertainment zone and it really does feel like you’ve been sucked into the action. If you just want a 4k tv, you could probably get better, if you’ve invested in the philips hue lighting system, don’t by anything elsealso paired it with a new amazon 4k fire stick, had issues with that and 4k content, but that was due to the settings on that, not on the tv.

So, we bought this tv because it is 4k, right size, has the ambi-light feature, and was available at an amazing price. It arrived very well packed and it was easy to install, hardware wise. When we switched it on, well, that’s a different story. It didn’t want to connect to the wi-fi at all, despite us entering the right password. I gave up at some point and just connected it through an ethernet cable. The picture quality is very good, if you struggle for hours to set it. I like that the blacks are proper blacks, not a faded black-grey-like colour. For that, i give it 5 stars. The 4k resolution is amazing and everything looks greatthe sound quality is pretty good, although i always use external speakers as i like to have proper bass, because we listen to a lot of music using the tv.

Ambilight 3 sided for a truly immersive viewing experience

Excellent tv at a very good price.

Since ambilight came out years ago i always thought it was gimmick, but i’ve been so surprised by how good it is. You can of course turn if off if you don’t like it, but i often watch telly with the lights off and i think ambilight comes into it’s own here. Genuinely feel like it is reducing eye strain, but frankly i don’t really care, just really like the way it extends the essence of the picture. The sound has taken a pounding from many reviewers, but i was very pleasantly surprised. I’ve not listened to a tvs speakers at home in years, preferring to run audio through either a 5. Since the smart features are actually pretty good on this, and i was connected via the wrong hdmi port for arc (audio return channel), i found myself checking out the built in speakers. I didn’t buy this for smart features (i normally use a 4th gen apple tv since they allowed prime video), nor for it’s sound, but have been surprised by both. I find myself using both, to the extent where i decided by a new entry level 4k 7.

This tv gets solid reviews online, albeit there are little, if any, in depth video reviews. I picked it up for under 300 on warehouse deals, but would be willing to pay full price in hindsight having seen it in the flesh. Smart system:the remote gets a bit of stick, but honestly i think it’s really well laid out and easy to navigate. The saphi system has a good user interface and everything you need is a click away. The big positive here, is that no matter what you are on, pressing the “home” button brings up the smart apps overlaid on whatever you’re watching, as opposed to coming out of the app you’re on, or moving you to a completely new screen. I’m yet to try netflix on this set, but going from the performance of youtube and iplayer, i’m sure that will be carried through – there is no issue with the responsiveness of button presses or app loading times. Audio:i used to sell tv’s, and am well aware that nearly all tv’s nowadays need a sound bar otherwise you’re listening to very tinny audio. Again, i was impressed in this department. The sound does have some depth to it that is very rare on a tv, with some separation between voice and music/sound effects, although as always a sound bar will be on most people’s setup. Video:i was literally taken back when i loaded up some youtube content before tweaking the picture settings on this.

The only let down with my purchase is, some of the apps like “all4 and bbciplayer wont open?. I went for this make as philips has always been a trusted name. Im pleased with my purchase for the amazing picture, good enough sound for the bedroom. Not so fussed on the ambient light ( glad u are able to turn it off).

The Philips Pixel Precise Ultra HD engine optimizes picture quality to deliver smooth, fluid images with incredible detail and depth.

We ordered the tv which arrived very promptly as always with prime. Looked amazing when we unboxed it but that’s when i noticed a fatal flaw. The power cord was not the correct one for the tv. The power cord that was supplied in the box was a standard iec cable but the socket on the back of the tv was a figure of 8 plug with one flat edge. Amazon technical support weren’t particularly helpful and just raised a return. Problem is i liked the tv and didn’t really want the hassle of having to find another one. Luckily i had a couple of spare standard figure of 8 cables in a box in the garage. Had a bit of a ball ache trying to figure out the polarity of the terminals but once i’d found out that the flat edge was neutral i managed to test the lead with a multimeter to make sure it was being plugged in the right way. Still had no communication from amazon to tell me how the hell the wrong lead was sent out with the tv.

Excellent picture on this tv, and the ambilight really adds a great perspective to films. However only drawback is software, sometimes difficult to actually turn the tv off, and sometimes glitches on apps. I did consider returning because of this, but found regularly turning off at mains seems to alleviate problem, and also anything similar in spec is actually a lot dearer, so great value at the price.

The picture and sound quality of this tv is amazing and the ambient light is out of this world. The only downside is that it decided one day that it will no longer be a smart tv. So all apps including netflix and app centre all stopped working even after a reinstall of the tv and reset to factory didn’t help. As of amazon they decided to replace the tv for me. I will see whether the issue will also affect the replacement and update this review.

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After purchasing this tv with no reviews available due to it being only just released, i took a gamble on purchasing this tv. The tv is such a transformation on my old basic he tv, the colours ‘pop out’ on even mormalntv viewing, but once you play a 4k film. That’s when it comes into it’s own. With the added bonus of having the lights on the sides and top at the rear of the tv ot projects the picture to be even bigger than your viewing, it’s adds a nice touch. The tv is of basic smart apps, but i got this for such a steal on prime day that i can’t complain as i stream my 4k films from apps so it was no biggy to me. The sound is a bit of a let down compared to say the higher brands but again adding a sound bar or in my case having a cinema system makes this a needless complaint for myself, but thought i would be honest if you decide to consider purchasing?overall i’m very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend this tv.

Purchased on amazon prime day for a £379, the ambilight is great and with a 4k input the screen is impressive, std definition tv on the other hand is terrible and greys look polarised, we stick with hd channels, streaming services and xbox one x and at 1/3 the cost of a top end 4k tv we are happy enough.

Old samsung broke 46″ led that cost £799 five years ago. I was concerned that i may get an inferior tv but now feel silly as it blows the old one away. I am not yet able to put on the wall as you can see in photo due to thread size in back of tv is smaller than samsung was. All in all my best buy for a number of years. Hard to believe there is a better tv out there for less than £1000. If you haven’t got hdr get it and even better with ambilight. 55″ model is ideal from four meters away.

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  1. Bought this tv for a bedroom and spent 3 hours trying to pick up channels for it. Gives you loads of lists to choose from to search for channels yet nothing was picked up even though i have skyq. Gave up in the end and packed it all up and gave it to my mother, took all afternoon to pick her channels up also through just a normal airial. Shame really as it looks quite good apart from the complexity of picking up channels. Every other tv i’ve had (sony) just plug it in and off you go.
    1. Bought this tv for a bedroom and spent 3 hours trying to pick up channels for it. Gives you loads of lists to choose from to search for channels yet nothing was picked up even though i have skyq. Gave up in the end and packed it all up and gave it to my mother, took all afternoon to pick her channels up also through just a normal airial. Shame really as it looks quite good apart from the complexity of picking up channels. Every other tv i’ve had (sony) just plug it in and off you go.
  2. This review is from : Philips 55PUS6753/12 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting B22 Bayonet Cap LED Starter Kit

    I was rather upset with the very brief and poor instructions given with this product, also i wanted to connect to my philipsdvd/vcr player recorder, but found there was no euro av connection socket, and the only way i could play dvds/vcrs was by connecting via the ordenary phono conections.
    1. I was rather upset with the very brief and poor instructions given with this product, also i wanted to connect to my philipsdvd/vcr player recorder, but found there was no euro av connection socket, and the only way i could play dvds/vcrs was by connecting via the ordenary phono conections.
  3. This review is from : Philips 55PUS6753/12 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting B22 Bayonet Cap LED Starter Kit

    When i turned the tv on it was all leaking ink not good was look forward to seeing the images.
    1. When i turned the tv on it was all leaking ink not good was look forward to seeing the images.
  4. This review is from : Philips 55PUS6753/12 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting B22 Bayonet Cap LED Starter Kit

    Love this tv great value for money picture is amazing sound is ok but we have contacted to a surround sound system so doesn’t matter to us highly recommended.
    1. Love this tv great value for money picture is amazing sound is ok but we have contacted to a surround sound system so doesn’t matter to us highly recommended.
      1. I am very happy with this tv the only reason i didn’t rate 5 of 5 was i have seen better in store but at a much higher price happy.
  5. I am very happy with this tv the only reason i didn’t rate 5 of 5 was i have seen better in store but at a much higher price happy.
  6. This review is from : Philips 55PUS6753/12 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting B22 Bayonet Cap LED Starter Kit

    I’ve had ambilight tvs before but wanted an upgrade to uhd. . Not disappointed at all with the added bonus that it interacts with my hue lighting setup this is a cracking piece of kit for the price.
    1. I’ve had ambilight tvs before but wanted an upgrade to uhd. . Not disappointed at all with the added bonus that it interacts with my hue lighting setup this is a cracking piece of kit for the price.
      1. I have a wireless headset and its receiver unit needs to be permanently plugged into the tv headphone socket. However, i found that when the tv was turned on, even though audio out was set to ‘tv speakers’, after about 10 seconds it switched to headphone output, muting the tv speakers. After a while, i found the solution was to set the easylink setting to ‘off’. Really, philips should have a default audio setting irrespective of whether easylink is set to on or off. Apart from that, so far i have found the tv to be absolutely brilliant, and what a low price.
  7. I have a wireless headset and its receiver unit needs to be permanently plugged into the tv headphone socket. However, i found that when the tv was turned on, even though audio out was set to ‘tv speakers’, after about 10 seconds it switched to headphone output, muting the tv speakers. After a while, i found the solution was to set the easylink setting to ‘off’. Really, philips should have a default audio setting irrespective of whether easylink is set to on or off. Apart from that, so far i have found the tv to be absolutely brilliant, and what a low price.
    1. Weve had a 32″ samsung for the last 5-6 years. We decided we wanted a bigger screen and after reading the customer reviews here plumped for this 43″ philips. The picture is so much more vivid without being garish. The blacks are very black, unlike the muddy greys on the samsung. It is easy to set up, easy to operate and the menus are easy to navigateit suffers from the one fault that all flat screens suffer from and thats not very good sound. I have separate speakers for that. If you’re swithering which 43″ to buy, hesitate no longer, get this one. Oh, and did i mention the price.
      1. Weve had a 32″ samsung for the last 5-6 years. We decided we wanted a bigger screen and after reading the customer reviews here plumped for this 43″ philips. The picture is so much more vivid without being garish. The blacks are very black, unlike the muddy greys on the samsung. It is easy to set up, easy to operate and the menus are easy to navigateit suffers from the one fault that all flat screens suffer from and thats not very good sound. I have separate speakers for that. If you’re swithering which 43″ to buy, hesitate no longer, get this one. Oh, and did i mention the price.
  8. Yes love the picture ambient lighting but is it just my set when using the menu ,which takes a while to load . It is very slow to respond , sometimes it doesn’t respond at all to the remote control , very annoying and a shame.
    1. Yes love the picture ambient lighting but is it just my set when using the menu ,which takes a while to load . It is very slow to respond , sometimes it doesn’t respond at all to the remote control , very annoying and a shame.
      1. Quite a nice tv that has so far looked great. The sound isn’t brilliant but good enough that i won’t be getting a soundbar. My only problem with the tv was that i experienced some flickering while watching hdr content but this seems to have been fixed after updating the tv.
  9. This review is from : Philips 55PUS6753/12 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting B22 Bayonet Cap LED Starter Kit

    Quite a nice tv that has so far looked great. The sound isn’t brilliant but good enough that i won’t be getting a soundbar. My only problem with the tv was that i experienced some flickering while watching hdr content but this seems to have been fixed after updating the tv.
    1. Edit: i ended up returning this tv because i couldn’t resolve the frame rate issues. So far the replacement unit seems ok. Got this tv in a sale so i’m pretty happy with what i got for the money. There are positives and negatives though. The good:looks nice on the wallambilight actually works really wellpicture quality is good (4k)a lot of tweaks can be madecheapsimple remoteblacks are very impressive for an lcdcolours are almost eye bleedingno lip sync problemsbright enough hdrthe bad:the picture can look bad (sd & hd)menus are convolutedtoo many tweaks can be madeseems to suffer from frame rate issuessoap opera effect on out of the boxso i went ahead and turned off all of the post processing malarkey and turned down the sharpness all the way and that improved the image immensely. I was still suffereing with very choppy frame rate issues though. I use a ps4 pro for all my content and the tv kept suggesting i put it in game mode. I followed its advice and the frame rate problems vanished. The picture can look bad a times when the image isn’t 4k, but i can’t attest to it too much as all the post processing is off on mine to improve the 4k image, it is a 4k tv after all. In summary it’s a good tv for the price, it’s not all singing all dancing and if you accept that then you’ll be happy with what you get.
      1. Edit: i ended up returning this tv because i couldn’t resolve the frame rate issues. So far the replacement unit seems ok. Got this tv in a sale so i’m pretty happy with what i got for the money. There are positives and negatives though. The good:looks nice on the wallambilight actually works really wellpicture quality is good (4k)a lot of tweaks can be madecheapsimple remoteblacks are very impressive for an lcdcolours are almost eye bleedingno lip sync problemsbright enough hdrthe bad:the picture can look bad (sd & hd)menus are convolutedtoo many tweaks can be madeseems to suffer from frame rate issuessoap opera effect on out of the boxso i went ahead and turned off all of the post processing malarkey and turned down the sharpness all the way and that improved the image immensely. I was still suffereing with very choppy frame rate issues though. I use a ps4 pro for all my content and the tv kept suggesting i put it in game mode. I followed its advice and the frame rate problems vanished. The picture can look bad a times when the image isn’t 4k, but i can’t attest to it too much as all the post processing is off on mine to improve the 4k image, it is a 4k tv after all. In summary it’s a good tv for the price, it’s not all singing all dancing and if you accept that then you’ll be happy with what you get.
  10. This review is from : Philips 55PUS6753/12 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting B22 Bayonet Cap LED Starter Kit

    Huge tv for the price, great picture. I wasn’t sure about the ambi light but it really does enhance the experience.