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.
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.
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.
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.
Features of Philips 55PUS6753/12 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR Plus, Freeview Play, 3-sided Ambilight and Philips HTL5160B/12 3.1 Streaming-Soundbar
Ultra HD has 4X the resolution of standard Full HD.
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 android operating system is a bit flakey does not respond at all sometimes. The remote no longer works have to use the joystick on the back to control the tv, could just be a problem with the software. Picture is good, luckily i am just using it as a monitor no need to use the remote. Very dissapointed with this tv especially since it had such good reviews. Satellite a waste of time as not free sat. I am updating this review as all the problems were down to a faulty remote, contacted philips who asked me to check the remote using my phone camera it proved to be faulty. I received a new remote within a day from philips all is fine now. The flakey software was due to the remote sending spurious signals to the 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Ambilight 3 sided for a truly immersive viewing experience
Really like this tv, the ambilight is fantastic. 4k, built in apps like amazon and netflix. Also no mains cable in the box, but amazon soon sorted this for me, without having to send the tv back however initial set up was problematic, as had connection issues to philips, had to side load software update. Since then no problems or niggles.
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.
i have put off buying a 4k set for so long just because of price. I am so happy that i did or i would not have found this gem of a tv. I have an xbox one x to use with this tv so i did have some things that i needed from it to have and this ticks all the boxes for any current gen xbox oneit is everything i expected, it has everything you would expect from a modern set, nothing missing. The ui is easy and fast, the settings for setup and optimization is vast and deep so it should do exactly what you want it to do. Personally i have never seen so many options. It looks great, sounds great, and ambilight is definatly not a gimmick once you use it, it becomes a new way of watching tv. I have never been more immersed than when using this phillips wicked (3 sided) ambilight product. Update:now i have had this under my control almost non stop since i have had it and have fully setup all my smart tv things, the large amount and versatile settings i must mention are tweaked and the display is beautiful, and works great for tv, netflix or gaming equally. The ambilight has a gaming function to make it more aggressive and faster, rather as the softer options for movies, tv and music.
The Philips Pixel Precise Ultra HD engine optimizes picture quality to deliver smooth, fluid images with incredible detail and depth.
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.
We are really pleased with this tv and love the ambient lighting and its very easy to set up. One thing i dont like is it if you set a programme timer it automatically turns the tv on from standby at the selected time which can be annoying as i often move between rooms to watch tv and have been alarmed when i suddenly hear this tv on when i’m not in that room.
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).
I bought this tv on amazon prime day and got a great price. I was a bit wary of buying it as i’m usually not a philips fan but the price was good and decided to give it a try. The first thing i noticed was the size ( lovely big screen ) and secondly how light it was to lift. Once turned on it was very easy to set up and internet connection was so quick and easy. Once i learned how to navigate the settings and finding where everything was , i then went to work on the picture settings to get the best possible viewing experience. I tweaked the settings bit at a time taking in what everything does until i got a vibrant very clear and sharp picture. Next i did the same with the sound settings which has a handy little graphic equalizer to tweak. I now had the picture and sound i hoped to get. I also bought a sound bar and connected that which enhanced the sound , this too connected very quickly via wireless. One thing i can’t find which possibly lets this tv down is bluetooth which is why i took a star off my rating.
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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.
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.
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.
Bought this for my sons bedroom at a black friday price, worth every low cost penny. Good picture, pretty good sound, ambilight is great and plenty of built in apps – all you could need really. Menu is okay but not great for settings etc but not anything to really grumble aboutthe 43 inch size used to be for a main room but it doesn’t look big at all in a bedroom.
The positives:first & foremost a tv should be judged on its picture (& sound) quality and on those two counts you aren’t going to find better for the price. Give this tv a high quality 1080p or 4k source and the results are quite amazing, easily on par with tv’s costing two or three times as much, even the sound, usually atrocious on budget tv’s is very good without a sound bar, far superior to the budget panasonic tv it replaced, so much so that i’ve put on hold a decision to add a sound bar, so that was a pleasant surprise. The ambilight feature is also far more than just a gimmick and really adds to the experience if you position the tv correctly (flat against the wall, ideally mounted on the wall rather than a tv stand). Even the fake ‘hdr’ adds nice depth to the picture, it’s no oled but it’s better than no hdr. The negatives:the user interface and remote control are straight out of budget tv hell. Very slow and clunky, even compared to the ones on my 5yr old panasonic tv, that this replaced. The remote is very cheap feeling, with stiff unresponsive buttons and the fact that the user interface is so s. W in responding to your button presses, you’ll often find the selection you make on screen, lagging two or three button presses behind on the remote, often resulting in you overshooting your desired menu option, meaning you have to keep going back up the menu.
When on hd, this tv is brilliant. Less good on non-hd freeview. Great for prime tv and netflix. Sound ok, but much better when connected to my ‘cinema sound’. Having a bit of a problem on freeview as sound not 100% synchronised with picture. Not sure that the ambilight achieves anything , so would replace this tv without ambilight, given the opportunity. For a 42″ tv, this is very good value.