Philips 65PUS6753/12 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV – Exceeded already strong expectations

Excellent tv at a very good price.

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.

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.

 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.

Features of Philips 65PUS6753/12 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting GU10 LED Starter Kit

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Ambilight 3 sided for a truly immersive viewing experience

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Tempermental is not the word for it. When it does work properly it is good. But more often than not it ignores you. Couldnt get it back until i did factory reset. As for it boasting that it can record and pause tv programmes. Wouldn’t even recognise hard drive when i connected one.

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.

Sync your Philips Hue lights with movies and music through your iOS and Android devices.

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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  1. I bought this tv on amazon prime day. We were really happy with this at first. The picture was great, sound was good. However it became faulty less than 3 months later. The screen would go black then turn off when trying to switch between apps. Over the past few weeks the sound keeps turning off with the audio changing to headphones despite never having used headphones with the tv. The biggest issue is the way in which amazon have handled this. They have offered a refund rather than an exchange – despite the tv being in stock, meaning i’d have to pay an extra £110 to buy the tv again as i bought this in the sale. So i’m now in the position of spending more for the same tv or having to manage with a faulty tv that is only 3 months old.
  2. This review is from : Philips 65PUS6753/12 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting GU10 LED Starter Kit

    I bought this tv on amazon prime day. We were really happy with this at first. The picture was great, sound was good. However it became faulty less than 3 months later. The screen would go black then turn off when trying to switch between apps. Over the past few weeks the sound keeps turning off with the audio changing to headphones despite never having used headphones with the tv. The biggest issue is the way in which amazon have handled this. They have offered a refund rather than an exchange – despite the tv being in stock, meaning i’d have to pay an extra £110 to buy the tv again as i bought this in the sale. So i’m now in the position of spending more for the same tv or having to manage with a faulty tv that is only 3 months old.
    1. -pro’s: good quality sound/audio-ambience light-cons: everything else. Decouples smart phones after every reboot. Resets location 5-6 times a week so have to rescan all channels. Raised a ticket with philips 6 months ago. Forgets router info every 2-3 months then the “basic” tv settings no longer work as it needs an internet connection to display epg?.
  3. This review is from : Philips 65PUS6753/12 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting GU10 LED Starter Kit

    -pro’s: good quality sound/audio-ambience light-cons: everything else. Decouples smart phones after every reboot. Resets location 5-6 times a week so have to rescan all channels. Raised a ticket with philips 6 months ago. Forgets router info every 2-3 months then the “basic” tv settings no longer work as it needs an internet connection to display epg?.
  4. This review is from : Philips 65PUS6753/12 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting GU10 LED Starter Kit

    I had the tv for 4 days and its broken already. There no power going to the tv. Tried all the troubleshooting i could think of myself plus what philips suggested. They are sending out a technician to fix it. Its going to take another 3 business days till they can fix it, so i’m out a tv will then. Which i know is not a lot but for a tv to break in 4 days is just outrageous.
  5. This review is from : Philips 65PUS6753/12 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with 3-sided Ambilight and Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting GU10 LED Starter Kit

    I had the tv for 4 days and its broken already. There no power going to the tv. Tried all the troubleshooting i could think of myself plus what philips suggested. They are sending out a technician to fix it. Its going to take another 3 business days till they can fix it, so i’m out a tv will then. Which i know is not a lot but for a tv to break in 4 days is just outrageous.