Rated 5 out of
Great TV just needs HDR update
Great tv and fantastic picture. Ideally I'd love a HDR update and then I'd definitely buy another Philips tv!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of
Great TV for the price
So, after reading a lot of mixed reviews about this TV I decided to take a chance and buy one. A lot of the reviews state that the picture is poor and the contrast is awful and the colour unnatural. Well yes this is true if you use "out of the box" settings, but i find with all TVs not just Philips ones the "out the box" settings can be horrendous and fill you with that feeling of what have i done. After a little play with the settings and turning all the picture "aids" off, I can say that I as very impressed with the picture, especially when you take in to account the price point and its a 4k display too.
I have my TV linked to a home cinema amp that handles all the equipment I have so a single HDMI cable to the TV (ARC ready too), with my amp set to allow a pass through of the signal so little to no interference on the picture from the amp too. When watching a NON HD channel the TV does a good job of not exaggerating the fact its not HD and it good picture, put on a HD channel and the TV starts to show what it has to offer, the picture is crisp and vivid, blacks are black and colours look rich and natural. When watching 4k the picture is even better, still looking natural and great detail. With gaming the games look as good as you would expect.
With audio visual equipment, a lot is personal preference and what your eye and ear likes. I wouldn't disregard this TV based on what other people think, as i wouldn't recommend to buy it based on what i think, all id say is have a look and make up your own mind. Its not going to compete with a TV that cost the earth but at this price point it was the best I looked at.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of
How do you activate the 4k? And the screen seems abit to dark...
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 1 out of
The TV intermittently goes blank as if it's searching for a signal. It's particularly bad with HDMI inputs and does it constantly and makes watching films or gaming impossible.
As others have said it cannot cope with fast moving action (I.e. football) and it's blurry.
It's a shame as on HD input it works okay but not everyone can get that signal.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 3 out of
not bad for a starter 4k tv but needs to follow other brands and add HDR
All in all not a bad TV. HD picture can sometimes be a little frantic on the edges but mainly on live broadcasts. 4K content looks stunning but i feel now anyone that purchased this TV has now being left behind with the rise of HDR. A few other companies have added HDR via a software update. both high end brands and also budget brands. if Philips could add HDR to this TV it would feel a more complete package.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of
Great start for first large screen 4k TV on a budget
When we first brought this TV home, me and my partner said (repeatedly) "it's so big!!" "WOW" and "IT'S SO CLEAR" amongst other things... We tested it with a few games both on our xbox 360 and ps4 and watched an episode of something on netflix followed by connecting up my laptop. Haven't yet tried connecting up to a tv aerial as we hadn't done so with the previous tv anyway, (which was only a 24inch) We were waiting for quite some time for a TV to come up that both met our needs and our budget at the same time so while it doesn't seem to come with Smart TV or free view, it's perfect for us to play our games and watch films when we please, we can look into connecting it for TV purposes at a later time if that ever comes up. Amazing picture quality and the sound from the speakers has good bass and an almost surround sound feel, I'll be looking into a soundbar just for extra effect on my next purchase! When I walk into my living-room I feel like it's a true part of the room with it's edgy design and it does actually look like it's floating!
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 4 out of
Good overall on HD, not so good on SD
Overall a very good TV, but you will need to play with the picture settings to get it right but before you do that make sure you download the update fron phillips. Without the update the hdmi do not work properly and you wont be able to use the wifi dongle.
-Sound is very good for a flat. as I am sure you know most flats sound tinny. This one doesn't. Sure its not as good as having a decent sound bar but it seems better than other flats I have heard and not tinny.
-WIFI dongle is so you can access freeview channels streamed online. There are not many and I doupt you will miss the ones there are.
-HD Upscaling. It upscales to the HD ultra but to be honest its no better than a normal full HD in my opinion.
-SD Upscaling. It does not do this well. I found some pixelation and slight bluring when watching SD channels.
Also I found when watching the HD channels it will go blank for a split second. Its like its re-tineing the channel. Its no 2 secs as some people have said, maybe 1/2 to 1 sec on mine.
Only other fault I find is the menu system, its just not very good. I am used to an LG so maybe its just me.
Netflix looks good.
Tip: Play around with the picture settings and enhacements to see what works. Some are deep in the menu settings and are a pain to find. I had to turn the colour enhancement down.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 4 out of
when you first set up this tv and scan for channels you dont find any hd channels.
searching online you find other people saying you need to update the firmware to the latest version which will enable uk hd channels and allow the wifi dongle to actually work.
In the settings of the tv there is an update section. it says put a usb stick into the tv and it will put all the details of your tv onto the stick so you can put the stick in a pc and it will auto download the correct firmware for you.
you put the stick in your pc and it does not find your firmware it just take you to philips website.
so you you search manually and find
from here you find instuctions of how to download and upgrade the firmware.
once youve done all that your good to go.
the picture is good, the sound good and i like the tv.
there is however a bug that i and many other users report where the screen will go black and you loose sound for around a second this happens at random times. i suspect a further firmware update is needed.
all this fiddling about with firmware was easy for me but i suspect many people will find if very confusing and end up returning the tv saying it is faulty
Date published: 2016-01-10