Last Updated: 15 Jul 2019

Philips 55PUS7303 12 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV with HDR Plus and Ambilight 3 sided Dark Silver 2018 2019 Model

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2019
7.9
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Software Platform
 53
tv, apps, philips, netflix, smart
+79%
-21%
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" ...  The remote is solid and also requires updates itself as it runs the Google voice assistant.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV has ISF calibration settings for an enhanced visual experience. ... Philips TVs always get better with time as firmware updates are released.  ...  "
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" ...  The UI is now Android and super snappy and the build quality of the remote is very high compared to cheaper versions in the Philips range. ... The Amblight+hue integration actually works unlike cheaper models.  ...  "
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" ...  4 Stars for use, it taken awhile to get used to the Android 7.0 software, mostly connection my AV receiver up. ... Android OS - I gotten used to it now and I really like it, Netflix is amazing UHD 4k HDR, Amazon Prime no HDR :(  ...  "
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" ...  Only have this TV to watch YouTube, Netflix or Vimeo and we love it. ... I like the fact, that's an Android TV, it connects seamlessly with my mobile, I'm even able to play films taken by my phone camera or from other source.  ...  "
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" ...  We wanted android as we like the UI and flexibility of the software.  ...  "
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" ...  Also it's fully function Android, sky you should be able to get your pass running.  ...  "
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" ...  If you’re like us and mostly consume your content via Amazon/Netflix everything looks next level.  ...  "
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Picture Quality
 49
picture quality, quality, sound, tv, image
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I can never really tell much of a difference between any high end tv picture quality, but the lighting effect is something only the Philips product offers.  ...  "
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" ...  Upon starting up I noticed the advances in picture quality, sound, connectivity, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Great picture and sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture set up can be very complicated but if you concentrate on contrast, colour and brightness you end up with a great picture, not OLED but pretty close.  ...  "
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" ...  Great picture, love the lighting behind TV, I have to say for the reduced price I love it  ...  "
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" ...  Picture and sound quality are fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is good but what you receive from Freeview is not going to be enough for the tv so you have blurry even the hd channel quality is not perfect because of the poor quality of Freeview signal.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality really is good, some reviews mention the display lacks colour depth - I don't see it personally, sure compared to a Super AMOLED it doesn't pop, but then again the colour representation is realistic and accurate.  ...  "
Resolution
 42
tv, hdr, hd, picture, picture quality
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Onto the picture quality, this is my very first 4k tv so naturally i think its incredible, watching Youtube or Netflix shows in 4k is a delighful experience, the colours really pop and the clarity is wonderful. ... I wont use wifi since streaming 4k over wifi is spotty at best.  ...  "
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" ...  Ps4 pro for hdr games and 4k netflix/prime content.  ...  "
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" ...  I found it easy to hook up an antenna, the TV found required channels, integrated TV guide worked. ... On HD I felt blacks were blacker, whites held better in fast scenes, while ghosting/artefacts a rarity (or perhaps the fault of the medium, not the TV). ... If you do have access to an ultra HD channel, you are in for a treat! ... In fact, given the true quality of the ultra HD picture on this TV, if you can afford it, go for as big as you can.  ...  "
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" ...  Vibrant, true to life colours combined with a sharp image makes watching any HD or UHD content a pleasure.  ...  "
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" ...  The 4K UHD demo looks fantastic however watching 4K UHD programmes / movies do not match the brilliance of the demo.  ...  "
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" ...  The main caveats are still really with 4k itself. ... On Netflix when you get a 4K/HDR source the quality is undeniable. ... Regular 1080p images still look lovely.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all the TV is brilliant and I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of purchasing a 4K TV!  ...  "
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" ...  4k is beautiful.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 28
android, ambilight, hue, philips, using
+89%
-11%
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" ...  In a nutshell, this is a computer with a TV on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Having a comprehensive built in book for complete guidance on all matters I discovered a help line phone number for support. ... This is a great TV.  ...  "
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" ...  The TV was straight forward enough to set up, and after choosing to connect to Philips servers the TV notified me of an available update.  ...  "
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" ...  It helps to set up your 'network' on the TV so it works across wireless devices, including Google Home, Alexa, etc. ... There are multiple options to do this with the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  All out clients are standard FireTV, XBox One S and an old (2011) Mac Mini. ... Best TV bought to data @419 Cybermonday  ...  "
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" ...  It allows easy casting from other devices.  ...  "
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" ...  It's an Android TV so you will be able to play around here and there. ... I've had no issues connecting my consoles and PC.  ...  "
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" ...  Great tv, would definitely recommend it to anyone.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 27
speakers, tv, picture, audio, sound bar
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Audio is pretty good too and various modes are on offer. ... You can even set the lights to follow music so your room becomes a disco/nightclub.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic picture, good sound absolutely nothing I can complain about, I gave four stars on ease of use simply because there are many functions I need get upto speed on, would I recommend this T. V. Yes  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is ok but I will get a sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  The ambilight interaction is brilliant, fantastic depth in colour and built in sound.  ...  "
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" ...  or set to follow audio .  ...  "
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" ...  The builtin speakers are actually fairly decent, not mind blowing but vastly better than other speakers i've heard on tvs, will eventually upgrade to a sound bar but for now they do the job rather well.  ...  "
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" ...  I give the TV 3 starts for sound but the truth is I dont use the TV audio I got an AV receiver connected up.  ...  "
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" ...  •Sound quality - This doesn’t effect me as I use external speakers but the built-in speakers sound hollow ... i’d reccomend a sound bar if you’re purchasing this TV  ...  "
Remote
 26
keyboard, control, tv, nice, back
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Has a keypad behind the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote control is very good, it has the built-in microphone so you can control the tv via Google Assistant and it has a full qwerty keyboard on the back so it's great when you have to type in searches, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Really like this TV, connected to the Sky Q box we don't use the TV remote  ...  "
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" ...  Or ask the remote to do the same.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus, the remote is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  The UI is now Android and super snappy and the build quality of the remote is very high compared to cheaper versions in the Philips range.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote is nice and flipping it over reveals a qwerty keyboard which is a nice addition.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote again, love or hate, voice remote is excellent, the qwerty keyboard on the reverse seems very much like an after thought.  ...  "
Price
 25
tv, money, black friday, value, sale
+100%
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" ...  I paid £419 for this, which is far less than the asking price of £600.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product at a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely would recommend for the price and unique experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Great TV for the price. ... I bought this in the sale price of £450. ... One thing worth mentioning  ...  "
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" ...  At £400 it was kind of a no brainer. ... For the price I can live with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Great at Black Friday price (sub £800) but wouldn't pay the £1K + price being offered at the moment .  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing value for money.  ...  "
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" ...  excellent tv for the price, especially with the anbilight  ...  "
Display Clarity
 21
tv, picture, panel, viewing, display
+67%
-33%
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" ...  the responsiveness of the ambilight is very quick and sharp matching the picture on the screen perfectly whereas the hue bulbs are slow to react and don't really match the colours as well as the ambilight does.  ...  "
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" ...  In short, Direct Lit LED panels have the screen lights behind and across the entire screen . ... As opposed to the cheaper and far more common Edge Lit panels of today where the screen is Lit from lights around the edges . ... The fact it’s a VA panel also means that again, the contrasts are far superior to an IPS panel which are far more common. ... And because it’s LED/LCD . ... Set to “follow video” and they immediately and in real time analise what’s on screen (closest to the edges) and they paint that particular shade of colour on the wall behind. ... It actually enhances the viewing experience and removes the limitations of the screen size by extending the visual experience around the TV whilst acting as bias lighting to reduce eye strain.  ...  "
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" ...  TV looks great, ambilight adds a lot of immersion, making screen feel bigger than it is  ...  "
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" ...  First up the screen has a nice Black to with little light bleed. ... Driven from what on seven it does a fabulous light show to mirror what is on screen.  ...  "
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" ...  This UHDTV has a direct lit VA screen which delivers a superior contrast at the cost of viewing angles. ... You can’t go wrong with this screen and the colours are so vivid. ... You won’t be disappointed and will love this screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is great and has made a difference to us going from an old 39" LG to this.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is fantastic with great colours and response times. ... I've added a few Phillips Hue lights around the room and these correspond perfectly to the ambient lights at the back of the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The blacks are good, they don't get genuinely black really quite impressively dark for an LCD.  ...  "
Color
 19
colours, colour, blacks, picture, image
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The picture quality really is good, some reviews mention the display lacks colour depth - I don't see it personally, sure compared to a Super AMOLED it doesn't pop, but then again the colour representation is realistic and accurate. ... Colours are represented clearly and accurately even reflecting the briefest appearance of on screen menu but genuinely this is evolutionary rather than revolutionary.  ...  "
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" ...  The P5 chip really makes a difference with better colours, upscaling, motion, contrast and sharpness. ... The blacks are truly black and very impressive, even in the dark. ... You can’t go wrong with this screen and the colours are so vivid.  ...  "
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" ...  Colours are great when calibrated.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic imaging, breathtaking quality and depth of colour.  ...  "
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" ...  this means you get far superior blacks and conformity of image. ... or set to a single steady colour .  ...  "
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" ...  Not to mention motion processing, colour reproduction and contrast as good as if not better than more expensive models.  ...  "
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" ...  The blacks are good, they don't get genuinely black really quite impressively dark for an LCD.  ...  "
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" ...  The pictures are from Planet Earth 2, which looks absolutely stunning.  ...  "
Features
 18
light, features, ambilight, lights, led
+100%
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" ...  It's a lovely size, the frame is sturdy and the led lights are fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  The smart features are great and there are TVs with better features but for the price this is a brilliant TV and the built in Chromecast and Ambilight really set it apart.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally there is the ambilight feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The ambient light is a great touch and really adds to the experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice ambilight feature.  ...  "
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" ...  For the cost it gives you a lot of features and is good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The built in software / smart features are great.  ...  "
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" ...  The selling point has to be ability light.  ...  "
Apps
 16
tv, android, netflix, smart, remote
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Not a bad processor either and it's fairly fast when operating apps and other features.  ...  "
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" ...  It's got an excellent range of apps so it is really good for doubling up as a music player with Spotify and the likes. ... Currently started looking for a way to close background apps on the TV's OS to allow it to run smoother but haven't found it yet!  ...  "
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" ...  The android smart features on the TV I feel are the best ones on the market, especially as you can download apps to the TV from Google Store such as VLC player to watch movies/shows stored on an external hard drive plugged in via USB.  ...  "
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" ...  The integrated smart features and android is so much more convenient  ...  "
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" ...  Android cost a bit more compared to other version however its the whole point i wanted android so you can download anything from google play. ... Netflix button is very handy you can also download Amazon app etc.  ...  "
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" ...  It also has the ability to download games from the google store and you can download apk files from google so with a ps4 bluetooth controller I was able to play GTA San Andreas directly off the TV with no console, something no other TV can do.  ...  "
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" ...  The settings on the tv are extensive and easy to reach whatever app you are in which is a bonus, i find myself constantly adjusting the picture settings depending on what im watching/ the brightness of the room.  ...  "
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" ...  Only have this TV to watch YouTube, Netflix or Vimeo and we love it.  ...  "
Setup
 11
easy, tv, install, follow, minutes
+100%
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" ...  It took a few minutes to download and install it but it was perfectly straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and wire up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to fit using pre installed VESA bolt holes and was on the bracket within minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to say, once setup properly, it does look amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this the other day, easy to setup, Put Kodi on it really easy, amibilight I must admit I thought was a gimmick but I can'#t see myself buying another TV without it.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup out of the box but got a lot of static while unboxing.  ...  "
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" ...  If not, check the TV demo function  ...  "
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" ...  You can’t beat a dedicated home cinema setup though.  ...  "
Ports
 11
tv, usb, hdmi ports, saying, picture
+55%
-45%
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" ...  (you can add to the effect plugging usb lighting rigs into the 2 available slots on the TV)  ...  "
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" ...  After a minor tweek and realising that only 2 of the hdmi ports support hdr I'm very happy with the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is very good and there are plenty of ports for all types of media outlets.  ...  "
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" ...  The User interface is a little sluggish but capable enough and I had no issues connecting via ARC to a receiver and to DLNA sources.  ...  "
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" ...  All out clients are standard FireTV, XBox One S and an old (2011) Mac Mini.  ...  "
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" ...  I strongly recommend an AudioQuest Pearl HDMI cable at least. ... There’s also 2x USB, Component, Composite, Ethernet & Optical.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 10
tv, setup, set, follow, difficult
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Very easy to set up and wire up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup out of the box but got a lot of static while unboxing.  ...  "
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" ...  or set to follow audio .  ...  "
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" ...  It allows easy casting from other devices.  ...  "
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" ...  A very user friendly TV.  ...  "
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" ...  The built in Microphone and Keyboard make input easy  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this the other day, easy to setup, Put Kodi on it really easy, amibilight I must admit I thought was a gimmick but I can'#t see myself buying another TV without it.  ...  "
Design
 10
looks, lights, good, say, room
+100%
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" ...  Lights look bright and metal shines reflectively.  ...  "
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" ...  Style is very sleek. ... All look pretty good now.  ...  "
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" ...  does it look good - absolutely, is it impressive - for sure, can I honestly say it improves the overall experience - not yet.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything so far look s better.  ...  "
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" ...  The back lighting is beautiful .  ...  "
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" ...  Out of the box it looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Will look at 3rd party one maybe .  ...  "
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" ...  I have a regular PS4, which looks great.  ...  "
Gaming
 8
games, movies, game, ambilight, xbox
+100%
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" ...  The ambilight is a really nice touch and it makes any movie or gaming night into something to remember.  ...  "
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" ...  The ambilight is great it really does enhance your viewing especially for movies and games.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my gaming room and boy oh boy was it worth it!  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't played many games on it yet, but Red Dead Redemption 2 is crystal clear on this TV. ... Especially for games.  ...  "
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" ...  XBox S switches to BE and looks fab  ...  "
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" ...  It great for web Surfing .  ...  "
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" ...  This is a fantastic TV for gaming and the Ambilight really brings out the action, especially in FPS games like Halo 5. ... There’s a special Ambilight game setting too to make the lights react even faster.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 8
weeks, error, couple, tv, set
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Had it 6 months now and it's never let me down on any aspect.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for £409 (43" model) around 4 weeks ago.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this TV for a couple of months now and overall I’m impressed with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had the 50" model for a couple of days now.  ...  "
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" ...  ***Editing after a couple of weeks more use.  ...  "
Overall performance
 8
slow
+63%
-38%
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" ...  The P5 chip offers excellent performance.  ...  "
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" ...  The interface seems good to me, fast with little or no lag.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fast and responsive with the std fire stick.  ...  "
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" ...  It great for web Surfing .  ...  "
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" ...  Fast processor certainly compared to the Sony Android I have.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 6
light, edges, around, vertical, tv
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The screen is sharp.  ...  "
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" ...  Driven from what on seven it does a fabulous light show to mirror what is on screen.  ...  "
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" ...  You won’t be disappointed and will love this screen.  ...  "
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" ...  As opposed to the cheaper and far more common Edge Lit panels of today where the screen is Lit from lights around the edges .  ...  "
Keyboard
 5
remote, underside, nice, back, full
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The remote of the tv has a keyboard on the back of it which was a very nice addition and making typing a much better experience.  ...  "
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" ...  The built in Microphone and Keyboard make input easy  ...  "
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" ...  Nice remote with built in keyboard on back for Internet use etc .  ...  "
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" ...  It has a full query keyboard on the underside to save time inputting information.  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
ambilight
+100%
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" ...  Bought for £450 in warehouse deal.  ...  "
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" ...  AMAZON FIRESTICK ETC .  ...  "
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" ...  By An post . ... The Amazon Customer care was excellent .  ...  "
Controls
 4
would, uniformity, panel, menu
-100%
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" ...  The live pause barely works.  ...  "
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" ...  This control only worked when it wanted to.  ...  "
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" ...  The buttons appear to lack accuracy as buttons will require more than one press for it to be registered by the tv properly.  ...  "
Capacity
 4
looks, ambilight
+100%
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" ...  I bought the 43in model for £400 for my smallish living room and the size is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Friends and family that have been over also say the same. ... We will definitely be expanding with a couple of extra small lights around the room.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s sleak, angular design looks perfect in my living room.  ...  "
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" ...  The ambilight is highly recommended at it adds immersion especially in a darkened room  ...  "
Firmware
 4
tv, philips, day, android tv
+25%
-75%
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" ...  The TV updated itself the first day I had it to the newest firmware but no further updates have come, and issues are still prevalent to this day.  ...  "
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" ...  Android TV crashes often even after installing the latest firmware update.  ...  "
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" ...  I have updated the software but the issues still persists.  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
watching, netflix, tv, love, uhd
+100%
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" ...  Or you can go onto YouTube and there are some videos on how to adjust it to your liking.  ...  "
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" ...  Only have this TV to watch YouTube, Netflix or Vimeo and we love it.  ...  "
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" ...  watching a TV without it .  ...  "
Lagging
 4
unresponsive, ui, fast
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  2) Unresponsive and weird UI behaviour ... (kind of like real life with my missus but anyway, a reboot fixed it)  ...  "
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" ...  really painful and the menus slow to respond.  ...  "
Device Stand
 4
tv
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I put this TV on a wall bracket that sits in the corner of my room. ... Easy to fit using pre installed VESA bolt holes and was on the bracket within minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Wall mounted replaced a 5yo Samsung 40" no probs.  ...  "
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" ...  It genuinely seems an incredible purchase, especially when compared to other TV's I was looking at in the same price bracket.  ...  "
Returns
 4
amazon, quality, live
-100%
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" ...  I returned mine for a refund. ... Amazon made me to organise the return myself and pay for it in advance but I was fully reimbursed later.  ...  "
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" ...  considering returning it due to false advertising.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish I didn't cos I'm in the hassle of returning it now.  ...  "
Wifi
 3
4k
+100%
comment
" ...  We have ours connected to WiFi and have had no issues with drop outs or buffering but I suppose that depends on your internet connection.  ...  "
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" ...  I wont use wifi since streaming 4k over wifi is spotty at best.  ...  "
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" ...  Connects well via Wi-Fi .  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
-100%
comment
" ...  This TV is an absolute mess  ...  "
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" ...  what a mess.  ...  "

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