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

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
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 25
hdr, hd, picture quality, stunning, uhd
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I bought this to replace a 2012 Samsung ES8000 series, for its UHD capability. ... And ambilight is stunning, all TVs would benefit from this! ... My wife cannot generally distinguish between SD and HD on our Samsung but immediately noticed that even the HD picture quality on the Philips was poor in comparison. ... BBC One HD looked like Dave ja vu in SD.  ...  "
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" ...  I find the picture to be better in Monitor mode than Game mode when upscaling my 1080p Xbox, but either one is just as responsive, the input lag is absolutely not noticeable and I am massively relieved as I couldn't find much information on this pre-purchase and it's a big deal for me as I like to play some fairly twitchy games (Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 of late).  ...  "
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" ...  I was a bit skeptical about 4k havihg only ever seen it in shops where everything is maxed out to look more enticing. ... The HDR looks very nice, and has dynamic contrast settings for non HDR sources. ... 1080p films also look amazing in comparison to the 5 year old plasma that this replaced. ... The regular PS4 only outputs 1080p but it supports HDR. ... I can't compare it to any other 4k sets, but it's leaps and bounds compared to a plasma screen. ... I'd recommend it to anyone jumping from a full HD screen.  ...  "
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" ...  you needn’t worry about image retention as you would the Oled.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV has ISF calibration settings for an enhanced visual experience. ... I love the HDR Plus settings and put them on max. ... There are 4x HDMI sockets with 2 of them being 4K 60fps.  ...  "
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" ...  4k is beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  Had a 4k v without hdr which i thought was great until i bought this bad boy when 22% reduction was applied.  ...  "
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" ...  If youre looking to upgrade to a 4K television, this is the one of recommend.  ...  "
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Software Platform
 22
apps, netflix, tv, philips, itv
+86%
-14%
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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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" ...  Very nice android TV. ... The TV integrates well with google assistant and has integrated chromecast.  ...  "
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" ...  Great picture quality, android operating system allows you to use an array of apps that let you utilise the 4K even more easily.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Very happy with Android TV functionality.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Android tv is a better OS than most and has voice recognition built into the remote.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 22
picture quality, image, stunning, philips, value for money
+100%
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" ...  Picture quality is great and the Ambilight function is visually stunning, especially when watching animation films!  ...  "
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" ...  The back lights are super they seem to make the picture even clearer and they definitely make watching easier on the eyes.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is usually great, the upscaling looks good with decent source material.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The pictures are from Planet Earth 2, which looks absolutely stunning.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is brilliant ambient lighting does seem to work.  ...  "
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" ...  UHD HDR picture quality is stunning!  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is great on satellite and free view.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 17
philips, android, ambilight, hue, hub
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Really like this 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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" ...  Awesome TV with fantastic backlights.  ...  "
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" ...  This was my first ambilight tv.  ...  "
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" ...  It can even be linked (through Philips Home Hue Hub - sold separately .  ...  "
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" ...  Great tv, would definitely recommend it to anyone.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I would reccomend this TV.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Remote
 15
keyboard, control, buttons, qwerty keyboard, philips
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Remote is very good with an extended keyboard.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Nice remote with built in keyboard on back for Internet use etc .  ...  "
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" ...  The remote is also excellent with a good layout and keyboard on the rear.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote is two sided which is just amazing.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 13
tv, audio, speakers, sound bar, built
+85%
-15%
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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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" ...  Regarding the audio, I was actually pleasantly surprised by the TV's speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound not great but to be expected for a thin TV - the magnets have to go somewhere! ... - but got a sound bar plugged in so no bother there.  ...  "
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" ...  There are several music modes that react to sound or flash different colours in a pattern.  ...  "
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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  ...  "
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" ...  The ambilight interaction is brilliant, fantastic depth in colour and built in sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is ok but I will get a sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is ok . ... For listening to News .  ...  "
Color
 11
colour, blacks, colours, black levels, picture settings
+100%
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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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" ...  The blacks are good, they don't get genuinely black really quite impressively dark for an LCD.  ...  "
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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 lights are great and can be adjusted if you don't like the different colours.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic imaging, breathtaking quality and depth of 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 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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" ...  I have only tweaked picture settings a little so far (mainly dynamic contrast settings, motion settings and the like) and I am very pleased with the image quality. ... I am sure given time I may have a look at weaking some of the other picture/colour settings but as it stands now the colours seem perfectly good to me. ... I have seen some other reviews mentioning issues with contrast/black levels, but speaking for myself I am happy again.  ...  "
Price
 10
money, black friday, tv, sale, order
+100%
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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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" ...  All in all very happy with my purchase, and at just over £500 in a pre-Black Friday sale I feel the value for money is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  As It was out of stock when I Order it a £490 So had wait until new stock came in at this price .  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely would recommend for the price and unique experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth at least the £400 I paid.  ...  "
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" ...  But for the money I think its great  ...  "
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" ...  At £550.00 you can't go wrong.  ...  "
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" ...  Great at Black Friday price (sub £800) but wouldn't pay the £1K + price being offered at the moment .  ...  "
Display Clarity
 9
viewing, panels, colours, va, plasma
+78%
-22%
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" ...  I bought the 50" version to replace my 50" plasma screen. ... I was thrown back by how bright this screen is compared to my plasma. ... I can't compare it to any other 4k sets, but it's leaps and bounds compared to a plasma screen. ... I'd recommend it to anyone jumping from a full HD screen.  ...  "
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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 screen is sharp.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  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.  ...  "
Features
 8
ambilight, lights, light, led, people
+100%
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" ...  It's a lovely size, the frame is sturdy and the led lights are fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice ambilight feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally there is the ambilight feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The selling point has to be ability light.  ...  "
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" ...  Altogether, although a few issues, given the price against features it is excellent at what it does.  ...  "
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" ...  Tiny but powerful inbuilt led lights run along the top and sides of the rear of the set.  ...  "
Design
 8
looks, lights, good, say, room
+100%
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" ...  Very pleasing to the eye. ... It’s sleak, angular design looks perfect in my living room.  ...  "
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" ...  Will look at 3rd party one maybe .  ...  "
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" ...  I have a regular PS4, which looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Style is very sleek. ... All look pretty good now.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything so far look s better.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Lights look bright and metal shines reflectively.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 7
tv, set, follow, difficult, setup
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The built in Microphone and Keyboard make input easy  ...  "
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" ...  A very user friendly TV.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Its very easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  or set to follow audio .  ...  "
Setup
 6
tv, install, follow, easy, 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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" ...  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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" ...  You can’t beat a dedicated home cinema setup though.  ...  "
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" ...  Install FireDL and well the world is your oyster with this set then.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
games, movies, game, ambilight, xbox
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Apps
 6
netflix, google store, android, tv, itv
+83%
-17%
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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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" ...  Only have this TV to watch YouTube, Netflix or Vimeo and we love it.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I have not yet discovered a way to "favorite" the apps I will be using most, so there are a few steps more than I would prefer when launching them.  ...  "
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" ...  Being android based you can load almost any apps you want. ... If you’re not bothered about having all catchup apps then I’d recommend this tv and it’s cheaper that the Sony equivalent.  ...  "
Overall performance
 6
slow
+67%
-33%
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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.  ...  "
Keyboard
 4
underside, remote, nice, back, full
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 4
light, edges, around, panels, lit
+100%
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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 .  ...  "
Ports
 4
audioquest, via, tv, sky, ports
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 3
couple, set, days
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
watching, netflix, tv, love, uhd
+100%
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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
 3
fast
+33%
-67%
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" ...  really painful and the menus slow to respond.  ...  "

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