Rated 2 out of
Great TV but the outdated apps
I would give this TV an excellent review but there is one big thing missing for a smart tv. The apps suck. I tend to be the go to friend that everybody comes to when asking what TV to buy. The fact that Phillips never updates its apps make this Tv less than great. If you are not interested in that kind of thing, then you will love it. But it really bothers me how they just seem to leave it behind. Compared to out TV makers, Phillips is not doing good. UPDATE the apps...please. The ones on there are pretty useless and very outdated.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of
This TV is Awesome. You will like this product. :)
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 4 out of
overall a good tv
good picture and wireless netflix is convenient. The remote is slow to respond and does not indicate if a command has been issued and the remote needs a very clear line of site and often fails.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 2 out of
Color resolution not very good. sorry l like the tv and have many products from The company But I am very upset of the quality of the picture. 2 the remote could be built better so we don't have to push buttons more than once and skip over movies we want
Date published: 2014-12-04
Rated 5 out of
Great tv at an awesome price would recommend it to anyone love the built in wifi
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 1 out of
very poor product didn't last working for even 3 weeks.
save your money and your time and don't buy this terrible TV. wish I could write more with details but they wouldn't post it!!! if there is 0 in rating I would choose it cause even the 1 star I put, this product doesn't deserve it.
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of
Well packed item and extremely light weight.
Beautifully designed,nice contours. Comes with Included accessories: Table top stand, Quick start guide, User Manual,\Remote control. Has the following connectivity: Rear-HDMI Arc*1, Component, Coaxial, LAN, PC(VGA)
The connectivity port at the back is shallow, convenient for easy connection of cables when mounted close to the wall.
Remote is well designed, buttons well placed & easy to use. Direct access buttons for Netflix, Vudu, YouTube & 4 app buttons, Works as direct access to user specified net apps.
On the front these have various controls like play, pause, stop, forward & rewind. Apparently these are Easy Link/HDMI CEC buttons, however they have a certain benefit which I'd never thought would be possible! I'll come to that later.
Now that I've hung the TV on the wall and I'm so anxious to turn on and test the picture quality. I feel like a little kid opening his first Christmas present! As I turn on the power button, Philips logo appears and I find myself looking at the Initial Setup screen. Auto-program for Antenna or Cable appears, I skip this step since I haven't connected to an antenna as yet. Then I'm taken to Network setup which gives you the option of choosing Wireless or Wired depending on the availability, I select Wireless(I work and live in a Hotel so I get free Wi-Fi) I'm then asked to do a little "Speed Test" after which my TV is satisfied and say I'm good to proceed. In a few minutes I'm all set. I’m then taken to the "Settings assistant" which prompts me with a question-WHICH SIDE OF THE PICTURE DO YOU PREFER?
I'm given a choice of Picture A & Picture B. I select Picture A and I'm taken through a series of pictures and each time I select Picture A because it looks more natural. In few seconds the set up is complete.
Now for the part what I've been waiting for: testing the picture..I obviously need to see an HD picture to see the potential of the TV, so I go to Netflix and randomly select a movie called Hick, It starts off a little blurry(this is normal in Netflix streaming)Then few seconds later picture becomes normal and definition start building up...and then the moment of magic arrives..The clarity, sharpness & definition of the picture is nothing like I've ever seen! It looks so natural and real that for a brief moment I forget the fact that I'm watching a movie. It's like looking right out of a window! The picture is so crisp & razor sharp that every single mole, dent, hair, facial hair, UN-shaven parts of face can be seen. There is the scene where the main character is in a car with a guy, they are driving along the countryside It feels as if you were THERE with them...the greenery, sky, the sunlight partly shining on her face...all of these reproduced with astounding clarity & detail that it's faithful to real life and not enhanced or masked (beautified) like other brands like Samsung, LG, Vizio etc. It’s just like looking closely at people’s faces with a magnifying glass so you can see every single detail. That’s how clear the picture is!
WITHOUT ANY DOUBT, NO OTHER BRAND COMES ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE KIND OF PICTURE I’M SEEING HERE!
I then try out a different setting, so I go back to Settings assistant and this time I select Picture A. This time the picture is more colorful, contrast is enhanced, black levels are raised and the picture this time looks dynamic or enhanced. It still looks great but I prefer 'Picture A' because it's natural. Basically there are plenty of picture setting options you can play around with, I haven't had the time to look into all of those It's going to take me some time to get familiar with all settings.
Next day I hook up a regular antenna and want to see how it looks on analogue cable (I watch a lot of news like CNN, Fox news) Auto tuning installs all channels...wow! Normal analogue channels looks clear and sharp too, if not hi-def. They are definitely watchable, renders almost DVD quality picture. Viewing angle is perfect from all angles, absolutely no deterioration.
Like most of you I'm not a big fan of flat screen TV sound either, obviously you cannot get home theater sound from such a thin frame. However the sound is still pretty good, super clear sound with decent bass tones. It is just fine when you watch regular analogue TV, but for movies the obvious choice would be to hook it up with a sound bar/home theater. I've connected it to Yamaha sound bar via coaxial. This set supports DTS & Dolby Digital.
Wi-Fi & Net TV:
These days almost every device comes with Net TV. I mean even if this TV didn't have it I would've brought it anyways as I'm using Chrome cast. Fortunately I have excellent Wi-fi connection where I work & live therefore I'm able to enjoy the full benefits of this TV.
As far as the performance of Net TV of this set is concerned, it is hassle free and uninterrupted as the performance of net TV is ENTIRELY dependent on the internet speed available. Unlike smart phones or PC I don't have to log in each time I switch on the set, the moment I turn it on the TV does all the work for me.
NET TV LIKE NETFLIX, YOUTUBE ETC WORKS FLAWLESSLY! (BTW I don’t need the Chrome Cast anymore)
The only drawback is that you don't see the volume control icon when using Netflix. I guess I can live with that. With Philips you never know they may come up with a software update soon.
O.K now first things first for Net TV make sure you do a connection test first.
5 Megabits per second - for HD quality
8 Megabits per second - for full HD quality
If the speed is below 5 Mb there's really no point having Net TV even if you have the best streaming devices.
WIRELESS CONNECT is another awesome feature in this TV. It works very similar to Chrome cast; I'm able to stream all YouTube videos from my Smart phone to my TV up to HD quality. Now the best part is I'm able to utilize various controls (easy link buttons) from the Philips remote like rewind, fast forward, stop & use them to control YouTube & Netflix videos. Something I’ve not seen in PCs or smart phones.
Honestly, I'm in awe of this Smart TV.
I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS KIND OF PERFORMANCE ON ANY OTHER TV.
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 5 out of
Great value and best price compared with similar models from other brands.
Date published: 2014-08-03