Rated 4 out of
This tv is solid but not pefect
So first off I have to say the picture quality is outstanding and 1080p is amazing. The black levels are good and absolutely no backlight bleeding. The white levels are good as well and colors are vivid. This tv's sound quality is okay, I just use my stereo system which is way better. Now on to the negatives, this tv has motion problems, when I watched animated content the cartoon character moved across the screen and I noticed a trail or a repeated image of the character as it moved across the screen and the so called 120hz pmr is not legit. It is fake 120hz processing, I did not notice a difference of motion when I turned on the 120 pmr setting, that is a huge disappointment. The net tv smart apps are great would be nice to have amazon instant video though. However in net tv there is no way to adjust the picture settings to your liking so that is a bummer. The media connect feature is cool but would be nice to add the feature to mirror your smartphone since these days our world revolves around them. So overall this tv is pretty solid but not perfect if you care a lot about motion of a tv then this is not the tv for you, but if you are looking for exceptional picture quality then this is the tv for you. I am returning this tv because of the motion problems. Philips please add the ability to adjust picture settings in net tv, improve the motion, and add true legit 120hz processing.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 2 out of
Abandoned software/driver updates
product /updates abandoned by manufacturer which shows lack of commitment to products and consumers
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 1 out of
The product died after 2 and a half years. I took very good care of it so there was no reason for it to die. And I paid a decent amount of money for it....Very unhappy with Phillips products. They don't last.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of
Great TV for the price!
All things considered, it's a pretty good TV for the price I paid. I was able to swap it in for my old TV in under a half hour, which includes going through the setup. Good picture quality, decent sound, and looks great when it's off too.
I only have two issues with it:
-No Hulu app? Or Amazon, etc? C'mon! Gimme that update!
-The MediaConnect computer screen sharing functionality is Windows only! The TV itself isn't Windows, it runs Linux! What about Linux and OSX? Or maybe even for mobile devices?
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 3 out of
It's ok but could be way better
I don't have cable so I use this TV for games and streaming. The WiFi connection is really weak, and it only works on 2.4ghz which becomes an issue when there's a lot of people in the same wireless channel. On a good day, I only get about 1/5 of my internet's speeds on this TV which is barely enough to stream at high def. The last software update was in the beginning 2015. Not only are there no apps, the old ones that came with the TV are in need of updates. Netflix for instance changed it's rating system, so the app on the TV doesn't show proper recommendations. The controller is hard to see. It is completely symmetrical If you're watching TV in a dark room it's hard to use; there's very little difference in the buttons. It does have nice picture and sound, that is true. However, there's a reason I bought a SMART TV, and in that sense this one is lacking.
Because of the lack of support and updates, I will be looking into a different a brand when I update my TV. This one will go into a bedrooms somewhere to be used once in a while till the apps are so outdated and stop working.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 4 out of
For the great price that I paid for this at BJ's it is a very good product. It has a great picture and is very easy to use. This is my first Philips TV and unless something changes, it will not be my last.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 4 out of
i have no sound on the digital audio output when i use the you tube app any 1 alse have this problem
Date published: 2014-05-21
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