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Philips 49PUS6401 49 Inch 4K Ultra HD AMB Smart TV - £499.99 Argos

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Product Description/Spec Philips 49PUS6401 49 Inch 4K Ultra HD Ambilight Smart TV. Ultra HD TV with Ambilight gives up to 4x the resolution of Full HD. Enjoy movies, shows, and games from Google Pla… Read More
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Product Description/Spec
Philips 49PUS6401 49 Inch 4K Ultra HD Ambilight Smart TV.
Ultra HD TV with Ambilight gives up to 4x the resolution of Full HD. Enjoy movies, shows, and games from Google Play, YouTube and other Apps. Ambilight makes your viewing experience more immersive—by emitting a glow from two-sides of your TV. Comes with a 2 year guarantee. ITV, All 4 and 50D catch-up apps are not available.

Ultra HD, Ambilight, Android Smart TV, 2 year warranty. (This TV receives Irish channels through MPEG4 feature).

Google Play movies, Google Play games, Google Play music, Netflix, BBC iplayer, BBC news, BBC sport, Youtube, Google Cast.

Television picture quality:
LED TV Screen.
4K Ultra HD display resolution.
Screen size: 49 inches.
Motion rate 1000.
Viewing angle 176/176 degrees.
Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Connectivity:
1 SCART socket, 3 USB ports and 4 HDMI sockets.
Smart TV.
1 DVI socket.
Component video socket.
Optical connection.
Headphone socket.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Ethernet connection.
DLNA compatibility.
Open browser.
Suitable for wall mounting 400 x 200 bracket.
Sound quality:
2 channel sound system.
20 watt RMS power output.
Digital features:
Features USB recording and video playback.
Micro dimming technology improves the contrast by dimming individual sections of the TV screen.
Freeview HD digital tuner.
Quad core processor.
CI plus slot.
Additional features:
Sleep timer.
Size of TV H64.5, W110, D8cm.
Weight of TV 11kg (unpackaged).
Size of TV with stand: H67, W110, D21.3cm.
Footprint of TV 83cm.
Weight of TV with stand: 11.3kg.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
Energy efficiency information:
Energy efficiency rating: a.
On mode power consumption 87 watts.
Off mode power consumption 0.3 watt.
Annual power consumption 127kWh.
Standby power consumption 0.3 watt.
This product contains lead.
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#1
Looks good for the money' heat 8)
#2
looks decent enough, heat
#3
43" for 399, think the 49" maybe better value though.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5389465.htm

Edited By: Coolio103 on Sep 26, 2016 19:49
1 Like #4
How is Philips as a brand compared to Sony and Samsung thanks op
#5
Shame it's not compatible with More4, ITV hub, 5OD etc... and only HDR+ via HDMI/USB, not on the built-in netflix/amazon apps it seems (not sure if this is common or not?)
#6
daviebroon
Shame it's not compatible with More4, ITV hub, 5OD etc... and only HDR+ via HDMI/USB, not on the built-in netflix/amazon apps it seems (not sure if this is common or not?)
Surely it would use the Android apps for More4, ITVhub & 5OD???
#7
Looks good. Does anybody know if kodi can be installed on this direct from the app store?
#8
Decharvinator
Looks good. Does anybody know if kodi can be installed on this direct from the app store?


Yes running kodi on mine
#9
RossP_CY
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Looks good. Does anybody know if kodi can be installed on this direct from the app store?
Yes running kodi on mine
Can't find many reviews on review websites. Would you recommend it personally?
#10
Love the amber light TVs. I use to own a Philips aurea which has lighting all around and it was simply stunning. If they made the same one with a top 4K screen, I'd jump at it.
1 Like #11
You cannot just blindly buy a TV, there are many factors and it basically comes down to what you want.

I want one of those Vizio P Series TVs though, they're amazing for the money, shame they aren't sold here.
#12
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RossP_CY
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Looks good. Does anybody know if kodi can be installed on this direct from the app store?
Yes running kodi on mine
Can't find many reviews on review websites. Would you recommend it personally?


Yes, had a few issues with Android on it, but the latest update seems to have sorted it
1 Like #13
RossP_CY
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RossP_CY
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Looks good. Does anybody know if kodi can be installed on this direct from the app store?
Yes running kodi on mine
Can't find many reviews on review websites. Would you recommend it personally?
Yes, had a few issues with Android on it, but the latest update seems to have sorted it
Hows the picture quality?
1 Like #14
bulktrans
How is Philips as a brand compared to Sony and Samsung thanks op

Probably not that good depending on what you want, you have to pay for a good TV, cheap TVs are always bad.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HM7JNLU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2C7BFYPK6691Y&coliid=I191F5SQY03LPK&psc=1

These are the best budget TVs for HDR gaming and movies right now.

Only downside is the backlight, but that's all LED TVs really, you'll find some with great blacks, but they suffer on so much more.

http://uk.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x800d

That's this TV, they're the US but this is their model number.
#15
6501 is a better TV for only £100 more HDR
1 Like #16
Must say, wholeheartedly, Philips TVs are not worth a single penny of their RRP. We had the 55" version of this 4K model (or a very similar looking one) and it was atrocious. We returned it to Argos and bought a Hisense instead, best decision we could've made, for just £50 more than the original Philips and 1000% better!
#17
SkyeVincent
Must say, wholeheartedly, Philips TVs are not worth a single penny of their RRP. We had the 55" version of this 4K model (or a very similar looking one) and it was atrocious. We returned it to Argos and bought a Hisense instead, best decision we could've made, for just £50 more than the original Philips and 1000% better!


What's so bad with the tv's?
3 Likes #18
If it's the Ambilight that you're after, there's a way to reproduce the effect on any TV. Just read this, or google 'make Abilight'.
#19
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RossP_CY
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RossP_CY
Decharvinator
Looks good. Does anybody know if kodi can be installed on this direct from the app store?
Yes running kodi on mine
Can't find many reviews on review websites. Would you recommend it personally?
Yes, had a few issues with Android on it, but the latest update seems to have sorted it
Hows the picture quality?


I'm very happy with the quality. Yo be fair though, we upgraded from a 32" 720p, so the difference is like day and night. Would have loved a more expensive TV, but this does everything we need and more. Just a general opinion though, I'm by no means a TV expert!
1 Like #20
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SkyeVincent
Must say, wholeheartedly, Philips TVs are not worth a single penny of their RRP. We had the 55" version of this 4K model (or a very similar looking one) and it was atrocious. We returned it to Argos and bought a Hisense instead, best decision we could've made, for just £50 more than the original Philips and 1000% better!
What's so bad with the tv's?
Black is very grey, white is the other end of the grey-scale Ina sort of smoke colour, the frame rate isn't quite there and the picture doesn't load fully immediately, in general (IMHO) Philips TVs are a terrible purchase.
#21
RossP_CY
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RossP_CY
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RossP_CY
Decharvinator
Looks good. Does anybody know if kodi can be installed on this direct from the app store?
Yes running kodi on mine
Can't find many reviews on review websites. Would you recommend it personally?
Yes, had a few issues with Android on it, but the latest update seems to have sorted it
Hows the picture quality?


I'm very happy with the quality. Yo be fair though, we upgraded from a 32" 720p, so the difference is like day and night. Would have loved a more expensive TV, but this does everything we need and more. Just a general opinion though, I'm by no means a TV expert!


Thanks for the advice. Seeing as my 3 years old has just smashed our 48" 4K curved Samsung tv this will do nicely. We had only had it for 6 months
1 Like #22
The model above (6501) recently just got an excellent review on AVforums.

https://www.avforums.com/review/philips-6501-49pus6501-uhd-4k-hdr-tv-review.12949
#23
blanka
Love the amber light TVs. I use to own a Philips aurea which has lighting all around and it was simply stunning. If they made the same one with a top 4K screen, I'd jump at it.

Ambilight :)
4 Likes #24
I had one of these and sent it back the same day. The input lag on this is horrendous, especially when gaming.
1 Like #25
sihaworth
The model above (6501) recently just got an excellent review on AVforums. https://www.avforums.com/review/philips-6501-49pus6501-uhd-4k-hdr-tv-review.12949
Agree I'm looking at this one after being very interested in the Samsung ks7000 series and the then looked at the owners thread on avforum, problems like backs peeling off-seriously-don't see much point in spending out on premium tv's at the moment!


Edited By: Jaybeam on Sep 27, 2016 10:16: Add
2 Likes #26
SkyeVincent
Must say, wholeheartedly, Philips TVs are not worth a single penny of their RRP. We had the 55" version of this 4K model (or a very similar looking one) and it was atrocious. We returned it to Argos and bought a Hisense instead, best decision we could've made, for just £50 more than the original Philips and 1000% better!
+1
I got the 6400 and it was shocking and full of software bugs
took it back and got a Samsung
#27
This one or the 49" LG posted the other day?
2 Likes #28
ForestGrump
This one or the 49" LG posted the other day?
Personally, LG.
#29
blanka
Love the amber light TVs. I use to own a Philips aurea which has lighting all around and it was simply stunning. If they made the same one with a top 4K screen, I'd jump at it.

''Ambilight'' (for ambient light)
1 Like #30
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RossP_CY
Decharvinator
RossP_CY
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RossP_CY
Decharvinator
Looks good. Does anybody know if kodi can be installed on this direct from the app store?
Yes running kodi on mine
Can't find many reviews on review websites. Would you recommend it personally?
Yes, had a few issues with Android on it, but the latest update seems to have sorted it
Hows the picture quality?


I'm very happy with the quality. Yo be fair though, we upgraded from a 32" 720p, so the difference is like day and night. Would have loved a more expensive TV, but this does everything we need and more. Just a general opinion though, I'm by no means a TV expert!


Thanks for the advice. Seeing as my 3 years old has just smashed our 48" 4K curved Samsung tv this will do nicely. We had only had it for 6 months


Contents insurance?
2 Likes #31
OK we bought the 55" version of this on saturday from argos for £650 - we are VERY pleased. Picture is great, uniformity is great (backlit LED helps over edge I think) and the HDR is a nice extra. on XBOX One S i see no discernible lag, and ALL of the 4K picture options are ticked which is a huge bonus.

We bought this TV to replace a faulty 1080p OLED - we also looked at the hisense M3300 which was a little cheaper but opted for this and we could not be happier.

Edited By: bluejmc2005 on Sep 27, 2016 17:22: spelling
1 Like #32
Coolio103
43" for 399, think the 49" maybe better value though.http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5389465.htm

The 43PUT4900 packed up on me recently - just wouldn't power on (6 months old)
#33
Might have took a punt on this but no HDR listed, on the plus side it has 4 x hdmi :)
#34
Bully
Might have took a punt on this but no HDR listed, on the plus side it has 4 x hdmi :)
It has HDR, four modes in fact which become available when an HDR source is attached. It's very nice, but not as revolutionary as a far more expensive set would be, but nice to have nonetheles
#35
bluejmc2005
Bully
Might have took a punt on this but no HDR listed, on the plus side it has 4 x hdmi :)
It has HDR, four modes in fact which become available when an HDR source is attached. It's very nice, but not as revolutionary as a far more expensive set would be, but nice to have nonetheles

Ok thanks for the update, looks like Argos left out that important detail.Can you confirm if this is only via hdmi as a previous post mentioned not applicable to Netflix / Amazon app streaming.I had last years model briefly 6400 model but lag and random crashes made me sell it on, hoping things are improved on this model.I can see the 6501 model for sale at Currys but only difference i can see is lower power output and slightly better brightness, hard to justify the extra £100.
#36
Bully
bluejmc2005
Bully
Might have took a punt on this but no HDR listed, on the plus side it has 4 x hdmi :)
It has HDR, four modes in fact which become available when an HDR source is attached. It's very nice, but not as revolutionary as a far more expensive set would be, but nice to have nonetheles
Ok thanks for the update, looks like Argos left out that important detail.Can you confirm if this is only via hdmi as a previous post mentioned not applicable to Netflix / Amazon app streaming.I had last years model briefly 6400 model but lag and random crashes made me sell it on, hoping things are improved on this model.I can see the 6501 model for sale at Currys but only difference i can see is lower power output and slightly better brightness, hard to justify the extra £100.

It was added with a recent update :-)
4K Netflix works on native app, not tried Amazon
HDR and 4K works via HDMI and USB tried both
#37
bluejmc2005
Bully
bluejmc2005
Bully
Might have took a punt on this but no HDR listed, on the plus side it has 4 x hdmi :)
It has HDR, four modes in fact which become available when an HDR source is attached. It's very nice, but not as revolutionary as a far more expensive set would be, but nice to have nonetheles
Ok thanks for the update, looks like Argos left out that important detail.Can you confirm if this is only via hdmi as a previous post mentioned not applicable to Netflix / Amazon app streaming.I had last years model briefly 6400 model but lag and random crashes made me sell it on, hoping things are improved on this model.I can see the 6501 model for sale at Currys but only difference i can see is lower power output and slightly better brightness, hard to justify the extra £100.
It was added with a recent update :-)
4K Netflix works on native app, not tried Amazon
HDR and 4K works via HDMI and USB tried both

Thanks again and you are happy with xbox online gaming on this model? My tesco xbox one S just arrived today :)
1 Like #38
Bully
bluejmc2005
Bully
bluejmc2005
Bully
Might have took a punt on this but no HDR listed, on the plus side it has 4 x hdmi :)
It has HDR, four modes in fact which become available when an HDR source is attached. It's very nice, but not as revolutionary as a far more expensive set would be, but nice to have nonetheles
Ok thanks for the update, looks like Argos left out that important detail.Can you confirm if this is only via hdmi as a previous post mentioned not applicable to Netflix / Amazon app streaming.I had last years model briefly 6400 model but lag and random crashes made me sell it on, hoping things are improved on this model.I can see the 6501 model for sale at Currys but only difference i can see is lower power output and slightly better brightness, hard to justify the extra £100.
It was added with a recent update :-)
4K Netflix works on native app, not tried Amazon
HDR and 4K works via HDMI and USB tried both
Thanks again and you are happy with xbox online gaming on this model? My tesco xbox one S just arrived today :)
Very happy and I am fussy. Thee is an excellent review of the 6501 on avforums and after reading that I am sure this 6401 is essentially the same TV! We are very pleased, we had a £1000 budget for a TV and have just bought a new home cinema system with the change after buying this as we simply don't think we need anything else. And android on tap is cool too, plus the ace ambi light too! £650 for 55 inch with 2 year warranty - bargain.
#39
Apparently the 6501 has 16GB of memory compared with 8GB for the 6401.
Does this matter?
#40
rarelyamson
Apparently the 6501 has 16GB of memory compared with 8GB for the 6401.
Does this matter?

not for me - do you need 16gb for apps? not needed for usual apps etc

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