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Philips 55PUS6401 55 Inch Smart 4k TV Ultra HD TV with HDR with TV10 code £449.10 Argos

£449.10 @ Argos
This was a great deal a week ago at £521.10. This is now £449.10 with code TV10. £499 without code. This only runs until Saturday though so get in quick! Ultra HD HDR TV gives up to 4x the resoluti… Read More
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This was a great deal a week ago at £521.10. This is now £449.10 with code TV10. £499 without code. This only runs until Saturday though so get in quick!

Ultra HD HDR TV 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.

Ambilight technology is unique to philips and provides an immersive viewing experience. You can adjust the style depending on your needs. This philips tv recieves irish channels in ireland through the mpeg 4 feature.

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

Television picture quality:

LED TV Screen.

4K Ultra HD display resolution.

Screen size: 55 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 H72.5, W124, D8.5cm.

Weight of TV 16kg (unpackaged).

Size of TV with stand: H78, W124, D23.2cm.

Footprint of TV 83cm.

Weight of TV with stand: 16.3kg.

Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

Energy efficiency information:

Energy efficiency rating: a.

On mode power consumption 91 watts.

Off mode power consumption 0.3 watt.

Annual power consumption 133kWh.

Standby power consumption 0.3 watt.

This product contains lead.

£4.49 TopCashBack or £4.53 if having delivered.
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Justsuperman
misterleoni
Justsuperman
EndlessWaves
kpmatthews
Will this be a Vestel TV?

No. TP Vision, who run the Philips TV brand, are a display company. They also make AOC monitors.

TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?

Plenty of people still have DVD players or older consoles that get used on a regular basis and don't have an HDMI output.

kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!

This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.

The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.

OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.


I have a LG B6 and it **** on anything I've seen picture quality wise OLED is the way forward and it's actually true 10 bit HDR not all these fake 8 bits HDR panels that are around plus you can't beat the pixel responsiveness of oleds and the blacks.


Good luck buying a 55" OLED for £450.


True, but I would save that £450 and save money weekly and save for a much better tv that will last a lot longer and future proof yourself a little longer.


fine, do that. I wouldn't spend money on an OLED as it stands, and how much future proofing can you ever get from a TV? Buy this now for 3 years, sell for £100, buy a 55" OLED in three years for £460. Much more sensible in my opinion.

Talking of OLED as 'future proofing' is potentially flawed anyway, since the organic subpixels in OLED TVs deteriorate significantly faster than the LED lamps in these TVs. So in six years' time - assuming the rest of the hardware still works - an LED TV will have lost very little brightness where an OLED panel will be discernibly dimmer. Not to mention the likelihood of patchy 'ghost' artefacts from the more accelerated blue subpixel deterioration in OLED panels. There is no way to make them last longer as they are organic compounds, so manufacturers try to lessen the effect by having the display move imperceptibly. Over time you'll still get a build up of patchy screen ghosting either way.


OLED panels look great, but they are astronomically more expensive and certainly don't count as 'future proofing' in my book, for the reasons outlined - on top of the fact that prices will plummet a lot faster than LEDs at some point. It still makes sense to buy a TV like this.

Edited By: misterleoni on Mar 10, 2017 13:51: Error
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Connected my N64 up using SCART the other day to my HDR Panasonic. Works well. Thanks SCART.
5 Likes
kpmatthews
Will this be a Vestel TV?

No. TP Vision, who run the Philips TV brand, are a display company. They also make AOC monitors.

TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?

Plenty of people still have DVD players or older consoles that get used on a regular basis and don't have an HDMI output.

kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!

This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.

The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.

OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.

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#1
Will this be a Vestel TV?
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Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.

COLD from me for having a SCART socket.

Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?

Edited By: TheBiker on Mar 10, 2017 10:22: Extra Info
1 Like #3
Can't recommend this TV enough. Have the 49" version when that was on sale 6 months back. The ambilight may sound like a gimmick, but it's really immersive. Added bonus it'll sync with any Hue lights you have in your home.
1 Like #4
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!
1 Like #5
kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!

get it delivered with argos, think sameday delivery is around £3, then you can send it back if you don't like it.
#8
The 49" version is also on sale @£360 using TV10

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5288906
#9
Does anyone know how much RAM is in this set? Have tried to Google for the information but no luck. It's mainly so I have an idea of how well it'd perform in terms of apps etc. Thanks!

Edited By: HellRazer on Mar 10, 2017 10:57: Poor typing!
1 Like #10
rickinyorkshire
Seen that, its at the price point of £750 though so i'd say they would review it very differently at £450
5 Likes #11
kpmatthews
Will this be a Vestel TV?

No. TP Vision, who run the Philips TV brand, are a display company. They also make AOC monitors.

TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?

Plenty of people still have DVD players or older consoles that get used on a regular basis and don't have an HDMI output.

kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!

This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.

The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.

OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.
#12
EndlessWaves
kpmatthews
Will this be a Vestel TV?
No. TP Vision, who run the Philips TV brand, are a display company. They also make AOC monitors.
TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?
Plenty of people still have DVD players or older consoles that get used on a regular basis and don't have an HDMI output.
kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!
This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.
The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.
OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.

So a 10 bit HDR is what I am looking for then? I do a bit of gaming but I could buy this tv and a ps4 pro and have change rather than a KS7000 lol. Think I might hold out...
#13
does the TV10 code work in store?
#16
EndlessWaves
by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.

EndlessWaves
kpmatthews
Will this be a Vestel TV?
No. TP Vision, who run the Philips TV brand, are a display company. They also make AOC monitors.
TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?
Plenty of people still have DVD players or older consoles that get used on a regular basis and don't have an HDMI output.
kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!
This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.
The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.
OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.


Are you for real SCART is dead, its not even HD let alone 4K. Why have a 4K TV with a non HD SCART Socket. Makes the supposed 4K TV a bit of a cliche with a non HD old fashioned SCART.

Surely everyones SCART connected VHS has died by now.....



Edited By: TheBiker on Mar 10, 2017 11:39
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Listing has been updated, it wasn't that price earlier ;)
#18
great deal

Philips TV's been good to me 10 years, still going strong

whereas have a panasonics, board gone, then the switch, all within 3 years
#19
The 49" for £360 is mighty tempting as well
1 Like #20
TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.

COLD from me for having a SCART socket.

Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?


perhaps your special k? X)
1 Like #21
TAT.
2 Likes #22
Picture reviews are dire on this set plus has a laggy interface not the best set,The HDR is misleading as it can accept a HDR signal.but cant process it but for a cheap 55 inch some people will ignore that as you wont get that feature unless ur willing to shell out a lot more


Edited By: kaiser051 on Mar 10, 2017 11:52
2 Likes #23
TheBiker
Are you for real SCART is dead, its not even HD let alone 4K. Why have a 4K TV with a non HD SCART Socket. Makes the supposed 4K TV a bit of a cliche with a non HD old fashioned SCART.
Surely everyones SCART connected VHS has died by now.....

You're mental.

I bet all them supposedly 4K tellys have analogue tuners in them too. What a cliche.
#24
This review on the 6401 series suggests the TV is HDR following a recent firmware update

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/tvs-entertainment/tvs/1404730/philips-6400-series-43pus640112-review/page/0/1
2 Likes #25
kaiser051
Picture reviews are dire on this set plus has a laggy interface not the best set,The HDR is misleading as it can accept a HDR signal.but cant process it but for a cheap 55 inch some people will ignore that as you wont get that feature unless ur willing to shell out a lot more



don't care about picture reviews - bunch of nerds waving willies. bought the 49" version myself on a whim about six months back and the picture is fantastic to my eyes. Maybe I should chuck it in the bin though, since the reviews are so dire...

Going to order this for downstairs.
2 Likes #26
sneakybifta
TheBiker
Are you for real SCART is dead, its not even HD let alone 4K. Why have a 4K TV with a non HD SCART Socket. Makes the supposed 4K TV a bit of a cliche with a non HD old fashioned SCART.
Surely everyones SCART connected VHS has died by now.....
You're mental.
I bet all them supposedly 4K tellys have analogue tuners in them too. What a cliche.

Yeah too many cliches for me. Not a SCART connection in the house, all HDMI. VHS went to the dump years ago.

WHY would anyone want a 4K TV with a SCART connection. Beggars belief IMHO.

MOST people would want a Blu-Ray player that supports 4K through HDMI.


Edited By: TheBiker on Mar 10, 2017 12:24: MENTAL
1 Like #27
EndlessWaves
kpmatthews
Will this be a Vestel TV?

No. TP Vision, who run the Philips TV brand, are a display company. They also make AOC monitors.

TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?

Plenty of people still have DVD players or older consoles that get used on a regular basis and don't have an HDMI output.

kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!

This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.

The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.

OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.


I have a LG B6 and it **** on anything I've seen picture quality wise OLED is the way forward and it's actually true 10 bit HDR not all these fake 8 bits HDR panels that are around plus you can't beat the pixel responsiveness of oleds and the blacks.
2 Likes #28
TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?

Really? You sir/madam are ridiculous.
#29
I have th 49inch version of this TV which i bought in the black Friday deals and i am well impressed for the money i paid. If you want a decent Android TV with HDR and 4k without spending a fortune, go for it. People comparing the picture to an OLED saying that theyre better.. Yeah no **** Sherlock! Find an OLED for the same price then come back. Idiots.
3 Likes #30
rickinyorkshire
This review on the 6401 series suggests the TV is HDR following a recent firmware updatehttp://www.expertreviews.co.uk/tvs-entertainment/tvs/1404730/philips-6400-series-43pus640112-review/page/0/1

I own the 55PUS6401 and I can confirm my Xbox One S recognises the TV as HDR 10 and my NVIDIA Shield TV shows it supports 10-bit and 12-bit Rec.2020. The TV changes to HDR mode when it receives a HDR input. It's not a huge difference to SDR due to being only 350nits, however there is a difference. I've not had it long so only tried an episode of The Grand Tour and the first few minutes of Hacksaw Ridge in 4K HDR but both look very good. 1080P material also looks good.

Having previously owned Plasma I don't think any LCD TV's are good enough so I've bought this cheap TV to put me on until OLED is more developed and affordable.

The Ambilight on this TV is a nice feature and does help with perceived black levels when used in either colour changing mode or just as a D65 bias light.

I've not seen any reviews saying the picture is dire but I would be interested to read them.

I've seen conflicting information regarding whether the panel is 10 bit or not as information I found from a Philips press event states that it is.

I also haven't noticed any issues with lag using the TV interface and have read a review of the 6501 which uses the same quad core processor commenting on how nippy it is. According to the Philips support forums an update to android 6 is also imminent.
1 Like #31
Justsuperman
EndlessWaves
kpmatthews
Will this be a Vestel TV?

No. TP Vision, who run the Philips TV brand, are a display company. They also make AOC monitors.

TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?

Plenty of people still have DVD players or older consoles that get used on a regular basis and don't have an HDMI output.

kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!

This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.

The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.

OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.


I have a LG B6 and it **** on anything I've seen picture quality wise OLED is the way forward and it's actually true 10 bit HDR not all these fake 8 bits HDR panels that are around plus you can't beat the pixel responsiveness of oleds and the blacks.


Good luck buying a 55" OLED for £450.
#32
misterleoni
Justsuperman
EndlessWaves
kpmatthews
Will this be a Vestel TV?

No. TP Vision, who run the Philips TV brand, are a display company. They also make AOC monitors.

TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?

Plenty of people still have DVD players or older consoles that get used on a regular basis and don't have an HDMI output.

kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!

This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.

The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.

OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.


I have a LG B6 and it **** on anything I've seen picture quality wise OLED is the way forward and it's actually true 10 bit HDR not all these fake 8 bits HDR panels that are around plus you can't beat the pixel responsiveness of oleds and the blacks.


Good luck buying a 55" OLED for £450.


True, but I would save that £450 and save money weekly and save for a much better tv that will last a lot longer and future proof yourself a little longer.
1 Like #33
If it's the android one it Runs Kodi well.. that's a bonus
11 Likes #34
Justsuperman
misterleoni
Justsuperman
EndlessWaves
kpmatthews
Will this be a Vestel TV?

No. TP Vision, who run the Philips TV brand, are a display company. They also make AOC monitors.

TheBiker
Whats with the SCART socket, most people won't know what a SCART socket is let alone ever need one.
COLD from me for having a SCART socket.
Perhaps its a special 4K SCART socket?

Plenty of people still have DVD players or older consoles that get used on a regular basis and don't have an HDMI output.

kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!

This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.

The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.

OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.


I have a LG B6 and it **** on anything I've seen picture quality wise OLED is the way forward and it's actually true 10 bit HDR not all these fake 8 bits HDR panels that are around plus you can't beat the pixel responsiveness of oleds and the blacks.


Good luck buying a 55" OLED for £450.


True, but I would save that £450 and save money weekly and save for a much better tv that will last a lot longer and future proof yourself a little longer.


fine, do that. I wouldn't spend money on an OLED as it stands, and how much future proofing can you ever get from a TV? Buy this now for 3 years, sell for £100, buy a 55" OLED in three years for £460. Much more sensible in my opinion.

Talking of OLED as 'future proofing' is potentially flawed anyway, since the organic subpixels in OLED TVs deteriorate significantly faster than the LED lamps in these TVs. So in six years' time - assuming the rest of the hardware still works - an LED TV will have lost very little brightness where an OLED panel will be discernibly dimmer. Not to mention the likelihood of patchy 'ghost' artefacts from the more accelerated blue subpixel deterioration in OLED panels. There is no way to make them last longer as they are organic compounds, so manufacturers try to lessen the effect by having the display move imperceptibly. Over time you'll still get a build up of patchy screen ghosting either way.


OLED panels look great, but they are astronomically more expensive and certainly don't count as 'future proofing' in my book, for the reasons outlined - on top of the fact that prices will plummet a lot faster than LEDs at some point. It still makes sense to buy a TV like this.

Edited By: misterleoni on Mar 10, 2017 13:51: Error
1 Like #35
My Son has the 49 inch version, can confirm it has HDR, displays logo when connected to PS4 pro.Excellent set, only small gripe is the stand, seems to be the fashion last while for this type of stand, so careful measurement needed as legs cannot be adjusted.
1 Like #36
Bully
My Son has the 49 inch version, can confirm it has HDR, displays logo when connected to PS4 pro.Excellent set, only small gripe is the stand, seems to be the fashion last while for this type of stand, so careful measurement needed as legs cannot be adjusted.

Yeah good point Bully, I had to use a different TV stand for mine as it didn't fit on my old one.
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Bought one of these but had to return it as it was so SLOW. The user interface was very very slow to respond to the remote. For example; pressing the 'Guide' button would take up to 5 seconds to start opening, the just pressing up/down to scroll through the guide would be very slow and irritating. When pressing up/down to scroll, there would be a delay for a couple seconds, so you'd press it again a couple times and it wouldn't respond for another few seconds, then all of a sudden it would scroll though the guide onto the next page really quickly responding to all the previous button presses. That is just the guide as an example, don't even bother with the smart apps like Netflix.

The picture quality was very good in both HD and 4K, didn't use the HDR feature, bright and colourful with plenty of settings so you can tweak it and get it right. Inputs are sufficient and plentiful for the average household. The design is lovely, slim with a tiny silver bezel around the edge, feet are small but sturdy and solid.

The interface is messy and non uniform, things aren't where you'd expect them to be, these aren't nice on my slight OCD, so another reason it had to go back. It seems to run the Android OS through the processor, plus the Philips interface runs though the same processor thus the entire lot becomes laggy. It has to switch between Android, the TV, and the Guide like it has simultaneous OS's running at the same time, or opens them like they're both apps.

Had an older Philips TV just as the Smart features became popular but it wasn't an Android Quad core machine, it was a standard boring Philips built interface, and I've got to say that was terrible also. It was even slower and laggier, harder to use and very messy, which made me loose my faith with Philips. Decided to give them a try with a brand new model, but that's it for me with Philips. Their TV quality has been bad from the beginning and it's not getting better, so I've gone to LG and I'm impressed. I have the Philips Hue 2.0 lightbulb kit which I am again impressed with, so maybe Philips just can't figure out how to make a good TV interface which lets it down for me.
1 Like #38
I have the 43in version of this, simply cracking TV, been very happy with it, 4k on it look just amazsing, xbox one slim games upscaled to 4k look amazing, HDR games look...well you get the picture..HA

Edited By: XP200 on Mar 10, 2017 14:11
1 Like #39
kilmac
EndlessWaves
kilmac
Closest i've been to upgrading our tv with this deal. Am I better putting the extra money in and getting the Samsung KS7000 for HDR or waiting for an OLED? AAAHHH so many different tvs with different specs!
This isn't an HDR TV, it's support is limited to the ability to read HDR content and adjust the whole screen brightness based on that. There's no local dimming or wider colour gamut.
The KS7000 is the minimum you want if you're buying for HDR, and it's seriously worth considering spending another £500 on something like a DX902.
OLEDs don't tend to do that well in side by side HDR comparisons because they can't do those bright highlights, and there's the colour desaturation at high brightness caused by the white subpixels in LG's OLED panels.
So a 10 bit HDR is what I am looking for then? I do a bit of gaming but I could buy this tv and a ps4 pro and have change rather than a KS7000 lol. Think I might hold out...

The big differences in HDR support are colour gamut, brightness and local dimming ability. Maybe brightness mapping too. The difference between 8 bit with dithering and 10-bit is tiny and not bothering with.

rickinyorkshire
This review on the 6401 series suggests the TV is HDR following a recent firmware updatehttp://www.expertreviews.co.uk/tvs-entertainment/tvs/1404730/philips-6400-series-43pus640112-review/page/0/1

All a software update can add is the ability to understand HDR content, to reproduce it accurately requires extra hardware.

TheBiker
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TheBiker
Are you for real SCART is dead, its not even HD let alone 4K. Why have a 4K TV with a non HD SCART Socket. Makes the supposed 4K TV a bit of a cliche with a non HD old fashioned SCART.
Surely everyones SCART connected VHS has died by now.....
You're mental.
I bet all them supposedly 4K tellys have analogue tuners in them too. What a cliche.
Yeah too many cliches for me. Not a SCART connection in the house, all HDMI. VHS went to the dump years ago.
WHY would anyone want a 4K TV with a SCART connection. Beggars belief IMHO.
MOST people would want a Blu-Ray player that supports 4K through HDMI.

Plenty of people don't fix what isn't broken. There's no point in swapping out a functioning DVD player for a blu-ray player if all you play is DVDs.

misterleoni
Not to mention the likelihood of patchy 'ghost' artefacts from the more accelerated blue subpixel deterioration in OLED panels.

I believe LG Display's OLED panels use only white OLEDs with colour filters in front of them, so that particular problem wouldn't be a concern on an OLED TV.
#40
They actually sell 65pus6401 abroad. Argos should bring that over here. I like ambilight but want bigger screen

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