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Pixmania PHILIPS 40PUK6809 - 40" 4k Ultra HD 3D LED Smart TV £429.00

£429.00 @ Pixmania
Cheapest I've seen. £130 cheaper than argos. Has all the features 4k, 3d,smart, (I believe ambilight). Has been on here befor for more and different supplier ibood. link to manual, specs, firmwar…
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2y, 3m agoFound 2 years, 3 months ago
Cheapest I've seen.
£130 cheaper than argos.
Has all the features 4k, 3d,smart, (I believe ambilight).
Has been on here befor for more and different supplier ibood.
link to manual, specs, firmware
http://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/40PUS6809_12/6800-series-ultra-slim-smart-4k-ultra-hd-led-tv-with-smart-tv-and-pixel-plus-ultra-hd/overview
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#1
Hot & I'm tempted. Any reviews around? Can't find any.
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Believe me, if you at any point have to deal with Pixmania customer service you'd wish you spent 130 more.
1 Like #3
spend the xtra 130
#5
do they do a 50" beast?
#6
Argos link with reviews at bottom of page

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2676834.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=cgid:12488203250|tsid:59158|cid:200217410|lid:98395604930|nw:g|crid:49535641010|rnd:5354483626025983479|dvc:c|adp:1o1|bku:1

Better reviews than the the ones given on Philips own site

Edited By: simonbrowne on Dec 16, 2014 19:11
3 Likes #7
Pixmania ...............no way
1 Like #8
Same experience with piximania, terrible with returns they blame everyone else
1 Like #9
Hot for price. Just shame it is Pixmania.....
1 Like #10
You would prob want to avoid Pixmania
1 Like #11
This is the standard Pixmania price. The problem with this TV is that it only has HDMI 1.4 (so 4K at 30 Hz max) and no HEVC decoding (so no Netflix 4K). Not sure whether it has a Freeview HD compatible tuner but suspect not.

Also no professional reviews that I've been able to find so bit of a quality risk.

The LG 42UB820V has been £499 at Currys, with a possible £30 discount using a O2 Priority, the difference becomes £40 for a TV with HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 and HEVC decoding (although no 3d). I strongly suspect the price will return to £499 around Boxing Day...

PS. No Ambilight


Edited By: Avallon on Dec 16, 2014 20:59
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#13
I tried a 55" Philips a few weeks ago, not this model and it was terrible - the worst TV I've ever had the misfortune to use. It had no proper picture controls, the menu was as slow as it could be and the adaptive backlight was about as subtle as a kick in the teeth.

Picture wise it was about as bad as it could be, being fed a 1080i Sky HD Signal it was like watching a low bit rate SD freeview channel and that was after tweaking it as much as I could.

I would imagine they all use the same or similarly laid out menus so its something to look out for, before pulling the trigger I would download a manual and make sure it has a proper set of picture controls.
#14
Pixmania....doesn't their stuff come from France?

Edited By: hartge on Dec 16, 2014 21:29
1 Like #15
shame Philips tvs are now made by TP Vision, so not "true" Philips quality anymore.
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grintwice
do they do a 50" beast?
She works in the warehouse, but she's not for sale!
#17
No1_Dave
shame Philips tvs are now made by TP Vision, so not "true" Philips quality anymore.

Normally i would disagree with that, we have a couple of smaller (around a year old) TV's here at home and they're excellent. It seems quality is going down hill, the 55PFT5509 i tried a few weeks ago was shocking - build quality wise it was excellent but menus and picture quality were terrible and that's understating it.
#18
If this wasn't from Pixmania it would be a hot deal. The risk of this being one of their usual grey imports and then having to try and deal with their attempt at customer service is just too much :(

Good to see the prices of 4k compatible sets coming down though, even ones like this which are the equivalent of 720p sets from the early HD days :)
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simonbrowne
Has all the features 4k, 3d, smart, (I believe ambilight).
That's just alphabet soup but is it actually any good?
Judging by the other comments this lacks in many ways.
Some people can't seem to tell the difference between marketing check points and the important information.
Some deals on here would make The Apprentice candidates blush; well if they were physically capable of which I doubt. :)
#20
I personally don't think that Pixmania products should be allowed on here. As some of the others have stated, spend the extra £130 elsewhere.
#21
i bloody love ambilight tvs,and Philips are some of the best tvs ive used.
#22
only 8 bit chip.....NEED 10 bit chip hardware to see ALL future 4k content.....
#23
I put this on here because it's a low price.
If you don't want issues pay 2 to 3 times the price.
I won't be buying this as I want to purchase it of a British company.
I have never bought of pixmania so cannot comment on them but they do seem to have their fair share of bad reviews. But saying that people who have bad experiences do tend to be more outspoken then people who haven't.
If I bought it I would be thinking of using it as a monitor 90% of the time and 10% for watching movies so some of the problems would not affect me.
I'm after a 4k tv/monitor for my Christmas present and it seems like I'll have to wait a bit longer.
#24
I purchased my 46" Samsung 6000 series from Pixmania and it had terrible screen bleed and clouding so one phone call later and they arranged to send a new one! Everything was fast and professional! I don't understand why so many people knock them as my experience was great but maybe I just got lucky... The replacement has worse clouding than the first which sux but customer service wise they were good.
#25
hartge
Pixmania....doesn't their stuff come from France?

i bought my panasonic projector from them 10yrs back. it came with 70hrs used bulb and I had other problems with them. Couldnt do anything as they're abroad. They had a dispatch center in UK but the company french. Never again
#26
simonbrowne
I put this on here because it's a low price.
If you don't want issues pay 2 to 3 times the price.
I won't be buying this as I want to purchase it of a British company.
I have never bought of pixmania so cannot comment on them but they do seem to have their fair share of bad reviews. But saying that people who have bad experiences do tend to be more outspoken then people who haven't.
If I bought it I would be thinking of using it as a monitor 90% of the time and 10% for watching movies so some of the problems would not affect me.
I'm after a 4k tv/monitor for my Christmas present and it seems like I'll have to wait a bit longer.

what you need :)

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/pictures/lgces2014-2l.jpg
http://www.ebuyer.com/642984-lg-34um95-p-34-led-ips-ultra-wide-qhd-monitor-34um95-p?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CLHehevRy8ICFebLtAodeWcAQQ
#27
Truly horrible customer service. I'm still chasing my refund dated back to October. I don't even know if I can get it back.
#28
montana78
simonbrowne
I put this on here because it's a low price.
If you don't want issues pay 2 to 3 times the price.
I won't be buying this as I want to purchase it of a British company.
I have never bought of pixmania so cannot comment on them but they do seem to have their fair share of bad reviews. But saying that people who have bad experiences do tend to be more outspoken then people who haven't.
If I bought it I would be thinking of using it as a monitor 90% of the time and 10% for watching movies so some of the problems would not affect me.
I'm after a 4k tv/monitor for my Christmas present and it seems like I'll have to wait a bit longer.

what you need :)

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/pictures/lgces2014-2l.jpg
http://www.ebuyer.com/642984-lg-34um95-p-34-led-ips-ultra-wide-qhd-monitor-34um95-p?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CLHehevRy8ICFebLtAodeWcAQQ

Trouble is at 34" text is very small so 40" would be better. It is also goinng on double the price.
I would also like it to be 3d as I do watch them.
I'm really waiting for a 40+ screen to come out with display port (for 60hz) and 3d at a reasonable price. Not interested in smart.

I did look at the one you mentioned but it's newer brother is better,34UC97 same but with a curve. Only £1000
#29
grintwice
do they do a 50" beast?


mate 50' means 50 foot. use " for inches
#30
navneet1311
grintwice
do they do a 50" beast?


mate 50' means 50 foot. use " for inches
"
#31
navneet1311
grintwice
do they do a 50" beast?


mate 50' means 50 foot. use " for inches
navneet1311
navneet1311
grintwice
do they do a 50" beast?


mate 50' means 50 foot. use " for inches
"


ohh sorry this app doesn't allow inches sign. i just tried. my bad
#32
nice one
#33
Pixmania = Don't go there!
40" = Too small anyway!
Not HDMI 2 compliant!
#35
my uncle has a philips for the last 5 years and it's amazing. is huge and only 720p but you can't tell. The processing is odd but there is no artifacting. I'll be looking at a philips when i need to update.

someone above said they buy their panels in now?
#36
My conclusion from viewing various 4K sets in a store is that you need 50"+ to get the benefit of 4K at normal viewing distances. 40" is a bit too small to benefit from the higher res unless you are close up
#37
Confused as to Why would one would need 4k ultra high definition when current UK HD digital tv broadcasts well below 4k res ? Okay, there may be certain blu ray movies on 4k but most media are still well below 4k , please do correct me if I am wrong ?

Cheers :)
#38
rford78
Confused as to Why would one would need 4k ultra high definition when current UK HD digital tv broadcasts well below 4k res ? Okay, there may be certain blu ray movies on 4k but most media are still well below 4k , please do correct me if I am wrong ?

Cheers :)
Have you heard of the Internet?
#39
The last time I had anything to do with Pixmania was when I ordered a microwave/combination oven but asked to return it as got it cheaper direct from Sharp and they refunded and collected no problem - it had DSG on the sticker so I presume Pixmania was/is part of the Dixon Stores Group who own Currys/PC World ?
#40
Funny comments about Pixmania.

Until Sep 2013 it was a majority British company - 77% owned by DSG (Dixons Store Group).

Now it is a German owned company.
I am unaware whether service is improved. Perhaps it might even be too early to say.

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