Philips 43PUS6401 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Ambilight Smart TV. £399 Argos
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Philips 43PUS6401 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Ambilight Smart TV. £399 Argos

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Found 27th Jul 2016
Enjoy great content in stunning quality with this 43inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV from Phillips. Ambilight technology offers an immersive viewing experience by emitting a glow from two-sides of your TV. With smart functionality, you can access great content and catch up TV, while the Freeview tuner gives you plenty of channels for free.

This TV comes with 2 year warranty. Smart functions give you access to Google Play, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, Youtube, Netflix and more. 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports give you plenty of connections for games consoles and DVD/Blu-ray players.

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: 43 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 200 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 H57.6, W96.8, D8cm.
Weight of TV 9.4kg (unpackaged).
Size of TV with stand: H62.3, W97, D20.4cm.
Footprint of TV 63cm.
Weight of TV with stand: 9.7kg.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
Energy efficiency information:

Energy efficiency rating: a.
On mode power consumption 67 watts.
Off mode power consumption 0.3 watt.
Annual power consumption 98kWh.
Standby power consumption 0.3 watt.
This product contains lead.
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The 12 months interest free credit on my Argos card, fandabbiedozzie


The old 42" Philips plasma will just have to come to bed with me
Edited by: "seaniboy" 27th Jul 2016
If these are anything like the previous Philips 4k TVs they will be terrible. Seen as though these have a lot more features for just a little more I would stay well away
Though mine isn't 4k, I bought my Philips on a prime day deal this time last year. Once the picture was set up properly I'd day it's the best led/lcd picture I've owned, over Panasonic and Samsung. Good bang for the buck if that's what you're after.
Boyee

Though mine isn't 4k, I bought my Philips on a prime day deal this time … Though mine isn't 4k, I bought my Philips on a prime day deal this time last year. Once the picture was set up properly I'd day it's the best led/lcd picture I've owned, over Panasonic and Samsung. Good bang for the buck if that's what you're after.



​phillips are terrible. avforums and hdtvtest refuse to even review them they are that bad
had an lcd version of this before, ambilight is fantastic and really improved viewing experience.

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LuFc6686

If these are anything like the previous Philips 4k TVs they will be … If these are anything like the previous Philips 4k TVs they will be terrible. Seen as though these have a lot more features for just a little more I would stay well away



I bought 2 when argos had the 55 inch ones on sale and its amazing quality. Maybe you got a bad one?
PsychoSonny

​phillips are terrible. avforums and hdtvtest refuse to even review them t … ​phillips are terrible. avforums and hdtvtest refuse to even review them they are that bad



Strange. Pretty sure sure they review even budget tvs sometimes.
I really dislike the Philips TV I have now, I've never been able to find a set up I'm happy with. This one however doesn't seem too bad for the money, I'm tempted as it's about time I get myself a smart TV with higher resolution. Anybody know what the refresh rate is like in person, any jagged movements?
Iv got a 1080p ambilight, 49" screen picture quality ain't the best but the ambilight feature is great although it can't be linked to any Philips Hue products which is ashame
bally12345

Iv got a 1080p ambilight, 49" screen picture quality ain't the best but … Iv got a 1080p ambilight, 49" screen picture quality ain't the best but the ambilight feature is great although it can't be linked to any Philips Hue products which is ashame



it quite easily can, search for the ambilight+Hue app on the app store ? unless ur TV is old and doesn't support this feature ?
Edited by: "Rudz" 27th Jul 2016
moneychop

I bought 2 when argos had the 55 inch ones on sale and its amazing … I bought 2 when argos had the 55 inch ones on sale and its amazing quality. Maybe you got a bad one?


I tried 3 all were the same. I'm sorry but if you think they are good quality you are clueless. Not trying to cause an argument honestly but how anyone can say they are good picture is crazy. They don't produce blacks they just show awful smudged grey, the settings out the box are unbelievably bad, they suffer from bad banding, and very bad light bleed and pressure marks, the colors are just dodgy, the picture isn't very crisp.. I can't imagine how bad these issues are on the 55 one.. If you like it then that's fine. The one I looked at in a different store had these issues.... 4 people I know who also bought one had these issues so I'm pretty sure they are all the same. Just blows my mind when people give bad products good reviews haha. One of my mates actually thought the TV was OK.... I went round and he was using the default settings.... That right there proves to me how clueless some people are haha.
Jonnyblock

Strange. Pretty sure sure they review even budget tvs sometimes.



​they dont make their own panels they buy in cheap crap. build quality is poor. but they make them look good. mutton dressed as lamb. their bulbs too are overpriced for what you get unless your buying car headlights. look into lifx if you want phillips hue. same thing for 33% cheaper
Rudz

it quite easily can, search for the ambilight+Hue app on the app store ? … it quite easily can, search for the ambilight+Hue app on the app store ? unless ur TV is old and doesn't support this feature ?



​Mine is a Philips 47PFH5209
Bought one of these yesterday and I'm chuffed to bits with it. Picture looks fab and I love the ambilight feature.
So I went and purchased this TV to quickly replace one which had shorted out, here is my expert review.

PICTURE QUALITY: Out of the box the picture quality is terrible, over saturated & far to washed out, from in-depth testing & calibration I have found that strangely, the BEST settings for a truly amazing picture is the PHOTO setting, once the PHOTO setting is selected from TV picture settings menu, you can tweak it more by making sure the LIGHT Sensor is set to OFF I have found this mode gives a truly accurate picture and is quite stunning. Also you MUST turn off all ECO-BASED settings, first of all they are annoying and switch your TV after a certain amount of time with no warning, secondly these settings DIM the picture immensely, make sure you switch them all off.

BONUS HDR: OK so this TV may not be the BEST but I shall be HONEST by having the free HDR upgrade its worth every penny, the HDR upgrade is downloaded via a FREE firmware upgrade, this is a BONUS and Amazon & Netflix Detects that you are using a HDR-enabled set, however you must make sure HDR is turned on in settings and make sure you select HDR 4:4:4 otherwise Amazon HDR starts complaining it may have to downscale if you choose to watch a HDR film or TV series, HDR settings are found in the ADVANCED settings of the TV.

AMBILIGHT: STUNNING and its amazing, show-off your Ambilight TV by showing your friends or family one the truly amazing ambilight Videos on you-tube and prepare to be amazed.

ANDROID SMART TV : BE WARNED if you do not have the fastest internet connection you are in for quite a wait as soon as this TV is connected to a network, for me, out of the box and connecting an Ethernet cable the TV, the Android Software Update took 35 Minutes, sadly you cannot do anything apart from WAIT and look at a little robot on the screen & if you cancel you shall have to start all-over again, I cancelled so had to wait just over 1 hour before I could even start enjoying the TV.

Overall for the money its a truly amazing buy, yes its as some negatives, the menu system is quite annoying, and it takes some time to discover the BEST setting, and Android takes time to upgrade, but all in all, for the price the negatives are worth living with and I would recommend it.


Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 4th Aug 2016
lettherebedeals

So I went and purchased this TV to quickly replace one which had shorted … So I went and purchased this TV to quickly replace one which had shorted out, here is my expert review. PICTURE QUALITY: Out of the box the picture quality is terrible, over saturated & far to washed out, from in-depth testing & calibration I have found that strangely, the BEST settings for a truly amazing picture is the PHOTO setting, once the PHOTO setting is selected from TV picture settings menu, you can tweak it more by making sure the LIGHT Sensor is set to OFF I have found this mode gives a truly accurate picture and is quite stunning. Also you MUST turn off all ECO-BASED settings, first of all they are annoying and switch your TV after a certain amount of time with no warning, secondly these settings DIM the picture immensely, make sure you switch them all off. BONUS HDR: OK so this TV may not be the BEST but I shall be HONEST by having the free HDR upgrade its worth every penny, the HDR upgrade is downloaded via a FREE firmware upgrade, this is a BONUS and Amazon & Netflix Detects that you are using a HDR-enabled set, however you must make sure HDR is turned on in settings and make sure you select HDR 4:4:4 otherwise Amazon HDR starts complaining it may have to downscale if you choose to watch a HDR film or TV series, HDR settings are found in the ADVANCED settings of the TV.AMBILIGHT: STUNNING and its amazing, show-off your Ambilight TV by showing your friends or family one the truly amazing ambilight Videos on you-tube and prepare to be amazed. ANDROID SMART TV : BE WARNED if you do not have the fastest internet connection you are in for quite a wait as soon as this TV is connected to a network, for me, out of the box and connecting an Ethernet cable the TV, the Android Software Update took 35 Minutes, sadly you cannot do anything apart from WAIT and look at a little robot on the screen & if you cancel you shall have to start all-over again, I cancelled so had to wait just over 1 hour before I could even start enjoying the TV. Overall for the money its a truly amazing buy, yes its as some negatives, the menu system is quite annoying, and it takes some time to discover the BEST setting, and Android takes time to upgrade, but all in all, for the price the negatives are worth living with and I would recommend it.



​Expert? Says who?
lettherebedeals

So I went and purchased this TV to quickly replace one which had shorted … So I went and purchased this TV to quickly replace one which had shorted out, here is my expert review. PICTURE QUALITY: Out of the box the picture quality is terrible, over saturated & far to washed out, from in-depth testing & calibration I have found that strangely, the BEST settings for a truly amazing picture is the PHOTO setting, once the PHOTO setting is selected from TV picture settings menu, you can tweak it more by making sure the LIGHT Sensor is set to OFF I have found this mode gives a truly accurate picture and is quite stunning. Also you MUST turn off all ECO-BASED settings, first of all they are annoying and switch your TV after a certain amount of time with no warning, secondly these settings DIM the picture immensely, make sure you switch them all off. BONUS HDR: OK so this TV may not be the BEST but I shall be HONEST by having the free HDR upgrade its worth every penny, the HDR upgrade is downloaded via a FREE firmware upgrade, this is a BONUS and Amazon & Netflix Detects that you are using a HDR-enabled set, however you must make sure HDR is turned on in settings and make sure you select HDR 4:4:4 otherwise Amazon HDR starts complaining it may have to downscale if you choose to watch a HDR film or TV series, HDR settings are found in the ADVANCED settings of the TV.AMBILIGHT: STUNNING and its amazing, show-off your Ambilight TV by showing your friends or family one the truly amazing ambilight Videos on you-tube and prepare to be amazed. ANDROID SMART TV : BE WARNED if you do not have the fastest internet connection you are in for quite a wait as soon as this TV is connected to a network, for me, out of the box and connecting an Ethernet cable the TV, the Android Software Update took 35 Minutes, sadly you cannot do anything apart from WAIT and look at a little robot on the screen & if you cancel you shall have to start all-over again, I cancelled so had to wait just over 1 hour before I could even start enjoying the TV. Overall for the money its a truly amazing buy, yes its as some negatives, the menu system is quite annoying, and it takes some time to discover the BEST setting, and Android takes time to upgrade, but all in all, for the price the negatives are worth living with and I would recommend it.



Where did you find the HDR setting? I've updated the TV and searched every menu and can't find any mention of HDR at all!
I also couldn't find any reference to HDR but apparently I'm on the latest version. Also couldn't find Amazon anywhere either. What gives?
Just got this TV, i was a little concerned over reports of input lag but according to the test, in standard mode i get 17 -22ms lag.

When i turned on game mode, there has gotta be about 1ms lag! The time on my macbook is identical to the screen!
Thought that's basically not possible?

http://i.imgur.com/P9XFhNs.jpg
My previous TV is a panasonic Plasma, this is WAY better!

Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 6th Oct 2016
PsychoSonny

​phillips are terrible. avforums and hdtvtest refuse to even review them t … ​phillips are terrible. avforums and hdtvtest refuse to even review them they are that bad



avforums.com/rev…501 misinformed??
misterleoni

Where did you find the HDR setting? I've updated the TV and searched … Where did you find the HDR setting? I've updated the TV and searched every menu and can't find any mention of HDR at all!



​The option only appears when you receive a HDR input. When i play Uncharted 4 on PS4 i get the HDR option.
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