Philips 49PUS6401 4k 49inch Ultra TV - £499 Argos
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Philips 49PUS6401 4k 49inch Ultra TV - £499 Argos

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Found 26th Jul 2016
This 49 inch 4K Ultra HD TV from Phillips offers 4x the resolution of full HD. Ambilight provides an immersive viewing experience and Smart TV gives you access to a range of great content, including Google Play, BBC iPlayer and Youtube. This TV also comes with 2 year warranty.

There are 4 HDMI sockets, perfect for connecting 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: 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.
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Had a look at this. Am no expert but it seems a lot of tv got £500
I'm looking at this set myself but haven't found many reviews, I'm sure I read somewhere that it now has hdr thanks to a update this month.
Don't forget u get £10 voucher instore for reservation click and collect
If it helps anyone, I bought it and took it back. That was after a lot of research, and also updating the firmware that they said fixed a lot of the issues. Picture quality was terrible and grainy even after calibration. Didn't even stand up next to my 8 year old Sony (which was top of the range at the time I bought it). Bought the 4k Samsung instead for £50 more
This got slated last time on here, I'm happy with my 49" 4K Hisense TV from Amazon for £335.
Edited by: "djh1975" 27th Jul 2016
mikegrath

I'm looking at this set myself but haven't found many reviews, I'm sure … I'm looking at this set myself but haven't found many reviews, I'm sure I read somewhere that it now has hdr thanks to a update this month.



Any TV can get an update to support HDR content, but there's a difference.

A proper HDR TV shows come with a 10Bit panel and support for minimum 500 Nits peak brightness I believe. However, some TVs get software support for HDR content so that they can map it to panel as best as the TV can.

It's worth finding out which this does.
Cameron583

Any TV can get an update to support HDR content, but there's a … Any TV can get an update to support HDR content, but there's a difference. A proper HDR TV shows come with a 10Bit panel and support for minimum 500 Nits peak brightness I believe. However, some TVs get software support for HDR content so that they can map it to panel as best as the TV can. It's worth finding out which this does.



Not quite, this is from trusted reviews:

To qualify, TVs have to meet a minimum standard for the maximum brightness they can reach and the lowest brightness – known as black level – they can achieve.

Sounds simple right? Wrong. That's because there are two different standards. They are:

OPTION 1: More than 1,000 nits peak brightness and less than 0.05nits black level

OPTION 2: More than 540 nits brightness and less than 0.0005 nits black level


Read more at trustedreviews.com/opi…ium
djh1975

This got slated last time on here, I'm happy with my 49" 4K Hisense TV … This got slated last time on here, I'm happy with my 49" 4K Hisense TV from Amazon for £335.


I'm pretty certain this hasn't been on here before as PUS is Philips new range......be sure not to get confused with the inferior PUT range that was being peddled by Argos a few months back.
This = PUS6401.
Previously seen = PUT4600 & PUT6400.
I had this and took it back. Really poor display! Also the price doesn't seem that great either
N1Andy

I'm pretty certain this hasn't been on here before as PUS is Philips new … I'm pretty certain this hasn't been on here before as PUS is Philips new range......be sure not to get confused with the inferior PUT range that was being peddled by Argos a few months back.This = PUS6401.Previously seen = PUT4600 & PUT6400.



Is there a difference in quality? As the other one got slated badly.
oceanic

Is there a difference in quality? As the other one got slated badly.


I've not used this one, but it has some quite substantial improvements: hdr, micro-dimming, ambilight and quad core (as opposed to dual core) cpu should all make a huge improvement over the previous models that were featured here. Also worth noting that even the best brands have the odd dog, so I'm curious to see peoples opinions on this specific model.......as I'm pretty certain some might be confusing it with the older similarly named models.
Edited by: "N1Andy" 27th Jul 2016
I am deciding between this and HiSense 50inch which Richer Sounds have for £449. The HISENSE does not have the ambilight but has had good reviews. Which is Smart 4k TV is a better one to buy in the £450 mark.
Bargains_Only

I am deciding between this and HiSense 50inch which Richer Sounds have … I am deciding between this and HiSense 50inch which Richer Sounds have for £449. The HISENSE does not have the ambilight but has had good reviews. Which is Smart 4k TV is a better one to buy in the £450 mark.


Personally, I wouldn't buy a TV without having seen it in real life - see if you can demo them?
Why won't the shops let you see Freeview HD on a tv ?? Surely they have an outside Areil ?
Im replacing my old ambilight with this. I screen quality ain't the best compared to other makes but I just love ambilight if I'm being honest.
You can get Lightberry which is like ambilight. not sure of cost though or ease of fitting?.
Get a Hisense if you can for this price.

Although even then - there are certain Hisense sets to avoid!

My Hisense 55EC591U is spectacularly good for the money.

I was one of those that had both sets last time round (the 55" Argos Phillips, and the 55EC591U Hisense).

Sent the Phillips back because... no comparison.

It was basically cheap and woefully inferior in every department to the Hisense.

This might be better as it's a different model, but I'd still urge buyer beware and to try and see it first if you can.

The Phillips brand isn't what it once was and they sold the rights to TV manufacturer to a Chinese firm a while ago.
CaptainSocks

Get a Hisense if you can for this price. Although even then - there are … Get a Hisense if you can for this price. Although even then - there are certain Hisense sets to avoid! My Hisense 55EC591U is spectacularly good for the money. I was one of those that had both sets last time round (the 55" Argos Phillips, and the 55EC591U Hisense). Sent the Phillips back because... no comparison. It was basically cheap and woefully inferior in every department to the Hisense. This might be better as it's a different model, but I'd still urge buyer beware and to try and see it first if you can. The Phillips brand isn't what it once was and they sold the rights to TV manufacturer to a Chinese firm a while ago.



I bought the 49PUS6401 from Argos on Sunday and I'm very happy with the box. With 4K ( and "HDR Plus" with the firmware upgrade), the PQ is excellent and colours excellent - especially with direct feeds from Netflix and YouTube which just blow you away.

Sound was a bit tinny, so I bought a Philips THL2163B sound bar for £79 from Argos as well (it's £116 from Amazon) and this really improved the bass.

Update Amazon Prime is now supported natively with the latest firmware update, and as the TV is 4K, the UHD videos are now available for watching.

Update Now TV also is supported as the TV supports casting (it appears as a Chromecast device, so you can send a program to the TV from your Android device).

Blu-rays (upscaled HD 1080P) look excellent with the extended colour range as does recorded TV from my YouView and live broadcasts.

Nice surprise - the set has both terrestrial and satellite input so I've hooked up both and now can also get BBC 4 HD and BBC News HD that aren't on my local Freeview transmitter.

It is not rated as an Ultra HD Premium set, but a quick look online shows that those models are about 3x the price of this set, and I'm not sure how much better these will look in real life.

The PQ improvement compared to my 8-year old Full HD Philips is really noticeable - albeit that at the distance I am viewing the set from I shouldn't really appreciate the pixel count improvement is, but the colour improvement from HDR is incredible.

I'm a happy bunny!

Not really worried about the Philips joint-venture with China - see tpvision.com/pro…ts/

Edited by: "thegrail" 20th Aug 2016
This was a better deal on this a week before Black Friday and it went to £409 and I missed out so it will get cheaper just a matter of when it will again!!!

Just a heads up ( you should be able to find the old link regarding this tv)
Also Costco have a 3-amberlight tv missed out on blackfriday deal was £529 and I missed out on that too now it's £599

I want a Philips amberlight just waiting for the best deal
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