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Philips 4K Ultra HD Ambilight HDR Android Smart TVs - 49" was £749.00 now £479.00 or 55" was £899.00 now £599.00 @ Argos
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Philips 4K Ultra HD Ambilight HDR Android Smart TVs - 49" was £749.00 now £479.00 or 55" was £899.00 now £599.00 @ Argos

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Posted 19th Oct 2016

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55" Model Here

Pretty good price on these if you've been toying with the idea of Ambilight. There are 3rd party systems that can be hooked up to other models, but to be honest, I've not seen a huge amount of positive things said about them. Would more than likely help with vanishing into a game and ignoring the rest of the world for a while.

For these sorts of specs with an Ambilight system, I feel this is a fair price really. Been waiting for a drop on the 49" Model for a while, it's been hanging around the £500 mark for a good few months, so good to see it drop.

Model numbers for your ref are:

Philips 49PUS6401

Philips 55PUS6401

Ambilight

Both TVs have a built in lighting system that will light up around the TV and correspond with what is on screen. You should check some videos out if you're interested. I use a light behind my PC screen and find it helps with eye strain too, although not sure if it will have that effect with ambilight system, on a TV, but it does help on a monitor for sure.

The Idea is that it makes the whole movie watching experience more immersive. So lights out, pizza on the lap and zone out.

HDR

From what i can see it's HDR+ via HDMI/USB only. Feel free to correct me if i'm wrong though. Seems to be good value at this price at the moment.

Stand Footprint on both sets

One of the most important things when buying a TV with they type of stand is the footprint. With the legs being set apart, you'll want to make sure your stand will be wide enough. The Footprint on these is 83cm

Below Specifications apply to both sets

LED TV Screen.

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.

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Why has buying a new tv turned into such a minefield. I'm thinking of changing mine, but there seems to be a whole load of unknowns with regards the standards now. I'll probably wait until things are a bit clearer with regards HDR and the requirements of.
For most people who will be using it with an Xbox One S (or a PS4 Pro), here's the Console end of things confirming what the TV is capable of.

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Apologies for the massive pictures (tried finding out how to resize them embedded for 30 minutes but had to give up in the end)

if you've been toying with the idea of Ambilight. There are 3rd party … if you've been toying with the idea of Ambilight. There are 3rd party systems that can be hooked up to other models, but to be honest, I've not seen a huge amount of positive things said about them.



Guy at work has got a 3rd party one set up on his TV. It's pretty impressive. And you can put it on a better TV than a cr@ppy Philips ....

(Needs something to drive it through. PC/RPi. It's a Lightberry setup he has I think.)
tkny200765

For most people who will be using it with an Xbox One S (or a PS4 Pro), … For most people who will be using it with an Xbox One S (or a PS4 Pro), here's the Console end of things confirming what the TV is capable of.Apologies for the massive pictures (tried finding out how to resize them embedded for 30 minutes but had to give up in the end)



looking at these pictures it seems like a pretty decent tv?

my question is...
is it really 4k tv?
and is it really hdr like full hdr?
and is it a 10 bit panel?

I have 43"version. Had to buy sound bar as sound was terrible. Now its a great TV.
What's the refresh rate?
iz123456789

looking at these pictures it seems like a pretty decent tv? my question … looking at these pictures it seems like a pretty decent tv? my question is... is it really 4k tv? and is it really hdr like full hdr? and is it a 10 bit panel?


At this price there is no chance that it's a 10 bit panel,it will be hdr but not hdr 10.The cheapest i have seen that i think are 10 bit is the LG Super UHD range for the same size screen as this Philips you are looking at just under £700

Edit,Did a quick bit of digging and definately not 10bit neither is the LG range I quoted the cheapest true 10 bit I could find was a Samsung 49"" but it was in the £1200-£1300 price range.
Edited by: "gazman090970" 20th Oct 2016
tkny200765

For most people who will be using it with an Xbox One S (or a PS4 Pro), … For most people who will be using it with an Xbox One S (or a PS4 Pro), here's the Console end of things confirming what the TV is capable of.Apologies for the massive pictures (tried finding out how to resize them embedded for 30 minutes but had to give up in the end)



I use my google photos as the host, at the very end of the link it creates it has the "w and h" settings example "=w686-h916-no" then I change those numbers to normally 500x500 which from memory reading somewhere else is mobile friendly for those reading on the app.
If I direct link from Amazon as another example again towards the end of the link you get "SL1200" part which again I would change to the value of 500" Hope this makes some sense for you!

TVS10 code works. I would change the OP and price.

Subtotal: £479.00
Promotional discount: £47.90
Balance due: £431.10
Plumbz

TVS10 code works. I would change the OP and … TVS10 code works. I would change the OP and price.Subtotal: £479.00Promotional discount: £47.90Balance due: £431.10



Ah! Must be the new code, the last was without the "S" Thank you
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see comment 31 all tvs at argos over £350 there is so many tvs to pick and save extra 10%:D
Plumbz

TVS10 code works. I would change the OP and … TVS10 code works. I would change the OP and price.Subtotal: £479.00Promotional discount: £47.90Balance due: £431.10



I was on the fence about buying this but this pushed me over the edge.

Bought.
Also have a 43 inch version argos.co.uk/sta…htm

Works out at £341.10 using code TVS10

Thanks OP
tkny200765

For most people who will be using it with an Xbox One S (or a PS4 Pro), … For most people who will be using it with an Xbox One S (or a PS4 Pro), here's the Console end of things confirming what the TV is capable of.Apologies for the massive pictures (tried finding out how to resize them embedded for 30 minutes but had to give up in the end)



i may be wrong, but it looks like the TV will process HDR input (i.e. not just show a black screen with sound) but at 350 nits maximum brightness, the image won't be dazzling. UHD alliance recommend a minimum of 1000 nits

on a separate note, I too was once a Sammy 51" plasma owner. it died after 2y (? coincidence) and samsung gave me a replacement 49KS7000 (after me quoting Sales of Goods Act)
Also very tempted by the new discount code - just to check, how is the sound on this? One of the reviews mentioned it wasn't great but could be improved with a sound bar.
I was under the impression it is HDR as its a 10 bit panel but not UHD Premium as it only reaches 350 knits.
wudipest

i may be wrong, but it looks like the TV will process HDR input (i.e. not … i may be wrong, but it looks like the TV will process HDR input (i.e. not just show a black screen with sound) but at 350 nits maximum brightness, the image won't be dazzling. UHD alliance recommend a minimum of 1000 nitson a separate note, I too was once a Sammy 51" plasma owner. it died after 2y (? coincidence) and samsung gave me a replacement 49KS7000 (after me quoting Sales of Goods Act)



​your nit value depends on your black level only 540 nits is actually required for UHD Premium
jamierichardson129

I was under the impression it is HDR as its a 10 bit panel but not UHD … I was under the impression it is HDR as its a 10 bit panel but not UHD Premium as it only reaches 350 knits.


Not a 10 bit panel you won't get a 10 bit panel under £1000,tech specs here displayspecifications.com/en/…444
Been on or around this price for ages.

Not a hot deal but the mod posting sways it as usual.
ourdevonfamily

Also have a 43 inch version … Also have a 43 inch version http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5389465.htmWorks out at £341.10 using code TVS10Thanks OP


hotukdeals.com/dea…223

Was posted on here, got awful comments.
How funny I have literally just bought this TV on Tuesday and we are having problems with the colour keep changing on its own can anyone help I am thinking of taking it back
xinam

Why has buying a new tv turned into such a minefield. I'm thinking of … Why has buying a new tv turned into such a minefield. I'm thinking of changing mine, but there seems to be a whole load of unknowns with regards the standards now. I'll probably wait until things are a bit clearer with regards HDR and the requirements of.



I currently have an 8 year old 42" Panasonic plasma, I am not actively looking to replace just yet but keep tabs on current trends, there are loads of similar products like this.
We need to stick together on this, don't buy these 4K, and prices for OLED will need come down, it's new technology but they need to "drip dry" old tech first!

Edited by: "leitchyleck" 20th Oct 2016
tkny200765

For most people who will be using it with an Xbox One S (or a PS4 Pro), … For most people who will be using it with an Xbox One S (or a PS4 Pro), here's the Console end of things confirming what the TV is capable of.Apologies for the massive pictures (tried finding out how to resize them embedded for 30 minutes but had to give up in the end)


Heat for the pics but i cant make out why the tv says its 10 bit and its specs say its 8 bit ?
tv is crap
kaiser051

Heat for the pics but i cant make out why the tv says its 10 bit and its … Heat for the pics but i cant make out why the tv says its 10 bit and its specs say its 8 bit ?



With what everyone has been saying about the cheapest 10 bit panels being £1000 or so, I wouldn't be surprised. But still it's a nice panel, even if 8 bit.
Edited by: "tkny200765" 20th Oct 2016
tkny200765

With what everyone has been saying about the cheapest 10 bit panels being … With what everyone has been saying about the cheapest 10 bit panels being £1000 or so, I wouldn't be surprised. But still it's a nice panel, even if 8 bit.


Its a good price for a 4k screen of that size although the panel does get slated a bit on av forums with a lot of people returning it
I think people miss the point
This is a cheap low end screen, it's not going to be the best, will it do the job I'm sure it will
You can wait until 10bit screens are in every cheap screen, but the new tech will be out then, so you will be looking that

And really how important is 10bit hrd, you will be seeing it the very odd time, odd game consol and the odd over priced movie.
If you like it buy it
Siilver

I think people miss the point This is a cheap low end screen, it's not … I think people miss the point This is a cheap low end screen, it's not going to be the best, will it do the job I'm sure it willYou can wait until 10bit screens are in every cheap screen, but the new tech will be out then, so you will be looking that And really how important is 10bit hrd, you will be seeing it the very odd time, odd game consol and the odd over priced movie.If you like it buy it



I guess the reason I decided to contribute to this post was because I felt posts like these were misleading for people (who were sitting on the fence) not that into tech. To my mind low, end screens are ones such as cello, alba or bush. I've had to use them at budget conscious friends' or familys' houses, and they are dreadful.

This is not a 720p screen nor does it have a poor bare bones interface as some TVs do for freeview.

Its pleasant to use, has a nice picture image and runs 4k HDR content. To compare it with £800 or £1000 TVs seems a bit off topic at least in my mind. True you're not getting a steal, but then again I would never buy a £800 TV in any case.

I grew up with Philips being a quality brand, maybe its changed now. But I personally with this TV haven't noticed that change, and it's at argos so if anything goes wrong you are covered if you need to return it.
It's sub 500£, it's won't be the best but will do the job
And it's not a bargain, it's a a few pound cheaper than its normal price
It's not a missed price or slashed to clear stock

I'm looking myself, but there hasn't been any real bargain to make me bite
Foxymum1977

How funny I have literally just bought this TV on Tuesday and we are … How funny I have literally just bought this TV on Tuesday and we are having problems with the colour keep changing on its own can anyone help I am thinking of taking it back


Disable the colour enhance setting. I noticed that with it flashing on xbox one. Turn it off and fine .

Took the tv back though due to other issues
cRuNcHiE

Disable the colour enhance setting. I noticed that with it flashing on … Disable the colour enhance setting. I noticed that with it flashing on xbox one. Turn it off and fine .Took the tv back though due to other issues


Thank you I have done this fingers crossed!
gazman090970

Not a 10 bit panel you won't get a 10 bit panel under £1000,tech specs … Not a 10 bit panel you won't get a 10 bit panel under £1000,tech specs here http://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/09d4444



​That also says 60hz but all other sources including Av Forums state 100hz.
jamierichardson129

​That also says 60hz but all other sources including Av Forums state 1 … ​That also says 60hz but all other sources including Av Forums state 100hz.


Its 60hz as it shows in the photos above it plays 4k at 60hz
is that good or bad
I think people on here are failing to see the deal with this and just want to be a snob about 10bit

Is £439 for a 49 inch 4k TV with HDR capability, Ambilight and Andriod TV a very good dead? - Yes

Is it going to compare to a 10bit TV thats going to cost you at the very least 3 times the price - No

Also the people saying "its getting bad reviews on AV forums" or "its not a great 4k TV" I do wonder if thats just what you've been told and you haven't actually looked at it with your own eyes. The reviews and people you are listening to are just snobs and experts, I guarantee 99.9% of you out there wont be able to tell the difference between this and a high end 4k tv.
Edited by: "The_Hypnotoad" 20th Oct 2016
deeky

Well I never knew that That's a major disappointment. I have a … Well I never knew that That's a major disappointment. I have a 42PFL9603 from 2009 which is a superb set and had never missed a beat. I was hoping to upgrade to their latest flagship but it looks like I'm gonna have to reconsider.

I have a very similar set as you i bought the 52PFL8605H in nov 2010, i dont really feel the need to change it yet. Philips selling out and not making their own sets in europe any more has gutted me as i love philips and high end sets like yours and mine are the last ones that they made and are way better than any sony, samsung etc
The ambilight made this set quite tempting - then I found out how easy and cheap it was to make a DIY one...
Don't expect the home made lights to go in sequence with what you are seeing on the screen , maybe changing random colours or a solid colour.
£431.10 with Tvs10 getting my sort of price range


Subtotal: £479.00
Promotional discount: £47.90
Balance due: £431.10
Edited by: "Siilver" 21st Oct 2016
n0chex

Don't expect the home made lights to go in sequence with what you are … Don't expect the home made lights to go in sequence with what you are seeing on the screen , maybe changing random colours or a solid colour.


If paired with a raspberry pi and the right software, or something like a lightberry for example, the LEDs will correspond with whatever is on the display
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