Philips 50" 4K Ultra HD Freeview HD 3D Smart LED TV £699 at Argos
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Philips 50" 4K Ultra HD Freeview HD 3D Smart LED TV £699 at Argos

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Found 9th Jan 2015Made hot 10th Jan 2015
4K Ultra HD 3D Smart TV with built-in Wi-Fi and Freeview HD. 3 HDMI connectors, 2 USB ports. Apps include BBC iPlayer, YouTube, FaceBook, Netflix, BlinkBox. Comes with a free 2 year guarantee.

Free collection if your nearest store has stock, or you can get it delivered for £3.95.

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OMD? .. this is HOT! ...

Cool Post lol. :-)

Reserved one..... Is it any good though?

True specs here as Argos have them all wrong

No HEVC I believe so no UHD Netflix or Prime.

Hot hot hot

brookysm

No HEVC I believe so no UHD Netflix or Prime.



Very true....

Philips has also decided to pass on HDMI 2.0, which is required to … Philips has also decided to pass on HDMI 2.0, which is required to connect future 4K players, as well as HEVC, which means that the 6809 TVs are unable to stream Netflix and other streaming services in glorious 4K.

Cold for me

to get this would be like buying a car with 3 wheels

brookysm

No HEVC I believe so no UHD Netflix or Prime.

Philips has also decided to pass on HDMI 2.0, which is required to … Philips has also decided to pass on HDMI 2.0, which is required to connect future 4K players, as well as HEVC, which means that the 6809 TVs are unable to stream Netflix and other streaming services in glorious 4K.



So in reality can this tv play 4K content and how?? Thanks

brookysm

No HEVC I believe so no UHD Netflix or Prime.

Philips has also decided to pass on HDMI 2.0, which is required to … Philips has also decided to pass on HDMI 2.0, which is required to connect future 4K players, as well as HEVC, which means that the 6809 TVs are unable to stream Netflix and other streaming services in glorious 4K.


I find this bizarre - why would you build a 4k screen that cannot accept 4k signals?

Anyway, the verdict is of course obsolete at launch and therefore cold.

grifz

So in reality can this tv play 4K content and how?? Thanks


YouTube when connected to a PC with a fairly beefy graphics card is is pretty much it for media.

This tv can be made into a 4k tv by buying an add on encoder.
google - minix neo x8
Any 4k streaming on netflix etc can be done via this.
usb sticks with 4k on also work

corgi74

YouTube when connected to a PC with a fairly beefy graphics card is is … YouTube when connected to a PC with a fairly beefy graphics card is is pretty much it for media.



Edited by: "grifz" 10th Jan 2015

Thanks . People must be cautious if buying for 4K unless its possible for a future update

wozza89

This tv can be made into a 4k tv by buying an add on encoder.google - … This tv can be made into a 4k tv by buying an add on encoder.google - minix neo x8Any 4k streaming on netflix etc can be done via this.usb sticks with 4k on also work



Netflix only streams 4k on smart TVs.
There is no 4k content on Xbmc as HDCP 2.2 has only recently been agreed so there are no 4k blurays and streaming on demand services yet to rip from.

grifz

Thanks . People must be cautious if buying for 4K unless its possible for … Thanks . People must be cautious if buying for 4K unless its possible for a future update



The LGs and Samsungs have HEVCand HDMI 2.0 so you're ok with them.
I've got the 49UB850 and it's really good. Not a lot of content at the moment but what there is looks great.

smolloy2002

Reserved one..... Is it any good though?



No.

corgi74

Netflix only streams 4k on smart TVs. There is no 4k content on Xbmc as … Netflix only streams 4k on smart TVs. There is no 4k content on Xbmc as HDCP 2.2 has only recently been agreed so there are no 4k blurays and streaming on demand services yet to rip from.



I see.

This minix hub though would allow 4k videos to be encoded through the youtube app etc.

Sony has also released statements about 4k media through the ps4 end of 2015.

I think Phillips sold all its tv business a couple of years ago, anyone know who makes these now.

wozza89

I see. This minix hub though would allow 4k videos to be encoded through … I see. This minix hub though would allow 4k videos to be encoded through the youtube app etc. Sony has also released statements about 4k media through the ps4 end of 2015.



It might do YouTube 4k but I think the CPU/GPU inside would struggle. I think it's more just marketing bluff.
The PS4 should do 4k later this year but dont be surprised if it's only Sony store purchased content initially.

Hi, I want to confirm I have chased all my hdmi cables into the wall and plastered etc.. Will a 4K tv accept 4K signals over 1.4 high speed hdmi cables ?

4K is so yesterday :p, I'm waiting for the new CFQD displays, see here

Judethedude2

Hi, I want to confirm I have chased all my hdmi cables into the wall and … Hi, I want to confirm I have chased all my hdmi cables into the wall and plastered etc.. Will a 4K tv accept 4K signals over 1.4 high speed hdmi cables ?



What's your 4K source?

Judethedude2

Hi, I want to confirm I have chased all my hdmi cables into the wall and … Hi, I want to confirm I have chased all my hdmi cables into the wall and plastered etc.. Will a 4K tv accept 4K signals over 1.4 high speed hdmi cables ?



yes you can when the source allows cnet.com/uk/…se/

HDMI 1

COLD!

4k not here yet. As far as i know need new sky box and extra subscription

ws007

HDMI 1 COLD!



Quite the trend now among tv's.it appears

Video inputs on all HDMI
@24, 25, 30 Hz
up to 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p

No thanks

IWOOTN

4k not here yet. As far as i know need new sky box and extra … 4k not here yet. As far as i know need new sky box and extra subscription



Sky don't do 4K yet. Probably doing private trials but don't expect anything till the end of the year.

Don't be pulled along by the hype train.

looks like extracts of this review have been posted eventhough it's a different model, here is the whole thing so whoever is thinking of buying can make am informed decision:avforums.com/rev…394

Judethedude2

Hi, I want to confirm I have chased all my hdmi cables into the wall and … Hi, I want to confirm I have chased all my hdmi cables into the wall and plastered etc.. Will a 4K tv accept 4K signals over 1.4 high speed hdmi cables ?



Yes, but you should have checked twice, drilled once, plastered once before asking the question to start with!

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toycollector

I think Phillips sold all its tv business a couple of years ago, anyone … I think Phillips sold all its tv business a couple of years ago, anyone know who makes these now.


Yeah I was surprised when I saw Philips TVs reappearing. No idea who makes them now but I would steer well clear.

The car with 3 wheels analogy was brilliant.

There really is no point being an early adopter of such tech. Back in 2005, bought our first 32" Samsung LCD TV for £779 (and that was a good price after shopping around everywhere) and was 720p.

Very little HD content to be found even at 720p, certainly no freeview or freesat HD....it's going to take a while before 4K is mainstream (if it really takes off at all). I would recommend anyone give it another couple of years to see first, unless you like being early adopters and have the bandwidth and luxury to stream.

Be aware that 4k HAS NOT BEEN standardised yet so people investing money in 4k TVs now could possible one day wake up with BETAMAX in world of VHS or with HD DVD in a world of Blurays...

aroetem

Be aware that 4k HAS NOT BEEN standardised yet so people investing money … Be aware that 4k HAS NOT BEEN standardised yet so people investing money in 4k TVs now could possible one day wake up with BETAMAX in world of VHS or with HD DVD in a world of Blurays...



Love my HD DVD player, and still gets use today Amazing how the old tech is much better than bluray in playback with slow java menus with bluray.

4k pictures phaa over saturated with photoshoped blend results spouse to be making me believe that my eyes only see the real worl in sd other then staring at a 4k over processed manmade plastic? Get lost....

koalauk

4k pictures phaa over saturated with photoshoped blend results spouse to … 4k pictures phaa over saturated with photoshoped blend results spouse to be making me believe that my eyes only see the real worl in sd other then staring at a 4k over processed manmade plastic? Get lost....



what on earth are you talking about?
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I understand where I'm going wrong here , I buy a television like millions of others to watch TV on , I should be worried about Net flix and PS4 nope .

riskyb

CommentYeah I was surprised when I saw Philips TVs reappearing. No idea … CommentYeah I was surprised when I saw Philips TVs reappearing. No idea who makes them now but I would steer well clear. The car with 3 wheels analogy was brilliant.



Philips set up a JV in 2011 with a Chinese company called TPV Technology to manufacture Philips TV's. Philips owned 30% of this company until 2014, when it sold it's 30% holding to TPV. The name of the JV is TP Vision.

I imagine there is a fair amount of Philips DNA in this particular TV, however the fact that it lacks HDMI 2.0 and HEVC probably means it's best avoided.
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