Philips 50PUS6162 50” 4K UHD HDR Smart TV £399 @ Sky
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Philips 50PUS6162 50” 4K UHD HDR Smart TV £399 @ Sky

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Found 8th Apr
Philips 50” 4K UHD HDR Smart TV £399 @ Sky (Free 48 Hour P&P)
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Philips PUS6162, link below for specs, if you're so inclined.


argos.co.uk/pro…672

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Turtle19923 h, 34 m ago

10 bit?


No it's £399 and uses dithering (8bit+FRC). Is HUKD the only forum where everyone is overly concerned about 10bit?

There are load of other things to worry about... Motion handling, refresh rate, backlight & dimming zones, uniformity, DCI P3 / Rec. 2020 coverage, peak brightness, black levels, HDR10+/HLG, VA/IPS/OLED, input lag and for good measure VP9 profile 2
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Cheapest it's been here, heated.
10 bit?
But has it got a 6 year warranty?
Turtle19923 h, 34 m ago

10 bit?


No it's £399 and uses dithering (8bit+FRC). Is HUKD the only forum where everyone is overly concerned about 10bit?

There are load of other things to worry about... Motion handling, refresh rate, backlight & dimming zones, uniformity, DCI P3 / Rec. 2020 coverage, peak brightness, black levels, HDR10+/HLG, VA/IPS/OLED, input lag and for good measure VP9 profile 2
I know about the rest, I just wondered if this specific one had 10 bit 🌚
A lot of people love the ambilight feature
Is it 10bit tho?
Everyone’s gone 10 bit mad what’s cheapest 50 inch 10 bit tv ?????????????
I’m really tempted by an Ambilight TV, and I want to sync it up to my other Hue lights. My only concern is that my TV is in a corner and I’m worried i won’t get the best results - can anyone comment?
mango.carrot20 m ago

I’m really tempted by an Ambilight TV, and I want to sync it up to my o …I’m really tempted by an Ambilight TV, and I want to sync it up to my other Hue lights. My only concern is that my TV is in a corner and I’m worried i won’t get the best results - can anyone comment?


Should be fine as the leds are bright and will fill the extra space. Just make sure it has the 3 lights and not just 1 on each side.
bally1234513 m ago

Should be fine as the leds are bright and will fill the extra space. Just …Should be fine as the leds are bright and will fill the extra space. Just make sure it has the 3 lights and not just 1 on each side.


Thank you - I don’t think this one even has it! (Also it’s ugly)
No ambilight on this model
k9mkii15 m ago

No ambilight on this model



Correct. No point buying without Ambilight, if you are going Philips imo. We love ours (3 sided 55" model) and wouldn't have anything else now.
To be fair very easy to retrofit rear lighting and does look awesome
majorwedgy849th Apr

To be fair very easy to retrofit rear lighting and does look awesome



Is it?
How do you get a strip of LED rear lighting to match the picture continuously?
mango.carrot4 h, 2 m ago

I’m really tempted by an Ambilight TV, and I want to sync it up to my o …I’m really tempted by an Ambilight TV, and I want to sync it up to my other Hue lights. My only concern is that my TV is in a corner and I’m worried i won’t get the best results - can anyone comment?


I have mine with Hue lights and it is fantastic, I hav lights either side and behind. The ambilight TV asks where your lights are and how far away and you configure based on that, are they behind you, at the side of tv etc etc. I would go with the ambilight
MBeeching9 h, 40 m ago

No it's £399 and uses dithering (8bit+FRC). Is HUKD the only forum where …No it's £399 and uses dithering (8bit+FRC). Is HUKD the only forum where everyone is overly concerned about 10bit?There are load of other things to worry about... Motion handling, refresh rate, backlight & dimming zones, uniformity, DCI P3 / Rec. 2020 coverage, peak brightness, black levels, HDR10+/HLG, VA/IPS/OLED, input lag and for good measure VP9 profile 2


You forgot about Dolby Vision
davyboyz1 h, 33 m ago

I have mine with Hue lights and it is fantastic, I hav lights either side …I have mine with Hue lights and it is fantastic, I hav lights either side and behind. The ambilight TV asks where your lights are and how far away and you configure based on that, are they behind you, at the side of tv etc etc. I would go with the ambilight


Looking at the new 7300 series in June 🏻 🏻
MBeeching11 h, 45 m ago

No it's £399 and uses dithering (8bit+FRC). Is HUKD the only forum where …No it's £399 and uses dithering (8bit+FRC). Is HUKD the only forum where everyone is overly concerned about 10bit?There are load of other things to worry about... Motion handling, refresh rate, backlight & dimming zones, uniformity, DCI P3 / Rec. 2020 coverage, peak brightness, black levels, HDR10+/HLG, VA/IPS/OLED, input lag and for good measure VP9 profile 2



You're right.... so how is the Motion handling, refresh rate, backlight & dimming zones, uniformity, DCI P3 / Rec. 2020 coverage, peak brightness, black levels, HDR10+/HLG, VA/IPS/OLED, input lag and for good measure VP9 profile 2?
Nice find.
If I had £450 in my bank account I'd buy this and live off of £50 for the next 3 weeks. And hate myself for it for the remainder of the month.
Megacamz1 h, 45 m ago

If I had £450 in my bank account I'd buy this and live off of £50 for the n …If I had £450 in my bank account I'd buy this and live off of £50 for the next 3 weeks. And hate myself for it for the remainder of the month.


I think there's bit of a miscalculation there - it's only £399, so you'll have £101 to live on for the next 3 weeks. Will that make you hate yourself any less?

Seriously though, save up & buy one with Ambilight - so much better

Only £20 more for this 50" one (2-sided Ambilight): accessories.sky.com/cat…262

£479 for this 50" one (3-sided Ambilight): argos.co.uk/pro…884
Has been £419 in the past, so might drop again: hotukdeals.com/dea…756
Edited by: "Crossbow" 9th Apr
Crossbow9th Apr

I think there's bit of a miscalculation there - it's only £399, so you'll …I think there's bit of a miscalculation there - it's only £399, so you'll have £101 to live on for the next 3 weeks. Will that make you hate yourself any less?Seriously though, save up & buy one with Ambilight - so much better Only £20 more for this 50" one (2-sided Ambilight): https://accessories.sky.com/catalogue/products/philips-50-4k-uhd-hdr-smart-tv-with-ambilight-50pus6262£479 for this 50" one (3-sided Ambilight): http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7597884Has been £419 in the past: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-50pus6272-50-inch-4k-uhd-smart-tv-with-ambilight-419-argos-2894756


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I got this exact model before xmas, was £380 on Very, plus I got a further 20% off with a code I found on here...

I'm not sure I'd recommend it at that price, let alone this, tbh...

Please bear in mind I'm an AV Engineer so some/none/all of this may bother you... I have friends that cannot see the stuttering at all

Picture quality looks good - I was coming from a cheapy Vestel 1080p screen - the hdr seems to work well enough, dimming can be an issue at times as it can change brightness a couple of times quickly before settling on a darker scene.

The display can't cope with 24Hz or 25/50Hz whilst still in 60Hz mode - for example if using my PC in 60Hz but wanting to watch a 24Hz downloaded film, I need to manually set my display output to 24Hz or it's just a stuttery stutter-fest! (Incidentally, the "crap" Vestel panel was fine no matter what you threw at it. Better pulldown in a Vestel than a Philips?!).

Quite often you have to go into the settings and select the "computer" setting "on" then back to "off" (without actually clicking "OK" on either setting!) - this seems to get rid of any jerkiness/frame skipping that can occur. This was particularly evident when playing FIFA 18 on an Xbone S. Generally, flicking to "computer" mode and back gets rid of the stuttering though. I may have to do this process a couple of times a week, at a guess, but once done, it seems to be fine for a couple of days. Possible memleak??

There has been a recent update that was supposed to make PS4 Pro/Xbone S/X more compatible, but I can't see any difference tbh....
k9mkii9 h, 20 m ago

Is it?How do you get a strip of LED rear lighting to match the picture …Is it?How do you get a strip of LED rear lighting to match the picture continuously?


This one for example: store.lightpack.tv/
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10bit DOES NOT MATTER (people just read 'bigger number is better' and probably don't even understand what it is or does and why they'll probably never have a source where it is used, but TPV/Philips' APPALLING software flaws do, even at this price (check out Philips software forums for a taster).

You should really spend a tiny bit more for the same/better PQ and 100% better software (many Hisense, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung models available at about 80-100 more - not LG though).
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majorwedgy849th Apr

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ambilight-kit-tv/


Hope nobody buys any of these expecting a true ambilight. Don't be confused between bias lights (which just light the rear of the screen with colour you change manually) and true ambilights, which require some sort of processor to take your hdmi signal and analyse colours to match the individual leds with the part of the screen nearest.

You can use something like a raspberry pi to control your lights and analyse hdmi signal, or buy an off the shelf solution such as dreamscreentv.com.

Expect to pay 150-200 pounds. If you're really into ambilight, built in Philips option is a pretty good value if the TV has it.
£600 now
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