Philips 50PUS6272/05 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with Ambilight 3-sided, HDR Plus, Freeview Play - Dark silver (2017 Model) £419 @ Amazon
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Philips 50PUS6272/05 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with Ambilight 3-sided, HDR Plus, Freeview Play - Dark silver (2017 Model) £419 @ Amazon

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Found 7th Mar
  • Ambilight 3 sided makes your viewing experience more immersive by emitting a wide glow from the 3 sides of your TV screen onto the wall. Colour and excitement move beyond the screen.
  • Ultra HD has 4X the resolution of standard Full HD. This gives sharper, crisper, more detailed images, and with HDR Plus enjoy improved colour and contrast.
  • Smart TV with Freeview Play. Combines catch-up, on-demand services and live television. Catch-up using BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play
  • 20w RMS sound output giving deep bass, clear dialogue and amazing accuracy.
  • All Philips TVs come with a 2 year warranty
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Hi all I rarely comment but as this post keeps coming up and I purchased this TV I'll give you MY impression. I love tech and looked at a lot of detailed specs for this unit and alot of buyer reviews and can say I'm very happy with what I got. You've got to plot this on a price vs spec chart if you drew a line where usually spec increases with price I'd have to say this unit would be a outlier a good way above average FOR THE PRICE.

Yes the picture settings are a slog to get through and I can post what I have settled on here if anyone would like. It's a decent 4k screen with a terrible bit of advice copied on most sites saying stick it on vivid (picture mode) out the box. Which I think is too bright and creates alot of problems for the HDR. However for me I often hate the mega brightness of tvs and find myself turning down the back lights to minimal for a decent gaming session to avoid eye strain. The ambilight helps with this when placed on imersive mode for me as it darkens the back light when plain white but still displays bright colours when following the screen. The next is the input lag when gaming and technically from my perspective everyone is right. Someone did a very nice documented piece using a camera and a pc monitor with known input lag to show high input over 100ms when NOT on the gaming mode HOWEVER THIS REDUCED TO 16MS when set up correctly.

HOWEVER HOWEVER in my opinion there is an error in the operating system that for some reason seems to forget its in game mode when switched on sometimes. All I do is switch to movie and switch back to game and to me it feels much more responsive. Is this irritating a little but not to bad when considering I'm usually waiting for a game to load and it takes all of 15 seconds to do. Should I have to do it no but at £419 I can live with it.

All in all really happy for £419 there is a bit of a poor operating system but nothing too bad however I picked up a chromecast ultra and stuck in on the back to control it using Google home and Easylink to switch on and off display nest cameras etc.

Other advice is if using something with 4k hdr irritatingly don't use HDMI 1 as I don't think it is compatible with HDR and Easylink properly like some other units.

Will add anything else I can think of over time and links I can remember and if you have any questions I'll try and answer them but remember all will be in my opinion.
Buying a TV is scary...

I know the core technologies and their uses, but there’s so much marketing jargon, cut corners and heated arguments between “experts”.

I'm hanging onto my ancient dumb 1080p LG with tons of ports until it's got nothing left to give.

Buying a 4K TV is intimidating!
Edited by: "nyasham" 7th Mar
The_Hoff6 m ago

Whereas the fact you've ignored every other piece of information in the …Whereas the fact you've ignored every other piece of information in the post makes you a moronic fanboy.Enjoy your 400nit "HDR" experience, and that smooth 50hz panel with 150ms input lag.




Are you OK? You seem needlessly aggressive, calling people fools or morons, accusing What HiFi of taking bribes on a public forum. And all because you can't actually bring yourself to admit you've never actually owned a Philips Ambilight TV. Because you haven't and probably have never actually seen one in the flesh, have you? Bizarre behaviour. Keyboard warrior personified...
Edited by: "bellboys" 7th Mar
The_Hoff38 m ago

Best value for money doesn't equate to cheapest. The motion processing on …Best value for money doesn't equate to cheapest. The motion processing on these is terrible. Ambilight (proper) is excellent, on these sets? Better than nothing, but slow to respond at times to on screen action.Sony 49XE8005 was £429 fairly recently and is a MUCH better TV, then there's the majority of the lower/mid Hisense at similar prices.Phillips still actually have a Nederlands operation using the same DNA and engineers that made their name. This year they're releasing 3 OLED screens at very competitive prices, but, that contain their very well regarded processor.


I would totally disagree with this statement. Sony TV’s are slow and buggy and have been for the last couple of years since they put that awful Android TV OS on.

The Ambilight on the Philips TV responds when it should, and the picture quality is brilliant for the money - I had more issues with motion on a Panasonic and Sony I tested recently.

The TV got an excellent review from What HiFi, and it was totally deserved in my opinion. Great value for money and an excellent TV. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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Same price at Argos and AO but it's amazon, isn't it? Philips TV Division, since being taken over by TPVision, are bringing to market some of the best value for money sets available. Previously, Ambilight was a feature that only made it onto TVs way higher up the price scale. TPVision have been instrumental introducing Ambilight even on entry level models. This one even has 3-sided Ambilight! It's a brilliant innovation and, crucially, only seems to get criticised by those who have never used it! Heat added.
bellboys2 h, 49 m ago

Same price at Argos and AO but it's amazon, isn't it? Philips TV Division, …Same price at Argos and AO but it's amazon, isn't it? Philips TV Division, since being taken over by TPVision, are bringing to market some of the best value for money sets available. Previously, Ambilight was a feature that only made it onto TVs way higher up the price scale. TPVision have been instrumental introducing Ambilight even on entry level models. This one even has 3-sided Ambilight! It's a brilliant innovation and, crucially, only seems to get criticised by those who have never used it! Heat added.


Best value for money doesn't equate to cheapest. The motion processing on these is terrible. Ambilight (proper) is excellent, on these sets? Better than nothing, but slow to respond at times to on screen action.

Sony 49XE8005 was £429 fairly recently and is a MUCH better TV, then there's the majority of the lower/mid Hisense at similar prices.

Phillips still actually have a Nederlands operation using the same DNA and engineers that made their name. This year they're releasing 3 OLED screens at very competitive prices, but, that contain their very well regarded processor.
The_Hoff38 m ago

Best value for money doesn't equate to cheapest. The motion processing on …Best value for money doesn't equate to cheapest. The motion processing on these is terrible. Ambilight (proper) is excellent, on these sets? Better than nothing, but slow to respond at times to on screen action.Sony 49XE8005 was £429 fairly recently and is a MUCH better TV, then there's the majority of the lower/mid Hisense at similar prices.Phillips still actually have a Nederlands operation using the same DNA and engineers that made their name. This year they're releasing 3 OLED screens at very competitive prices, but, that contain their very well regarded processor.


I would totally disagree with this statement. Sony TV’s are slow and buggy and have been for the last couple of years since they put that awful Android TV OS on.

The Ambilight on the Philips TV responds when it should, and the picture quality is brilliant for the money - I had more issues with motion on a Panasonic and Sony I tested recently.

The TV got an excellent review from What HiFi, and it was totally deserved in my opinion. Great value for money and an excellent TV. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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Avoid. I had the 43" and it was terrible. HDMI ARC was riddled with problems, the picture quality kept speeding up for half a second every so often. Avoid.
TCB from Argos and AO
olivarrr36 m ago

I would totally disagree with this statement. Sony TV’s are slow and buggy …I would totally disagree with this statement. Sony TV’s are slow and buggy and have been for the last couple of years since they put that awful Android TV OS on. The Ambilight on the Philips TV responds when it should, and the picture quality is brilliant for the money - I had more issues with motion on a Panasonic and Sony I tested recently.The TV got an excellent review from What HiFi, and it was totally deserved in my opinion. Great value for money and an excellent TV. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


I'm afraid you don't know what you're talking about with regards Sony Tv's. Their market share over 2017 shot up due to the number of great units they released.
In the historical Samsung strong areas the Sony units dominated. At the mid to high range it is Sony all the way. This isn't my opinion, this is the industries and the critics opinions.
I'm sure anyone buying this TV won't be disappointed, but your expectations tend to be low when you buying into the low end of things.
Is the ambilight an advantage in picture quality compared to a Samsung 50 inch ? I just want for freeview hd channels have 7 year old Samsung 40 inch thankyou for your help
olivarrr50 m ago

I would totally disagree with this statement. Sony TV’s are slow and buggy …I would totally disagree with this statement. Sony TV’s are slow and buggy and have been for the last couple of years since they put that awful Android TV OS on. The Ambilight on the Philips TV responds when it should, and the picture quality is brilliant for the money - I had more issues with motion on a Panasonic and Sony I tested recently.The TV got an excellent review from What HiFi, and it was totally deserved in my opinion. Great value for money and an excellent TV. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


You mean the exact same laggy buggy OS the Philips TVs use?
LOUGHBORO.GUY10 m ago

Is the ambilight an advantage in picture quality compared to a Samsung 50 …Is the ambilight an advantage in picture quality compared to a Samsung 50 inch ? I just want for freeview hd channels have 7 year old Samsung 40 inch thankyou for your help


You'd be better off with a Hisense M5700, XE8005 or MU6400 if it's picture quality you want.

Ambilight is good and does help mask poor contrast, but you can do the same with a USB strip light (ignoring the colour changing).

You'll also get a better ecosystem of apps and better support with the above recommendations. Nothing is perfect at this price point, so things like BLB on the Samsung can be prevalent.
Richard_ThompsoneZ65 m ago

You mean the exact same laggy buggy OS the Philips TVs use?


Go read up on your subject matter.

This TV and those below the 8xxx use a Linux basked OS. It's unintuitive.
Best price for this... keep sharing
olivarrr1 h, 1 m ago

I would totally disagree with this statement. Sony TV’s are slow and buggy …I would totally disagree with this statement. Sony TV’s are slow and buggy and have been for the last couple of years since they put that awful Android TV OS on. The Ambilight on the Philips TV responds when it should, and the picture quality is brilliant for the money - I had more issues with motion on a Panasonic and Sony I tested recently.The TV got an excellent review from What HiFi, and it was totally deserved in my opinion. Great value for money and an excellent TV. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


What HiFi.... hahaha, you mean "slip us a fiver and we'll add some stars"

Android TV used to be a buggy mess, it has improved a lot. Not perfect yet, no, but far from bad.

The TV you're waxing lyrical about, the one claiming HDR, it has 400 nits peak brightness on a 50hz refresh.

Want 4k? Consider it.
Want 4k HDR? Avoid it.
Want 4k HDR gaming? Run a mile.
I got this from AO at Christmas for £400 and I cannot fault it, i have had no issues with the reported buggyness that a poster above has mentioned and no issue with HDMI ARC.

I run PS4 and AppleTV off the TV and use Netflix (remote has a Netflix button) and iPlayer from the TV along with freeview. The quality is superb for the price (people forget the price when commenting on quality) I also have the ambilight synced with my hue bulbs so the whole room changes colour to what’s on the TV, it works great!
Buying a TV is scary...

I know the core technologies and their uses, but there’s so much marketing jargon, cut corners and heated arguments between “experts”.

I'm hanging onto my ancient dumb 1080p LG with tons of ports until it's got nothing left to give.

Buying a 4K TV is intimidating!
Edited by: "nyasham" 7th Mar
The_Hoff18 m ago

Go read up on your subject matter.This TV and those below the 8xxx use a …Go read up on your subject matter.This TV and those below the 8xxx use a Linux basked OS. It's unintuitive.


Ah, ok, the 2016 Philips TV I had for 3 days before sending back was android TV in a 6000 series model. It was terrible.

I note this from the whathifi review:

>Unlike Philips’ higher-end TVs, such as the 55POS9002 OLED, the 50PUS6272 doesn’t run on Android TV. Instead it has a Linux-based operating system. We’re not huge fans of Android TV, but this Linux system is unarguably worse to use.
Stoofa49 m ago

I'm afraid you don't know what you're talking about with regards Sony …I'm afraid you don't know what you're talking about with regards Sony Tv's. Their market share over 2017 shot up due to the number of great units they released. In the historical Samsung strong areas the Sony units dominated. At the mid to high range it is Sony all the way. This isn't my opinion, this is the industries and the critics opinions.I'm sure anyone buying this TV won't be disappointed, but your expectations tend to be low when you buying into the low end of things.


Don’t know what I’m talking about? I have a 55” Sony from last year’s 80 range in my lounge and it’s painfully slow! I bought a 4K Amazon Fire TV so I didn’t have to bother with the Android OS. Should have bought a Samsung for similar money in hindsight.
The_Hoff26 m ago

What HiFi.... hahaha, you mean "slip us a fiver and we'll add some …What HiFi.... hahaha, you mean "slip us a fiver and we'll add some stars"Android TV used to be a buggy mess, it has improved a lot. Not perfect yet, no, but far from bad.The TV you're waxing lyrical about, the one claiming HDR, it has 400 nits peak brightness on a 50hz refresh.Want 4k? Consider it.Want 4k HDR? Avoid it.Want 4k HDR gaming? Run a mile.


Far from bad? Tell that to my Sony Android TV that takes 10 seconds to respond to any remote command.

And What HiFi, the same magazine that give Sony 5 stars too?

It’s a great little budget TV -in my opinion-
Just bought the 55" last week and honestly wished I bought it sooner.

Ming off the back of the SonyW8, knew there was going Tom be some improvements but wasn't expecting much, been pretty much blown away with the screen and ambilight watching Transformers on a UHD 10Bit rip from the USB.

Gaming wise wise on then PS4 Pro, massive changes for a few games, really does make a difference. No noticing anything bad lag wise on COD or anything and price wise can't beat it.

Will defo Ben buying Philips ambilight in the future, hopefully from John Lewis for peace of mind though.
olivarrr6 m ago

Don’t know what I’m talking about? I have a 55” Sony from last year’s 80 ra …Don’t know what I’m talking about? I have a 55” Sony from last year’s 80 range in my lounge and it’s painfully slow! I bought a 4K Amazon Fire TV so I didn’t have to bother with the Android OS. Should have bought a Samsung for similar money in hindsight.



No, you made the right choice. Sony over Samsung at every single price break, except the lower ends on 2017 models.
However if your insight is better than the industries/critics - you should start a blog.
Can this be viewed in a store anywhere such as Argos?
nyasham1 h, 5 m ago

Buying a TV is scary...I know the core technologies and their uses, but …Buying a TV is scary...I know the core technologies and their uses, but there’s so much marketing jargon, cut corners and heated arguments between “experts”. I'm hanging onto my ancient dumb 1080p LG with tons of ports until it's got nothing left to give.Buying a 4K TV is intimidating!


Even the cheap 4k TVs like this one are much better than big brand old junk which you are hanging on to . Get this one or any other cheap 4k and see the difference. I had a 1080p lg plasma as well . Best decision in my life to get rid it for a 4k TV similar to this one.
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 7th Mar
sam_of_london10 m ago

Even the cheap 4k TVs like this one are much better than big brand old …Even the cheap 4k TVs like this one are much better than big brand old junk which you are hanging on to . Get this one or any other cheap 4k and see the difference. I had a 1080p lg plasma as well . Best decision in my life to get rid it for a 4k TV similar to this one.


I have no doubt that they're better but as I'm not viewing them side-by-side that doesn't bother me. The post you quoted sums up my feelings exactly. I'm waiting for the big O/QLEDs to come down in price but every single time I open up one of the HUKD threads with a TV deal it reads like an iPhone/Android argument - loads of misinformation and no way to work out what is fact and what is opinion. People seem to forget that we're talking about 4K TV for barely £400 - that just seems crazy cheap.
The_Hoff1 h, 40 m ago

but you can do the same with a USB strip light (ignoring the colour …but you can do the same with a USB strip light (ignoring the colour changing).


Or, in other words, you can't do the same with a USB strip light...
The_Hoff1 h, 36 m ago

What HiFi.... hahaha, you mean "slip us a fiver and we'll add some …What HiFi.... hahaha, you mean "slip us a fiver and we'll add some stars"Android TV used to be a buggy mess, it has improved a lot. Not perfect yet, no, but far from bad.The TV you're waxing lyrical about, the one claiming HDR, it has 400 nits peak brightness on a 50hz refresh.Want 4k? Consider it.Want 4k HDR? Avoid it.Want 4k HDR gaming? Run a mile.




You really shouldn't be saying this on a public forum unless you have irrefutable proof. Marks you out as a bit of a numpty....
The_Hoff1 h, 48 m ago

Ambilight is good and does help mask poor contrast, but you can do the …Ambilight is good and does help mask poor contrast, but you can do the same with a USB strip light (ignoring the colour changing).




HaHa...yes, an LED light strip is the way to go, forget Ambilight. Not. With respect, we had a similar response on a previous Philips thread decrying Philips TVs then when challenged admitted he hadn't ever owned one. You?
superfreddy2 h, 54 m ago

Avoid. I had the 43" and it was terrible. HDMI ARC was riddled with …Avoid. I had the 43" and it was terrible. HDMI ARC was riddled with problems, the picture quality kept speeding up for half a second every so often. Avoid.


Sounds like a faulty set
If your thinking of buying this tv for gaming you may want to check the philips forums.. some of their tv's have had issues with high input lag
FinbarMcDougal7th Mar

Or, in other words, you can't do the same with a USB strip light...


No, it's not the same. But, many people, myself included backlight their TV to reduce eye strain and boost perceived contrast (i.e fool your eye to thinking grey black is more inky than it otherwise is).

If you want Ambilight and you're buying a TV based on it being available you're immediately omitting the best products on the market in doing so. If you're happy watching a 50hz TV incapable of displaying HDR content correctly based on some lights on your wall, then more fool you.

bellboys7th Mar

HaHa...yes, an LED light strip is the way to go, forget … HaHa...yes, an LED light strip is the way to go, forget Ambilight. Not. With respect, we had a similar response on a previous Philips thread decrying Philips TVs then when challenged admitted he hadn't ever owned one. You?



See above.
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 7th Mar
The_Hoff4 m ago

No, it's not the same. But, many people, myself included backlight their …No, it's not the same. But, many people, myself included backlight their TV to reduce eye strain and boost perceived contrast (i.e fool your eye to thinking grey black is more inky than it otherwise is).If you want Ambilight and you're buying a TV based on it being available you're immediately omitting the best products on the market in doing so. If you're happy watching a 50hz TV incapable of displaying HDR content correctly based on some lights on your wall, then more fool you.See above.




I ask again, have you ever owned a Philips Ambilight TV?
bellboys1 h, 0 m ago

You really shouldn't be saying this on a public forum unless you have …You really shouldn't be saying this on a public forum unless you have irrefutable proof. Marks you out as a bit of a numpty....


Whereas the fact you've ignored every other piece of information in the post makes you a moronic fanboy.

Enjoy your 400nit "HDR" experience, and that smooth 50hz panel with 150ms input lag.
The_Hoff6 m ago

Whereas the fact you've ignored every other piece of information in the …Whereas the fact you've ignored every other piece of information in the post makes you a moronic fanboy.Enjoy your 400nit "HDR" experience, and that smooth 50hz panel with 150ms input lag.




Are you OK? You seem needlessly aggressive, calling people fools or morons, accusing What HiFi of taking bribes on a public forum. And all because you can't actually bring yourself to admit you've never actually owned a Philips Ambilight TV. Because you haven't and probably have never actually seen one in the flesh, have you? Bizarre behaviour. Keyboard warrior personified...
Edited by: "bellboys" 7th Mar
bellboys31 m ago

Are you OK?


Seems very angry about something. Nobody ever gets that excited over just a TV, do they?
If you want this as a 4k and HDR gaming tv forget it .The lag response when HDR is enabled is terrible .but as a normal 4k gaming tv with game mode turned on it pretty good .nice bright punchy picture and the ambilight really adds to the imersion here's some pics of it in action

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Edited by: "GlynTheGametroll" 7th Mar
Hi all I rarely comment but as this post keeps coming up and I purchased this TV I'll give you MY impression. I love tech and looked at a lot of detailed specs for this unit and alot of buyer reviews and can say I'm very happy with what I got. You've got to plot this on a price vs spec chart if you drew a line where usually spec increases with price I'd have to say this unit would be a outlier a good way above average FOR THE PRICE.

Yes the picture settings are a slog to get through and I can post what I have settled on here if anyone would like. It's a decent 4k screen with a terrible bit of advice copied on most sites saying stick it on vivid (picture mode) out the box. Which I think is too bright and creates alot of problems for the HDR. However for me I often hate the mega brightness of tvs and find myself turning down the back lights to minimal for a decent gaming session to avoid eye strain. The ambilight helps with this when placed on imersive mode for me as it darkens the back light when plain white but still displays bright colours when following the screen. The next is the input lag when gaming and technically from my perspective everyone is right. Someone did a very nice documented piece using a camera and a pc monitor with known input lag to show high input over 100ms when NOT on the gaming mode HOWEVER THIS REDUCED TO 16MS when set up correctly.

HOWEVER HOWEVER in my opinion there is an error in the operating system that for some reason seems to forget its in game mode when switched on sometimes. All I do is switch to movie and switch back to game and to me it feels much more responsive. Is this irritating a little but not to bad when considering I'm usually waiting for a game to load and it takes all of 15 seconds to do. Should I have to do it no but at £419 I can live with it.

All in all really happy for £419 there is a bit of a poor operating system but nothing too bad however I picked up a chromecast ultra and stuck in on the back to control it using Google home and Easylink to switch on and off display nest cameras etc.

Other advice is if using something with 4k hdr irritatingly don't use HDMI 1 as I don't think it is compatible with HDR and Easylink properly like some other units.

Will add anything else I can think of over time and links I can remember and if you have any questions I'll try and answer them but remember all will be in my opinion.
GlynTheGametroll15 m ago

If you want this as a 4k and HDR gaming tv forget it .The lag response …If you want this as a 4k and HDR gaming tv forget it .The lag response when HDR is enabled is terrible .but as a normal 4k tv with game mode turned on it pretty good .nice bright punchy picture and the ambilight really adds to the imersion here's some pics of it in action[Image] [Image]


And here's a close up of the screen
33393130-JhGer.jpgTaken about 8 inches from screen
Stoofa4 h, 31 m ago

I'm afraid you don't know what you're talking about with regards Sony …I'm afraid you don't know what you're talking about with regards Sony Tv's. Their market share over 2017 shot up due to the number of great units they released. In the historical Samsung strong areas the Sony units dominated. At the mid to high range it is Sony all the way. This isn't my opinion, this is the industries and the critics opinions.I'm sure anyone buying this TV won't be disappointed, but your expectations tend to be low when you buying into the low end of things.


No they or inconsistent yes they are generally good but a few here and there well quite a considerable amount are buggy and just bad mine is ok had tons of issues im extremely tech savvy and still struggled a little not consumer friendly.
I have one of these in my dog's kennel. Must say he loves it with Lassie on loop play. No complaints.
The_Hoff6 h, 12 m ago

Sony 49XE8005 was £429 fairly recently and is a MUCH better TV, then …Sony 49XE8005 was £429 fairly recently and is a MUCH better TV, then there's the majority of the lower/mid Hisense at similar prices.


The Sony sure as hell isn't better, unless you only plan to watch bright content in a well-lit room. The black levels are appalling due to the IPS panel. I bought one when they came down in price and returned it after a couple of days, because watching any darker content, especially at night, was painful. The black levels were outright worse than the 2009 model Sony KDL32W5810U that it was replacing, which also has an IPS panel.
Aretak2 m ago

The Sony sure as hell isn't better, unless you only plan to watch bright …The Sony sure as hell isn't better, unless you only plan to watch bright content in a well-lit room. The black levels are appalling due to the IPS panel. I bought one when they came down in price and returned it after a couple of days, because watching any darker content, especially at night, was painful. The black levels were outright worse than the 2009 model Sony KDL32W5810U that it was replacing, which also has an IPS panel.



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