Philips 55POS9002/05 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD OLED TV - Ambilight - £1499 @ Amazon
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Philips 55POS9002/05 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD OLED TV - Ambilight - £1499 @ Amazon

£1,499£1,79917%Amazon Deals
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Found 15th May
Android TV (Although no ITV /CH4/CH5 Apps)
3-sided Ambilight
Can pair with Philips Hue
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ezzer7214 m ago

I wonder what POS means in the model code.


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The 'O' being for 'OLED' of course. Slightly unfortunate how that worked out for them, but I'm sure it's not funny in Dutch (or Chinese).
Edited by: "Aretak" 15th May
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OLED, 4K HDR, 3 sided Ambilight... spank mon spooten, ya!!
I wonder what POS means in the model code.
It's crazy to think android TV os doesn't have all the apps you would expect. Can they be sideloaded?
Stunning! this TV was part of the JL 0% finance for 18 month deal was it not?
ezzer7211 m ago

I wonder what POS means in the model code.


P = TV
O = OLED
S = DVB - T2

But I'm guessing you weren't really wondering.
ezzer7214 m ago

I wonder what POS means in the model code.


33801456-UL8D8.jpg
The 'O' being for 'OLED' of course. Slightly unfortunate how that worked out for them, but I'm sure it's not funny in Dutch (or Chinese).
Edited by: "Aretak" 15th May
bally123459 m ago

It's crazy to think android TV os doesn't have all the apps you would …It's crazy to think android TV os doesn't have all the apps you would expect. Can they be sideloaded?


Android TV does, but not on this TV. Something to do with Philips not getting certified with Android.
Cheapest its been in the UK...

(been cheaper on Amazon EU for ages)

However, reading the reviews I'm not sure I'd want to take a risk on one of these without some kind of warranty - preferably a JL warranty (probably why they sold out and havent been in stock since).

Not voted either way since if you get a good one (IF) - then is arguably the best use of LG's panel.
Spiffman_Space43 m ago

Android TV does, but not on this TV. Something to do with Philips not …Android TV does, but not on this TV. Something to do with Philips not getting certified with Android.


No NowTV on android
bally1234558 m ago

It's crazy to think android TV os doesn't have all the apps you would …It's crazy to think android TV os doesn't have all the apps you would expect. Can they be sideloaded?


Yes, sideloading is easy enough once setup.

Under Android TV's security settings page, enable 'Unknown Sources', plus you'll need to go to Android TV -> About, and click multiple times on the build number until it says "You're now a developer!" - then install a File Manager app from the Play Store, for easy selection of the APK you want to sideload.

To be fair, the loss of ITV Hub and All4 isn't all bad - the ads in these apps is horrendous - even more than on transmitted TV. And got-forbid you FFWD in any show - you'll get bombarded with ads when you finally hit play.

I wanted to watch Channel 4's coverage of an F1 race.
FFWD to the start, hit play, 8 MINUTES OF UNSKIPPABLE ADS. And you know what was worse? It was the same 2 adverts, repeated over and over....
Assuming cheaper than JL then one can spend the saving on the amazon five year warranty which covers accidental damage so better off overall
I'm awaiting the 65"
vig1lante42 m ago

"The Best OLED TV you can buy"


“It doesn’t actually say that”
LG B7 > this
ezzer723 h, 24 m ago

I wonder what POS means in the model code.


Marketing splurge for piece of $h17
Edited by: "sparklehedgehog" 15th May
wuddobuzz7 m ago

LG B7 > this

LG B7 is this. They have the same LG panel. I don’t know why they’re still bothering with ambilight, which IIRC was a way of boosting the perceived contrast of the panel by surrounding it with a complimentary colour to what was being shown. You don’t need that on a good OLED like this because the picture is.. well.. frankly perfect anyway.
liveinabin4 m ago

LG B7 is this. They have the same LG panel. I don’t know why they’re still …LG B7 is this. They have the same LG panel. I don’t know why they’re still bothering with ambilight, which IIRC was a way of boosting the perceived contrast of the panel by surrounding it with a complimentary colour to what was being shown. You don’t need that on a good OLED like this because the picture is.. well.. frankly perfect anyway.


It’s to use your peripheral vision to immerse you into thepicture more and effectively make the screen seem bigger subliminally. Lever idea but in most circumstances not making much of a difference. Needs a perfect setup position and room layout to be as good as it can be
wuddobuzz23 m ago

LG B7 > this


A blind comparison done with av forums members has put this well ahead of the C7.
somerandomguy12325 m ago

A blind comparison done with av forums members has put this well ahead of …A blind comparison done with av forums members has put this well ahead of the C7.


It was however sponsored by Philips, so perhaps the viewing material was carefully selected.

I definitely wouldn't choose this over an LG, certainly at a higher price.

Personal choice though of course.
Wait for the 2018 Philips OLED Tv's, they should shake things up nicely.
LG > Philips
ezzer721 h, 5 m ago

It was however sponsored by Philips, so perhaps the viewing material was …It was however sponsored by Philips, so perhaps the viewing material was carefully selected.I definitely wouldn't choose this over an LG, certainly at a higher price.Personal choice though of course.


Perhaps, but they did use commonly used review material, and the comparison seemed fair, covering different aspects of the sets. Given similar prices I wouldn't choose 1 over the other purely for the badge.
somerandomguy12314 m ago

Perhaps, but they did use commonly used review material, and the …Perhaps, but they did use commonly used review material, and the comparison seemed fair, covering different aspects of the sets. Given similar prices I wouldn't choose 1 over the other purely for the badge.


To be fair it's not specifically for the badge - moreso on their ability to actually manufacturer an OLED screen.

Cut out the middleman and all that
ezzer721 h, 33 m ago

It was however sponsored by Philips, so perhaps the viewing material was …It was however sponsored by Philips, so perhaps the viewing material was carefully selected.I definitely wouldn't choose this over an LG, certainly at a higher price.Personal choice though of course.


Historically I would have too. However, LG have really done a lovely job with their new TVs. The OS is very slick. Definitely the first smart TV I’ve actually wanted to use (I normally just use Chromecast or Apple TV for the smart stuff).
coalfield7 h, 4 m ago

No NowTV on android


WHAT???!!! That’s insane
Well, the 2018 OLEDs (973, 873 and the for Q3 announced 803) all use LGs 2017 panel and honestly, are only available in continental Europe to date)
Me want!!!!!!
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