Philips 55PUS6262 55 Inch 4K UHD HDR Ambilight Smart TV £584.10 @ Argos
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Philips 55PUS6262 55 Inch 4K UHD HDR Ambilight Smart TV £584.10 @ Argos

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Found 27th Aug 2017
Newer version of the previous 55" ambilight tv that was quite popular on here.

Currently £100 off the usual £749 price tag, and with the code "TVSAVE", it takes it down to £584.10
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Got the 49PUS Phillips for £410 a couple of months back from Argos

Excellent TV for the money, HDR isn't bad, but obviously won't match higher end sets

Ambilight is especially cool, and allows you to sync up lights if you have Phillips smart home systems
i have a philips smart tv.. i would not recommend... unless they got their act together and fixed a lot of issues i faced..
kay920 m ago

i have a philips smart tv.. i would not recommend... unless they got their …i have a philips smart tv.. i would not recommend... unless they got their act together and fixed a lot of issues i faced..


Update the TV, there have been loads of OS updates for the UK since loads of Argos buyers (prob HUKDers ) bought these cheap babies, the first update I got was crap, but the recent two updates have been especially a really smooth responsive Android TV OS, my TV remote has gone from slow and patchy to flawless like most the OS. Also get Ambilight colour bulbs.

Like borntooslow I agree...The Ambilight feature is amazing, no need for a light on in the lounge, a very immersive experience, and the screen may not be top of the range but when the eyes are immersed by the walls not just a screen it really isn't noticeable as your eyes and brain isn't 'wholly focused' on a just screen but the whole experience.

My Philips 43" AmbiTV replaced a Philips 42" plasma and the quality of both has been amazing, my previous (still going strong) was a 2007 JVC HD LCD.

In my my opinion this updated 55" is hot to trot!
seaniboy2 m ago

Update the TV, there have been loads of OS updates for the UK since loads …Update the TV, there have been loads of OS updates for the UK since loads of Argos buyers (prob HUKDers ) bought these cheap babies, the first update I got was crap, but the recent two updates have been especially a really smooth responsive Android TV OS, my TV remote has gone from slow and patchy to flawless like most the OS. Also get Ambilight colour bulbs. Like borntooslow I agree...The Ambilight feature is amazing, no need for a light on in the lounge, a very immersive experience, and the screen may not be top of the range but when the eyes are immersed by the walls not just a screen it really isn't noticeable as your eyes and brain isn't 'wholly focused' on a just screen but the whole experience. My Philips 43" AmbiTV replaced a Philips 42" plasma and the quality of both has been amazing, my previous (still going strong) was a 2007 JVC HD LCD. In my my opinion this updated 55" is hot to trot!

the one i got isnt android based but their own proprietary OS... its very slow.... will try update again thanks for headsup
Borntooslow1 h, 9 m ago

Got the 49PUS Phillips for £410 a couple of months back from …Got the 49PUS Phillips for £410 a couple of months back from ArgosExcellent TV for the money, HDR isn't bad, but obviously won't match higher end setsAmbilight is especially cool, and allows you to sync up lights if you have Phillips smart home systems


Almost all philips model names start with PUS and 49 is just the size, it's the numbers after that which are the specific model. At that price it was likely the 6401 which was popular on HUKD.

kay925 m ago

i have a philips smart tv.. i would not recommend... unless they got their …i have a philips smart tv.. i would not recommend... unless they got their act together and fixed a lot of issues i faced..


This is a brand new model that's just become available, the 50" variant is still marked as coming soon.

EDIT: This model doesn't have android, the new 64_2 model with it doesn't seem to be out yet.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 27th Aug 2017
kay98 m ago

the one i got isnt android based but their own proprietary OS... its very …the one i got isnt android based but their own proprietary OS... its very slow.... will try update again thanks for headsup



kay98 m ago

the one i got isnt android based but their own proprietary OS... its very …the one i got isnt android based but their own proprietary OS... its very slow.... will try update again thanks for headsup


What model do you have ?
That stand though.....xx
Edited by: "niron_ev" 27th Aug 2017
This is lower spec compared to the earlier one from argos, that had android tv, 4x hdmi and 3x USB this one does not
I assume Philips TV are removing Android TV from marketing and using 'Smart TV' ? On the website if you search Android or 4K tabs this model comes up in both categories http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/5/55pus6262_12/55pus6262_12_pss_.pdf

Hope a further update removes that horrible Android loading logo from my TV


A comprehensive Philips info page from June says only 6400 models upwards get Android TV ? Other web sources external to Philips say this model is Android (like their own website) flatpanelshd.com/art…602 confused ? Me too!!


On a plus Android TV 7.0 is on 2017 models so can't be long for us 2016 models getting the upgrade, Android 8.0 just launched but no word from Philips on that upgrade.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 27th Aug 2017
What are the main differences between this and the older pus6401 model? Is it worth the extra £120 pounds or is it worth it to wait for the older model to make a return with a bargain like last time?
Borntooslow4 h, 46 m ago

Got the 49PUS Phillips for £410 a couple of months back from …Got the 49PUS Phillips for £410 a couple of months back from ArgosExcellent TV for the money, HDR isn't bad, but obviously won't match higher end setsAmbilight is especially cool, and allows you to sync up lights if you have Phillips smart home systems

Do you mean this only has ambilight functionality not an actual light built in or that you can tag extra lights around your room onto the same loop?
Edited by: "jenmumof5" 27th Aug 2017
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I took the plunge and got it. Picture is significantly better than my 4 year old Panasonic (which is probably expected). It's super sunny at the mo so can't comment on the ambilight till tonight. Not sure Ben and Holly would do it justice anyway. So far I'm quite chuffed with my purchase
Anyone have any idea about the input lag on this? Can't seem to find any information regarding this...
supascoop41 m ago

I took the plunge and got it. Picture is significantly better than my 4 …I took the plunge and got it. Picture is significantly better than my 4 year old Panasonic (which is probably expected). It's super sunny at the mo so can't comment on the ambilight till tonight. Not sure Ben and Holly would do it justice anyway. So far I'm quite chuffed with my purchase



Chuffed , bet you are.Love to have a reason to buy another tv. Have an Led strip round the back of the tv, not axactly Ambilight but nearly there..
Ordered one thx.
morrig4 h, 6 m ago

Chuffed , bet you are.Love to have a reason to buy another tv. Have an …Chuffed , bet you are.Love to have a reason to buy another tv. Have an Led strip round the back of the tv, not axactly Ambilight but nearly there..


Lol get a Ambilight TV on 0% with the Argos card, that's what I did (I paid half off the first month statement and £10 a month since, 3 more payments to go) bobs yer uncle, Ambilights yer auntie

Best TV experience, immersive, you can't get a TV like it anywhere else no matter how good the screen specs are
jenmumof55 h, 2 m ago

Do you mean this only has ambilight functionality not an actual light …Do you mean this only has ambilight functionality not an actual light built in or that you can tag extra lights around your room onto the same loop?


It's built in both sides at the back, they all do or the most expensive have a third along the length at the top too. It is better on a flat wall than a corner though in my experience, you can tag more Ambilight colour bulbs in to the TV Ambilight settings for much more va va vrooooooom, I only use it for movies personally but you can have it on all the time, but the lounge becomes a den with curtains closed most the time lol, sometimes during the day I put the blinds down except the last 7" of the windows as the bottom of my windows in the lounge are only 3 foot off the ground so I get some daylight and a good Ambilight experience during the day.

Live/recorded indoor or nighttime concerts are fantastic on Ambilight esp shows with fantastic lighting and quick change camera angles, kids would love a Ambilight in the bedroom to watch and dance along, just don't give it to serious stationarygamers who will probably only temporarily surface to eat and pee, it will become Narnia to them hahaha
Edited by: "seaniboy" 27th Aug 2017
supascoop9 h, 2 m ago

I took the plunge and got it. Picture is significantly better than my 4 …I took the plunge and got it. Picture is significantly better than my 4 year old Panasonic (which is probably expected). It's super sunny at the mo so can't comment on the ambilight till tonight. Not sure Ben and Holly would do it justice anyway. So far I'm quite chuffed with my purchase


So is it running android or not?
teerex7 h, 14 m ago

So is it running android or not?

Philips site suggests not. Models 6400 and above run Android.
Is there really much of a difference between this model and the old?
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teerex8 h, 40 m ago

So is it running android or not?


It's not, but that's no big deal for me as I've got Fire TV. Not that I'd ever condone wanting to install wretched apps like Kodi.... Maybe...
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Finally got to see the ambilight in full flow. Watched GoT on it this morning with all the curtains closed. Maybe I've led a secluded life and need to get out more, but it was fantastic!
Edited by: "supascoop" 28th Aug 2017
Code is not working at the shop. Im angry!!!
Took a punt on this. Been pondering on what to get and gutted I missed out on the previous years model at over £100 cheaper. Oh well such is life. Thanks for the find... will pick mine up tomorrow
Always wanted an Ambilight TV so taken the plunge.

Massive thanks to the OP!

Added bonus it's 4k....although I ain't got anything that will play 4k.

My only concern was how little info I could find online about the set. I've always stuck with Samsung or LG, but the Ambilight has always intrigued me.
I've ordered one. Can anyone recommend a good value wall bracket for this, please?
I bought this today. Fitted it with a wall bracket from amazon prime..about £15 I think.

the TVs is great. My first ambilight to and it's very impressive.
thanks op
It is 02:54 and I can't believe I just called my bank to remove restrictions on my account to buy this. Well, not all of us can think clear, no? :))

By the way, micro dimming is a useful future meaning this does not have edge LED but a full direct lit LED. Also has 3 HDMI's which is good.

I will pick it up tomorrow. More on user experience from then on.

Good morning.

Oh, BTW thank OP. There is no better spec for this size and budget.
I've got the other model that was £470 earlier this year on HUKD. The Ambilight is actually amazing and I would get it as an extra for a TV that doesn't have it as it definitely adds immersion when you watch movies with the VIVID setting. Or set it to Follow Audio and you've got a mini disco ball for your house parties. The TV itself is good as well - i play the PS4 Pro on 4k and there's no lag/frame dragging, etc.

Explosions and fires light up the whole wall if the telly has enough clearance from the wall to project the lights properly.
Is it true this TV is very laggy for gaming?
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makershaker1 h, 9 m ago

Is it true this TV is very laggy for gaming?


I can't comment on that at the mo sorry as I haven't plugged my PS into it yet. One of the posts above says it's fine with a PS Pro, but I'll have a tinker and get back to you
Cheers. Hows the SD picture look on it?
Just a thought but wouldn't it be possible to pick up the hue led strip for £20 and just place it on the top of this TV? Would mean you get a 3 sided amblight at a way cheaper price than the 3 sided TV (guess you'd have to already have the hue hub thing though)

Edit- you could even buy 2 strips to make it 4 sided and wall mount that bad boy!
Edited by: "Jcorrigan" 29th Aug 2017
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Jcorrigan59 m ago

Just a thought but wouldn't it be possible to pick up the hue led strip …Just a thought but wouldn't it be possible to pick up the hue led strip for £20 and just place it on the top of this TV? Would mean you get a 3 sided amblight at a way cheaper price than the 3 sided TV (guess you'd have to already have the hue hub thing though)Edit- you could even buy 2 strips to make it 4 sided and wall mount that bad boy!


I've got mine against a flat wall with nothing to stop the light emitting in any direction. When it's dark, the light creeps everywhere to be honest, so in my opinion this does the job fantastically as is.
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makershaker3 h, 12 m ago

Cheers. Hows the SD picture look on it?


Surprisingly very good. It's the best SD picture I've ever had on a flat / large TV. My last 42" Panasonic was shockingly bad though
Jcorrigan3 h, 25 m ago

Just a thought but wouldn't it be possible to pick up the hue led strip …Just a thought but wouldn't it be possible to pick up the hue led strip for £20 and just place it on the top of this TV? Would mean you get a 3 sided amblight at a way cheaper price than the 3 sided TV (guess you'd have to already have the hue hub thing though)Edit- you could even buy 2 strips to make it 4 sided and wall mount that bad boy!


You could, think it's about £100 for Ambi strip kit and a extra strip tho which is still cheaper than the high range Ambi TVs, not sure via tv settings you can place strips behind the tv tho, the options are where you are placing Hue lights near the TV, can't even check settings just now as I'm painting and everything is unplugged. But I assume as I don't have any spare strips to try it would be near to being as good as the inbuilt Ambilight on L and R, just not exact, in fact I think the top strip would be enough and the bottom strip may deviate away from the inbuilt or other Hue lights if you had them - I would bet the top strip and a few Hue bulbs would be much more better placed than a top and bottom strip that would omit colour based on the Hue lighting placement setting as top or bottom, the bottom strip rear of the screen would display either top or bottom setting on both, better with top & Hue bulbs - the Hue bulbs generate room, the Ambilight & extra strip the wall, so a Hue bulb/s with the top strip would be much better placed for a full on room dramatic immersive effect. I don't know if you could have a second controller unit/striplight on the system if you wanted a 4 side Ambi wall experience (with or without Hue bulbs) as I never thought about doing it, just bought the Hue 3 set from Argos to complement - I rarely use Ambilight movies/live concerts only, I think it's overkill if you were watching the soaps/news etc and not good for the eyes when then adjusting to non Ambilight away from home - that may not be the case but certainly I strain away from home more using Ambilight constantly at home, even using the TV as a monitor with Ambilight on which I stopped doing at home as non Ambilight monitors then gave me headaches, now I only use it as a home cinema screen with Ambi on.


I hope that allmakes sense LOL
Edited by: "seaniboy" 29th Aug 2017
I bought the previous deal and had to send it back due to blue patches on the screen - not sure what causes this?

In fairness Argos gave me a full refund but I would be happy to try this model as it's hard to come close to this price for the spec. Is this spec any different/better than previous model? Features/nits etc?
Picked mine up today! Sadly not going to be able to play with it until we move house in a couple of weeks.

Just pondering though...I usually have my small speakers wall mounted with the TV, to the left and right of the screen. But I'm thinking these will now get in the way of the ambilight! Does anyone else on here have wall mounted speakers whilst using ambilight?
I have this upstairs and its bloody brilliant.

I have it on the wall at the end of the bed, lamp either side of the bed running Hue Colour bulbs. Link those to the TV and the bulbs mimic the lights either side of the TV. Amazing experience. If you get a police car on TV the lights will move around the room, same if a car is going under streetlights at night on the screen you feel as if you're going under them in the room. It's like being in it.

Plan to do similar with the lounge one too, but waiting until we move
seaniboy5 h, 49 m ago

You could, think it's about £100 for Ambi strip kit and a extra strip tho …You could, think it's about £100 for Ambi strip kit and a extra strip tho which is still cheaper than the high range Ambi TVs, not sure via tv settings you can place strips behind the tv tho, the options are where you are placing Hue lights near the TV, can't even check settings just now as I'm painting and everything is unplugged. But I assume as I don't have any spare strips to try it would be near to being as good as the inbuilt Ambilight on L and R, just not exact, in fact I think the top strip would be enough and the bottom strip may deviate away from the inbuilt or other Hue lights if you had them - I would bet the top strip and a few Hue bulbs would be much more better placed than a top and bottom strip that would omit colour based on the Hue lighting placement setting as top or bottom, the bottom strip rear of the screen would display either top or bottom setting on both, better with top & Hue bulbs - the Hue bulbs generate room, the Ambilight & extra strip the wall, so a Hue bulb/s with the top strip would be much better placed for a full on room dramatic immersive effect. I don't know if you could have a second controller unit/striplight on the system if you wanted a 4 side Ambi wall experience (with or without Hue bulbs) as I never thought about doing it, just bought the Hue 3 set from Argos to complement - I rarely use Ambilight movies/live concerts only, I think it's overkill if you were watching the soaps/news etc and not good for the eyes when then adjusting to non Ambilight away from home - that may not be the case but certainly I strain away from home more using Ambilight constantly at home, even using the TV as a monitor with Ambilight on which I stopped doing at home as non Ambilight monitors then gave me headaches, now I only use it as a home cinema screen with Ambi on. I hope that allmakes sense LOL

I'm afraid that sentence was too much to even think about reading.
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