Philips 55PUT4900 4K 55inch TV £479 @ Argos
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Philips 55PUT4900 4K 55inch TV £479 @ Argos

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Found 14th Mar 2016
Seems decent for price

This Ultra HD TV provides up to 4x the resolution of Full HD TVs. The Ultra Resolution upscaler enhances any existing content. This TV has a stylish edge feet stand design, Freeview HD for subscription-free viewing and comes with a 2 year guarantee. For best picture quality results and to play original 4k content you will need a separate 4k device. To access to Apps and streaming services, a separate smart device is required.

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Good price. Voted hot. But potential concern based on a review whcih appears to be a known issue with HDMI:

"also have the same problem with the no signal from the hdmi ports, doesnt do it all the time but is very frustrating. i find if you switch the tv off remove the hdmi, switch it back on then put the hdmi back in it does work. Hope they bring a fix out soon or its going back.....
Pros: picture, price
Cons: hdmi issue

Response from Philips.co.uk
CK, Philips Customer Service
08 March 2016
Hi, Thank you for your comment.

We are aware of this issue and there's a new software version on its way that should solve this issue.
Unfortunately we don't have an official release date yet, but the software will most likely be sent to the TV via the network when it's ready."
Does anyone know who manufactures Philips' panels?
I had a Philips 4k and was awful had the same hdmi issue used there so called fix which didn't work.the worst thing is the out of sync sound with sky and even using there built in tuner.the input lag is really bad and makes online games unplayable even with game mode on.id stay well clear and pay the little extra and buy a Samsung
baker19811

I had a Philips 4k and was awful had the same hdmi issue used there so … I had a Philips 4k and was awful had the same hdmi issue used there so called fix which didn't work.the worst thing is the out of sync sound with sky and even using there built in tuner.the input lag is really bad and makes online games unplayable even with game mode on.id stay well clear and pay the little extra and buy a Samsung



​I purchased the 49" version in January and it had a few issues such as forgetting all the tuned channels even after the update.
I returned /exchanged it and the replacement has been perfect. Perhaps you were unlucky like I was.
I use it regularly for gaming and kodi, very happy with it.
I bought the 43" when it was on offer on argos for £299.99. Haven't had any issues so far, the picture is great and the input lag is perfectly acceptable. Just a heads up, use the 'computer' activity style if connecting a pc otherwise the image is weirdly sharpened and distorted.The tv is manufactured by T.P vision .
Edited by: "Maximus17" 14th Mar 2016
Rather put another few hundred quid and get a better one.
BraddersJ

Does anyone know who manufactures Philips' panels?



Could be LG, AUO or Innolux with my money being on an Innolux VA LCD matrix using a Philips/TPV Backlight (especially if the TV is thick)
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great price, voted hot
Here's the January thred for a heads up. A lot of 4k talk and multiple people with the HDMI issue (including me, Mines is caused by the Black Now TV box being connected to an HDMi port, not a big ssue as I use it very rarely) hotukdeals.com/dea…549

Other than that issue, I'm happy with the TV, 4K looks great on it, and the HDMI CEC remote capabilities is handy for my NVIDIA Shield.
I had the 49 inch a returned it cracking picture on HD films via netflix etc... SD picture looked truly awful, hdmi kept saying no signal and really bad dirty screen effect on sports.


returned it for an lg 49lf640 which is much better
ses6jwg

I had the 49 inch a returned it cracking picture on HD films via netflix … I had the 49 inch a returned it cracking picture on HD films via netflix etc... SD picture looked truly awful, hdmi kept saying no signal and really bad dirty screen effect on sports.returned it for an lg 49lf640 which is much better



You went from a 4K TV to a 1080p one. Much less upscaling required, most 1080p sets do it quite well these days.

Most cheap 4K TV's are truly awful at upscaling SD content, and only a bit better with 1080i broadcasts. Which is why my mind boggles when people buy them currently.

I do know Philips have many other HDMI issues, such as struggling with many tablets output to HDMI. Obviously not a massive point (unless you want to do that!) but well reported.
vulcanproject

You went from a 4K TV to a 1080p one. Much less upscaling required, most … You went from a 4K TV to a 1080p one. Much less upscaling required, most 1080p sets do it quite well these days.Most cheap 4K TV's are truly awful at upscaling SD content, and only a bit better with 1080i broadcasts. Which is why my mind boggles when people buy them currently.I do know Philips have many other HDMI issues, such as struggling with many tablets output to HDMI. Obviously not a massive point (unless you want to do that!) but well reported.




Sorry got my model number wrong.

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

It was the LG 49UF640V... yes its "faux 4k" yadda yadda yadda.

The SD picture on this Philips 4k is terrible... just be warned. I tried for hours playing with the settings but skin tones etc were just unbearable in SD. Also sports look awful so don't get it if you like watching football.

However if you like movies the picture on Netflix and SKY HD was absolutely fantastic.
Edited by: "ses6jwg" 14th Mar 2016
its not 3d tv not smart tv and does even has got wifi built in..... rubbish tv
got the 43 inch version of this and have no complaints at all !
difficult_guy

its not 3d tv not smart tv and does even has got wifi built in..... … its not 3d tv not smart tv and does even has got wifi built in..... rubbish tv



​3d is a gay fad that will be dead in the next 3 years.

who cares if it hasn't got wifi built in you can plug a 9.99 smart device such as a now tv box in and get better smart features than are built into most smart tvs
ses6jwg

​3d is a gay fad that will be dead in the next 3 years. who cares if it h … ​3d is a gay fad that will be dead in the next 3 years. who cares if it hasn't got wifi built in you can plug a 9.99 smart device such as a now tv box in and get better smart features than are built into most smart tvs


I dont know about your first statement (could be debatable) but agree with the second one.
Bought this exact model on Boxing Day and it has been excellent so far. No issues with the HDMI ports, but I do keep coming down in the morning to find the TV has switched itself on - this may be due to our cheap HDMI switch however.

The picture is, in my view, as good as the 40" Full HD Sony BRAVIA that came before it. 4K looks incredible, but HD still looks fine - bear in mind that 55" is alot of screen to fill, even at 1080p.

I cannot vouch for the speakers as we have a surround system; this is connected over HDMI ARC, which has a small issue - we get a delay of around 100ms when sending Dolby Digital audio to the receiver. I believe this is down to the TV's audio processing.

I also cannot comment on the stand as we have ours on a TV stand with a built-in TV mount. The build of the set is perfectly acceptable, on par with the budget Sony.

The remote is fine, a little cramped and overly curved on the back (so it slips around in your hand) but it does work fine.

We use Sky so the Freeview has gone unused, but I'm sure it would be fine - even the cheapy Technica TVs get Freeview right, so I'm sure Philips will. The menu system is a little slow, but you won't use it often enough to care.

If, like us, you want a larger TV, why not go for 4K as well - at least it will be up-to-date for a few more years. Just look at how outdated 'HD Ready' TVs are these days...
Excellent TV for the price. Took me a while to get it set up properly and there still are a few niggles particularly over the 5.1 sound output from the TV tuner to Onkyo HDMI A/V receiver. I use with a BTTV Ultra box (direct into HDMI1), PS3, Sky+ and there are no problems with the 5.1 output from these. TV comes into it's own using Android operating system particularly apps like Kodi allowing you to steam virtually any content direct.
seriously considering this but always think 55 is to big!
Jolleysaurus

seriously considering this but always think 55 is to big!



The same tv @ 49Inch for £100 less argos.co.uk/sta…htm
does any one know, how far are the feet apart on the stand
does any one know, how far are the feet apart on the stand
The stand is positioned in the centre of the TV and has a footprint of approximately 580 x 265 mm.

Sorry I see what you mean now, it looks like the stand design has changed since I purchased mine in Dec 2015. Mine is like this static.trustedreviews.com/94/…jpg
gaming lag?
How far apart are the feet on this
need to know it will sit on my TVcabinet
Apologies about the thread bump, but looking for some recommended settings for this TV?
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