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Philips 65PUS7303/12 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV HDR Plus and Ambilight 3-sided - Dark Silver for £799.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK
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Philips 65PUS7303/12 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV HDR Plus and Ambilight 3-sided - Dark Silver for £799.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK

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Posted 13th AprEdited by:"Brutes"
(2018 Model) [Energy Class A+] 2 years Warranty
  • Ambilight three sided makes your viewing experience more immersive by emitting a wide glow from 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
  • P5 Perfect Picture engine optimises sharpness, colour, contrast and motion
  • Android TV with Google Assistant, Google Play Store and Chromecast built in
  • Please note, ITV Hub, ALL 4 and MY5 UK catch-up apps are not available on Philips Android TV
  • Includes two year UK warranty
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MikeWard170113/04/2019 00:55

Good price, but lack of a decent warranty gives me pause.Plus with the …Good price, but lack of a decent warranty gives me pause.Plus with the recent Google douchebaggery forcing ‘Sponsored content’ (aka Ads) on to Android TV and eroding product trust by killing off services left and right, is Android TV really a good thing to have?


Don't care how good the smart system is, can't beat the little Amazon 4k stick, not exactly expensive & turns any TV into very smart.
Got this one for a while ago for ~£700.

It is a decent 65" TV (especially for the price), just a few comments:
- Ambilight is genuinely useful and nice to have
- It is a VA panel, black levels are very good (for LCD), unfortunately colours are not that impressive (not only compared to OLED, but also to IPS) - I could describe them as muted, lacking a 'pop' a bit, the effect is similar to having antiglare/matte coating on the panel - compared to 'glossy' displays. It is still a good panel, but if you are after these OLED/Quantum dot style colors - it is maybe not for you.
- TV is not very bright out of the box. Make sure to disable light sensor to get the maximum brightness, the menu options are a bit of a mess too - backlight intensity is actually called 'contrast' here - set this to the max. This improves brightness intensity visibly, but the set still still struggles with HDR and in very bright rooms.
- It is surprisingly thick! Probably due to non-edge lit LED backlit. It is not a massive deal, but a bit shocking when compared to all these ultra slim TVs these days.
- 'Micro dimming' s a lie - it is not what you think it is (i.e some form of multi-zone matrix backlight control). It simply means that TV adjusts brightness of the screen automatically based on the ambient light sensor... There is no array dimming on this TV or anything like that.
- If you are tempted to get this TV because of 'P5' chip (whatever this thing really is) - don't. It is a garbage, it just overprocesses image and adds a lot of artifacts (halos, noise). Maybe if you frequenty watch SD TV or some horrible low res streams - then sure, they need any help you can get, but 'P5' it is definitively nothing you need for a modern 1080p/4K video and gaming content. What is worse, it is not possible to completely disable it - even after turning all related options off, there are still this annoying sharpening halo and pixelated artifacts on the screen (there are some examples online). The only way to fix this is to put the TV in 'monitor' (PC) mode - then the problem disappears (the difference is really very visible), but in this mode it is not possible to make ANY picture adjustments (not even colour calibration or white balance) - and the default white balance is definitively way too cold (set it to 'warm' whenever you can btw).
- Android TV is as horrible as on any other device, since they all use MediaTek MT5596 chip from 2015. It is basically the only Android TV supporting SoC available to TV manufacturers (at least for the price, there is NVIDIA chip used in Shield TV too, but much more price...). It does work, but it is buggy and performance of this thing is laughably poor compared to even the cheapest, modern Chinese $100 smartphones - for instance it takes a second or so between pressing volume button and actually volume bar appearing on the screen, not something you would expect in 2019... Also longevity of this thing is a big question (these crappy SoC/flash chips just tend to die - after upgrades or just simply for no reason...). Recent upgrade to Oreo (just been released for this TV) makes it a bit better, but there is only so much you can really squeeze out of this antiquated piece of hardware. Google has really dropped the ball on this one, they had all the ingredients for success (popular OS, smart features) and possibly wiping out all other competition, but failed to provide performant, well supported and affordable reference hardware platform - and Mediatek filling in the gap with their abomination of a SoC was the worst thing that could happen. They are trying to fix this now with ADT-2, but it might be a bit late now...

I still like the TV - it is a good value for 65" VA set, but in hindsight I think I should have gone for 6700 series model with ambilight: same VA panel, some proprietary lightweight OS (Saphi) in place of buggy and slow Android TV (you will likely be using Amazon stick / Apple TV etc anyway) and no P5 chip - which actually makes picture better for modern content.
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Been waiting for this... For a long time. Cheers Brutes
adamderak13/04/2019 00:30

Been waiting for this... For a long time. Cheers Brutes


I analysed you previous posts before posting. So, I think it's a good price.
Brutes13/04/2019 00:33

I analysed you previous posts before posting. So, I think it's a … I analysed you previous posts before posting. So, I think it's a good price.


This is the vastly superior 7000 series. Not to be compared with the usual 6703, which isn't a bad TV but this is a great TV.
adamderak6 m ago

This is the vastly superior 7000 series. Not to be compared with the usual …This is the vastly superior 7000 series. Not to be compared with the usual 6703, which isn't a bad TV but this is a great TV.


Thanks, appreciate your expertise ... You really do great deals on TVs.. Cheerzz
Good price, but lack of a decent warranty gives me pause.

Plus with the recent Google douchebaggery forcing ‘Sponsored content’ (aka Ads) on to Android TV and eroding product trust by killing off services left and right, is Android TV really a good thing to have?
MikeWard170113/04/2019 00:55

Good price, but lack of a decent warranty gives me pause.Plus with the …Good price, but lack of a decent warranty gives me pause.Plus with the recent Google douchebaggery forcing ‘Sponsored content’ (aka Ads) on to Android TV and eroding product trust by killing off services left and right, is Android TV really a good thing to have?


Don't care how good the smart system is, can't beat the little Amazon 4k stick, not exactly expensive & turns any TV into very smart.
adamderak13/04/2019 00:58

Don't care how good the smart system is, can't beat the little Amazon 4k …Don't care how good the smart system is, can't beat the little Amazon 4k stick, not exactly expensive & turns any TV into very smart.


Exactly, I've got Sky+ and a Firestick so couldn't care less about the standard operating system on the TV.
I'm after the Ambilight feature on this TV, but the only question i have is how good is the actual quality of the screen? Is there any lag etc, when watching sports or gaming?
adamderak8 m ago

Don't care how good the smart system is, can't beat the little Amazon 4k …Don't care how good the smart system is, can't beat the little Amazon 4k stick, not exactly expensive & turns any TV into very smart.


Yeah I’d likely never use the inbuilt UI, already got Apple TV 4K, Chromecast etc. It’s the 2 only 2 years of warranty that has me holding off.
gsj878 m ago

Exactly, I've got Sky+ and a Firestick so couldn't care less about the …Exactly, I've got Sky+ and a Firestick so couldn't care less about the standard operating system on the TV. I'm after the Ambilight feature on this TV, but the only question i have is how good is the actual quality of the screen? Is there any lag etc, when watching sports or gaming?


Extract from techradar
"One last big difference in the 7303s’ picture specification versus the 6703s is its motion handling. Courtesy of the P5 engine, this is almost 50 percent more powerful on the 7303, potentially doing a significantly better job of reducing judder and blur from action scenes without generating distracting, unwanted processing side effects"

Beware. the android 8 update completely ruined this tv, updated on the 55 inch, its now on its way back to amazon.

It also seems it cannot play back files from a usb anymore, it needs to format it first. the volume is also borked, as well as the stand by on the remote.
Edited by: "planthead" 13th Apr
Fantastic TV. I purchased this from Amazon when it was last on offer.
No problems with the TV at all.
MikeWard170113/04/2019 00:55

Good price, but lack of a decent warranty gives me pause.Plus with the …Good price, but lack of a decent warranty gives me pause.Plus with the recent Google douchebaggery forcing ‘Sponsored content’ (aka Ads) on to Android TV and eroding product trust by killing off services left and right, is Android TV really a good thing to have?


The ads are a trial on Sony TVs only, I have two Philips android TVs and there's no adverts.
HDR on this TV is pretty poor, doesn’t get very bright at all.
This or the similar priced LG 65" TV's? What's the better option? Thanks in advance
adamderak13/04/2019 00:30

Been waiting for this... For a long time. Cheers Brutes


So you've bought it then,?
MikeWard170113/04/2019 00:55

Good price, but lack of a decent warranty gives me pause.Plus with the …Good price, but lack of a decent warranty gives me pause.Plus with the recent Google douchebaggery forcing ‘Sponsored content’ (aka Ads) on to Android TV and eroding product trust by killing off services left and right, is Android TV really a good thing to have?


Not had a single add in the 3 months of owning the 43" 7303.
My parents are looking for a tv in the range of 800-1000 pounds. Would you guys say go for this one or look for a 55inch oled?
This TV works really well with my £6 Google mini home too. Only really use the UI for Netflix, Eurosport player and YouTube. I have a Firestick for my IPTV and other apps that cannot be downloaded onto the TV and sky box attached so don't use the standard TV UI either. Great TV
Igor_Polanski7 h, 17 m ago

My parents are looking for a tv in the range of 800-1000 pounds. Would you …My parents are looking for a tv in the range of 800-1000 pounds. Would you guys say go for this one or look for a 55inch oled?



oled far better. do they like bright screens?
Great Deal
po57405k13/04/2019 08:15

This TV works really well with my £6 Google mini home too. Only really use …This TV works really well with my £6 Google mini home too. Only really use the UI for Netflix, Eurosport player and YouTube. I have a Firestick for my IPTV and other apps that cannot be downloaded onto the TV and sky box attached so don't use the standard TV UI either. Great TV


How is the picture quality via iptv
adamderak13/04/2019 00:35

This is the vastly superior 7000 series. Not to be compared with the usual …This is the vastly superior 7000 series. Not to be compared with the usual 6703, which isn't a bad TV but this is a great TV.


The reviews online, like avforums suggest the 6000 series are the better version to have picture wise if I remember right. I think the 6000 also includes the usual catch up apps too, but just don't have android.
Edited by: "ukez" 13th Apr
paulwhitehead6613/04/2019 08:49

How is the picture quality via iptv


Pretty decent to be honest. I suppose it depends on your internet and IPTV source you use. I watch channels that say they are streaming in HD or UHD and looks pretty good to me. Picture on the TV does need tweaking out the box, I did a Google search to some forums where people posted their best settings and played around with it. Each HDMI source has independent settings for that particular feed i.e best settings for PS4 and best or 4k Firestick
po57405k2 m ago

Pretty decent to be honest. I suppose it depends on your internet and IPTV …Pretty decent to be honest. I suppose it depends on your internet and IPTV source you use. I watch channels that say they are streaming in HD or UHD and looks pretty good to me. Picture on the TV does need tweaking out the box, I did a Google search to some forums where people posted their best settings and played around with it. Each HDMI source has independent settings for that particular feed i.e best settings for PS4 and best or 4k Firestick


Thanks mate, about to click buy, but was concerned about non hd pictures
planthead7 h, 15 m ago

Beware. the android 8 update completely ruined this tv, updated on the 55 …Beware. the android 8 update completely ruined this tv, updated on the 55 inch, its now on its way back to amazon.It also seems it cannot play back files from a usb anymore, it needs to format it first. the volume is also borked, as well as the stand by on the remote.


Not had any problems on the 50” since the update. Also according to my brother in law who has this tv it fixed his lip sync issue with his Sonos Beam.
fackinace3 h, 23 m ago

The ads are a trial on Sony TVs only, I have two Philips android TVs and …The ads are a trial on Sony TVs only, I have two Philips android TVs and there's no adverts.


theverge.com/201…nel

‘Trial’ and ‘Pilot program’ implies they will be rolled out to additional manufacturers in the future.

According to this article, they have been pushed to other Android TV devices, and Sony is not happy either, throwing Google under the bus and suggesting workarounds to appease customers who are rightly not happy.
po57405k1 h, 22 m ago

Not had a single add in the 3 months of owning the 43" 7303.


According to articles, it began with an update Google pushed out a week or so ago.
Igor_Polanski8 h, 41 m ago

My parents are looking for a tv in the range of 800-1000 pounds. Would you …My parents are looking for a tv in the range of 800-1000 pounds. Would you guys say go for this one or look for a 55inch oled?


It's a personal choice, if you have a very keen eye on image quality than obviously OLED will produce better images.
For some screen size is a big factor
Personally if I had to watch my favourite movie, I would prefer to view it on a good 65 inch TV rather than an excellent 55 inch TV.
65 inch is just so much more immersive.
geedub2 h, 54 m ago

Or for 626.42 Used-Like New on Amazon Warehouse ....Bargain!! with the 20% …Or for 626.42 Used-Like New on Amazon Warehouse ....Bargain!! with the 20% offAlso Used - Very Good for £594.46


FIRE
Sunil_Mair2 h, 15 m ago

This or the similar priced LG 65" TV's? What's the better option? Thanks …This or the similar priced LG 65" TV's? What's the better option? Thanks in advance


I would opt for this as I'm a huge fan of the ambilight function.
Darzen7 h, 52 m ago

So you've bought it then,?


37455423-NoCDx.jpgThis & the wife are in the way but working on it.
ukez58 m ago

The reviews online, like avforums suggest the 6000 series are the better …The reviews online, like avforums suggest the 6000 series are the better version to have picture wise if I remember right. I think the 6000 also includes the usual catch up apps too, but sets don't have android.


Would be surprised as this as the very powerful p5 chip which is found in the highly regarded OLED series.
I wonder if block this or another app could block the ads, im not updating my sony until they get rid of the adverts.
@geedub i clicked on the link but still showing as full price. I just created amazon account and how do i get 20% off? Thanks
Jesus
That's awesome
Tinmoza20 m ago

@geedub i clicked on the link but still showing as full price. I just …@geedub i clicked on the link but still showing as full price. I just created amazon account and how do i get 20% off? Thanks


You need to chose used, and you will see it , just make sure you dont pay full price
@jaddy thanks for the reply, i have clicked used... Still showing £783.02
Is the 20% for prime members only?
Tinmoza13/04/2019 10:44

@jaddy thanks for the reply, i have clicked used... Still showing …@jaddy thanks for the reply, i have clicked used... Still showing £783.02Is the 20% for prime members only?



@Tinmoza Yes im sure you have to be, its free for a month, as long as you havent had prime before, just click try prime, you can cancel as soon as you have bought the tv and it will run out in a month, you can either buy new for £799. or used for £626.42, used only has 30 days warrenty though.
@jaddy thanks. Getting new because of the warranty.
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