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Enjoy incredible clarity in everything you see with the Philips 55PUS7334/12 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV. With HDR and a resolution four times better than Full HD, you'll get bright colours and sharper images.

It'll upscale your older shows and movies too, letting you rediscover your favourites as you've never seen them before.

Be immersed with Ambilight

From movies to games, get more immersed in your content with Philips Ambilight. Intelligent LEDs around the edges of the TV panel cast the colours on your screen onto the wall behind it and into your room, creating a stunning effect that will make your screen feel bigger and give every show a tailored, real-time light show.

Every picture enhanced

With Philips' P5 Perfect Picture Engine, every scene is enhanced for a brilliantly vivid image. Finer details are deeper, skin tones look more natural, and motion appears perfectly smooth - ideal for fast paced sports and movies. You'll get a full sensory experience that captures all the original richness of your content.

Convenience at your fingertips

Say goodbye to endless scrolling and use your voice to control your TV. With the in-built Google Assistant, whether you search for a movie on Netflix or find an app in the Play Store, all you need to do is ask. You can even control other Google Assistant compatible devices around your home, like smart light bulbs or the thermostat without even needing to get up.

With the Google Play store and the Philips App Gallery, there's loads of content for you to explore. Get movies, boxsets, music, apps, games, and more all directly to your TV – there's something to keep everyone happy
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I can’t comment on this version but I have the PUS7303 50” va panel from last year, hopefully you may find this useful.

Firstly ambilight is amazing, it does immerse you in what your watching and you eventually start looking at the screen instead of the walls behind. I’d find it difficult to have a tv without this feature going forwards, that’s how much I like it.

The tv has iplayer, Netflix, Amazon, rakuten, you tube, it doesn’t have itv player, 4od, 5 on demand, now TV, not a problem for me as I have a now tv stick.

As for the picture, to give you some background I ‘upgraded’ from a 2010 40” Samsung UE40C8000 LED, which in 2010 when I bought it cost £1050. the equivalent new Samsung Q8 was £1600 -£1800. So I was reticent about buying a mid range tv for budget money, but I seen the ‘ambi’light and had to have 4K.

So 4K is goodon you tube and on the demo videos, I upgraded to an Xbox one x and had my old xbox running on my Samsung and had them side by side, there was no comparison, the extra I’m detail was amazing. As for HDR I’m not really sure what that brings to the table on this tv, it’s not noticeable as the tv can’t get bright enough and In some dark scenes with an off white light running through them, the grainy ness or noise is horrible. So HDR on this tv not hugely impressed.

Now if you’re like me and the majority of tv you watch is not 4K it’s full hd or 720p and you already have a good tv, then I wouldn’t upgrade. My Phillips is nowhere near as good as the 9 year old Samsung for full hd or sd freeview through the aerial, it can’t match the level of detail or sharpness that the Samsung does. It’s particularly noticeable watching football on bbc 1hd or itv hd, I can’t get a detailed picture it’s washed out. It does improve watching on iplayer but again still not as good as the Samsung. Now tv In 720p, dark scenes are terrible, you can’t see anything. Non hd programs have so much noise it’s horrific and even my technophobe mother in law commented on it, believe me I’ve adjusted every setting on the tv to try and get a better picture but noise reduction on full clears it up but messes up motion.

Getting on to settings, it’s extremely difficult to set up and get a good picture, out of the box it’s not good and the presets all need tweaking. I found settings on av forums that other people had used and they do a decent job, but I still have that niggling doubt it could be better.

The problem with the Mid range Phillips TVs is they don’t get reviews in What HiFi or Tech radar or A.V forums, whereas the bottom of the range or top Oleds do, so the specialist information out there about problems or settings is hard to find or is very limited on forums.

The sound is what you’d expect from a modern tv not brilliant but not a problem for me as I have an amp and surround sound. However in the past week my brother in law who has the exact same tv after being wowed by mine pointed out an issue on his that the Dolby digital keeps cutting out for a split second every minute or so, he has a sonos sound bar and changing the sound to stereo has rectified it (not good). He emailed Phillips a week ago about it but has yet to get a reply. I watched a film on Netflix last night and it was extremely noticeable and wound me up, hence the reason for this lengthy post.

Sorry to bang on but in conclusion, if you have a premium old tv like a plasma or top Led or you’re a technophile don’t buy a budget - mid range tv as you’ll be more than likely disappointed. If you’re coming from a budget - midrange non 4K tv and have to have 4K or for gaming then you probably won’t be disappointed. Almost a year in I’m regretting ‘Cheaping out’ and I would return it and I’m staring longingly at Q8’s and LG oleds that have been cut to £1200, shame I don’t have that money.

That ambilight though, got to love it!

P.s I realise the tv on this post is newer and some of the issues may have been dealt with on the new model, but I can’t find reviews on it (exactly like mine) and this time last year I was checking HUKD every other hour looking for prices, that buzz about getting a good deal on a shiny new tv, so I apologise if I’ve made people nervous about pulling the trigger but I just wanted to give you some info a year in to owning mine.
Also got mine this week via AO ebay shop. Got them to price match Argos's discounted price but they price matched against their own full price (£535) so ended up getting it for £368, plus £5 TCB

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Good price. Got this on the ebay deal for £467 so not too far from it
I was looking at this this morning, having missed on the ebay deal by an hour after the code expired. I'll probably wait for Black Friday now to see if it goes lower again.

Out of interest though, can anyone tell me if there's any difference between this model and the ao / argos model? As this one ends with a /12 in the model number. I know currys group often stick something on the end of their model numbers so they can get away without price matching, but wondered if there were any actual differences? I can see the currys one doesn't have a qwerty remote, doesn't the ao / argos model have one?
Also got mine this week via AO ebay shop. Got them to price match Argos's discounted price but they price matched against their own full price (£535) so ended up getting it for £368, plus £5 TCB

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Mine has the qwerty keyboard on the reverse of the handset
I thought this model had the qwerty keypad on the back and the 7304 didn’t ??
gsj8709/11/2019 10:32

Good price. Got this on the ebay deal for £467 so not too far from it


Any issues with Freeview Play on it? Mine isn't working. No All 4 app either.
Shambles09/11/2019 10:40

Mine has the qwerty keyboard on the reverse of the handset


Ah, cheers buddy, maybe that's the case for this one too then
These models have the worst software ever. Avoid if you don't want to wait for Netflix to launch for 20 minutes after numerous errors
Teo_Narl09/11/2019 11:09

These models have the worst software ever. Avoid if you don't want to wait …These models have the worst software ever. Avoid if you don't want to wait for Netflix to launch for 20 minutes after numerous errors


That's bizarre, I thought I'd seen reviews saying it was quick and responsive? Tbf I'd be using PS4 for apps most likely, can jump between them and games then, so it doesn't bother me too much. The bit I'm most interested in is it's picture. Does it suffer from any motion issues like a lot of new TV's do? Where the refresh rate is high or its over processed and it looks like you're watching a movie on fast-forward? That'd be a definite no for me!
slak45009/11/2019 11:11

That's bizarre, I thought I'd seen reviews saying it was quick and …That's bizarre, I thought I'd seen reviews saying it was quick and responsive? Tbf I'd be using PS4 for apps most likely, can jump between them and games then, so it doesn't bother me too much. The bit I'm most interested in is it's picture. Does it suffer from any motion issues like a lot of new TV's do? Where the refresh rate is high or its over processed and it looks like you're watching a movie on fast-forward? That'd be a definite no for me!


You can turn this off. I hate that option just as much as you do and that's the first thing I completely disable on a new tv. I believe for this model you can find it as "motion smoothness" or something similar under options. It has 4 levels - Off, Low, Medium, High. I've no idea why all manufacturers have it turned on by default, it's so bad. Make sure to choose Off
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Teo_Narl09/11/2019 11:17

You can turn this off. I hate that option just as much as you do and …You can turn this off. I hate that option just as much as you do and that's the first thing I completely disable on a new tv. I believe for this model you can find it as "motion smoothness" or something similar under options. It has 4 levels - Off, Low, Medium, High. Make sure to choose Off


Fantastic, cheers mate, this was what was essentially stopping me from pulling the trigger! Now do I wait for black Friday or for a decent ebay code to come one again
Teo_Narl09/11/2019 11:09

These models have the worst software ever. Avoid if you don't want to wait …These models have the worst software ever. Avoid if you don't want to wait for Netflix to launch for 20 minutes after numerous errors



There's an update available OTA or via their website which will sort this out.
I've had this TV for a good while now and love it. Operating system is a bit flaky across the range with net flix though (I have the 50" same range)... Needs the occasional power down reset when Netflix locks up, however that down side is far outweighed by the ambilight on these TVs which really enhances the experience.
Qwerty is on the back of my remotes, but very rarely used (use voice instead), so I don't think you'll be disappointed at this price, lot of TV for the money.
slak45009/11/2019 11:19

Fantastic, cheers mate, this was what was essentially stopping me from …Fantastic, cheers mate, this was what was essentially stopping me from pulling the trigger! Now do I wait for black Friday or for a decent ebay code to come one again


For this model you can go to Topcashback for extra 10% off and bring it down to 450 but as I said I am really not fan of Philips due to how bad their smart functions are (I really mean it). If you don't care about ambilight you will be able to find the same screen size and audio/sound quality for 250-270 on black friday from another brand. Keep an eye on Samsung, Hisense and Sharp. Also fyi the sound quality on this philips is quite bad, but no cheap tv has a good sound, therefore look into some soundbars in advance and definetely wait for black friday. I am in the same basket as you and I am looking to spend 300£ for 55" and a soundbar
Cheers both, appreciating the advice and feedback. Am not absolutely desperate for a new TV but would like one. I have a nice surround sound setup so not fussed about sound quality at all, and use PS4 for smart features already, and as everyone in the house knows how to use that will likely continue with that to avoid people getting stuck, so smart features aren't a massive concern either.

For me, I already have a 50" TV so 55" would be a nice not-over-the-top upgrade, 4k / hdr / dolby vision all good, so I guess like stated it depends how much ambilight adds to it. I have to say I do think it's a pretty neat idea.
slak45009/11/2019 11:29

Cheers both, appreciating the advice and feedback. Am not absolutely …Cheers both, appreciating the advice and feedback. Am not absolutely desperate for a new TV but would like one. I have a nice surround sound setup so not fussed about sound quality at all, and use PS4 for smart features already, and as everyone in the house knows how to use that will likely continue with that to avoid people getting stuck, so smart features aren't a massive concern either.For me, I already have a 50" TV so 55" would be a nice not-over-the-top upgrade, 4k / hdr / dolby vision all good, so I guess like stated it depends how much ambilight adds to it. I have to say I do think it's a pretty neat idea.


Yea it's up to you. I personally won't pay 200 extra just for ambilight. It's good but sometimes it's actually distracting. If your budget stays around 450 for black friday, you can even get great 60" tv. There were deals for 60" for 350 recently and I am sure we will see much better
Is it worth buying a 55/65" TV for 3-400£, I have mates with these and my 1080p LG has a much better picture
devlino09/11/2019 12:04

Is it worth buying a 55/65" TV for 3-400£, I have mates with these and my …Is it worth buying a 55/65" TV for 3-400£, I have mates with these and my 1080p LG has a much better picture



if its IPS screen then no not worth it
pothead1309/11/2019 12:20

if its IPS screen then no not worth it


I suppose some people think bigger is better.
pothead1309/11/2019 12:20

if its IPS screen then no not worth it


Yeah this is also another consideration. Has the lifetime of OLED gotten any better? Was always such an awesome sounding technology until you realised you'd need a new TV every few years.
slak45009/11/2019 12:25

Yeah this is also another consideration. Has the lifetime of OLED gotten …Yeah this is also another consideration. Has the lifetime of OLED gotten any better? Was always such an awesome sounding technology until you realised you'd need a new TV every few years.



No idea but most people would be better of with a VA screen than a ips
devlino09/11/2019 12:21

I suppose some people think bigger is better.



i made the big mistake buying a 65 IPS it was nice at first being bigger then you start regretting it when you notice picture quality is really poor compared to a VA screen.
i sent mine back at a small loss and will be sticking to my Nice 50 VA screen tv
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Teo_Narl09/11/2019 11:17

You can turn this off. I hate that option just as much as you do and …You can turn this off. I hate that option just as much as you do and that's the first thing I completely disable on a new tv. I believe for this model you can find it as "motion smoothness" or something similar under options. It has 4 levels - Off, Low, Medium, High. I've no idea why all manufacturers have it turned on by default, it's so bad. Make sure to choose Off


Just listen to Tom Cruise
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pothead1309/11/2019 12:31

i made the big mistake buying a 65 IPS it was nice at first being bigger …i made the big mistake buying a 65 IPS it was nice at first being bigger then you start regretting it when you notice picture quality is really poor compared to a VA screen.i sent mine back at a small loss and will be sticking to my Nice 50 VA screen tv


The 43 and 50" version of these are VA panels, I personally would not touch an IPS panel unless my viewing angles were unavoidably bad
What's so bad about the IPS then? Viewing angles do concern me, despite the fact it's mostly watched straight on. Would be upgrading from my beloved (admittedly aging) 50" 1080p Panasonic PLASMA, so blacks are black and the angles are great.
slak45009/11/2019 13:06

What's so bad about the IPS then? Viewing angles do concern me, despite …What's so bad about the IPS then? Viewing angles do concern me, despite the fact it's mostly watched straight on. Would be upgrading from my beloved (admittedly aging) 50" 1080p Panasonic PLASMA, so blacks are black and the angles are great.


Try this Samsung va panel hotukdeals.com/dea…769
slak45009/11/2019 13:06

What's so bad about the IPS then? Viewing angles do concern me, despite …What's so bad about the IPS then? Viewing angles do concern me, despite the fact it's mostly watched straight on. Would be upgrading from my beloved (admittedly aging) 50" 1080p Panasonic PLASMA, so blacks are black and the angles are great.


IPS has better viewing angles, VA panels have much better blacks and contrast but worse viewing angles compared to IPS panels, me personally VA wins everytime.
Teo_Narl09/11/2019 11:24

For this model you can go to Topcashback for extra 10% off and bring it …For this model you can go to Topcashback for extra 10% off and bring it down to 450 but as I said I am really not fan of Philips due to how bad their smart functions are (I really mean it). If you don't care about ambilight you will be able to find the same screen size and audio/sound quality for 250-270 on black friday from another brand. Keep an eye on Samsung, Hisense and Sharp. Also fyi the sound quality on this philips is quite bad, but no cheap tv has a good sound, therefore look into some soundbars in advance and definetely wait for black friday. I am in the same basket as you and I am looking to spend 300£ for 55" and a soundbar


Just a reminder that the cashback doesn't include vat so will be less than the £50 some may expect
Can someone tell me if you can lock apps like on Samsung tvs? I want user friendly parental controls.
Shambles09/11/2019 10:39

Also got mine this week via AO ebay shop. Got them to price match Argos's …Also got mine this week via AO ebay shop. Got them to price match Argos's discounted price but they price matched against their own full price (£535) so ended up getting it for £368, plus £5 TCB[Image]


Wow £368 was really good price
Teo_Narl09/11/2019 11:09

These models have the worst software ever. Avoid if you don't want to wait …These models have the worst software ever. Avoid if you don't want to wait for Netflix to launch for 20 minutes after numerous errors


Not true. Mine launches in seconds. Netflix I mean! (Save)
So i picked this up over a week ago using a code, but thinking of returning this. it's extremely difficult to watch this tv during the day and its extremely reflective over my old hisense tv and that was cheaper tv.

i will give it points for quick booting up from sleep its like instant, and you'd think you hadn't turned this tv off, and i do think the sound is very good especially with the dolby atmos activated i havent needed to use my soundbar.

Now the bad thing whether its a tv issue i don't know, but i own an apple tv 4k and for some reason i can not view any dolby vision content. i spent days, factory resetting the tv and the apple tv, messing around with all the settings what not multiple different HDMI cables and i couldn't make it work and believe me there is no other settings i have missed out on, the weird thing hdr work perfectly fine.

So if anyone else has this tv and has atv 4k please can you test your dolby vision movies , nextflix app on the atv with dolby vision content and atv + channel and see if you get weird negative looking picture, so i can rule out if this is a tv or an apple software issue as they seem to be not taking it serioulsy .

cheers .
Shambles09/11/2019 10:39

Also got mine this week via AO ebay shop. Got them to price match Argos's …Also got mine this week via AO ebay shop. Got them to price match Argos's discounted price but they price matched against their own full price (£535) so ended up getting it for £368, plus £5 TCB[Image]


How does this normally work? You order it and ask for the price match afterwards?
Teo_Narl09/11/2019 11:24

For this model you can go to Topcashback for extra 10% off and bring it …For this model you can go to Topcashback for extra 10% off and bring it down to 450 but as I said I am really not fan of Philips due to how bad their smart functions are (I really mean it). If you don't care about ambilight you will be able to find the same screen size and audio/sound quality for 250-270 on black friday from another brand. Keep an eye on Samsung, Hisense and Sharp. Also fyi the sound quality on this philips is quite bad, but no cheap tv has a good sound, therefore look into some soundbars in advance and definetely wait for black friday. I am in the same basket as you and I am looking to spend 300£ for 55" and a soundbar


a good Samsung 55" for £250? i want what you're smoking
Teo_Narl09/11/2019 11:24

For this model you can go to Topcashback for extra 10% off and bring it …For this model you can go to Topcashback for extra 10% off and bring it down to 450 but as I said I am really not fan of Philips due to how bad their smart functions are (I really mean it). If you don't care about ambilight you will be able to find the same screen size and audio/sound quality for 250-270 on black friday from another brand. Keep an eye on Samsung, Hisense and Sharp. Also fyi the sound quality on this philips is quite bad, but no cheap tv has a good sound, therefore look into some soundbars in advance and definetely wait for black friday. I am in the same basket as you and I am looking to spend 300£ for 55" and a soundbar


Interesting that you've said you're avoiding this because of the smart functions being bad and then recommend sharp who have shockingly bad smart functions, I have the 43" version of this TV in my bedroom and bought the kids two sharp 43" for theirs a few weeks ago and I'm already looking at replacing theirs as it's so bad. I've decided to get the hisense 7500 model
slak45009/11/2019 12:25

Yeah this is also another consideration. Has the lifetime of OLED gotten …Yeah this is also another consideration. Has the lifetime of OLED gotten any better? Was always such an awesome sounding technology until you realised you'd need a new TV every few years.


Had my OLED C6 since it's release and no marks whatsoever, I think the problem is usually the user...
whitey627210/11/2019 08:43

Had my OLED C6 since it's release and no marks whatsoever, I think the …Had my OLED C6 since it's release and no marks whatsoever, I think the problem is usually the user...


Interesting. I'm all for using responsibly (I've had a plasma for over 6 years and have no burn in whatsoever), just some of the analysis of the technology had put me off with its supposed limited lifespan. I'd always had in my mind that quality OLED would be the only thing that would pull me away from my Plasma, as I've not been in a rush to leave it (I have a 4k gaming monitor, so have that covered anyway), but they're still pretty expensive. Will see how I go.
slak45010/11/2019 08:50

Interesting. I'm all for using responsibly (I've had a plasma for over 6 …Interesting. I'm all for using responsibly (I've had a plasma for over 6 years and have no burn in whatsoever), just some of the analysis of the technology had put me off with its supposed limited lifespan. I'd always had in my mind that quality OLED would be the only thing that would pull me away from my Plasma, as I've not been in a rush to leave it (I have a 4k gaming monitor, so have that covered anyway), but they're still pretty expensive. Will see how I go.


If you've kept a plasma burn free I don't think you'd have a problem with OLED, I think the newer ones have even better technology to avoid it also. They are very expensive to have to worry at all about screen burn though.
Id buy this right now if it was black, for some reason there all silver these philips,
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