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Philips 55PUS6401

£808.12
£599.00 £209.12 cheaper than 36 days ago
55" 4K Ultra HD Flat YouTube Apr 2016
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Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Video Apps Release Date £147.65 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
416 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Ninety-five customers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “What is the Philips 55PUS6401? The generously specified Philips 55PUS6401 is a budget 4K flatscreen with HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatibility”. Paul mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Picture quality is great, overall im extremely happy I've bought this tv great buy and great price” in his review of this TV. He also said “Love this tv great price for what you get, love theandroid side” in his review.

Two people reckoned that it was expensive. The Diarist mentioned “Far better than some a lot more expensive”. Banksy wrote last year “What a cracking buy this really is, so many overpriced TV's offering the same as this.” in their review of this TV.

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

Two owners wrote that it did not have good technical guidance. Tess mentioned in her review of this TV on expert website Argos.co.uk “Would have been nice to have an instruction manual instead of having to download it” however despite that she still scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Fredi wrote last year “The only down sight is no instructions and evrything in other languages”.


Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and PC Advisor.co.uk this TV has an overall expert rating of 75 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this 4K and 8K TV rated this television as exceptional on average. Over 93% of reviewers gave this television either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 2,108 expert and user reviews (including 1,635 verified purchases) for Philips TVs and found that on average Philips has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Philips has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 99% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-nine owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Mr S said in his review of this TV “Very impressed with the TV, very quick and easy to set up” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. In April last year Nick mentioned in his review of this TV “Excellent TV, easy to set up” and scored this TV 4 stars out of 5. Last year Reiver33 said “Very good television, easy to set up and use, picture is amazing, recommend this to anyone” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Twenty people wrote in their reviews that the Philips 55PUS6401 was easy to use. Paul H scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Android Apps and catch up tv are very easy and fast to use” in his review of this TV. Malky said “If I knew how to manipulate the controls I could enjoy more features” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Lee wrote “Easy to use and the android offers loads of content flexability” in his review of this TV.

Six owners reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Mh wrote “It did take a week of watching to fine tune the picture settings to get the best results” in their review of this TV. In April last year Melsgirl1977 mentioned “It is set on the most economical settings (vision and sound), you have play around with the settings to try” however despite that they only scored it 1 stars out of 5. Techy said “Menu is very quick and had no crashes” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Nice Design

Twenty-one people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Nicjo said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Easy to install, looks great, easy to use, great picture & really pretty backlights” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Pty997 wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Argos.co.uk “This is an amazing TV, picture quality is beautiful”. Perry the Great said “Picture is beautiful and colours are deep” in his review of this TV.

Eighteen customers who reviewed the Philips 55PUS6401 thought it was well designed. Last year R Angus mentioned “I had to returned in exchanged for Samsung 4k ultra HD which is far better quality pictures and amazing design”. Also last year Wissywise said in their review of this TV “Very good in design and setup is that simply”. Welshnative wrote in their review of this TV “Also I gave a good rating instead of excellent on the design as the legs sit the TV a little higher than I expected”.

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Good Product Quality

One hundred and six owners who reviewed the Philips 55PUS6401 considered that it was good quality. Oz said “Good design Tv Good UHD quality of the tv; -Good functions of the Smart Tv; -Sometimes the Tv reacts very slowly to your input” in their review of this TV and rated it 80 out of 100. Paul H wrote “Excellent picture quality and connectivity” in his review of this TV. Norman V said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Very easy setup & very user friendly, Has fair sound quality & have not used my sound bar yet”.

Robust

Five owners concluded that it was well made. Techie wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Solid TV for the price paid” in their review of this TV. 4k mentioned “It is very good the only problem I have is the wifi that's built in disconnects sometimes which is abit of a pain.” and gave the Philips 55PUS6401 a score of 4 stars out of 5. In April last year Jls wrote “*4k - great picture on Netflix 4K or free YouTube 4k videos, stunning! *Built in Wifi, no need for Dongles”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Techy wrote “Time will tell if it's reliable” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Gaz said on expert website Argos.co.uk “This was replaced by Argos with no problems, hopefully the new set will be more reliable” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

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Benefits

Great for Films

Ten owners said that this TV was great for watching Netflix. Bobo mentioned “Love the Netflix button, makes it great for getting onto the app quick” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Adam gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote “Netflix 4k is amazing”. Ftblk36 mentioned in their review of the Philips 55PUS6401 “Netflix 4K looks fantastic, though I have nothing to compare it with”.

Three people who reviewed it considered that it was great for watching films. Chris H mentioned “Although android tv limited compared to phone, you can run kodi and other aps which opens a wide range of film and tv for free” in his review of this TV and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Aurelien wrote in their review of this TV “Looks awesome! Great evening watching movie with the ambiight looks great! The tv sound its ok” and scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars.

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Display

Good Picture Quality

Sixty-three customers thought the product had good picture quality. Mr S wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “The picture quality is excellent, especially when you watch a channel with the 4K capability”. Peter gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said “Picture quality and colours are excellent - especially with 4K direct feeds from Netflix”. Perq scored this TV 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “I can recommend this tv, we had it for about 2 weeks now and it has a great picture quality, really user friendly”.

Four customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good colour saturation. Wayne said “Love the tv very happy with freesat with in the tv the tv colours & sound fab” in his review of the Philips 55PUS6401. Cynth mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Colours are wonderful; picture so sharp; so pleased with the quality”. John81 said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Very nice vibrant colours” in their review of this TV.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Good High Def TV

Nineteen people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Neishie1965 gave the Philips 55PUS6401 a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Had been looking online for a bigger tv and came across this Philips 49" 4k Ambilight HD Ultra”. They also said “It's fantastic, great pic especially when you connect to Ultra HD, great sound” in their review. Tudor mentioned “Philips 43PUS6401 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Ambilight Smart TV”.

Not 3D

The 55PUS6401 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Sony KD-55XD9305 (£699.99).

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 55" TVs currently available including the Philips 55PUS6501 (£619.97), or the Sony KD-55X8005 (£739.99) both of which have better reviews; or the Sony KD-55XD8599 (£449.99) which is cheaper.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the LG 58UH635 (£580.00) (58") which is also higher rated.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Sixteen customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Last year expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “For the most part, 2160p definition, colour vibrancy and an aggressive feature set should tick enough boxes to satisfy those stepping up from a 1080p telly”. Lw wrote in their review of this TV “Great connectivity and features”. Littleurn gave the Philips 55PUS6401 the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Excellent features and simple to set up”.

Nice Stand

Two owners who bought this TV mentioned that it had a good stand. In April last year Boris mentioned in his review of this TV on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The stand is sturdy, sound is better than others, picture is acceptable”. Last year Baz said in their review of this TV “Tv looks good on my stand.”.

Good Remote Control

Two customers who purchased the Philips 55PUS6401 reckoned that it had a good remote control. Chuburto mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Really pleased, good picture, quite easy to navigate with remote, sound not bad either”. Al wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Only downsides are the remote is a little confusing” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A, and the average 5 year running cost of the 55PUS6401 is £148 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 460 TVs of this type and age.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Ten customers mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Nps wrote “This is a good tv easy to set up, slim and pleasant to look at the ambient light feature is very good” . Lambcheck said “The sound quality is excellent and connectivity is also excellent and the TV itself does look smart in the room with its slim surround and small feet” . Chris H wrote in his review of this TV on expert website Argos.co.uk “Wouldn't expect anything else for tv so slim”.

Fairly Thick

The thinnest depth of TVs of this type and age is 17mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. With a depth of 85 millimeters, the 55PUS6401 has one of the thicker depths amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 85mm thick TVs currently available including because of its better review score, the Philips 55PUS6501 (£619.97).

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the Changhong UHD55D5000 (£647.89) (90mm), or the Philips 55PUS6561 (£729.99) (85mm).

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Released Over a Year Ago

This television has been on the market since April 2016.


Management Features

Supports Picture Mute (for Radio)

The Philips 55PUS6401 supports picture mute (for radio). Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support picture mute (for radio).

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55PUS6401 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Performance

Features Ambient Lighting

The 55PUS6401 features ambient lighting. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also feature ambient lighting.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The 55PUS6401 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Has a Game Mode

The 55PUS6401 has a game mode, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Features Local Dimming

The 55PUS6401 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Fourteen owners who reviewed the Philips 55PUS6401 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Oanya2016 mentioned “The quality of image and connectivity is the best you can aspect from a Smart TV” in their review of this TV. Mac1 scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert review site Argos.co.uk in April last year “I would recommend this product to anyone as it has great picture quality and sound very easy to set up and to wall mount plus the connectivity is great”. TV Lover gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Wifi connectivity is great”.

Supports Interactive TV

The Philips 55PUS6401 supports interactive TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also support interactive TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The 55PUS6401 supports internet TV, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this television.

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Supports Smart TV

The 55PUS6401 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Smart TV.

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Supports One Video Apps

The 55PUS6401 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most frequently supported video apps supported by TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Good Smart TV Features

Ten people who reviewed the product considered that it had good apps. Poolielee wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Runs on andriod and has kodi which you can easily put on the apps”. Marcopolo gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV on expert website Argos.co.uk last year “Great picture quality great apps just a pity it takes a little while for picture to come on when you switch it on”. Varan wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Tv entertainment has got plenty of Apps” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Nine customers who bought this TV thought it was good for watching on demand TV. Lyns83 wrote in their Philips 55PUS6401 review on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The Netflix dedicated button is great”. Matty0115 mentioned last year “This TV is simply amazing the 4k resolution is out of this world, I have used netflix and Amazon prime as they support 4k”. Also last year Tiara said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “This can be streamed from Netflix which is easily accessible from a designated button on the remote control”.

Three customers said in their reviews that this TV was good for watching YouTube on. In April last year Pheng78 said “Good thing there's more than enough to enjoy in Netflix and Youtube”. Thejonesy scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote last year “Colours are very garish out of the box and need care to set up - there are av forums and Youtube vids that can help with this for Philips TV's”.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55PUS6401 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other televisions which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE40JU6510 (£599.00), the Philips 49PUS6551 (£599.00), or the Sony KD-43X8307 (£599.00).

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55PUS6401 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago also have an ethernet port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The 55PUS6401 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Philips 55PUS6401 has an audio input for DVI. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also have an audio input for DVI.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Philips 55PUS6401 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 55PUS6401 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a desktop stand included.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

One hundred and thirteen people mentioned that it had good sound quality. Last year Paul mentioned in his Philips 55PUS6401 review “Apps work well and the TV picture and sound all good” and rated it 80 out of 100. He also wrote “Sound is fine without being special.” in his review. Musky mentioned “Excellent TV for the price really easy to connect to the Internet' all aps work fine connection to Sony sound bar no problem” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 55pus6401, smart 55pus6401
Barcodes 08718863007853, 08718863007914

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