Thanks to OLED and 3-sided Ambilight of the 4K TV, every moment feels closer. Benefit not only from an immersive viewing experience but also from less eye fatigue if the TV is the only light source.
The Philips TV delivers cinematic vision and sound. Thanks to Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, all your films will look and sound gloriously real. OLED makes blacks deeper and colours more vibrant.
Thanks to the deep-learning AI algorithm of the P5 Engine of this 55-inch TV, you get lifelike detail and contrast, rich colours, and smooth motion. HDR 10+ adds to the lifelike picture quality.
Equipped with Android and Google Assistant, the Philips Ambilight TV delivers everything you need to explore the world of digital entertainment. The Alexa integration allows voice controlled access.
Included in delivery: Philips 55OLED805/12 55-inch OLED television (2020/2021 model); remote control, batteries, power cord, quick start guide, legal and safety brochure, table top stand
This is aimed to be a (reasonably) informative review without getting technical. I will aim to cover the main points and will try and answer other questions if people have them. I must also add I bought this myself, out of my own money and have no affiliation to any company. The question many people will probably ask is, why the heck should I pay £1,800 for a 65" television when I can get one for a heck of a lot less? The answer here is OLED + Ambilight = the best television I have experienced! I am already a convert to OLED televisions and have had an LG 55" one for the last 4 years. I simply wanted to go bigger and have just moved the LG set to the bedroom. Skip the marketing spouted by others (yes Samsung, you in particular), OLED is simply better than any other display type out there right now because it gives contrast levels (differences between dark and light) a a pixel level (that is each individual dot!) The result of all that is black that are totally black (you don't realise the importance of this until you experience it) and colours that are totally liefelike. Now I used the think the picture on the LG was gorgeous, and it still is to be honest, but this Philips television has taken it to a whole new level of detail. Standard HD looks spectacular, a notable improvement over the "old" LG set. Feed it a proper 4k (UHD) signal though and you are just mesmerised by the beauty. Heck, even the wife, who is normally uninterested in such things, was amazed and made me keep putting new stuff on to watch! So the picture is incredible. I am sure the new LG sets are equally as good (it is an LG screen anyway) , but then you add in the Ambilight... Now I had heard it is quite impressive, but I was not ready for just how much of a difference it makes. It is difficult to explain really, but it just adds to the viewing experience in a way that makes you notice it when it is not there in a negative way. Why other manufacturers have not tried something similar, I do not know (unless the Philips patent is utterly watertight) because it is hugely impressive. I will refrain from going all geeky, but it supports other display goodies like HR10 (ooh bright colours!) and Dolby Vision (ooh bright colours using a different method!) along with all manner of things you can do with the picture. If you want to know more about that, go read the technical reviews, I am trying to keep this interesting :). Sound is REALLY impressive - for a television that is. We are not talking good soundbar or home cinema level here, but I was surprised. Apps (well it is a smart TV)? Errr, lots of them, and it uses Android (9) which is easy to use if you are not an Apple addict 😉 It has all the usual ones, BBC, ITV, Netflix Amazon and you can download more from the Play store. I use a fire stick so I can't comment on the long term experiences with these, but I do know that earlier versions of Android on televisions had a few "challenges" on occasion. One thing I should point out is that this television is HEAVY! Really Philips, just how did you make a super thin television so damn heavy?? Setting this up, either wall mounted (uses standard ISO 300x300 fixings) or on its (very nice) feet on a stand is a 2 person job. Don't try and play the hero, it could be a painful and seriously costly mistake! A word (or 2 in this case) to those wondering about it for their console? Forget it! This is not designed for gaming so the lag will probably be noticeable and it does nopt support the new 4k/120hz stuff that the new consoles can run. However the new models coming out very shortly will support this (but will also cost quite a bit more). A final word about the remote. It is good, not too weighty (unlike the TV!) and has a pleasant leather backing (which may put off the more evangelical vegans) which feels good in the hand. It is back lit, but you need to press a button to make it light up (Philips, could you not have put in a simple motion sensor to make it light up??) Overall (and if you are still awake) I would say this probably should be the top of your list if you want a really good 65" television. If you are feeling particularly flush, go check out the 935OLED model which has a built in Bowers & Wilkins sound bar and apparently has sound quality to match the picture (Bowers and Wilkins make some wonderful speakers so I can believe that). I will update this in future with my longer term experiences. 26.07.21 Update. Well that was a short lived but intense relationship! Television continued to be wonderful - right up to the point where it stopped working. One day, went to turn on and just got a flashing power light. No resets worked, it was a significant hardware failure. Amazon customer service were their usual excellent selves - once I was able to speak to a decision maker. Unit was returned and refund given as there were none in stock at that time. I honestly think I was just unlucky here, to the point where I am about to get a different Philips television for the bedroom. The ambilight was a revelation and the picture quality was spectacular. Overall I have not changed my opinion on this television. Would I buy another? Yes. I am just waiting until later in the year when some works are completed and the new model is out.
JUST AMAZING !!!
I had second thoughts about buying having seen the problem reviews. Well it was unpacked and linked up to existing leads. Wow it is an amazing picture and excellent sound with the Atomic Dolby especially on Music. Very 3D sound. Interestingly the picture from my Humax is better than Sky. Anyway we are blown away by it and it has enhanced our viewing wonderfully especially on country and city views.Highly recommended. But where can you put a sound bar.
A great TV overall and good for gaming.
A great TV with plenty of features and functionality. It's also perfect for gaming on the Xbox Series X at 4K 60FPS or 1080p 120FPS, and also has an auto game mode that sets the TV into Game Mode, Game Mode HDR, or Game Mode Dolby Vision, depending on the game capabilities. We've also got the Ambilight on ours synced up with Phillips Hue via a single Bridge and 3 bulbs (the starter pack), and it works really well to light up the room. One thing to note is Phillips haven't paid for access to the apps for Live TV channels from BBC and ITV that other TVs do have; you can only get the catchup apps that don't include the live channels, so if you're after Live TV you need to get another way to get channels such as Freeview and use the built-in TV tuner to watch.
LG are smashing it with the OLED Tv’s using this with my pc and soon PS5, with it having g sync is perfect if you have a Nvidia GPU, and also supports free sync for AMD GPU’s. Hopefully the ps5 will be hitting the 120fps at some point.
Warranty is only for 1 year
I only have this TV a couple of days but it looks and works great so far. The reason why I'm giving this item a less-than-perfect score is the warranty period. Contrary to what is being repeated in the "Customer questions & answers" section this TV does NOT come with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty. The warranty is only for 1 year, as you can read it on the attached photo. This might be something that you want to be aware of before purchasing.
After looking at ordinary HD there is no comparison with this TV absolutely 100-percent perfect.
Absolutely fantastic picture most perfect viewing I've ever seen LG OLED TV we absolutely fantastic expensive believe it's worth every penny absolutely fantastic picture quality
I bought this TV to compliment my Xbox Series X and I'm extremely glad I did. The TV is completely feature packed and looks great on the wall, though you'll need a good mount. Since using thin LED HDTVs, I've always used wire-hanging mount kits which works for this TV, but isn't ideal due to the low mounting points. As a TV it is great, but I'm having trouble tuning in HD Freeview channels. Not a huge thing for me personally, but it is a problem nonetheless. As I bought it for gaming, there are few (if any) TV's better than this. It has four HDMI 2.1 inputs, so if you have an Xbox Series X, PS5 or a PC with a new Nvidia 30's series/AMD Radeon RX6000 series graphic card - or all of them, you can rest assure this TV will produce the best images with all the required specs such as 120Hz/120FPS at 4K (2180p) gaming with VRR (Variable refresh rate - which eliminates screen tearing) through BOTH Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync, 1ms latency, and just about every HDR compliancy out there (bar HDR10+ as it is a Samsung tech) and HGiG among the most notable. As of December 2020 there has been an update for next-gen gaming setups and VRR but sometimes the picture can still flicker depending your settings (don't use console/PC FreeSync AND the TV's VRR settings, for example). Otherwise this is simply THE best TV you can buy for next gen gaming right now; Amazing colours, infinite deeps blacks through OLED tech, quick and responsive. Great price, too!
Incredible all round and DOES have UK catch-up
So I bought this to replace a 36" Panasonic TV that was ageing. I wanted something future proof with good image quality. Sound not so much an issue as I also bought a soundbar to go with it. Not going to lie, assembly was difficult because the screen is so thin, it does feel like it will crack at any time. Quick tip, keep the box and lay it screen down on top of the box flat to the floor to assemble the stand as it needs space in the front and back and the thickness of the box gives you that space you need. The TV is also pretty heavy considering how thin it is. After going through the setup, I installed the updates and then went full on testing with virgin media TiVo V6 and a firestick 4k. The sound that comes out of the TV fills the room nicely, it has deep sounding bass levels but without drowning out the miss/highs. The image quality is beautiful. Blacks show through as actual black rather than dark grey and it's super crisp but without looking grainy and it's super smooth. I've not explored all features yet but this is an initial review. Some said UK catch up apps like iPlayer are missing from this TV. That appears not to be the case with the latest update. I can confirm I have UK catch up services on the TV itself. Also not had any issues with connectivity as some others have suggested. EDIT: Despite description stating no UK catch-up, this has now changed and DOES have all the catch-up apps. (iPlayer, ITV, All4, etc) Overall, I'm incredibly happy.
55" 2020 OLED TV
Probably one of the best TVs around at the moment. It's an OLED so it gives inky black levels. It's a smart TV and supports Apple TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. I've noticed it can play music from my NAS drive and connects to Alexa. The top area is stupidly thin, thinner than my mobile phone. Be careful when you remove it from the packaging. Also note that as the lower portion is where the power, speakers and VESA connections are then it will probably sit higher than if you replace an older TV with VESA in the centre. There's been at least two firmware updates since I've had it. One of the things about having a new TV. Viewing from edge on is also perfect.
An OLED TV’s panel is made up of a layer of organic light-emitting diodes, which are very efficient at converting energy into light. The new blue and green layers are placed between the LCD and LED panels, and they are mounted on the front protective glass. The OLED is theoretically brighter than a conventional TV. It can be flat-mounted on the wall or stand upright. The Sony XBR-E9 is the latest addition to the OLED family. Its sleek design allows it to mount flat on a wall, and it has a thin, flat design to allow it to be easily mounted.
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In addition to price and features, an OLED TV is also known for its long-lasting brightness. An OLED TV can last for up to 10 years, which is a great investment. It also has great picture quality, which makes it ideal for movies and TV shows. This means it is easier to see details, even if they are not clear on paper. However, it is important to realize that the cost of an OLED TV is higher than its price tag.
While an OLED TV has several advantages, it’s not always cheap. Almost all of them are more expensive than LEDs. Recently, however, the prices of OLED TVs have come down to a manageable level. MSRPs can fall to $1,300 and $1,500. But don’t expect to find an OLED TV for much less than that. If you’re on a budget, you may want to wait until the prices come down again.
The screen of an OLED television is not perfect. It is prone to burn-in. But, unlike LEDs, OLEDs are able to display a wide range of colours. This means that you can get more detail in a darker scene. In addition, OLED TVs offer an excellent picture from any angle, which means they’re better than a regular TV. The OLED technology is also more efficient than an LED.
The only major disadvantage of OLED TVs is that they don’t have a brighter screen than an LED TV. They are also more expensive than an LED TV. Nevertheless, the OLED TVs’ pictures are more detailed and vivid than LED ones. The OLED TV’s picture quality is also much better than its competitor’s. So, it is worth the cost. A good OLED television is worth a lot of money.