Philips 55PUS8601: Astounding Design
The 55PUS8601 is the most “genuine” TV I’ve seen from Philips in the UK for quite a while. And in addition bragging a local 4K Ultra HD determination, this £1,700 55-inch set elements a startling “Razor Slim” outline, a 4 sided form of Philips’ Ambilight innovation, an Android controlled brilliant TV motor, Philips’ most powerful picture preparing motor and; most startlingly of every one of the; a couple of attractive, separable speakers. First off, its smooth dark bezel is truly thin, and its back does not amplify outwards extremely far either.
Obviously, this TV isn’t as slight as a razor, yet you can see why Philips’ advertising office needed to attract regard for its thinness. The set’s svelteness is further stressed by both the strikingly moderate feet appended underneath the base corners of the TV, which are calculated with the goal that you see just their slender edge, and a 4 sided usage of Philips’ Ambilight innovation.
For those new to Ambilight, it’s a framework that uses LED lights on the TV’s back to toss out shaded light that can be set to coordinate the shading substance of the pictures you’re watching. It accomplishes this with startling shading and positional precision. Most Ambilight usage I have seen as of late just include the left and right sides of the screen, yet the 55PUS8601‘s 4 sided approach makes the immersive impacts of the innovation considerably more great.
The main slight issue is that with a specific end goal to make space for the Ambilight yield at the base edge of the screen, the TV’s feet have been pushed out to the great corners. Accordingly, the furniture your TV sits on will must be as wide, unless you expect to divider mount it. In any case, Ambilight does not take the honor for the 55PUS8601‘s most indulgent outline include; that goes to Philips’ utilization of charming and truly very much designed separable speakers.
Maybe splendidly, these squared-off “post” speakers; produced using consistent dim chrome; append attractively to the TV’s left and right sides. Then again, for around £300, you can put resources into a couple of floor mounts for the speakers that will expand the size of the sound-stage and include a couple of additional bass drivers as well. Disengaged from the screen the speakers are remote, so you don’t need to stress over trailing links.
Looking past the 55PUS8601‘s photo innovation, the 50W separable speaker framework is reinforced by backing for the DTS Premium Sound stage, while the TV’s keen elements are extended hugely by the incorporation of Google’s Android TV stage. This stage is not without its issues, as depicted in our committed element.
In any case, it positively offers Philips some assistance with solving its past issues with conveying a focused number of applications and online substance alternatives, particularly now that it underpins both the BBC iPlayer and the 4K adaptation of Netflix. Note that the Amazon video application, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5 get up to speed applications are as yet absence.
Philips has dependably given brilliant control over practically every part of its video handling and center picture advances. This is awesome, since it raises the likelihood of accomplishing pictures the way you need them. Then again, you might well wind up investing more energy in the 55PUS8601’s menus than you truly need to; especially since various settings for a portion of the handling highlights suit a few sorts of substance however not others. So now to those extravagant separable speakers; do they execute and in addition trusted? Really, yes.
They are especially incredible with regards to conveying each and every piece of point of interest from a decent quality motion picture or TV appear, sounding for all intents and purposes howdy fi in their artfulness and nuance. They are likewise sufficiently effective to push their specifying forward at conventional volumes without affliction contortions.
Dialog dependably sounds clear yet credible and contextualized. Bass levels don’t extend especially far downwards, however what there is sounds very much incorporated with the middle range and effectively outguns the tiny bass endeavors of by far most of other TV sound frameworks out there. The sound can begin to sound somewhat disjoined from the photos on the off chance that you pick to withdraw the speakers and mount them far from the screen, yet general Philips’ striking sound trial can be numbered a win.
The 55PUS8601 gets off to an incredible begin with its stellar looks and creative, flawlessly built separable speaker framework.