Have just purchased this model, having been put off by the flickering on the active TV’s. It’s a very good sturdy looking unit with its brushed aluminium finish. The remote is a peculiar set up that took some time to get used to and I did find it somewhat difficult to use as well as being slow. Another gripe is the interface which is very basic and lags behind all the competition.
As for the unit, once set up I was unimpressed by the sd channels with so much noise around any movement even, after a lot of time retuning and switching the dynamic contrast off and placing dynamic backlight onto ‘Best Picture’ it was something that was always there. The Freeview HD was an improvement but still failed to totally impress. It was only when connecting up a Freesat Satellite feed did I see what this Phillips could do, with a strong defined picture. It plays Blu Ray discs very well with strong colours that were not overpowering. Blacks are very deep and impressive, although there was a tad bit of clouding in the bottom left hand corner. I played the ‘Harry Potter Deathly Hallows’ BD in 3d and was very impressed with the result which was quite immersive. I found it handled gaming very well with no obvious lag even when playing ‘Cod Black Ops’ in 3d. Sound is very good for such a slim design
All in all its not a bad TV, beautiful to look at but let down by its poor sd display which has led me to take it back to the retailer after just 2 days of viewing.
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