Latest Philips TV reviews

Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights
5.0 stars Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights By Steve May

The 803 is the first Philips OLED flatscreen TV to feature the brand's second-generation P5 Perfect Processing Engine, which claims to offer twice the picture performance of its predecessor. Given that the original silicon was no slouch, that set our... Read more

Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights
4.5 stars Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights By John Archer

After scoring a critical hit with its debut OLED TV, the 901F, it's hardly a surprise to find Philips wasting little time returning to the OLED fray with the 9002.What's more, this 55-inch set improves on its predecessor in most ways, while costing less,... Read more

Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut
4.0 stars Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut By Steve May

This year is fast shaping up to be the year of OLED, with a raft of hot new TV screens set to join LG's vanishingly thin vanguard. Both Panasonic and Sony will offer high-end OLED screens as part of their 2017 line-ups, but the first brand convert out... Read more

Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant
4.0 stars Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant By Steve May

When we first clapped eyes on Philips AmbiLux, back in 2014, we thought the engineers responsible had lost the plot. Sure, we've always had a soft spot for Philips Ambilight, the LED edging that casts puddles of coloured light onto surrounding walls,... Read more

Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed
4.5 stars Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed By Mike Lowe

It can take quite a lot for a TV to stand-out from the crowd. Philips' approach? Plonk some LED lights around all four sides of its rear - aka Ambilight, used to real-time project coloured lighting in sync with the image on screen - and, no doubt, you've... Read more

Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter
Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter By Luke Edwards

Philips unveiled its Fidelio E5 system last year to much love. The idea was to offer a 2.1 system with detachable speakers that made it 5.1 surround, minus the wires.It has taken this successful idea to the next level with this year's Fidelio E6 system.Upgrades... Read more

Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection
Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection By Luke Edwards

Philips has announced the latest creation in its Ambilight range. Unlike it predecessors the AmbiLux uses pico projectors to extend the TV image onto the wall behind it.Where the previous Ambilight effort simply created a halo of light this new creation... Read more

Philips TV powered by Android: Why these could be the smartest 4K UHD TVs yet
Philips TV powered by Android: Why these could be the smartest 4K UHD TVs yet By Rik Henderson

There have been multiple Smart TVs in the past, some of which much smarter than others, but none have really convinced us to forego our Apple TVs, Roku boxes or games consoles. They are great for people who prefer to have a tidier AV cabinet (or no cabinet... Read more

Philips 7800 Series 55-inch 4K TV review
3.5 stars Philips 7800 Series 55-inch 4K TV review By Mike Lowe

We knew that the price of 4K TVs would continue to drop, but the Philips 55PUS7089 makes it look like the market has crashed in through the roof. A 55-inch Ultra-HD telly for under £1,500 sounds like a right bargain - one that's perhaps too good to be... Read more

Philips Screeneo Smart LED projector review
3.5 stars Philips Screeneo Smart LED projector review By Luke Edwards

Short-throw projectors and LED projectors aren't new but the combination of the two isn't particularly common, as found in the Philips Screeneo HDP1590 Smart LED projector.Short-throw plays nice in smaller rooms and LED far outlasts traditional bulb... Read more

Philips 65PFL9708 9000 Series 4K TV review
5.0 stars Philips 65PFL9708 9000 Series 4K TV review By Mike Lowe

If you’re contemplating a 4K television to dominate your living room then there are a number of options out there. The Philips offering, found in its 65-inch PFL9708 form, offers a distinct point of difference: ambilight technology.Ambilight introduces... Read more

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review
5.0 stars Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review By Mike Lowe

Modern day flatpanel TVs are getting so thin that their sound output tends to be equally thin on the ears. If you're spending four figures on a quality telly then you really ought to invest in sound for the ultimate home cinema experience. That's where... Read more

Philips Elevation: we take a look at the first television with four-sided Ambilight
Philips Elevation: we take a look at the first television with four-sided Ambilight By Mike Lowe

Philips sprung the Elevation - its first television to feature four-sided Ambilight technology - into the internet ether in July, but only now have we had the chance to lay eyes on the colourful set. And it's really rather brilliant.Ambilight projects... Read more

Philips 65PFL9708 TV eyes-on: 4K is here and it looks stunning with Ambilight
Philips 65PFL9708 TV eyes-on: 4K is here and it looks stunning with Ambilight By Mike Lowe

We knew that a Philips 4K television was on the way, but the company has been somewhat coy when it's come to the details. Wait no longer, as the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin was used as the platform to show off the latest 65-inch PFL9708.Philips... Read more

Philips Hue now compatible with Ambilight televisions: We go hands-on with 'surround illumination'
Philips Hue now compatible with Ambilight televisions: We go hands-on with 'surround illumination' By Mike Lowe

We're already big fans of Philips Hue and now it's also compatible with Philips Ambilight televisions. Pocket-lint experimented with the expanded Hue app on the Philip's stand at this year's IFA electronics show to see what the update is all about.Any... Read more

Philips 55PFL8008S 55-inch TV review
4.0 stars Philips 55PFL8008S 55-inch TV review By Mike Lowe

The Philips 55PFL8008S wants you to ignore the 4K revolution that - supposedly, at least - is just around the corner. By waving its Amblilight technology - which spills dynamic colour on to surrounding surfaces as derived from the on-screen image - like... Read more

Philips 46PFL8007 8000 Series TV
4.5 stars Philips 46PFL8007 8000 Series TV By Mike Lowe

The landscape of TVs has thinned in recent years - and we don't mean the shrinking bezels and ever more slender panels. Pioneer vanished from the fold yonks back and Philips announced in January that it was to stop making its TVs and turn over everything... Read more

Philips 46PFL9707
5.0 stars Philips 46PFL9707 By John Archer

Traditionally - and entirely understandably - moths and televisions haven’t had that much in common. Surprisingly, though, the moth and TV worlds suddenly came together in spectacular fashion at the end of 2011 when Philips realised that reproducing... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Philips TV buying guide (Android and iOS)
APP OF THE DAY: Philips TV buying guide (Android and iOS) By Dan Sung

Today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is not one that will stay on your mobile for very long but, then, nor do many in this day and age. So, if you’re thinking about buying yourself a nice, new piece of kit - and we hope to be hearing a lot of yeses... Read more

Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box
4.0 stars Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box By Chris Hall

There is no doubt that 2012 will be the year of the smart TV. But if you already own a TV, and don't want to upgrade it just to get access to internet services, then don't despair, you have options.Companies such as LG, Samsung and Sony have been putting... Read more

Philips 46PFL9706
4.5 stars Philips 46PFL9706 By Jamie Carter

Is your living room ready for an insect invasion? Hugely expensive and boasting some unique tech, the headline act on this 46-inch 3D LED backlit LCD TV from Philips’ 9000 Series is undoubtedly its Moth Eye filter. The whatnow?The Moth Eye - a reflection-dampening... Read more

Philips 42PFL7666
4.0 stars Philips 42PFL7666 By Jason Denwood

Active shutter or passive 3D? Expensive glasses and awesome detail, or cheap glasses and a slightly softer image? Can't make up your mind? Don’t worry, neither can Philips, which is why its forever delayed 2011 crop of 3D TVs are divided between the... Read more

Philips 50PFL7956T Cinema 21:9 Gold
4.5 stars Philips 50PFL7956T Cinema 21:9 Gold By Dan Sung

It’s nearly three years down the line and Philips is still the only major TV manufacturer selling panels as the cinema intended. The original Philips Cinema 21:9 was a hit, if a rather pricey one. The second added 3D and won itself Best TV at the Pocket-lint... Read more

Philips Cinema 21:9 goes Platinum
Philips Cinema 21:9 goes Platinum By Dan Sung

As each year goes by, the Philips 21:9 gets more and more of the 9000 series TVs thrown into it. This year at IFA 2011, the top end 21:9 has gone Platinum and so continues to justify/not-justify its rather heavy £4,000 price tag.While it becomes equal... Read more

Philips BDP7600
4.5 stars Philips BDP7600 By Jamie Carter

Already discounted online, this do-it-all deck from Philips is thrice a home cinema hero. Its trio of key features are 3D Blu-ray disc playback, built-in Wi-Fi and analogue 7.1 surround sound outputs, the absence of which we’ve moaned about for yonks... Read more

Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold hands-on
Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Philips' 21:9 revolution rumbles on with the introduction of the more budget-friendly (although it still won't confirm the bloomin' price so we'll have to take its word for it) Cinema 21:9 Gold range - which will undercut the price of its Platinum brother... Read more

Philips BDP7500S2
4.0 stars Philips BDP7500S2 By Jamie Carter

Fancy a Blu-ray deck that does it all? Able to spin 3D Blu-ray discs, this classy deck proves technically just as good as models from the likes of Sony, but it does lack one or two features rivals include. Its provision of 1GB of local storage is a nice... Read more

Philips 58PFL9955H Cinema 21:9 Platinum
4.0 stars Philips 58PFL9955H Cinema 21:9 Platinum By Jamie Carter

Philips doesn't do things by halves. Designed primarily to rid Blu-ray movie transfers of those pesky black bars top and bottom, this uniquely (for now – LG demoed a very similar product behind closed doors at the recent CES) shaped TV increases the... Read more

Philips 40PFL9705
4.5 stars Philips 40PFL9705 By Jason Denwood

Can a TV be considered high-end if it has no Freeview HD tuner? Clocking in at just shy of £2000, Philips’ latest may lack the latest free high-def TV channels, but combines 3D and pin-sharp Blu-ray pictures with Ambilight and Net TV to create a stunning... Read more

Philips 19PFL3405
3.0 stars Philips 19PFL3405 By Jason Denwood

The LED craze is in full swing so it’s no surprise that the energy saving and super-slim tech has made its way down to the 19-inch size. Philips has been one of the most dedicated exponents of LED technology in the last few years, experimenting with... Read more

Philips 40PFL7605
4.0 stars Philips 40PFL7605 By Jason Denwood

LCD TVs with souped-up LED backlights have propped-up the prices of flatscreen TVs this past year or so, but while brands such as Sharp and Toshiba slowly take LED tech down towards the entry-level, Philips has issued another reasonably high-end proposition... Read more

Philips HDT8520
4.0 stars Philips HDT8520 By Jason Denwood

The age of the personal video recorder (PVR) dawned long ago, but the folk over at Freeview are only just catching-up. Freeview+ recorders - initially called Freeview Playback - have been around a while, but haven't sold too well. And certainly not as... Read more

Philips 3D Cinema 21:9 Platinum preview
Philips 3D Cinema 21:9 Platinum preview By Stuart Miles

Over a year on, and Philips has launched the second version of its impressive 21:9 Cinema television at IFA 2010. Pocket-lint was on hand to have a look at the new model, and more importantly to see how it fares against the previous version. Should the... Read more

Philips BDP3100
3.5 stars Philips BDP3100 By Danny Phillips

This entry-level Blu-ray deck has been designed to offer cash-strapped buyers the chance to get crisp high-def pictures without having to sell any vital organs. It does mean that the spec sheet is light on cutting-edge features, such as network media... Read more

Philips DTR5520 receiver
3.5 stars Philips DTR5520 receiver By Jason Denwood

Designed by Pace and sold under the Philips brand, this well-made and nicely organised Freeview HD box is little more than a simple receiver. Which is fine for most people's needs, but the competition in this market is fierce - can the DTR5520 hold up... Read more

Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player
4.0 stars Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player By Jamie Carter

Look at the Blu-ray market and you'd think it had gone the way of DVD players already, with £70 machines not uncommon in the January sales. Most of those players are the very definition of basic. Philips' latest tries to up the ante slightly by tidying-up... Read more

Philips 40PFL9704 television
4.5 stars Philips 40PFL9704 television By Jamie Carter

With flatscreen TVs now a commodity market, finding a high-end set that represents the pinnacle of engineering is increasingly tricky – but Philips’ latest LED set strives for just that.And it just about succeeds. Fitted with what Philips calls a... Read more

Philips PET744 portable DVD player
4.0 stars Philips PET744 portable DVD player By Chris Hall

You'd think that portable DVD players were something of a dying breed, but the sheer convenience of being able to watch DVDs wherever you like keeps this segment of the market alive. Especially if you've got kids. The Philips PET744 is a clamshell design... Read more

Philips 32PFL7404 television
4.0 stars Philips 32PFL7404 television By Jamie Carter

High-end sets from the Philips stable have impressed of late, but this 7000 Series 32-incher sees a few shortcuts made to bring it in at under £700. Shortcuts, yes, but a lot of the tech that makes other Philips TVs such a success remains on the 32PFL7404.... Read more

Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray player
3.5 stars Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray player By Jamie Carter

There’s been a lot of rubbish talked about Blu-ray’s slow growth. Probably as a reaction to the hyperbole from the format’s promoters, its success has been downplayed; the truth is, Blu-ray is more than grazing our interest in the UK. It’s arguably... Read more

Philips BDP7300 Blu-ray player
4.0 stars Philips BDP7300 Blu-ray player By Danny Phillips

Philips hasn’t really made an impact in the high-def player market so far but the BDP7300 could put the Dutch manufacturer on the Blu-ray map. It’s a fully-fledged Profile 2.0 affair, which puts BD-Live downloads at your disposal (the quality of which... Read more

Philips 56PFL9954H Cinema 21:9 television
4.5 stars Philips 56PFL9954H Cinema 21:9 television By Jamie Carter

Welcome to the wonderful world of CinemaScope TV. With a good 50% of Blu-ray discs containing movies in CinemaScope 2.39:1 aspect, high-def fans still have to put up with black bars above and below the action. Until now, that is. Philips' Cinema 21:9... Read more

Philips Ambilight 32PFL9604 television
4.5 stars Philips Ambilight 32PFL9604 television By Jamie Carter

Occasionally we come across a TV that can take days to review properly, and the feature-packed Philips 32PFL9604 is certainly one of them. A diminutive 32-inch size, this aluminium-framed LCD TV is also one of the most tempting - not because of its unusual... Read more

Philips Essence 42PES0001D television
4.0 stars Philips Essence 42PES0001D television By Jamie Carter

It’s not often we at Pocket-lint can slide a 42-inch flatscreen TV from its box and into our test room using without breaking into a sweat, but the mere 16kg of Philips’ svelte screen still managed to make us perspire. OK, so its slim 38mm depth makes... Read more

Philips Ambilight 42PFL9803H LED Lux television
4.5 stars Philips Ambilight 42PFL9803H LED Lux television By Jamie Carter

Philips has been making a name for itself recently with some of the finest flatscreen TVs around, and its latest ramps it up still further. Instead of an "always on" LCD panel that often makes pure black look grey or blue, its new 42-inch 42PFL9803H uses... Read more

Philips Aurea 2 television
4.0 stars Philips Aurea 2 television By Stuart Miles

Just a year after the first outing, Philips has updated its Aurea television offering with a new model aptly named the Aurea 2. But are the improvements worth it? We watch some movies to find out. For those unaware, the premise of the Aurea television... Read more

Philips HTS6515 home cinema system
4.0 stars Philips HTS6515 home cinema system By Chris Hall

The HTS6515 offers a 2.1 speaker system hooked up to a central DVD player and controller. With the emphasis on interesting design, it offers a wall mountable solution moving away from traditional boxy under-the-TV systems. But can it deliver? We find... Read more

Philips PET723 portable DVD player
3.5 stars Philips PET723 portable DVD player By Stuart Miles

The Philips PET723 aims to be not only a tablet DVD player, but also a digital photo frame, but can it cope doing two jobs at once? We get watching to find out. Launched at the same time as two other portable DVD players from Philips, the PET723 is a... Read more

Philips PET940 portable DVD player
3.0 stars Philips PET940 portable DVD player By Stuart Miles

Still watch DVDs? Haven't gone completely download only? Then good, as Philips is hoping its latest portable DVD player will offer you the chance to watch your favourite movies on the go, but does it? We get watching to find out. The Philips PET940 sports... Read more

Philips Prestigo SRU8008 remote
3.5 stars Philips Prestigo SRU8008 remote By Chris Hall

A burgeoning collection of home gadgetry ultimately means more remote controls lying around the place and increasing frustration at not being able to find the one you want. Philips want to bring simplicity into your living room with the Prestigo SRU8008,... Read more