Good picture and sound quality, but with weaknesses in 3D and the operation

Good picture and sound quality, but with weaknesses in 3D and the operation

Philips 46PFL5507K / 12 117 cm (46 inches) 3D LED-backlit TV (Full HD, 400Hz PMR, DVB-C / T / S, CI +, Smart TV Plus, WiFi, USB Recording) silver black brushed (Electronics)

Customer Review

I have the 46 inch model for the past 2 weeks. All in all, a good device, which in terms of image and sound quite knows how to convince, but unfortunately has its weaknesses in the details

Equipment and installation (4.0 stars - 10%):

The base mounting is very easy to carry out without assistance. The connections are somewhat tricky due to very flat construction of the bottom two holes on the back. But even this is not a big deal. After initial start-up one is led Philips typically very stringently through the installation steps. Including scan the cable network has this procedure lasted about 20 minutes.. The fine adjustments I made gradually later. Confusing the individual sorting stations. One can certainly solve better. Also, I first had to update the firmware again. However, this process was quick and easy to perform by a recent file from the Internet from the manufacturer's site. Be sure the current firmware version previously read from the Devices menu.

Picture and sound (4 Stars - 50%):

I had previously passed a Sony Bravia LCD with 50 Hz. Because development is in 3 years but then a lot. The image is razor sharp, the first football match on ARD HD was sensational: no artifacts, very good contrast, a Clouding is imperceptible. The highlight was the Blue-Ray Avatar. Here you could get the most out of the picture, which (apparently) is possible. The colors are different presets and the ability to readjust each of these preferences. The same goes for the sound. Again, you can then adjust various settings according to personal needs. I actually wanted a TOSHIBA, but the numerous criticisms with regard to the bad sound in terms of run strength and sound has put me off. The Philips these concerns are redundant. Clean sound, even a little bass to tickle out of the machine. For smaller rooms perfectly adequate, even if the connection to the external course provides hi-fi system even better sound.

What has a little disappointed me is the 3-D quality. Apart from the immensely high price for the shutter glasses from Philips the image via 3-D is extremely dark and lacks the price for the space much detail on what you apparently only in 2-D can enjoy. On the X-Box 360 we tried the multi-player mode. This works fairly well in 2-D, the font in the different menus but sometimes barely legible. The 3-D performance is a complete star deduction, as I have already seen much better with Sony and Toshiba. Here you have perhaps again take up the cudgels for the pin technology, since at least not the image brightness as extreme suffering.

Operation (2 Stars - 25%):

The menu is average. Large Icons in a general overview, if you add diverse devices, this will also receive a symbol and the most important point "configuration" slips on a 2nd page. Well, that's not good to end thought. The remote control, however, is pretty clearly structured. The keys have a good tactile feedback. Actually, perfect conditions for a good usability, if it were not for the incredible delays in the menu. No matter what menu I move, almost every item must be confirmed twice. As I said, latest firmware is already on it. This is simply bad and unacceptable. The lack of channel sorting, I had already mentioned.

Internet connectivity / Multimedia (3.5 stars - 15%):

I have included the TV via LAN in my network. The structure of the menu is - shall we say - average. But streaming MySpass content made then but a lot of fun. Good quality, smooth and fast loading times. Youtube should be allowed via Android running on a remote app as search inputs on the TV menu and remote control but are rather laborious. If you then load material in HD quality, Youtube on TV makes even really make sense. Last but not least, the reference to MyRemote, a Philips app, with the help of which you can operate the TV through a user interface with the mobile phone. Drawback of this app: The TV must be at least switched on because it otherwise the network can not be found. This makes such an app then again almost superfluous. DLNA I have not yet tried, so this is no judgment. If the "Operating" mentioned slow service would not, I would have awarded 4 stars for this category. But with these extreme suffering delays of fun at the use of multimedia content.


Those who place value only on good image and sound quality is k well served with Philips 46PFL5507 /. The problem I find the delayed response from the remote control. 3-D is in this device actually only a restricted use additional function and somehow disappointing. The Internet and multimedia functions have, however, a lot of potential, but are still expandable. An unusual event: I have from the very beginning when you turn a cracking, which repeats itself at startup time about 4-6, but then falls away in the subsequent operation. I can not judge whether this is a mistake, it will however continue to monitor and then set this as an addendum.

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