The television has become an inseparable part of the households around the world. Its news in the morning, soaps in the afternoon and movies in the evening. It is a full family entertainer with something for each and everybody in the family. The television has moved up from offering only entertainment, to delivering news and current affairs directly into homes. Television sales are on the rise with attractive finance schemes and with increased buying party of the Indian consumer. Philips is one of the pioneers in the electronics industry and is known for their televisions.
The Philips 50FPL6870 is a 50inch full HD LED Smart television featuring Digital Direct Broadcast technology which allows it to receive signals directly from a satellite without the use of a set-top box. Since it is a smart television, it has its own collection of apps and can connect to the internet and deliver smart content directly into homes.The Pixel Precise HD and Perfect Motion Rate allow for crystal-clear, blur-free motion and immersive viewing experience. The thin bezels make for wide 178° viewing angles. The Philips 50PFL6870 is available at a price of Rs. 59,455/- in online stores. Let us take an in-depth look at this television in the following review.
The Philips 50PFL6870 is a slim, full HD, Smart LED TV which is set into a slim 74mm chassis. The bezels are extremely thin and they allow for extra-wide viewing angles. The television comes mounted on a base mount stand. The bezels and the mounting stand are all finished in matte black. The television can be removed from the stand if it needs to be mounted on a wall or any flat surface. The wall mounting bracket is included in the box.
The ports and sockets are all located at the back of the television, keeping the front clutter-free and the colourful display as the focal point. The ports include 3 USB Inputs, 3 AV Connections, 1 Composite (CVBS), 1 Headphone-Out, 1 Component Video (Yapper) Input, 1 Antenna IEC75, 1 S/PDIF Out (Coaxial), Easylink (HDMI-CEC), 1 Ethernet (RJ 45) Port, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n and SD Card slot. The Philips 50PFL6870 weighs in at 13.2kg with stand and 12.2kg without it. Overall, the design review of this television gives an impression of a good build-quality and some very thoughtful design decisions.
The Philips 50PFL6870 features a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display is crisp and colourful and it delivers excellent colour depth and clarity. It is a smart television and has wireless connectivity options as well as a physical internet port for a full suite of connectivity options. The Digital Direct Broadcast technology enables this TV to receive digital video directly from the satellite, eliminating the need for a set-top box. Pixel Precise HD goes ten steps further than the Pixel Plus technology and raises the high definition picture quality to the next level with Super Resolution.
The Philips 50PFL6870 is a smart television which means it has its own set of internet apps for productivity and social media. Imagine viewing your Facebook wall at a 50” HD resolution. The 240Hz Perfect Motion Rate (PMR) creates extreme motion sharpness for clear and vibrant images in fast action movies. It manages this feat with a combination of an extremely fast refresh rate, HD Natural Motion, and a unique processing algorithm. It features two powerful stereo speakers which output at 10W each. It creates a sound output which manages to keep up with the rich viewing experience.
The Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is a mobile audio/video interface for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable devices to high-definition TVs streaming extremely high-quality content and charging the device at the same time. The USB connector on the Philips 50PFL6870 allows access to photos, music and video files directly through USB drives. It allows easy access to multimedia content using the easy on-screen content browser.
INSIDE THE BOX:
[ Philips 50PFL6870 Television
[ Remote Control (With 2 AAA batteries included)
[ User Manual
[ Warranty Certificate
[ Power Cord
[ Safety/Legal Instructions
[ Table-top Stand
[ Wall-mounting Bracket
µ Smart Television.
µ Ultra-thin Bezels.
µ Pixel Precise HD Technology.
µ Digital Direct Broadcast Technology for set-top-free operation.
µ 240Hz Perfect Motion Rate.
µ Wall mounting facility.
Ø 1920 x 1080 resolution stretches rather thin over a 50” display.
This review of the Philips 50PFL6870 throws up some obvious conclusions regarding the build-quality and audio-visual performance of this TV. It certainly lives up to Philips’ reputation of delivering high-quality products with almost no compromises. The number of technologies packed inside this television work harmoniously to deliver an immersive experience. It certainly gives extremely good value for the buyer’s money.
v Performance: 4 Stars.
v Value for Money: 4 Stars.