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[NSW] Philips 65PUT7101 65 Inch 4K UHD HDR Android TV $1499.99 @ Costco Lidcombe (Membership Required)

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Bought this 5days ago. I'm really happy with it. Specially i love the Ambilight technology that makes feel screen much wider. If you’re not familiar with Ambilight, it involves an array of individually controllable LEDs on the TV’s rear outputting coloured light that can be set to track the colour content of the image you’re watching.

Costco RRP was $1,899.99

  • Ambilight 3-sided LED (you can connect your philips hue lights)
  • HDR Plus
  • Quad Core and integrated Android (Android TV 7.0 firmware update)
  • Pixel Precise Ultra HD
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Smart Remote features a keyboard at the back

Overview
https://www.philips.com.au/c-p/65PUT7101_79/7100-series-4k-u...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-zKqf7eBwQ

Review
https://www.channelnews.com.au/jb-hi-fi-score-exclusive-phil...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSe--v4pOOE (49inch review but same series)
https://www.avforums.com/review/philips-7101-49pus7101-uhd-4... (49inch review but same series)

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  • For some reason I thought Philips were out of the tv business. IS this actually made by Phillips or is it just use of their license

    • Late last year they hosted a blind OLED test between all the major manufactures and their panel which come out in front and they have recently announced their 2018 OLED range, unsure of availability in Australia, but I hope we see them here, they are so confident in their product their wall mount model doesn't even have a philips logo on it.

      So from the above I think they are very much in the TV business.

      • fair enough - i just wasn't sure. They havent seemed to have any tv's out in australia for a while. I remember reading about the ambient light feature about ten years in a T3 mag. Sounded interesting - thought maybe they had gone the way of JVC and other former well known brands.

        • They pulled out of the Australian market a long time ago, then a couple of shops have brought them back. Some places sell Philips computer monitors too. My parents still have a ~2008 32" Philips LCD with Ambilight.

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      Philips I think struggles being a very midrange brand. In a sea of brands they are not the best, not the cheapest, not the most reliable, not most feature rich - they really have no claim to fame. The only area where they hold any brand strength is their toothbrush, and even then they are a long way behind OralB/Braun (in turning that strength into actual sales/marketshare).
      One day eventually they’ll be in the news. I don’t think anyone would want to acquire them (see part A), more likely to go broke.

      • They seem to sell $300 lightbulb kits alright. That seems pretty high end.

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          Lighting is a different division from their consumer electronics, as is their healthcare stuff.

          And when you think of home automation does Philips immediately spring to mind?

        • @LoopyLou: Don't have any personal experience but HDTV Test do great reviews and have a few videos giving the Phlips OLED range high praise, so they don't sound"mid-range" to me.

    • Bought out ages ago mate !

    • Philips sold the TV business to a Hong Kong company 6 years ago. https://www.theverge.com/2012/4/2/2919929/philips-officially...

  • Nice! I wish Costco stores in VIC stocked these, would sign up for a membership just to buy one.

  • So they've entered the fray as being one of three companies making OLED TVs - but still using LG panels. Interesting…

    I still remember my 55 inch Panasonic plasma costing $2000 like 8 years ago…Damn times have changed.

    Don't forget the awesome Costco warranty too!

    • There are more than three companies doing OLEDs, off the top of my head there is:
      LG
      Panasonic
      Sony
      Toshiba
      Philips

      Unsure of availability in Australia for Toshiba & Philips though.

      Edit: Some info on potential Philips OLEDs being stocked in Australia

      • Ah I thought Sony was trying their hand on their own OLED technology or something and called it something else? Wasn't aware of Toshiba also doing it.

        Edit: Looks like Toshiba is also doing LG panels.

      • Did I post incorrect info…why is this negged? :/

  • interesting.
    Did the OP compared this TV with TCL 65P20US for image quality?
    I've bought the TCL last weekend at Lidcombe.

    • I bought the TCL 65P20US 2weeks ago and returned it because there was some major faulty. I think Philips 65PUT7101 build quality is much better.(faster-booting speed, better image quality, better sound with base speaker at the back, better UI, Ambilight 3-sided LED, Smart Remote features a keyboard at the back, Latest Android TV OS)

      • agree with you on the booting speed on TCL is a bit slow, fine by me but others may find it annoying.
        With image quality, I tuned it and it's much better now.
        The Philip looks exactly like the TCL, wouldn't surprise me if it's from the same OEM.
        I think I'll keep the TCL and save myself $220. (OK, I just can't be bothered returning it, that's the real reason).
        How many years of warranty does the Philip have?

  • HDR10? apparently, hdr is only supported over hdmi and usb

    • They upgraded android TV os from 5.0 to 7.0 so now i can see the Netfilx 4K HDR using builtin Andoird TV app.

  • Has anyone spotted this in Costco Canberra?

    And, is there an easy way to arrange delivery preferably through Costco, other than putting up an airtasker or Gumtree ad?

  • I can see:

    Computer inputs on HDMI1/2
    up to 4K UHD 3840x2160 @60Hz
    Computer inputs on HDMI3/4
    up to 4K UHD 3840x2160 @30Hz
    up to FHD 1920x1080 @60Hz
    Video inputs on HDMI1/2
    up to 4K UHD 3840x2160 @60Hz
    Video inputs on HDMI3/4
    up to 4K UHD 3840x2160 @30Hz
    up to FHD 1920x1080 @60Hz

    How does all that translate in terms of 100hz or 200hz ? You cant have a 4K TV doing 30hz and 60hz can you ? It would look crap ?

    UPDTAE: The AVforum article says "There's a 200 Hz frame rate (100Hz panel and backlight scanning)"

  • Was in store today (Lidcombe) they told me the deal expired yesterday 31 - Jan, price back to $1899.