Philips 4K 50" Slim Smart LED TV $399 @ ALDI

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Unfortunately there's no model specified in the catalogue. Appears to be the 50PUT6103/79 just googling and looking for a similar stand and branding. Since it's "no longer available" I assume it's an older model they've got their hands on.

Apologies for the water damaged catalogue. Other deals in there are just some dog beds and accessories, and a solid American Oak dining table, let me know if you want pics. Edit: all special buys here https://imgur.com/a/nB8O2cz

Seems like a decent price, definitely one to look out for if it ends up discounted at your local.

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  • +10 votes

    FWIW the Philips smart tv interface is close to useless

    • +74 votes

      I think all smart TV functionality is absolute shit. I wish they'd make quality dumb TVs again, an external box is much better – longer support lifecycle, it can be disabled, faster boot times, etc.

      • +2 votes

        Somewhat true. Depends on the price difference. I can’t imagine the smart features cost much to implement, and the smart stuff on my entry level Sammy is pretty good

        • +1 vote

          That's what I hear from my mate with a Samsung too, the functions on their newer models are actually pretty well done. Runs YouTube and stuff just as well as my shield.

          • -2 votes

            @Alzori: just use chromecast. All happens on your phone, just cast content from whatever app.

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              @sim36: Actually, it's controlled by your phone, but in most cases the Chromecast itself directly downloads and plays the content. The phone essentially sends it a URL and some DRM keys…

              By that I mean your phone isn't downloading the content and beaming it to the Chromecast, it's just controlling it.

      • +4 votes

        That's why I love my Panasonic. A shame they've abandoned the OLED market here.

        • +1 vote

          Got a Panasonic OLED too, and I use the smart TV features all the time. Having the one remote for everything is so convenient.

          • +1 vote

            @shuffle1: I got a Logitech Harmony for exactly that reason.

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            @shuffle1: not quite as convenient as not all functions are supported, but hdmi cec (I think that's what it's called) should allow control of many android boxes with the one remote.

            It works well with my xiaomi mi boxes.

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              @knk: interesting, which remotes can you use as the one remote?

              • +1 vote

                @shuffle1: The TV remote can push signals through to the xiaomi box but from memory a few things weren't supported. Maybe holding a button down or something like that. For the most part it was functional.

                I don't really watch regular TV, so instead I just use the xiaomi remote for everything which also allows you to turn the TV on and off with the xiaomi box.

      • +9 votes

        I'd have to disagree when it comes to TVs that run AndroidTV. Got a Kogan one using the credit card deal that was posted here a few months back. An interface that starts up very quickly from sleep, has all the streaming apps I want (which would be Netflix, youtube, google play music, Disney+), and I've been more than happy with the image quality. It's also used for gaming from our gaming PC, and it's been great for that too. So it's giving perfectly good 'dumb' tv performance, and allows me to watch streaming content without me having to fire up the PC, using just my remote, so I'm happy.

        Now, I also have an older Hisense 'SmartTv', which runs the Opera WebOS. That 'works' for Netflix and youtube, but that's about it. And so for that I've bought a fire stick to make that a lot more like the Android TV experience (because it basically is)

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        What do you recommend to buy as an external box? I don't have a smart or Android TV so open to anything. Thanks!

        • +7 votes

          An Nvidia Shield if your willing to spend the money and want something snappy. A Vodafone TV or Amazon Firestick if you need something on a budget that gets the job done. They seem to the most popular choices here and can be purchased locally. There are a heap of other Android TV boxes for cheaper but experience may not be great.

          • +2 votes

            @cheepo: It's just a pity that Vodafone TV with the newest firmware no longer supports external hard drive with an NTFS partition.

          • +2 votes

            @cheepo: The Shield is just leagues better than anything I've ever used, including game consoles. I was pretty dubious about whether it'd be worth the money, but it really is. I'll never go back.

            • +2 votes

              @DisabledUser222687: Couldn't agree more. I have the 2017 model and it's been flawless except for the remote. They're just not in everyone's budget and they have only gotten more pricey as of late.

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                @cheepo: I just got the updated shield. The new 'Toblerone' remote is as close to perfect a remote as I've ever used. Streets ahead of the old version.

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                  @mooney: I had to throw out the old Shield remote. Why because it would flatten brand new batteries within days even when it was hardly used so it was useless. I think the remote that i had a serious fault. I'm planning on getting the new remote some day when can actually get it. In the meantime i just use say the Shield controller or Mad Catz CTRL controller for media controls.

        • +5 votes

          Xiaomi Mi Box S, pretty bare bones Android TV interface with a Bluetooth and microphone enabled remote.

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            @sween64: Does it stream 4k flawlessly? I've got a Shield in the lounge but am thinking of cheating in the spare room and exercise room. But I still want to be able to stream 4k Netflix. I've heard the processor on the MiBox is a little slow and jerky for 4k

            • +1 vote

              @cunningdrew: Streams 4K no problems. For me my limit is my internet and server source. Around 6GB/hour seems okay. If you’re streaming 4K Bluray rips from a NAS you should be able to get a higher bitrate. I use mainly Kodi. I haven’t used any Android TV apps at 4K.

        • +1 vote

          I would recommend a google chrome. Have been using that for two years on my dumb tv and it works great with a lot of app support

        • +2 votes

          100% recommend the nvidia shield, though yeah it will cost a bit. Mine has never skipped a beat though, handles everything I throw at it and the support from Nvidia is actually really good, they update the software pretty frequently.

        • +2 votes

          I have an older xiaomi mi tv or mi box whatever it's called and have no complaints.

          Cost me $60each a couple years ago

        • +1 vote

          NVIDIA Shield is a good choice.

          So is Fetch TV

        • +1 vote

          nvidia shield 100%

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        They do. Sub $300 for a Linsar 50" DUMB TV. Hook up your Shield TV / Apple TV etc and good to go. No crappy smart features to bog things down.

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        How else are they gonna put ads on our TVs?

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        My 2014 OLED running LG WebOS still boots quickly and runs the latest apps. Having used the different TV OS I think LG is best by far, especially for usability and support.

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        Yeah mate, i was selling top spec sony TV when was moving interstate, and ppl were just after any smart TV and hassling the price. So happy I haven't managed to sell it to dumb consumers and still can enjoy the Sony quality

    • +2 votes

      +1
      Its junk and takes ages to turn on

  • +16 votes

    Do you own it after you buy it or is it Phillip’s?

  • +18 votes

    a solid American Oak dining table

    I will do a nudie run through Aldi if it's really solid American Oak.

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    Question for tech heads. I'm just looking for a good tv for playing PlayStation 4 and obviously 5 comes out soon…how would this tv go? I don't care about smart apps or anything as I watch tv through my laptop hdmi

    • +10 votes

      FWIW Philips stopped making TVs years ago. They were licensed to Funai Electric, but now I believe come from TPVision (https://www.tpvision.com/products/). Although as noted above this may be an older model in general they seem to be decent enough, though (https://www.philips.com.au/c-m-so/tv) - unless it's an older Funai in which case I dunno.

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        How did you find out they stopped making TVs? Just curious

        • +4 votes

          It was in the news nearly ten years ago - they basically decided they were not making money, and finally stopped in 2012 or so. They then started making money through licensing the name - similar to Kodak, Polaroid, etc. I expect they keep an eye on the products released with their name, and would remove the license if they are rubbish due to the impact that might have on their other products.

          • -1 vote

            @PlasticSpaceman:

            I expect they keep an eye on the products released with their name, and would remove the license if they are rubbish due to the impact that might have on their other products.

            Er no.

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              @Diji1: There wouldn't be much difference. TPVision were the company who did the manufacturing and R&D for Philips TVs. it's partly why they won the license from Philips when they refocused their company towards healthcare products.

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              @Diji1: …ummm… well Philips have not sold the name, just the licensing right to use the name. The current agreement ends in 2023, but either could choose to end it then.

    • +2 votes

      Cheap TVs have really bad input lag this will be no different.

    • +5 votes

      If you're serious about gaming, I wouldn't. Your TV will be cheaper than your console, and you'll miss out on variable refresh rates which come with the new generation of TVs. Colour and response time would be my two concerns.

      If you are a casual gamer and just need something to play on without fuss during isolation, this will do fine.

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      I'm thinking of buying one so I can play the PS4 in my room. It will do its job as long as your expectations aren't that high. The picture quality will probably be poor, latency might be an issue especially for online FPS and backlighting will definitely be noticeable in dark scenes. But at this price, I'm not really expecting much and really only using it as a cheap monitor for the PS4 during the winter months when I can't be bothered getting out of bed. But I definitely won't be using it with the PS5 when it does come out.

  • +6 votes

    https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/philips-50put6103-...

    I'm guessing this isn't Android TV but Saphi OS. One of the complaints also mention ads on the operating system as well…

    • +1 vote

      Ah. Good spotting. Yeah, would want to use a separate Android TV box (like a Voda or Nvidia shield) if you want a 'smart' tv.

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    Anyone know from their Googling if it is VESA-mount capable?

    • +2 votes

      What about your Googling?

      VESA wall mount compatible
      200 x 200 mm

      Assuming that it is in fact the 50PUT6103/79.

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        People ask this question, but I have never seen a TV that isn't, at least not since CRTs

        • +1 vote

          I thought the same thing until recently, but there are plenty that are not compatible, especially from iffy brands.

  • +1 vote

    Hmmm…. this or the Ffalcon???

    • +1 vote

      FFalcon. Plenty of good reviews on it and it's $398 @ JB.
      https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/ffalcon-50uf1-50-4k-ultra...

      I grabbed a TCL at the end of last year when there was 20% off TGG Ebay sale. Picked it up for about $340. Great TV for the price and really good interface for Netflix / apps, etc.

    • +10 votes

      Here’s a semi-answer:

      The Philips is manufactured Tempo (same company that makes JVC, Polaroid, pretty much the entire Big W TV range lol)

      The Ffalcon is widely reported to be manufactured by TCL - unfortunately I can’t find the link but someone with a little more knowledge than I suggested the panel numbers were the same between the Ffalcon and the TCL 50P4US… take that with a grain of salt though.

      Another commenter suggested that the Smart OS on this TV is pretty average - I doubt the Ffalcon will be much better in that respect - expect to add an external box.

      TLDR: The Ffalcon may have slightly better picture quality but I’d probably go the Philips because of Aldi’s wonderful 60 day return policy, if you don’t like it, return it and buy the Ffalcon, no harm done. Plus, I don’t think many people realise Philips TV’s aren’t really ‘Philips’ any more as such, if brand cache is your thing…

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      Both crap. Get a Sony

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        All crap, get a $$$$ TV.
        Sony doesn't mean it will perform better. It all comes down to the same price point. Can you get a better Sony TV for this price?

        Sony most of the time won't perform better than a good Hisense for the same price. Hisense has been making amazing TVs for the price within the last few years.

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      I think this 50in from Kogan

      should be the 3rd wheel in cheap 50" UHD Smart TV line up. Whilst currently sold out, retails for $389

      Personally I've been at ends with which way I was gonna fall in a weeks time. Be interested to hear some feedback on the Kogan as the FFalcon and Phillips have been covered well

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    i wanted the ffalcon to be 598 again to pick one up, its crazy how many good deals came just 6 months ago, for example there was a tcl x7 65 qled (top of the range tcl tv) back in nov that could be had for 886 dollars after 200 cashback. where are such deals we havent seen one in a long time..

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    ReFresh rate must be horrendous!oh but it’s a Phillips!

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      If you think 60 is horrendous OK but you think most TVs are horrendous in that case.

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    Whats the best smart box these days?

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