Philips 43PUS6704/12 : A low range Direct LED

43PUS6704/12 from Philips – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

Philips is now an important television manufacturer, and proposes this basic model 43PUS6704/12, a possible choice tested by our Laboratory.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 43 inches.
Its size is quite a good representation of the average screen : we are face to a standard screen.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Interesting characteristics. This television which embarks all the Philips know-how is in the end at a rather reasonable price for the brand
Is it worth buying it ? This is the question we are going to answer.

TV design presentation Philips 43PUS6704/12

The first thing we always do is to analyze the design since it is the first thing that is obvious and also because it is important.
Very different from its predecessors, the brand tries here to differentiate itself to meet the needs of consumers.
Who said that entry-level products could not benefit from quality design? That’s the thought we can face each other with this TV set. That nothing is impossible for Philips.
The 43PUS6704/12 is rather flat.
With a size of 43 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.
The interest of the 43PUS6704/12 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
In the end, we’re on an entry-level product. Even if at this level, when it comes to design, we could simplify it by saying that it is cheap. Materials of poorer quality and ergonomics identical to what was done 5 years ago, make this Philips 43PUS6704/12 a just acceptable television set.

The screen of the Philips 43PUS6704/12

Even on an entry-level model, the display restitution on this Philips works very well. The image is faithful and allows to benefit from a clear rendering, without distorting the original source.
Philips remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. It is one of the best devices in its range.

The Philips 43PUS6704/12 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. Which puts it among the above-average TVs in its range.
Philips presents this 43PUS6704/12 with a screen of 43 inches; this television belongs to the series of standard models in its range.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Philips chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, this television sets itself below its competitors. The game mode is to be avoided, as well as the cinema mode, due to the delay that can occur in the image.
Finally, Philips has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
Thus, the Philips 43PUS6704/12 allows you to have a device in another room (the kitchen for example), without too much affecting your budget.

The sound of the Philips 43PUS6704/12

The power of the audio system is limited, which does not allow a quality rendering.
The television set is equipped with  two loudspeakers and a power output of 10 W.
In other words, you have at your disposal a correct rendering.
And for those who are always more demanding, adopt a few more speakers. The home cinema experience is yours with a sound that resonates right into your living room furniture.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 43PUS6704/12 Philips, fair is the right word for it.

43PUS6704/12 from Philips – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the 43PUS6704/12 Philips has an operating system Saphi; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.

43PUS6704/12 from Philips – Its connectivity

The connection system consists of the minimum number of elements. The adepts of televisions in local network version will be disappointed by the lack of possibilities in terms of ports and inputs.
In this TV range, the 43PUS6704/12’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 11 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 3 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Technical characteristics of the Philips 43PUS6704/12

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 94.13 cm x 52.94 cm x 7.69 cm
Screen size in inches 43
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV Saphi
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 7
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 3
Number of audio inputs 0
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
Color depth 30
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 71 W

To conclude on the Philips 43PUS6704/12

Finally, this new Philips 43PUS6704/12 is the TV to buy if you are not very careful about the options, or if you are looking for an alternative to troubleshoot.
The choice of Philips to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the 43PUS6704/12, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
The Direct LED screen improves the overall image rendering and provides greater uniformity.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

From this new Philips we can retain 3 positive points:
the depth of the colours, the screen size, the sound power.

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