The Philips 43PUS6554/12 : what is this low range worth ?

What about the new Philips 43PUS6554/12 ?

The new available television already on sale , the Philips 43PUS6554/12 is a basic product. But in spite of this handicap it doesn’t prove unworthy. Let’s see how it is possible..
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 43 inches.
In spite of this size, the rendering and the picture result are good, without a doubt by means of the technology used .
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  From our point of view it is interesting. Given the price, this model appears as a good choice. Not too expensive but anyway it is made with elements which we think will withstand in the long run .
No wahoo effect on this model, but the correct one. In short, the manufacturer’s goal with this model is to provide a product that meets everyday TV needs.
An analysis will determine if the objective is achieved and if it is relevant to buy it.

43PUS6554/12 from Philips – Design

With its design identical in every respect to the competition, this Philips 43PUS6554/12 could have difficulty distinguishing itself in a tense entry-level market.
The design of the Philips 43PUS6554/12 has nothing to do with that of the other models in the Philips 6500 series.
Considering the price level the design is good. We perhaps would have liked something more accomplished, but it is, it must be remembered, an entry-level television set.
The 43PUS6554/12 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With an interesting size of 43 inches, it doesn’t dispay the black color you’re used to.
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.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim Metal Design technology.
In short, the Philips does the right thing on this model. An entry-level TV for which we would have liked more design work. With this Philips 43PUS6554/12, no frills. Basic and that’s almost all. It could even be one of those TV sets you turn on to listen to the news; like a radio.

43PUS6554/12 from Philips – The screen

Even for an entry-level model, this new Philips has a quality image, well calibrated and a very good native contrast.
Philips remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. And with his 43 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is among the most models in its category.At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
By providing it with a frequency of 60 Hz, this television is therefore less well placed than its competitors. Shifted image and lack of precision make this model a low end of the range.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is average; but what more could be asked of a low-end device.

43PUS6554/12 from Philips – The sound

For those who are not too demanding in terms of quality or sound rendering, this model is interesting. Indeed, the audio system is a little short. Which is normal for this entry-level device.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles and a power output of 10 W.
Basically, you have at your disposal a rendering below what you will find in the other models. Maybe if you want to or if you are a perfectionist, you can connect two other speakers with a bass boost to amplify the result.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 43PUS6554/12 Philips, fair is the right word for it.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Philips 43PUS6554/12

As with many other TV sets, the 43PUS6554/12 has its operating system Saphi; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 43PUS6554/12 is communicating.

Presentation of the connection technology of Philips 43PUS6554/12

Due to its small number of connectors, it will penalize some users.

This model has a total of 11 connections, not too bad. 

Technical characteristics of the Philips 43PUS6554/12

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 8.05 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
Color depth 30
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 71 W

Our conclusion on the Philips 43PUS6554/12

Finally, this new Philips 43PUS6554/12 is the TV to buy if you are not very careful about the options, or if you are looking for an alternative to troubleshoot.
With a smart TV technology, you benefit from a relevant choice for a top-of-the-range model. Really interesting.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

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