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Philips 49PFL6921 49" 4K 60Hz LED HDR TV with Google Cast

Item# 012V009511349000P | Model# 49PFL6921 | Added on October 1, 2016 |
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Philips 49PFL6921 49" 4K 60Hz LED HDR TV with Google Cast
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Philips 49PFL6921 - 49" Class (48.5" viewable) - 6000 Series LED TV - 4K UHD (2160p) - Micro Dimming

High Dynamic Range is a technology lets you experience more detail and captivating colors for an even more engaging television experience. More perceivable shades of blacks, whites and all other colors. This boils down to greater perceived brightness and contrast with darker shadows creating a breathtaking image. BrightPro backlith boosts brighter areas of the image by up to twice as much as a regular LED backlight. Bright Pro enables to display exceptional brightness and contrast even in brightly lit rooms. Video scenes which feature bright light sources such as sunlight, fireworks, police lights, flashlights, etc. look more realistic and lifelike. Micro Dimming televisions have an LED array backlight with multiple zones whch can be controlled independently to set varying luminosity levels based on the input images' luminosity levels in those respective zones.
  • Expanding the possibilities of visual perceptionHigh Dynamic Range is a technology lets you experience more detail and captivating colors for an even more engaging television experience. More perceivable shades of blacks, whites and all other colors. This boils down to greater perceived brightness and contrast with darker shadows creating a breathtaking image.
  • Stunning brightnessBrightPro backlith boosts brighter areas of the image by up to twice as much as a regular LED backlight. Bright Pro enables to
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By philipsbrand-en_us
January 26th, 2017
Stellar picture quality and top tier specs

I took a chance on the 49PFL6921/F7 sight unseen with little to no reviews. It had everything I was looking for in a display 4k,HDR and highly customizable settings. This is reference level as far as how much this TV can be dialed in to your liking. The 49" Model ships with an IPS panel,Full array local dimming backlight,10 bit wide color gamut panel and the BrightPro panel which promises twice the brightness of competing displays for outstanding HDR performance. Let's start with the IPS the selling point for the display tech is better viewing angles less wash out at off angle viewing. It isn't as good as I have seen on some IPS panels,but I sit directly in front of the display therefore washout isn't an issue. Let's move on to the Full array local dimming backlight (FALD). Early reports had this pegged at around 128 zone for the 49"-55",but from my experience the 49" is likely around 64-72 zones. Having a FALD helps with one of the biggest issues with an IPS panel lower than average contrast ratio. Employing this dimming tech puts it on par with my wife's VA panel Samsung from 2014 w/o FALD. There is a little stray light from the neighboring zone known as blooming,but is quite minimal and worth the trade off for improved contrast ratio. The new buzzword recently in display tech is HDR. While the tech is old hat in photography circle it is in its infancy for television. The 6921/F7 uses the open source version HDR10 which is the most commonly used currently. Any UHD blu-ray player,PS4 Pro or Xbox one S will work perfectly with the display. Using this with console refreshes like the PS4 pro has breathed new life into the aging consoles. What you get is more realsitic colors,deeper blacks and brighter brights without loss of finer shadow detail and color saturation. As a gamer this thing is a dream,but not owning a Leo Bodner for measuring input lag I can only give you personal experience. I have run the gamut from adventure games like Uncharted 4,FPS games like Destiny and twitch shooters like Doom and have no perceptible lag. It offers a dedicated HDR setting in game mode to help taking advantage of this huge selling point without sacrificing performance. Let's get to the only thing that is a bit of a downer,The smart features. It doesn't have a built in Smart hub for apps such as Netflix,Hulu and Amazon for streaming. Instead it opts for the newer casting method which uses a paired smart device like a tablet or cell phone to stream from the device to the display over Wifi. While a cool idea in theory in practice I have found it cumbersome and have since switched to using my console for streaming. While when it worked it was acceptable it never was stable or fast enough to compete with using a built in hub or attached box. This isn't a deal breaker for me per se,but is worth noting to those expecting a full smart hub built in. I can't express how blown away I have been with the picture quality on this gem. From gaming and cinema fan I couldn't be happier with the Philips. Just note a few of the niggles that may be cons for some.

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Criticism
By philipsbrand-en_us
July 4th, 2017
Google Cast Limits the Ability of this "smart" TV

You cannot directly setup access to your own network; instead you have to go through a convoluted & complex process using Google Cast. The "hotspot" on the TV which is part of the setup process is flaky and made our setup take an entire afternoon. The remote that came with the TV has buttons for both Netflix and Vudu but neither work so I have no idea why they are on there. I tried looking in the manual but it shows a completely different remote. Once you are setup, in order to actually watch anything on apps like Netflix, you have to launch your show/movie from your mobile phone or tablet; requiring them to be with you. Overall there are better, truly smart, TVs out there that directly access the network and the apps instead of this weird Google Cast intermediary layer.

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philipsbrand-en_us

Worst Nice TV I've ever owned

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This TV is not user-friendly at all, changing the channel's is TERRIBLE!

The menu options, info and guide is horrible & very limited. Will never buy a Philips again

May 6th via philipsbrand-en_us
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philipsglobal

Worst Nice TV I've ever owned

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This TV is not user-friendly at all, changing the channel's is TERRIBLE!

The menu options, info and guide is horrible & very limited. Will never buy a Philips again

May 6th via philipsglobal
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philipsbrand-en_us

Google Cast Limits the Ability of this "smart" TV

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You cannot directly setup access to your own network; instead you have to go through a convoluted & complex process using Google Cast. The "hotspot" on the TV which is part of the setup process is flaky and made our setup take an entire afternoon. The remote that came with the TV has buttons for both Netflix and Vudu but neither work so I have no idea why they are on there. I tried looking in the manual but it shows a completely different remote. Once you are setup, in order to actually watch anything on apps like Netflix, you have to launch your show/movie from your mobile phone or tablet; requiring them to be with you. Overall there are better, truly smart, TVs out there that directly access the network and the apps instead of this weird Google Cast intermediary layer.

July 4th via philipsbrand-en_us
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philipsbrand-en_us

Great product

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Great picture, easy to use, I had this Tv for over 3 weeks now and so far can't said anything negative about it. Love the Google cast feature.

May 26th via philipsbrand-en_us
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philipsglobal

horrible tv

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this tv worked for about a month then started loosing network constantly and we keep having to turn the tv off and then back on to get it to cast properly. we have the little chrome cast dongle thing on our other tv and it never fails us but this tv is awuful. it doesn't work with my bluray play either for some reason. and it is not a true smart tv because you have to have your phone to cast from it. if you looking for a true smart tv avoid this.
if you like chrome cast then buy a normal tv and buy the dongel thing.

May 12th via philipsglobal
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