Customer Reviews — Philips 65PUS8535 65" Smart Ambilight 4K Ultra HD Android TV

Customer Reviews — Philips 65PUS8535 65" Smart Ambilight 4K Ultra HD Android TV

Philips 65PUS8535 65" Smart Ambilight 4K Ultra HD Android TV
  • 4K Ultra HD - vibrant HDR picture, smooth motion
  • P5 Perfect Picture Engine for enhanced visuals
  • Smart TV - catch-up, Freeview Play and 4K streaming
  • Ambilight Ambilight LED lighting - truly immersive entertainment
  • Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos® - incredible visuals & sound
4.7 / 5


I'll start with the positives - This TV is crisp, clear and big. The ambilight is awesome and the keyboard on the back of the remote is really useful. Loads of connectivity and it plugged straight into my Samsung Soundbar and the HDMI Arc worked and I only have to use 1x remote. All the apps are there for streaming services etc. There are some critical downsides to this TV that are not very well advertised on the specification to this. FREESAT IS NOT AN OPTION! It has a sat input, and it will detect all the channels (around 700), but they are not in any order other than alphabetical, there is no capacity to create a favourites list as this has been removed, There is no EPG so realistically, you can't record off satellite TV. I have a feeling this is all down to FREEVIEW and the contract that Philips have with them, because all of this stuff is available if you plug into a normal antenna - It would have been really good to have this obviously stated on the specification list and i would have chosen a completely different brand. This being said, I plugged it into my German satellite and i was able to get a full EPG and functions, so it'd definitely a contractual thing with Philips not allowing certain functions in the UK. You are effectively buying a region locked 65" phone that has crippled capabilities because someone signed an agreement somewhere to be unfair towards satellite users in the UK. This is aimed squarely at people that stream their content a lot or use a skybox. I only hope that Philips are profiting well from my information! The speakers are awful - but this is true for most flat panel TVs.

just ok

Not worth the price

not worth the price

Great image and sound quality. BUT : 1 The android tv is way too limited , Default option for changing launcher or customize you desktop is missing . You will need to root your tv for full access. 2 the power off button is actually a stand by button. You need to umplug to power cable if u want to restart it. 3 The remote is conflicting with an older smart tv philips (2018 without android ) 4 there is no option for air mouse and that is really annoing. If u want the best buy a sony or for a budget just chose an lg or samsung

Not delighted

It looks great in the daylight but at night there is horrible light bleed from the edges of the display. I expected more for the money. Not very happy.

good looking TV, remote is useless

nice looking tv however! it switches itself at random times often with creepy movies playing! gave me a proper scare couple of times already. trying to figure out how to stop this. also the remote control does not work unless directly pointed at the TV and the sensor and not from afar. i like to light feature .
Monika Kralik

Fantastic HDR Quality! Ignore the haters.......

Note sure why people have slated the HDR or DolbyVision quality on this set as I think it looks amazing! My old Philips set had a very dark and washed out HDR picture but this is not the case with this beast!! I was also very surprised that I liked the smart software and have even ditched my external UHD media player. I don't think I could go back to buying a TV that didn't have the Ambilight feature as this just adds so much immersion to the viewing experience. All in all, very happy with this purchase.
Nik Urquhart

Love it

Great delivery, Tv is excellent, wish speakers were a bit louder seem to have to have it high to beable to hear it clearly jus5 a bit of a let down really.....

Value for money

TV great value for its size. Ambilight is brilliant,picture is good but you could probably get an even better on a Sony. Sound is.ok but as wiyh many TVs a sound bar would improve.Cant complain for the price.