43PFS5503/12 from Philips : Our view

What about the new Philips 43PFS5503/12 ?

Philips unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the 43PFS5503/12.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 43 inches.
Simple and about average. It’ll be just right for anybody who wants to watch TV without changing their home into a home cinema.
This television is delivered with a  Full HD resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Through our review today, you will understand why the Philips 43PFS5503/12 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

TV design presentation Philips 43PFS5503/12

Sober but in line with current trends. Philips has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
The design of the Philips 43PFS5503/12 is largely inspired by the other models in the 5500 series.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
The 43PFS5503/12 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With an interesting size of 43 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. 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 charm of the 43PFS5503/12 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that Philips has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

43PFS5503/12 from Philips – The screen

The display of this 43PFS5503/12 is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
With this new model, Philips confirms one of its technological choices. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
The Philips 43PFS5503/12 is available in the Full HD resolution. Philips presents this 43PFS5503/12 with a screen of 43 inches; this television is among the models in the average.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
In addition, Philips has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Full HD image resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the 43PFS5503/12 Philips makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

TV sound presentation Philips 43PFS5503/12

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the 43PFS5503/12 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles for a sound power of 8 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Philips 43PFS5503/12

Despite the absence of a smart TV, which would have increased the price of the TV set, you still have the possibility to buy a TV-Box that will extend the functionality of your TV set for a reasonable price.

Presentation of the connection technology of Philips 43PFS5503/12

This television Philips 43PFS5503/12 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
With a number of connections below the average of its range, you will have to choose which appliance(s) in your home you need to connect to your TV.

It is with 7 possible connections that this 43PFS5503/12 is presented. Apart from a few devices, you will not be able to connect many elements. Low choice compared to the competition.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 audio input, 1 antenna input

43PFS5503/12 from Philips – Technical characteristics

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 97.06 cm x 56.3 cm x 8.05 cm
Screen size in inches 43
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 7
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 1
VESA compatibility Yes

43PFS5503/12 from Philips – The conclusion

In conclusion, the Philips 43PFS5503/12 is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
Back to the future! As in the film, you are propelled into the past. In other words, it feels like it’s the 2000s. No smart tv? you read it right. It is possible, and it is the choice that Philips makes on this 43PFS5503/12.
The Direct LED screen improves the overall image rendering and provides greater uniformity.
However, it is not the resolution that we expect from this television set. Indeed, the big advantage will be found in a very competitive price. Here, you will have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to enjoy a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

From this new Philips we can retain 3 positive points:
the sound power, the screen size, the display frequency.

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