Philips 50PUS8505/12 : a good Direct LED television ?

Presentation of the Philips 50PUS8505/12

Recently Philips has released information about its new model of television . It is the 50PUS8505/12.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Through our review today, you will understand why the Philips 50PUS8505/12 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

50PUS8505/12 from Philips – Design

The Philips 50PUS8505/12 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

TV screen presentation Philips 50PUS8505/12

The designers of Philips have made this new TV set 50PUS8505/12. A new mid-range model with the characteristics of its time, a well calibrated image, and a high-performance processing.
With this new model, Philips confirms one of its technological choices. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
The Philips television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Philips chooses a frequency of 50 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 Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

TV sound presentation Philips 50PUS8505/12

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 50PUS8505/12 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The television set is equipped with  two speakers with 10 W at output.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 50PUS8505/12 up, it is the word perfection that stands out.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Philips 50PUS8505/12

On the software side, the Philips 50PUS8505/12 is equipped with the operating system Android 9.0 Pie installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.

Presentation of the connection technology of Philips 50PUS8505/12

This television Philips 50PUS8505/12 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this TV range, the 50PUS8505/12’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. The Philips 50PUS8505/12 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
1 USB port, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs

Technical characteristics of the Philips 50PUS8505/12

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 112.7
Screen size in inches 49.5
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 50
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 72 W

To conclude on the Philips 50PUS8505/12

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the display frequency, the available RAM, the sound power.

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