In this post we will go through the Philips 55PFL5601 review. The Philips 55PFL5601 review will be based on five sections. This model is also called 55PFL5601/F7. This is a smart TV with 4k resolution and a very good price.

Philips 55PFL5601 Specs

Brand: Philips
Model: 55PFL5601 OR 55PFL5601/F7
Screen Size: 55 inch
Panel Type: IPS
Resolution 4k Ultra HD 3840 x 2160
4k Up-scaler: Yes
Back light: Direct LED
Dimming Technology: Macro Dimming
Black Stretch: Yes
Frequency: 60Hz
Motion Rate: Perfect Motion Rate
Interpolation: 120 PMR
Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
Color Enhancement: Yes
Pixel Plus Ultra HD: Yes
Smart TV: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Operating System : Net TV
Simply Share: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Wireless: Yes (Built In)
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Ethernet (LAN) Port: Yes
USB 2.0 Ports: 1
HDMI Ports: 3
Speakers: Dolby Digital
Sound Output: 2 x 10W
Sonic Emotion Premium: Yes

Picture Quality

Philips 55PFL5601 has Ultra HD resolution which means that the picture quality is very good. Also the IPS panel distributes the light uniformly throughout the screen so you can watch TV from every angle. Also this TV has 4k up-scaler that converts low resolution content into 4k resolution so you can watch 4k content the whole time. The macro dimming technology and the black stretch tech, makes the black parts of the screen look pitch black. This is very important when watching content with dark scenes, like movies. Also the interpolation of 120 PMR and perfect motion rate technology makes the images on the screen run smoothly. The digital noise reduction eliminates flickering of the images. Also the colors look good thanks to the color enhancement technology. However we consider the frequency of 60 Hz to be low and many people say that the Philips 55PFL5601 screen is very fragile, so be careful with it.
We will give 4/5 points for the Philips 55PFL5601 review part of the picture quality.


Philips 55PFL5601 is a smart TV which means that you can connect it to the internet and browse online content. The connection can be established through the built-in wireless module or through the Ethernet (LAN) port. You can share your smartphone’s screen with the TV through the simply share tech or through the wi-fi direct technology. Philips 55PFL5601 also has a light sensor that can adjust the backlight of the TV depending on your room light thus saving you energy. The DLNA enables you to access and stream videos or any other content from other devices connected in the same network. This TV has three HDMI ports so you can connect three different devices at the same time, and one USB port which we think is not enough. We will give 3.5/5 points for the Philips 55PFL5601 review part of the features.

Philips 55PFL5601 review part of the Sound

Philips 55PFL5601 has two built-in speakers with 10 W power each. The total output power of 20 W is usually enough unless you are standing too far from the TV. If that is the case you should consider buying external speakers. The sound is clear most of the times but that depends on the quality of the content that you are watching. The sonic Emotion Premium technology enhances the surround sound mode especially if you buy external speakers. However there are people that complain about the Philips 55PFL5601 sound quality.
We will give 4/5 points for the Philips 55PFL5601 review part of the sound.


When it comes to the design we did expect some better work from the Philips. The frame is NOT that thin especially the bottom line which reduces the good looks of the TV. However the frame color is good and makes the TV compatible with whatever color your room has. And the standers does NOT look good either.
We will give 3/5 points for the Philips 55PFL5601 review part of the design.

Philips 55PFL5601 Price

Our review price range was from $400 to $420 which is very, very good price. We have rarely seen such big TVs with 4k resolution sold with this price.
We will give 5/5 points for the Philips 55PFL5601 review part of the price.


Philips 55PFL5601 has a nice size screen and will make the movie watching experience very enjoyable. Also the 4k resolution provides clear images and the micro dimming and black stretch technology will make the movie watching experience even better. This TV does NOT have many features but it does have the most important ones, like 4k up-scaler and the smart interaction. Also it does have the essential connectivity, like built-in wi-fi and LAN port. The sound is generally good but there are people that doesn’t like it. We are not much of a fan when it comes to the design, but the price of this TV is outstanding.
Philips 55PFL5601 has earned 19.5/25 points in total or 3.9/5 stars.

Should I buy Philips 55PFL5601?

Like we said, the price of this TV is very good but before you make your final decision we also recommend taking a look at this other TV Vizio E50X-E1.



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