43PFT5503/12 from Philips : Our view

43PFT5503/12 from Philips – Presentation of this Full HD

Recently Philips has released information about its new model of television . It is the 43PFT5503/12.
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.
First, the size : 43 inches on this device.
Corresponding to the majority of the televisions sizes available on the market, the engineers have nevertheless used their expertise to obtain a remarkable finish.
In addition this Philips displays a Full HD resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Full HD.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

TV design presentation Philips 43PFT5503/12

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.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this 43PFT5503/12. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
The 43PFT5503/12 is simply flat.
With its glass surface of 43 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Equipped with a double base, Philips has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the 43PFT5503/12, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
The charm of the 43PFT5503/12 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.

The screen of the Philips 43PFT5503/12

The Philips could hardly do better than this 43PFT5503/12 with a Direct LED screen.
With this new model, Philips confirms one of its technological choices. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
This model has a Full HD display. And with his 43 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that belongs to the series of standard models in its range.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.
By providing it with a frequency of 60 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Full HD quality resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

The sound of the Philips 43PFT5503/12

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 43PFT5503/12 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 equipment consists of  two speakers and a power output 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.

The Intelligent aspect of the Philips 43PFT5503/12

Unfortunately on this model there is no smart TV. However, it can be considered as good news; indeed, you should have paid more for this TV set for a use that some of you would not have had. For the others, all you have to do is buy a TV-Box.

Presentation of the connection technology of Philips 43PFT5503/12

As for the connectivity aspect on Philips 43PFT5503/12, it provides you with sufficient elements.
You will need to carefully choose the devices you want to connect to this 43PFT5503/12. The reason? there are few choices in terms of available connectors.

It is with 7 possible connections that this 43PFT5503/12 is presented. The Philips considers that with the43PFT5503/12 the consumer will have to make a precise choice because he won’t be able to connect many devices at the same time .

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

43PFT5503/12 from Philips – Technical characteristics

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

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-C 
Number of tuners 4
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 1
VESA compatibility Yes

43PFT5503/12 from Philips – The conclusion

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.
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 43PFT5503/12.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
In parallel, it will be necessary to add an important parameter: the price. You have here a television set whose price is very competitive compared to its competitors. In other words, including your final decision, you will have to take into account the fact that this is a television set that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to have a very well defined image in all circumstances.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the sound power, the screen size, the display frequency.

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