Good idea : the 43PFS5503 Direct LED from Philips

Philips 43PFS5503 : A Full HD that makes the difference ?

Philips unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the 43PFS5503.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 43 inches.
Neither too small, neither too large. In short, an average unremarkable model.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Full HD resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
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.

The design of the Philips 43PFS5503

The Philips 43PFS5503 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
The design of the Philips 43PFS5503 is largely inspired by the other models in the 5500 series.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This new Philips 43PFS5503 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.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
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 from Philips – The screen

The display of this 43PFS5503 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 is available in the Full HD resolution. With a screen size of 43 inches, this 43PFS5503 is among the models in the average.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Philips chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Full HD quality resolution.
Thus, the Philips 43PFS5503 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

43PFS5503 from Philips – The sound

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two speakers and provides a sound power of 8 W.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The 43PFS5503 Philips is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

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

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.

The connection system of the Philips 43PFS5503

This television Philips 43PFS5503 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
You will have few choices regarding connections. This TV has less than most of its competitors.

It is with 7 possible connections that this 43PFS5503 is presented. The Philips 43PFS5503 is at the bottom of its range. Not great compared to its competitors.
In clear, the connections available on this model are:
1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 audio input, 1 antenna input

Technical characteristics of the Philips 43PFS5503

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 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.
To say the least, it’s complicated for a manufacturer to offer a model without smartTV. There are some among the competition, and at the same price. By choosing this 43PFS5503 you know where you stand.
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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