Philips 55PFL5601/F7 55″ 4K LED TV review mystery

By Alan Ng - Nov 10, 2016

Philips are still one of the most popular brands of television to buy, thanks to being somewhat of a veteran now in the electronics market but perhaps more importantly due to the fact that they offer extremely affordable TV models which are more accessible financially compared to the likes of Sony, Samsung and LG.

Now we offer some insight into the brand new Philips 55PFL5601/F7 55″ 4K Ultra HD 2160p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV which is available to buy at Walmart right now priced at $498 with free shipping.

Philips is also joining the 4K TV craze and this Philips 55-inch Class Smart 4K TV may tick all of the boxes for you, especially if we see prices reduced by large amounts during the November sales.

We’ve got a list of the Philips 55PFL5601/F7 tech specs below which gives you an initial idea of what this TV will be capable of.

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Some key points to mention are a 60Hz refresh rate with 120Hz motion rate, 3 HDMI inputs, 4K Upscaling, DLNA support, Dolby Digital audio and a single USB port.

We do need to warn you though that the Philips 55PFL5601/F7 4K TV does not support HDR, which could be important for those planning to buy this TV alongside a new PS4 Pro console which makes use of the new picture technology.

Unfortunately, there are no Philips 55PFL5601/F7 4K TV reviews online yet as this model is brand new and will only start going on sale in November 2016.

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This is evident in the fact that Philips has not even set up an official page for this model yet on the Philips USA website but the listing has been prepared so it should be available soon.

As a result, we invite you to leave your thoughts below if you are considering a purchase and the best price you have seen for it at Walmart.

We have located the Philips 55PFL5601/F7 manual however, for those that want some further information on this model.

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Also See: Philips 49PUS6401 review with HDR surprise for PS4, Xbox One S

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  • jotay spencer

    i am disappointed. i bought mine @ walmart on thanksgiving day for 298.00. thought that was AWESOME!!! but no matter what i try in the color adjustment, most blue is actually an awful green. in addition, the right side of the screen does the flickering. also, immediately out of the box, whatever i tried to watch took forever to disappear from screen,like it was burned in. i had considered contacting philips to have it repaired, but after seeing all these other problems that everyone is having, i am afraid it will cost me more in the long run. and may be just as bad. so, it is going back for a refund.. VERY DISPPOINTED

  • Tony Lozano

    me bought it at Walmart and works and looks good,,,,, but can not connect tv to my computer wireless screencast,,,, any has the same problem,,,,,can anyone help

    • Kim A. Gordy

      I had trouble connecting my iphone…did some google research and had to download an app so I’m sure there’s a way to do it…took me awhile to figure it out though

  • Kim A. Gordy

    I bought this TV at Walmart. TV works fine but it leans back on the stand. Anyone else have this problem? I’m fairly sure I assemble the base correctly since it was only two pieces.

  • disappointed

    Missing auto-color adjustment feature. it shows that it there but is not included in this model. It is grayed out. without having this feature you have to adj the colors every time you watch a show. one show will be perfect and the next show will be too red, green etc. if your OCD about this take it back or don’t buy it. It will drive you nuts.

    • jotay spencer

      i am having a lot of OCD issues with this. lol

  • Andrew

    This TV seems to be fine so far. Pretty good deal for the price. Wasn’t really expecting to be blown away. Nice addition to the living room. Overall, I’m happy with it. Got it from Walmart on Black Friday.

    I am trying to cast from my iphone to the TV. Has anyone figured this out yet?

  • Andrew

    I had troubles connecting to my home wifi but was able to make it work. I had to search for my network name, then manually input my network password. Wasted time trying to do the “easy connect” feature. I didn’t have to put in a pin or mess with my router. Our household has a standard wifi internet connection from our cable company.

  • Duane S

    We bought this TV at WalMart on Thanksgiving and it works great. The price was also great ($298). The only problem we are having is connecting to the internet. It connect fine to our home network but wont connect to the internet. Does anyone have the same problem? Does anyone know how to get it to connect? We followed all the instructions but it just wont get past our router.

    • Frank B

      I just picked up Mine at Wal*Mart this evening. I ran into the same internet issue. I contacted my internet provider Comcast and we ran the gamit of tests and it is not the router. However, it appears that the TV wants a WEP security code when the Router is more up to date with WPS2. I am planning on contacting Philips Customer Service tomorrow. 1-866-309-5962.
      If you figure it out please post the solution as I will if I get it running.

      • Andrew

        I had troubles connecting to my home wifi but was able to make it work. I had to search for my network name, then manually input my network password. Wasted time trying to do the “easy connect” feature. I didn’t have to put in a pin or mess with my router. Our household has a standard wifi internet connection from our cable company.

  • J Frost

    Bought this TV at WalMart on Thanksgiving hooked it up and as soon as the screen warmed up it started flickering. Tried to several times to contact Philips Service by phone and they keep disconnecting me. Tried on line help and they wanted my Credit Card so they could charge me for the technician to help me. NO WAY ! I want a full refund ! ! ! WILL NEVER buy Philips AGAIN ! !

    • jotay spencer

      well i guess this answers my questions. thanks

  • when trying to turn 4k on the xbox 1 s, its saying this TV doesnt support 4k at 60hz lol ffs. I feel a little scammed. Guess sometimes things are actually too good to be true.

    • Soonerproud

      You need to go into the TV settings and set the HDMI from Legacy to Normal, that will make it run at 4K 60

  • Roger White

    I want to know if this thing is really 10.70″ thick? The spec. sheet says its 49.40L x 10.70W x 30.90T. If that’s the case then I don’t really want it. May as well have an old tube type TV.

    • LabiaMajora

      Me too!

    • Weigel21

      If you use the stand, then yes, if you wall mount, then no, it won’t be 10.7″ deep. The bass of the stand will be 10.7″ deep to provide stability when uising it.

  • Craig Mayer

    I’ve bought a few black Friday deals in the past @ BB that people brought back, which were then even cheaper.. But that’s an even bigger risk. Any amount of extra handling, especially during this holiday SHIPPING season, will increase the chances of damage and failures. I’m checking as many reviews as possible. I would only buy one of these if I had the extra warranty and didn’t have to stand in line on Black Friday for one of 3. 😛

  • kevin

    Does anyone know if the same rules apply to the XBOX ONE S ? will it also not work as good with it ? – “We do need to warn you though that the Philips 55PFL5601/F7 4K TV does not support HDR, which could be important for those planning to buy this TV alongside a new PS4 Pro console which makes use of the new picture technology”.

    • streetmagik

      Yes. This model does not support HDR, which is all the Xbox 1s offers for games. Truth is, HDR is the only reason to upgrade from 1080p. You could still watch 4k blurays on Xbox, but without HDR, you wouldn’t be able to see the difference if you are five feet away, or more, from the screen. Kind of pointless.

  • Gary

    This model will be a black Friday sale item at Walmart for only $298. Stores will open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving and you will be able to order online at one minute after midnight on the 24th as well.