Philips 55PFL5402/F7 review with HDR10 fears

By Alan Ng - Nov 2, 2017

Last year we told you about a very popular Philips 4K TV which was selling during the busy shopping period which one year later, is no longer available to buy.

This is because it has been replaced by the updated 2017 model, the Philips 55PFL5402/F7 55″ 4K Smart LED TV which is sold exclusively by Walmart.

It is going to be available for a very good price point of $398, as Walmart plan to offer a $100 discount during the Black Friday sales.


Specs of the Philips 55PFL5402/F7 include a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD display with a 3840x2160p resolution and a response time of 16ms. There’s also a 120 motion rate, 4K upscaling, HDR, Macro Dimming, 3 HDMI ports, 1 USB port and Wifi support for smart apps such as Netflix which will be available via the NetTV service that comes with the TV.

What we wanted to point out though, is the potential danger with what type of HDR is included on the Philips 55PFL5402/F7 TV. We say this because over at Walmart’s listing, it is advertised as ‘HDR10’, which would mean a 10 bit display and full PS4 Pro and Xbox One X support which is fantastic.


However, if you go over to the official product listing from Philips there is no mention of HDR10 whatsoever, just standard HDR which seems a little suspect to us since it is such an important factor in 4K TV decision purchasing these days.

As a result, we recommend buyers first read through the Philips 55PFL5402/F7 reviews at Walmart here and then also at Philips here to see what those who already have one, have said about this model – there certainly are conflicting reports.

Are you also a little worried that this actually is not a full HDR10 supported 4K TV? If so, Walmart is going to come in for a lot of criticism as this is what they are advertising at the moment.

Let us know your thoughts on this and if you have any questions about this model. Leave your own user review of the Philips 55PFL5402/F7 below as a heads-up to other buyers.

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  • Bob

    I bought one and yes it does support HDR and it does have YouTube as one of the apps. It does state this on Phillips USA website.
    Personally I choose a wired connection on all my video devices when that is an option and this is no different. I have a wired connection to the TV and it works flawlessly. I have tried the pc connection with no issue at all walking around the entire 22 x 25 room. Not really something that I will use a lot and was not a factor in this purchase but it is nice to have. Over all the quality and functions I have found thus far with the product is well worth the 398.00

  • Dennis Latham

    Anyone figure out the hdr10 yet? I got this t.v. the other day but I have nothing test to watch hdr

  • Martin

    are philips still a good brand to buy these days? i heard they off sourced everything to China.. is it true?

    • Dennis Latham

      Made in china

    • beachbouy

      I don’t know why being made in China is an issue. Almost all TVs are
      made in China, where labor is dirt cheap. If you know of a brand that
      isn’t made in China, I would like to hear about it.

      BTW, this site loads a HUGE number of third-party scripts on their review pages. If you want to see what I’m talking about, and you’re using Firefox, get the NoScript add-on and click the NoScript icon when you load the page. Not that there is anything nefarious about third-party scripts. But, they can sometimes be security risk, and they frequently include trackers that track you around the Web.