Philips 43PUS8556 is rated out of 5 by 7.
43 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play
- 43" Inch
- 4K Ultra HD
- Full Specifications
£549 Was £679 from 07/10/21 to 05/11/21
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Ambilight vision – only from Philips
Unique to Philips, Ambilight technology expands the picture’s presence, giving a more immersive and engaging experience. With intelligent LEDs around three sides of this 43 inch Philips TV, colour from the picture is cast into the room – in real time. Colour, vibrancy and excitement move beyond the screen and into your living room to bring you a viewing experience beyond the ordinary.
Philips P5 Perfect Picture Engine delivers stunning image quality
With huge processing power, the Philips P5 Engine delivers the best picture possible – whatever the source. Enjoy the deepest blacks and the brightest whites, the most vivid, brilliant colours and natural, lifelike skin tones. You also get Philips’ most fluid, razor sharp pictures with incredible detail and depth, in sport, movie, or any other genres - every time and from any source.
Gaming made better
With HDMI 2.1 connectivity at its heart, the Philips 43PUS8556 has many features that makes it the ideal choice for gaming. Once connected to one of the two HDMI 2.1 compatible sockets, a low latency mode is automatically selected when begining game play. VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and FreeSync are supported, giving you the fastest and smoothest response possible. Unique to Philips, Ambilight’s gaming mode brings another dimension of immersion.
HDR optimised, with HDR10+
For the highest quality picture, HDR10+ offers scene-by-scene HDR mastering for the truest, most accurate HDR picture technology to date. With HDR10+ each scene is optimised, meaning the maximum amount of detail is shown – even in the brightest or darkest moments. The 43PUS8556 also supports standard HDR10 and HLG formats.
Dolby Vision for dramatic imaging
As well as supporting HDR10+, this Philips 43” TV is also compatible with Dolby Vision - a leading format in Hollywood and cinemas around the world. Dolby Vision also adjusts the picture to take full advantage of each display's characteristics and presents an optimized picture for each scene in specially mastered content.
Dolby Atmos compatible sound
With Dolby Atmos decoding, the Philips 43PUS8556 has the potential to deliver a more immersive sound with a truly cinematic feel. Other sound enhancements include Clear Dialogue for enhanced speech, Night mode for reduced dynamic volume and Dolby Bass Enhancement for a richer sound.
Android TV for smart TV
In a complicated world of catch-up TV, Android TV makes sense of it all. Using a clear, intuitive interface, Android lets you effortlessly switch between Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Disney+ and many other services. Android lets you pick up where you left off in the latest series or check out new movie releases – all without getting lost within complicated menus.
Voice control with built-in Google Assistant and works with Alexa
Working via the built-in Android system, Google Assistant helps you find content, apps and even controls compatible smart home devices, such as the Philips Hue lighting system. All this is available by simple voice command. Alternatively, connect your Amazon Echo or similar Alexa device and use voice commands via Alexa (Works with Amazon Alexa).
Perfect as TV and gaming monitor combi, the Philips 43PUS8556 makes a smart choice for movies, TV and gaming.
Please note, this Smart TV features third party Apps. These Apps may be modified or withdrawn at any time. There may also be a delay in launching some of the featured Apps. Catch-up TV Apps may vary by region. The function and availability of apps is not covered by the manufacturer’s or Richer Sounds’ guarantee.
LED - Direct
3840 x 2160
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
Panel Bit Depth
10 bit (8 + 2 FRC)
Panel Bit Depth
4K Ultra HD
Full Web Browser
Netflix 4K Streaming
Quad Core Processor
Quad Core Processor
TV Catch Up
Voice Activated TV
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Yes - eARC
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
Yes - SimplyShare
4 (HDCP 2.2 - 4)
Yes (HDMI 2.1 x 2)
USB Video Playback
Energy Efficiency Rating
Power Consumption - Standby
Energy - kWh/1000h
Energy - HDR rating
Energy - HDR kWh/1000h
Energy - Label Rating
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD
963 x 558 x 78
Dimensions including stand WxHxD
963 x 628 x 201
Maximum Stand Width (mm)
Outer Box Dimensions WxHxD
1070 x 680 x 150
Wall Mount Required
VESA - 100 x 200
9.1/11.4 (Without/With Stand)
Yes - Swivel
Rated 5 out of 5 by Johnplum from Everything is more than we expected, very good. Colour, sound and apps are great, much more than we expected. Great value for money.
Date published: 2021-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Claudia Burwitz from Great TV set! We are really happy with this tv. Perfect size. Everything we needed. Quite easy to set up and the sound is good enough for our small living room.
Date published: 2021-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dipper6 from Top tv Had this a week now and I’m really enjoying this tv, decided to go for a Phillips as I didn’t get along with my latest LG set and I’m glad I did this tv is absolutely amazing
Date published: 2021-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by 44fun from The One lives up to its billing. The TV is fantastic for a mid-range LED. The feature set is expansive and the OS is incredibly fast and responsive. The 43" set I received was an MVA panel, I would assume. Dead on, the picture is incredible with fantastic blacks. Viewing quality quickly dips at the side. This is the nature of the technology but do think of your room layout if this is something that concerns you. If you have a lot of seating around the side, then you're going to see the picture wash out quite sharply. Unfortunately, you will never know what panel you will be getting, so it is a case of luck of the draw. Different sizes in a range can be completely different too. The screen is a bit dark near the top corners with some banding on grey screens (waiting for a couple of weeks use here as that can level out). Not really different from my outgoing 6703. Once again, it is worth remembering that this is a mid-range TV, so you should expect some concessions. If you're looking for near flawless, the incoming OLED+936 would probably be the place you should be looking. But that will quickly add £1,200 to what you are spending! Netflix etc seems to be fantastic, as is the series X. Playing Outer Worlds is incredible. Considering it is not an OLED TV, it does a great job of dealing with HDR. I would definitely recommend the TV. I would tamper expectations with the pricing. Of course the Ambilight factor is a huge plus here. I have had Ambilight TVs for a good 15 years now and would not trade that experience in for anything. When I have the cash, next set will definitely be stepping up to the premium OLED+ range.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich1963 from Superb picture and sound Very impressed with how sharp the picture is. The ambient light idea made me question buying a Phillips, but I wanted a screen which I could turn and there's not a huge choice. Shouldn't have worried as I liked it straight away.
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by EnvGro from Solid performer from top manufacturer. Had TV two weeks, good picture enhanced with ambi-light. Quick set up guide, but no manual in the box. Got used to functions now and very satisfied with my purchase. Good back up from Richer Sounds following purchase.
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Germanstickgrenade from Great tv Ideal tv for 4K gaming and movies Overall good features
Date published: 2021-07-20