Philips 50PUS8556 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
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Philips 50PUS8556

50 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play

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Enhanced by stunning Ambilight, the Philips 50PUS8556 shines bright.

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 50 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 50PUS8556 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 50PUS8556 also supports standard HDR10 and HLG formats.

Dolby Vision for dramatic imaging
As well as supporting HDR10+, this Philips 50” 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 50PUS8556 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).

Get the immersive picture quality that only Ambilight can deliver, with the Philips 50PUS8556.

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.
Screen Size
Screen Technology
Picture Quality
LED Backlight
LED - Direct
Pixel Resolution
3840 x 2160
HDR Formats
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
Panel Bit Depth
10 bit (8 + 2 FRC)
Panel Bit Depth
10 (8+2)
Panel Frequency
Panel Frequency
Screen Resolution
4K Ultra HD
Smart Features
BBC iPlayer
Full Web Browser
Netflix 4K Streaming
Quad Core Processor
Quad Core Processor
Smartphone control
TV Catch Up
Freeview Play
Voice Activated TV
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Yes - eARC
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
DLNA Compliant
Yes - SimplyShare
4 (HDCP 2.2 - 4)
HDMI 2.0
Yes (HDMI 2.1 x 2)
Headphone Socket
Analogue Tuner
TV Tuner
USB Recording
USB Video Playback
Energy Consumption
Energy Efficiency Rating
Power Consumption - Standby
Energy - kWh/1000h
Energy - HDR rating
Energy - HDR kWh/1000h
Energy - Label Rating
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD
1116 x 645 x 81
Dimensions including stand WxHxD
1116 x 715 x 256
Maximum Stand Width (mm)
Outer Box Dimensions WxHxD
1240 x 785 x 160
Wall Mount Required
VESA - 200 x 300
Weight (KG)
13.2/16 (Without/With Stand)
Remote Control
Yes - Swivel
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 6 months in and.... I bought this Philips Ambilight tv on the strength of having owned a previous model which I was very impressed with. I can't in all honesty say the same about this model. First the pros: Obviously the 4K picture is a very nice improvement on the old model and I also like the fact that you can adjust the headphones volume (I use headphones a lot) far more accessibly than before when you had to go through an extensive menu system. The EPG can be accessed without cutting off the program sound so you're not completely removed from the experience each time you want to browse the channels as it did before, and then of course the Ambilight, very effective. Now the cons: Build quality is lacking compared to the previous model, e.g. the swivel stand not as solid or easy to operate as before. And, as mentioned elsewhere in these reviews, Philips seem to have a manufacturing issue with the screen, half a dozen or so "blotches" at the top of the screen which stand out like a sore thumb on the EPG and any other dark backgrounds. The software can be annoying in the EPG for example when accessing the volume you can't then scroll down the channels until the volume control disappears from the screen or you'll keep readjusting the volume. A small point maybe but it continues to frustrate daily. Even with the latest software updates installed there's an issue with the favourite channels list that keeps disappearing (too many channels to scroll through all of them each time) and sometimes the picture disappearing and channels refusing to change even after a reboot. Turning it off at the socket however usually solves the problem, but the issues are mounting, so watch this space...
Date published: 2022-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought a soundbar years ago.... Really happy with the TV and the picture quality is lush. Took the offer of a half price soundbar and wish I'd invested years ago. Such a difference in sound quality, capability and surroundability (made up word I know but go with it).
Date published: 2022-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features, Great Sound The picture quality is stunning, every little detail is so clear, you are looking at every area of the screen so you don't miss anything. The lighting at the back of the TV is Awesome, you can really set the mood of whatever you are watching. So please we chose this TV
Date published: 2022-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great picture very pleased with our new TV. had to get our son in law to set it up, had a few issues with integrating the sound bar. not too sure about the back lighting but my wife loves it.
Date published: 2022-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tv Bought this last month as an upgrade to my old TV. Have used the ambilight on other models and pleasantly surprised at the quality for the price
Date published: 2021-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right type of help I rang my local store as I had a question to ask before purchasing a TV. The person who answered the telephone was very helpful and answered my question and was able to arrange a delivery time that enabled me to have some else available to take the TV in for me. Plus the Phillip 50 inche TV is fantastic.
Date published: 2021-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an easy buy So straightforward and communication along the way, a pleasure to deal with
Date published: 2021-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product overall, but a few niggles too... I purchased this less than a fortnight ago. Terrific service from the delivery team who went above and beyond to bring the television to my 2nd floor apartment and place it close to eventual location point. Setup was fairly easy, but... if there's a slight amount of green in whatever is being shown, the saturation for this is overwhelming and diminishes what should be a good viewing experience. There are also smudge/cloud marks within the picture at the top of the screen - which is also disappointing. It's still a great product, but for those of us with a keen eye, it's not as excellent as it really should be.
Date published: 2021-11-13
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