Summary: I have owned this product for nearly a year now. Phillips customer support is an utter failure. The back light on this display is incredibly uneven. View it for yourself right here [...] The biggest problem is when I am told by Phillips customer support that my problem is external lighting hitting the screen. Even when explaining the problem exists in a dark room as well, they tell told me I didn't know what I was talking about.
Summary: I bought this TV around Black Friday and got a great deal on it. I was a little hesitant at first but now couldn't be happier with my purchase. It's extremely thin and the picture is amazing. The colors are very vibrant and I've had several people comment on the picture quality. I don't have a sound system hooked up to it yet but the sound from the TV is pretty good. I don't notice any tininess like I've read about other HDTVs.
Summary: Moved from an LG 42 to this 55 Phillips, unreal difference. This tv has a wonderful picture and is quite the bargin. My friend with the Samsung touch of color is envious. BEWARE after buying from amazon and filled by GPCK INC I found manufacturer is not willing to cover issue within warranty. Many of amazon sellers are listing these tvs and from my contact with Phillips they don't sound like they are authorized giving the manufacturer a way out. BS.
Summary: TV has excellent picture, significantly better than my 42" Philips LCD and my 50" Samsung Plasma. You cannot get a better deal today with this price point. No one comes even close, highly recommend Philips TV's. This is my second Philips TV puchase over the past 3 years and have had zero issues. Base Swivel feature is convenient. Cannot comment on audio since I run all audio through a reciever. You could compare picture quality to competetors at Sams club.
Summary: I got mine from Sam's Club for about $1,198.00 in June of 2011. About two weeks later, the TV started to shut off on its own. Then a few seconds later it turns back on. I have researched the issue for a simple fix before I rebox it and take it back but looks like its a manufacturers defect. I cannot find any fix that works eventhough there are a few people online that claim to fix it with a button combination on the remote.
Summary: This is a 4.5 star review. FYI: I am coming from a Magnavox 37" 60 Hz LCD HDTV. The Good: The picture on this set is the best thing about it. The HD picture is phenomenal with Blu-ray providing the best picture of all. I have watched multiple sporting events including The French Open, Wimbledon, The NBA Finals, and others and the action looks fantastic. I do not notice blur even with the high-speed movement of a tennis ball across the screen.
Summary: I'm putting this review here just as a warning regarding any attempt to connect a Zino 410 to this TV if you want to use the remote that Dell sends (RC260), which is also manufactured by Philips. If you try to use this remote near the TV it will change the channel on the TV to either channel 0 or channel 1. Contacted Philips tech support in many of it's flavors and they don't care to help. Same with Dell, of course.
Summary: I researched TVs for months before deciding on this. one. I found it at Sam's Club for $1198, which was an amazing deal. It's edge lit so yes, there is a TINY bit of light bleed, but not noticeable when viewing at 0* It does have speakers, but why spend this much on a TV and not have premium sound? The 2ms response time is amazing! xxxHz doesn't mean anything. Hollywood films at 60hz so anything higher is overkill marketing ploys.