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Philips 901F OLED

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Reviewed by John Archer

08 February 2017

Philips 55POS901F/12 OLED TV

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Key features:

  • Native 4K OLED screen
  • HDR10 support
  • Three-sided Ambilight
  • Android smart TV system
This debut OLED TV from Dutch brand Philips is a triumph, delivering a detailed, crisp picture with impressively deep blacks, sans the familiar greyness, light haloing and light striping problems that come with LED TVs.  The star of the show is Philips' Ambilight system, which makes the viewing experience much more immersive.

The Philips 55POS901F/12 also benefits from superior video processing, which should appeal to those who obsess over retaining every last pixel.

The set comes with two remotes: a plasticky "basic" remote, and an advanced remote with a full QWERTY keyboard and a touch pad. There’s an integrated soundbar too, which sports an array of forward-facing micro-drivers for mid-range and treble duties, and woofers on the rear to serve up booming bass.

We were slightly put off by the 55POS901F/12’s on-demand services. Neither the Android OS on the set we tested, or the Philips app, currently provide access to any of the UK’s big four catch-up TV services. The BBC iPlayer. Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, the BBC iPlayer and Google Play are thankfully all onboard. If you can stomach the price tag, the 55POS901F/12 won’t fail to impress.

At the time of the review the Philips 55POS901F/12 was available for £2,800

Our Score:

9

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