Philips Good TV 2013 Evaluate


  • The keyboard and ‘level and click on’ function of the distant management work properly
  • ios management app is sweet


  • Not sufficient content material – particularly streaming video
  • Onscreen interface is sluggish
  • No second display screen viewing is presently supported on Android gadgets

Key Specs

  • studying and suggestion system
  • bbc iplayer
  • Fb/Twitter/Picasa/Skype (quickly) Social Media Apps
  • spotlight window
  • Management and Content material Sharing Apps for Android and iOS


With a lot of us now streaming video content material regularly and utilizing on-line apps for quite a lot of sensible gadgets, the large TV manufacturers are in overdrive this yr to enhance the scope and usefulness of their sensible TV on-line and multimedia options. The most important TV battleground of 2013.

With this in thoughts, we now have already taken a deeper take a look at Panasonic My House Display screen and Samsung Good TV 2013. After seeing a Philips TV with the brand new sensible TV system, the Philips 55PFL7008, it is now Philips’ flip. Microscopes.

Philips Good TV 2013 – Good Hub Format

At first look, it is laborious to inform the distinction between the 2013 and 2013 Hub screens. The very best little bit of the structure is, in some methods, the field within the high left the place you may proceed to observe no matter TV channel or AV enter you see if you press the Good TV button. In the meantime, working alongside the underside third of the display screen, there are two rows of pretty giant icons connecting to on-line apps and providers.

As we peruse the menu longer, nonetheless, it seems that there’s lastly one thing new. Within the high proper you now get a window displaying the biking collection of three completely different content material ‘shortcuts’.

The primary of those Content material Shortcuts is by far probably the most fascinating, because it not solely exhibits giant direct hyperlinks to particular Video On Demand films proven on Acetrax, but in addition the flicks featured right here, making suggestions primarily based on evaluation of your viewing habits. Huh.

The advice system is Philips’ personal engine, and might analyze your TV viewing (with a built-in tuner) and your on-demand viewing to construct a way of your content material preferences. In contrast to the advice engine discovered on Samsung’s newest sensible TVs, nonetheless, the Philips system solely recommends on-demand content material; It additionally would not spotlight upcoming broadcast exhibits that you simply may like.

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What’s extra, the engine solely highlights Acetrax’s titles when writing suggestions. Different streaming providers on the Philips platform, akin to BBC iPlayer and Blinkbox, do not need a glance – probably as a result of connecting to Philips’ suggestion engine requires a degree of metadata collaboration that solely Astrax has managed to this point. Because of this, on-demand viewing from suppliers aside from Acetrax additionally presently doesn’t register with the educational engine.

Philips Good TV 2013 – Contents Highlighted

It needs to be stated that in the meanwhile solely working with Asitrex needs to be of extra restricted curiosity than suggestion engines. Particularly when you already are or are planning to turn out to be a Lovefilm and/or Netflix subscriber. We are able to solely hope that because the suggestion engine is Philips’ personal work, when Netflix and Lovefilm lastly come to the Philips sensible TV platform (Netflix is ​​due out in late Could) they may each be capable of take part within the suggestions. Association

We are going to come again to the absence of Netflix and Lovefilm from the service checklist later, by the best way…

The second biking field of highlighted content material on the Good TV interface known as ‘On-line TV’, and initially featured three recurrently altering sub-windows offering entry to the most recent widespread on-line video information feeds from Euronews and the Wall Road Journal. Are included.

Whereas Wall Road Journal hyperlinks are typically fascinating, it is laborious to think about many individuals really feeling compelled to observe any of those highlighted hyperlinks. It most likely would have made extra sense to populate the window with the preferred YouTube movies and feeds from the extra acquainted (for UK customers) information service.

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The final hyperlink within the Biking window is a spot to level you to the apps out there within the Philips App Gallery. It isn’t as annoying because it appears. We’re all in favor of something that helps you uncover new issues that may improve your sensible TV expertise – just like the MyRemote sensible system app, which we’ll take a look at later.

Whereas we’re making an attempt to assist individuals profit from it
It is also good to supply their sensible TV expertise, Philips
A quick overview of a few of its sensible options if you first entry them
them, it’s much less possible that individuals might be amazed by what is going on
They’re most likely Samsung’s newest, typically unmistakably smarter than
TV Engine.

We could not see a better manner to return to those
The reason, sadly, would have had extra particulars.
appreciated. However any clarification is healthier than none. Panasonic’s newest
My house display screen system stays by far probably the most suitable, nonetheless, when it
Comes to assist individuals know how one can profit from what’s on supply.

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