Philips PUS8507 Review: 4K Ultra HD Ambilight delight

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Philips  brings new televisions for this year, which since its announcement have generated interest because they promise to be better alternatives and compete in different categories. Today we analyze what the Philips 43PUS8507/12 offers , a model that at first glance seems common, but as we delve into the technical section we notice certain valuable details, although for obvious reasons there will be not so positive points, therefore, we invite you to continue reading this article to know in detail what this model offers.

Philips 43PUS8507/12 exterior design

Philips PUS8507 is an attractive TV
Philips PUS8507 is an attractive TV

We have a physically attractive TV that shows nice details on a general level

Aesthetically, the Philips 43PUS8507 does not present many changes compared to previously seen versions. It might seem like something negative, but we are talking about an aspect that has aged in a good way and it seems acceptable to us that they continue to use it to maintain a nice line.

Mention that it has total dimensions of 558.2 x 962.8 x 77.1 mm for a  43-inch TV . These data indicate that it will be a good option if you have a room or room both medium and smaller. In both cases it integrates correctly and gives a better view.

It is worth mentioning that if we acquire the VESA support and place it with the television, the depth increases, but the space we require does not change much. As for the weight, we find 10.8 kilograms, thus being a light equipment , but it does require extra help.

Being a mid-range model, the construction materials are of a regular quality, that is, it is not bad, but it is not the best either, therefore, we must be careful when trying to move the television. It has a black chassis that usually integrates well with the environment .

We would have preferred to have a variety of colors, but for now this is only available for the 8507 series. Reviewing in detail, we define that the front has the most attractive in terms of aesthetics due to its thin bezels capable of generating a better presence and elegance.

Likewise, having a thin frame allows the useful space on the screen to be greater. The rear part is nice as it does not have such a large bulky space , so we have an overall slim TV that has better integration in any environment.

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We have a complete connector box that has the essential ports. Proof of this are its four HDMI 2.0 inputs  , perfect for connecting external devices and sending their signal to the TV. We also have two  USB , one in version 3.0 that we can use to play or record content.

In addition, we have other very useful physical connections such as its Ethernet port that allows us to connect to the Internet through the network cable, although this forces us to have the television very close. We observe interesting options that also fulfill a specific function.

Here we have the two most used options of the moment, which ensures a good wireless experience. For starters, we have  Wi-Fi Direct to use the internet from a distance. In addition, we have Bluetooth 5.0 that allows us to connect external devices.

At the level of tuners, we have a wide variety for a very complete channel scan. You can check the ones included in the specifications table.

Image quality and functions in general of the Philips 43PUS8507

We arrive at the most important aspect, the image that the Philips 43PUS8507/12 contains , which we must say we find regular for reasons that we will mention. First of all, we have a 4K resolution that by power seeks to give visual details with a certain realism.

The downside ends up being the inclusion of a  Direct LED backlight that sadly lacks local dimming, which these days seems sorely needed for a pleasing viewing experience. The lack of such technology makes the TV have problems.

It is worth mentioning that it has a  VA panel , which provides some advantages regarding the image. Among the most striking we have better levels in terms of contrast and brightness, so that the blacks and whites are slightly deep. Also, there will be no obvious light leaks.

However, we found colors to be displayed less faithfully and accurately. Another detail to keep in mind is that the viewing angles are not the best, but thanks to the integration of certain technologies, the final result improves a bit and we see a better image.

These functions focus your work on essential parameters such as color, contrast, brightness and even saturation. The change will not be incredible, but we did notice a slight difference that turns out to be positive. Also comment that it has compatibility with  HDR10 + ,  HLG  and  Dolby Vision .

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The power in the speakers does not seem to be adequate due to the fact that it only includes 20W,  which is still normal in the mid-range , however, we note that most current content requires a higher quality so that we can at least hear with clarity and precision. .

What saves the sound is the inclusion of several technologies that provide an immersive  and  precise experience , especially in the dialogues and the ambient sound that, as a rule, is what most affects this category due to the little audio available. Therefore, it is not a negative thing.

Analysis of the software / Smart TV and more notable features

It offers Android TV, a system that stands out for the variety of features it offers

The Philips 43PUS8507  includes Android 11 , a system that we stand out for the huge catalog of applications it contains, and this is because it has the Play Store that allows us to install more than 7,000 options,  obviously the most popular platforms will be available .

We also have the ability to download music, movies and games to enjoy on the TV. Another benefit is the inclusion of  Google Assistant  and  Alexa , two assistants that allow us to control certain functions using only the voice. Thus we enjoy a better order of certain characteristics.

There will be other interesting functions that improve the user experience, likewise, it has a  P5 Perfect Picture Engine processor that improves fluidity when using the television. To download your applications it has an internal memory of 16 GB. Finally, mention that it offers Ambilight technology .

Philips PUS8507: Pros and cons


  • Design
  • excellent connectivity
  • acceptable image
  • Imaging technologies
  • voice control
  • Ambilight


  • Backlight
  • speaker power
  • Price



Make model Philips 43PUS8507/12
Size 43″ (108cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency 50Hz / 60Hz (Hertz)
Backlight DirectLED
SmartTV Yes, AndroidTV
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3D Nope
usb recorder Yes
  • Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S2
  • 2 x 10W (watts)
  • AI EQ
  • AI Sound
  • Clear Dialogue
  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS PlayFi
  • Night-mode
  • Multiroom Audio
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 558.2 x 962.8 x 77.1mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 628.3 x 962.8 x 221.5mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 9.1kg / 9.4kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 200 x 100mm
HDMI ports 4
USB ports two
other connectors
  • EthernetRJ45
  • Satellite input (Main; F-type female)
  • optical audio output
  • headphone jack
  • Antenna (RF) (female)
IC+ Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category G
Content / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • current cable
  • user’s Guide