Ambilight - how much wall?

rikki2ks

Active Member
I am considering getting a Philips OLED. I currently have a 55 inch TV as pictured but wonder if there's enough wall for the Ambilight to work as effectively as it would if I dropped down to 48 inches?
It's a direct stand off between screen size and the lights atm.

What are peoples experiences and thoughts pls?
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catflap2

Standard Member
Not really sure of the logic in reducing the screen size to get Ambilight, surely you are better off sticking with a 55” screen and then you also get the choice of whatever manufacture you want.
 

rikki2ks

Active Member
IMO. It's a complete gimmick and is just distracting. It might be fine when gaming but not for TV or movies.
I do all 3 but in order of
TV, Movies, Gaming. Cheers for the advice, appreciated.
 

rikki2ks

Active Member
Not really sure of the logic in reducing the screen size to get Ambilight, surely you are better off sticking with a 55” screen and then you also get the choice of whatever manufacture you want.
I get what you mean. I was originally looking at LG CX or C1 55inch.

I then took a fancy to the ambilight. It's by no means a done deal....gauging what people who have it think and if the wall space i have around the 55 inches is enough.
 

HAM5ter84

Active Member
Like the others say its your take on it. Have to admit that is one of the lowest wall placing of a TV I have seen in a while. Not sure if I'd get neck ache from sofa to look down rather than up at it. But, all to there own.
 

rikki2ks

Active Member
Like the others say its your take on it. Have to admit that is one of the lowest wall placing of a TV I have seen in a while. Not sure if I'd get neck ache from sofa to look down rather than up at it. But, all to there own.
A lot of people say that but it's dead eye level for sitting on the sofa so no looking up or down.
 

Darbo

Active Member
A lot of people say that but it's dead eye level for sitting on the sofa so no looking up or down.
So many people (including damn near everyone i know) mount their tv to the wall from a standing position then sit down and realise it's too high, then say it was intentional because of they move it they've got 4 big holes in the wall staring back at them, you done good.
With regards to ambilight not everyone thinks it's a gimmick, i personally love it, though i think with your tv location you'll lose some of the effect unfortunately, a flat wall would be preferable.
In my opinion there's no reason not to get a Philips oled anyway. They're competitively priced, they're great tv's and if the ambilight doesn't float your boat you can turn it off and still have a really good oled, I've had mine almost two years and I'm very happy with it.
 

Spadess

Standard Member
So many people (including damn near everyone i know) mount their tv to the wall from a standing position then sit down and realise it's too high, then say it was intentional because of they move it they've got 4 big holes in the wall staring back at them, you done good.
With regards to ambilight not everyone thinks it's a gimmick, i personally love it, though i think with your tv location you'll lose some of the effect unfortunately, a flat wall would be preferable.
In my opinion there's no reason not to get a Philips oled anyway. They're competitively priced, they're great tv's and if the ambilight doesn't float your boat you can turn it off and still have a really good oled, I've had mine almost two years and I'm very happy with it.
The ambilight has changed now where there is no longer absent light in dark areas of the screen, so effectively black is now bright white. I would not recommend a Philips tv anymore over an LG.
 

Darbo

Active Member
The ambilight has changed now where there is no longer absent light in dark areas of the screen, so effectively black is now bright white. I would not recommend a Philips tv anymore over an LG.
It's still absent on my tv, also thought someone on here had been given a firmware from Philips that returns it to its usual operation on affected tvs, that usually means Philips will sort it out.
 

Spadess

Standard Member
It's still absent on my tv, also thought someone on here had been given a firmware from Philips that returns it to its usual operation on affected tvs, that usually means Philips will sort it out.
Combined with their misleading specs for the 936 on 4k @ 120hz, I’m skeptical!
 

Headbangerdaz

Active Member
I have my 50" tv in the corner but quite a way into the room and it lights up the entire corner.

I was going to change to a newer model this year,maybe Oled but having read about the change in the way ambilight works that won't be happening now.
I love ambilight but not the way it works on new tvs.
 

rikki2ks

Active Member
Well having thought about it and taking into account advice I've gone with a 55 inch LG instead so no Ambilight thud time around!

Thanks for all your input 👍🏻
 

poxymoronic

Standard Member
The ambilight has changed now where there is no longer absent light in dark areas of the screen, so effectively black is now bright white. I would not recommend a Philips tv anymore over an LG.
not true. i've recently pruchased a 70PUS9000/12 and with ambilight set to Game mode the dark areas of the screen are unlight by the ambilight. works perfectly and is the best ambilight setting for evening and night time viewing. when viewing sports i use the other settings to have light eveywhere. ambilight is a complete gimmick but i love it. its the main reason i bought the TV and i'm happy i did.
 

AVtest

Active Member
not true. i've recently pruchased a 70PUS9000/12 and with ambilight set to Game mode the dark areas of the screen are unlight by the ambilight. works perfectly and is the best ambilight setting for evening and night time viewing. when viewing sports i use the other settings to have light eveywhere. ambilight is a complete gimmick but i love it. its the main reason i bought the TV and i'm happy i did.

70PUS9000/12 ? typo error? ambilight behaviours will depend on tv model/firmware.
 

Spadess

Standard Member
not true. i've recently pruchased a 70PUS9000/12 and with ambilight set to Game mode the dark areas of the screen are unlight by the ambilight. works perfectly and is the best ambilight setting for evening and night time viewing. when viewing sports i use the other settings to have light eveywhere. ambilight is a complete gimmick but i love it. its the main reason i bought the TV and i'm happy i did.
That’s not a model. I’m also thinking you haven’t updated to the latest firmware?
 

monkeyworld

Novice Member
I am considering getting a Philips OLED. I currently have a 55 inch TV as pictured but wonder if there's enough wall for the Ambilight to work as effectively as it would if I dropped down to 48 inches?
It's a direct stand off between screen size and the lights atm.

What are peoples experiences and thoughts pls?View attachment 1651936
My thoughts are to try a cheap stick on usb led strip for behind your tv and place it right near edges as per ambilight placement. It'll guve you an idea of how the light will cast/fall.

If it were me I'd go 58" 4 sided ambilight Philips so its flush with your wall on the left/right and higher your tv up by a foot so you at least have top + bottom light being cast.
 

poxymoronic

Standard Member
That’s not a model. I’m also thinking you haven’t updated to the latest firmware?
70PUS9006/12
I haven't updated to the latest firmware, I'll see what's available. Are you saying a firmware update could change the ambilight so dark areas are no longer dark? Sounds a bit sh!t if that's the case.
 

Darbo

Active Member
70PUS9006/12
I haven't updated to the latest firmware, I'll see what's available. Are you saying a firmware update could change the ambilight so dark areas are no longer dark? Sounds a bit sh!t if that's the case.
It's why I'm not updating my 754 despite one being available, on natural setting it's spot on and it's flippin' staying that way.
 

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