The 58PUS8507/12 is a 58 inch 4K TV from Philips. It was launched in 2022. It comes with a 10-bit IPS panel. It can display a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 76 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
Philips did not provide a color gamut rating for this TV. So we have to take a guess.
As this TV features amassive 58 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. Undoubtedly The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike! It will produce accurate colors by default.
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut spec of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can produce.
What this means is, it indicates the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A TV with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality the same way.
What is Static Contrast ratio ?
A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep enough blacks and possibly bleed backlight as in the below image:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
The static contrast ratio of above TV is rated 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. Ofcourse, More is better.
Also note, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
However, we couldn't find a static contrast ratio specification for this TV. So we have to make an assumption again. Most IPS panels come with a static contrast ratio between 700:1 - 1500:1. Considering its a 4K TV, we can imagine the ratio of Philips 58PUS8507/12 would be >= 1200:1.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HDR10+, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision.
Coming to brightness, the peak brightness it can produce is 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Direct LED.
If you aren't interested in gaming, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. But since this is not a cheap TV, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the latency at which inputs changes the content of the screen. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, speaking of ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 300 x 300 mm. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
The width of this TV is 51.65 inches while its height is 30.94 inches. It weighs 17.5 Kgs. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The core of Philips 58PUS8507/12 is powered by Quad Core (MediaTek MT9970A) CPU while its available RAM is 4 GB.
Speaking of OS, the Philips 58PUS8507/12 runs Android 11 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are four HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you have — 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Regarding wireless connections, the manufacturer has provided a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth 5.0.
For audio, Philips has provided 2 x 10W built-in speakers on the TV.
In terms of power usage, on average, this TV uses about 113.57 Watts and on standby, it takes 0.3 Watts.
For powering this unit, you'll require an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.