As usual with a relatively high-end Philips TV, the 65oled803 looks nice. On the one hand, it is painful to minimize its impact on the living room. Its screen frame is exceptionally slim, and sits low in two hills, Single-bar feet that are so narrow, you can barely see it when you’re sitting directly in front of the screen.
The Philips 65OLED803 uses the same OLED panel and processing system as the recent Philips 55oled + 903 TV revision. It’s not surprising, then, to find that the images essentially look identical. Which is mostly a good thing.
The most striking strength of the paintings of 65oled803 is its contrast. We are accustomed to OLED televisions that offer beautiful and deep blacks. But no other brand of OLED TV to date serves bright peak areas with as much punch as the 65oled803. The classic HDR-image elements such as direct sunlight, light artificial lights and sparkling reflections so enjoy a degree of intensity that I’ve never seen before on an OLED TV. Except for the Philips 903 models.
For short explosions the 65oled803 can actually hit 900-Buff nit-about 70-100 more lice than any other OLED TV I’ve seen so far.
These unique gleaming reflexes for OLED persist also, even when the climax is sitting right next to a dark ink area. This makes you happily aware of the natural contrast OLED advantage on your rival LED. More importantly, however, it also offers the most satisfying HDR experience I’ve ever seen on an OLED TV.
The 65oled803 excels with its color in most ways. Saturations with HDR/Wide Color sources look extremely rich and vivid. The extreme HDR areas, such as the bright blue sky may seem even more natural than they normally do on OLED TV-presumably because Philips ‘ extra Peak luster has somehow gained from its latest OLED TV it pops up a little more VO light color.
The only color issue I have is that skin tones with HDR content sometimes look a bit ‘ sun-burnt ‘. This problem can also be seen in the 903s, although Philips has recently made significant improvements to televisions through a firmware update.
Another alternative would be the Samsung 65Q9FN. This LED model is more than twice as bright, but offers excellent levels of black. However, you need to compromise the brightness of any light image element that appears on a dark background.
|Max. Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Full HD 1080p||Yes (actually 4K)|
|Refresh Rate (Hertz)||100 (native)|
While the 65oled803 sound is not as good as the Philips step-up models 903, its image quality is essentially identical. This makes their price cheaper seems seriously great value for a high quality set. Photo:Philips