Panic Bought at Media Markt for 4490: - (REA)
Intended for the bedroom so I did not need 3D and is hardly interested in "SmartTV functions". Use an HDMI-connected computer instead.
The image then: Absolutely even backlighting. No bumps at all. So no backlight bleeding and no clouding.
Can imagine that it is the relatively thick chassis that contribute to stable backlight.
Ultra-thin devices likely to bend and flex more when it gets hot.
Image panel cover plate goes out to the edge of the TV, except for one millimeter on each side but the image panel itself ends 9 millimeters from the outer edge.
Way to go Philips!
The image processor works well because it does not need to work with 3D. No team. No chopping during fast movements, whether horizontal or vertical.
The sharpness is perfect. Not unnaturally and not too laid-back.
Film Mode was the only mode I changed to the factory settings.
Ambilightfunktionen on this unit is unobtrusive and does not interfere at all. Good even for those who do not like Ambilight, actually.
Can not think of a better budget TV for that money.
Update: It also makes an approved but not fantastic job technically bad film material.
I used the Stargate SG1, Season 3 DVD 1. It is understood the SD format, and no further good picture quality, so it was good that the test material. Stargate Continuum was marginally better but no miracles.