TV expert review site whathifi.com scored this mid-size TV 100 out of 100. This puts this Philips TV in the top 1% of all the mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.
Running Costs Are Low
This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the average running cost of the 32PFL4258 is only £69 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 15% of all 165 mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.
Easy to Use
One Philips 32PFL4258 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote in their Philips 32PFL4258 review two years ago “It's easy to see why we're fond of this Philips 32PFL4258T, with its pin-sharp picture and its ease of use” and scored the Philips 32PFL4258 99 out of 100.
Good Smart TV
One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had great smart functions. Whathifi.com wrote “Good selection of smart features”.
Good Technical Features
One Philips 32PFL4258 reviewer thought the product had good features. Whathifi.com said two years ago “Good selection of smart features” in their Philips 32PFL4258 review.
Philips Televisions Have Good Reviews
Philips has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.
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Has a WiFi Connection
Unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not have a WiFi connection, the 32PFL4258 has a WiFi connection.
The Philips 32PFL4258 is Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec are not Smart TV.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs of this type and age.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the 32PFL4258 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 32PFL4258. The audio formats "AAC" and "WMA" are also supported by this Philips TV.
Supports One Image Format
The 32PFL4258 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. This Philips TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated power of televisions of this age and spec range from 5W to 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. The 32PFL4258 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 32PFL4258.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Has Three Screen Format Adjustments
The Philips 32PFL4258 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This TV has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most commonly found screen format adjustment found on mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 32PFL4258. The screen format adjustments "Auto" and "Zoom" are also found on this Philips TV.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The 32PFL4258 is a two USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Not Included Optical Disc Drive
This television has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most commonly found optical disc drive on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Across all the televisions of a comparable type and age to the 32PFL4258 the weights range from 4.1kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At only 7.1 kilograms, the 32PFL4258 is quite light compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The 32PFL4258 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 55 kilowatt hours) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The average annual energy consumption of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 32PFL4258 is 75kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 150kWh.
The average thickness of TVs of this spec and age is 63mm, and the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 98mm. At only 35.5 millimeters, the Philips 32PFL4258 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the 32PFL4258.
Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE46ES7000 (29.7mm).
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Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 32PFL4258 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 32PFL4258 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 32PFL4258 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the 32PFL4258 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE40F7000, or the UE46F8000 both from Samsung which also has a higher Rating is also worth considering.
Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 32PFL4258 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 32PFL4258. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Philips TV.
Only 20 Channels
The 32PFL4258 is a 20 channel TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 32PFL4258 have between 20 and 9,998 channels.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the Philips 32PFL4258 does not feature OLED technology.
Only One Audio in Port
The Philips 32PFL4258 is a one audio in port TV. Most of the other televisions of this type and age have between one and two audio in ports.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Philips released the 32PFL4258 over two years ago.
It's easy to see why we're fond of this Philips 32PFL4258T, with its pin-sharp picture and its ease of use. This 32in LED-backlit LCD TV boasts a 1080p screen with Freeview HD tuner, wired and... Read more…
Sharp, clean picture
Plenty of subtle detail
Deep blacks and punchy whites make it exciting to watch
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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