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Philips 40PFL5537

40" 400Hz Apr 2012
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Philips TVs Have Good Reviews

Philips has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the 40PFL5537 which are not 3D compatible, the 40PFL5537 is 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], the Samsung UN40ES6500[plb_403274_price], or the Panasonic TX-47AS802[plb_2232754_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 40PFL5537 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 40PFL5537 do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the UN32EH5300[pl_403263_price], or the UE48H6470[pl_2240459_price] both from Samsung or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 40PFL5537 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 40PFL5537 do not have a WiFi connection.

Other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to consider include the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the Philips 47PFH5609[plb_2227335_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

The 40PFL5537 has one of the faster refresh rates (400 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The refresh rates of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 40PFL5537 range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz.

There are a number of alternative 400Hz refresh rate TVs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LM670[plb_1308774_price], or the Samsung UE40ES6800[plb_1311193_price].

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might also be worth looking at include the UA40H6400[pl_2457392_price] (480Hz), or the UN46F6400[pl_2124455_price] (480Hz) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60[plb_1854397_price] (600Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Philips 40PFL5537 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most televisions of a similar spec and age to the 40PFL5537 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the 40PFL5537 which has four HDMI ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 40PFL5537 that we have checked the RMS rated power of, the 40PFL5537's RMS rated power of 28 Watts is one of the highest. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 2W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the TVs of a similar age and spec to the 40PFL5537 the display brightnesses range from 160 cd/m² to 3,000 cd/m². With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the 40PFL5537 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 40PFL5537.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 400 hertz, the 40PFL5537 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 40PFL5537. Across all the comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 40PFL5537 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The 40PFL5537 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Philips television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The audio formats "AAC" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The Philips 40PFL5537 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by televisions of this age and spec. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this television.

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Quite Thin

The 40PFL5537 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 36 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

TV expert review website Digital Versus scored this television 60%. TV experts aren't convinced by this Philips television.

Inferior Picture Quality

A few Philips 40PFL5537 owners who reviewed it considered that it did not have clouding visible in the picture. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Philips 40PFL5537 review “It lowered the contrast, greatly increased the clouding and generated crosstalk in 3D mode”. Digital Versus gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and wrote “Highly noticeable clouding on the model we tested” in their Philips 40PFL5537 review. Digital Versus also wrote “Clouding marqu sur le modle test”.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Philips 40PFL5537 reviewer who bought it considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 40PFL5537, the 40PFL5537 does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], or the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109[plb_2283263_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 40PFL5537 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 40PFL5537 also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The 40PFL5537 has a 2D comb filter which is better than most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. Most TVs of this spec and age have a 3D comb filter.

This TV's comb filter (2D) is actually the worst comb filter amongst all mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 40PFL5537.

The best comb filter across comparable types of TV is 3D.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 40PFL5537

Average Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The 40PFL5537 is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 40PFL5537 is £83.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Philips released the 40PFL5537 over four years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
VGA Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 October 2012

The recent switch from UV²A to PVA was a real blow to the 5500 series. It lowered the contrast, greatly increased the clouding and generated crosstalk in 3D mode. All this drops it down from a...

Excellent contrast 3380 1) and deep black 0.06 cdm)
Accurate colours
Average Delta E 3.1
Effective antiglare screen treatment
Excellents contraste et niveau de noir 3380 1 et 0 06 cdm)
Highly noticeable clouding on the model we tested
3D rendering
Frequent crosstalk
Remote feels very plastic
Lowquality sound

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £0.91
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Total running cost over 5 years £82.63
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Philips 40PFL5537uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 40pfl5537k12
Barcodes 00871258164397, 08712581643973, 08712581643997, 08712581644017, 08712581649296

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