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Philips 40PFT6550

40" Active Jul 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 487 user and expert reviews, Philips has good ratings for its televisions. Philips also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other brands.

3D Compatible

The 40PFT6550 is 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 40PFT6550 are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of other 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the KDL-43W805[pl_2803097_price], or the KDL-43W809[pl_2861686_price] both from Sony or the Samsung UE40H6400[plb_3766566_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the 40PFT6550, the 40PFT6550 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Philips 48PFT5500[plb_2860931_price], the Panasonic TX-32CSW514[plb_2870430_price], or the Sony KDL-43W756[plb_2803095_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 40PFT6550 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Philips 48PFT5500[plb_2860931_price], the Panasonic TX-32CSW514[plb_2870430_price], and the Sony KDL-43W756[plb_2803095_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Philips 40PFT6550 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The 40PFT6550 has more HDMI ports than most of the mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 40PFT6550. This TV is a four HDMI port TV compared to most of the comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 40PFT6550 which only have between one and three HDMI ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs of this age and spec the RMS rated power range from 5W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W. At 20 Watts, the Philips 40PFT6550 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 40PFT6550 range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 250Hz. At 800 hertz, the 40PFT6550 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 40PFT6550.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the 40PFT6550 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. Across all the TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 40PFT6550 the display brightnesses range from 180 cd/m² to 1,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 40PFT6550 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the 40PFT6550. The audio formats "AAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Features Two Video Apps

The number of video apps featured on the Philips 40PFT6550 is more than most comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than a year. This television features a YouTube video app, which is the most commonly featured video app featured on TVs of a similar age and spec to the 40PFT6550. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this Philips TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website whathifi.com scored this Philips TV 60 out of 100. That puts this television in the bottom 13% of all the televisions of a comparable spec and age.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than a year ago, the Philips 40PFT6550 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Philips 40PFT6550 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This television supports a PAL analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the 40PFT6550. The analog signal format systems "NTSC" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Seven Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 40PFT6550 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This Philips television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The image formats "BMP", "GIF", "JPS", "MPO", "PNG" and "PNS" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 40PFT6550 do not feature OLED technology. The Philips 40PFT6550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 40PFT6550

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 40PFT6550 will cost £66 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 344 TVs of this spec and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

Philips released the 40PFT6550 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that were launched more than a year ago. 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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Average Thickness

With a thickness of 64 millimeters, the 40PFT6550 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 40PFT6550.

There are a number of alternative 64mm thick televisions currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 32PFK5500[pl_2861470_price], or the 40PFT5500[pl_2860935_price] both from Philips.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Video App
Music App
Interactive TV
Video On Demand
Operating System Version
Operating System
User Memory Capacity
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Upgradeable Firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Processor Core
Subtitle Format
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Signal Strength Indicator
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Ambilight Light System
Box Dimension
USB Port

Expert Reviews

(1)
21 January 2016

This is a decent effort. But there are things that need improving, such as the picture and the interface, which face tough competition. Until then, we'll file this under ?decent'.See all our...

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Electricity cost when switched on £62.49
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £65.53
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Energy Rating
0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers summer 40pft6550, philips 40pft6550, philips 40pft655012
Barcodes 08718863001950

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