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Philips has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 42PFL3208 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42PFL3208 which do not have a WiFi connection.
The 42PFL3208 is Smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42PFL3208 are not Smart TV.
Very Low Power Consumption When Switched Off
The power consumptions when switched off of televisions of a similar type and age to the 42PFL3208 range from 0.3W to 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.38W. At only 0.3 Watts, the 42PFL3208 has a quite low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42PFL3208.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The 42PFL3208 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42PFL3208. The audio formats "AAC" and "WMA" are also supported by this Philips 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 a similar age and type to it.
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Quite High RMS Rated Power
At 20 Watts, the Philips 42PFL3208 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type. The RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42PFL3208 range from 5W to 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.
Has Three Screen Format Adjustments
The 42PFL3208 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on TVs of this spec and age. The screen format adjustments "Auto" and "Zoom" are also found on this TV.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The 42PFL3208 is a two USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42PFL3208 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most TVs of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The Philips 42PFL3208 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42PFL3208 do not have a built-in camera. The 42PFL3208 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Philips 42PFL3208 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 42PFL3208. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The 42PFL3208 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42PFL3208 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
Mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42PFL3208 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,200Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 230Hz. The Philips 42PFL3208 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42PFL3208.
Only Two HDMI Ports
The 42PFL3208 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age have between one and four HDMI ports.
Only 100000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The best dynamic contrast ratio of the 42PFL3208 is 100000:1. That's 99% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast. The worst dynamic contrast ratio of all TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42PFL3208 is 25000:1 and the best is Mega Contrast.
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Running Costs Are Average
The energy efficiency rating of this television is A, and the 42PFL3208 is typical compared to the other 148 TVs of this spec and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42PFL3208 is £102.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age. 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 42PFL3208 over two years ago.
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Average Refresh Rate
At 60 hertz, the 42PFL3208 has a fairly average refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 42PFL3208.
At 64.7 millimeters, the Philips 42PFL3208 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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