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Philips 42PFT6309

Philips 42PFT630912

42" 60Hz Jun 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A++, and the 42PFT6309 has an average running cost of only £57 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 10% of all 714 televisions of this spec and age.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Philips 42PFT6309 reviewer who reviewed the Philips 42PFT6309 thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Tv Nut mentioned in their Philips 42PFT6309 review on Amazon in October last year “It's a great picture 3d works very well”.

Philips Televisions Have Good Reviews

Philips is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Philips also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42PFT6309 which are not 3D compatible, the Philips 42PFT6309 is 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price] which is cheaper; or the UE48H6200[pl_2234258_price], and the UE40H6200[pl_2232894_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 42PFT6309 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the 42PFT6309 do not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the UE48H6200[pl_2234258_price], and the UE40H6200[pl_2232894_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews; or the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42PFT6309 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42PFT6309 do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the UE48H6200[pl_2234258_price], or the UE40H6200[pl_2232894_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews; or the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price] which is cheaper.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports Six Audio Formats

The Philips 42PFT6309 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The audio formats "AAC", "AMR", "LPCM", "M4A" and "WMA" are also supported by this Philips TV.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The Philips 42PFT6309 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this spec and age. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this television.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of only 48 kilowatt hours, the 42PFT6309 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to the 42PFT6309. The lowest annual energy consumption of televisions that came out around the same time as the 42PFT6309 is 0.22kWh and the highest is 620kWh.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42PFT6309 do not have a built-in camera. The 42PFT6309 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Five Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the Philips 42PFT6309 is more than most televisions of a similar age and type to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42PFT6309. The image formats "BMP", "GIF", "JPS" and "PNG" are also supported by this Philips TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The 42PFT6309 is a two processor core TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and three processor cores.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Philips 42PFT6309 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42PFT6309 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Switched Off

The average power consumption when switched off of TVs that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.28W. The Philips 42PFT6309 has a quite high power consumption when switched off (0.3 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 42PFT6309.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 42PFT6309

Released Over Two Years Ago

Philips released the 42PFT6309 over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs 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.

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Average Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 60 hertz, the Philips 42PFT6309 has a relatively standard refresh rate compared to most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the 42PFT6309.

We compared all the other 60Hz refresh rate TVs to this television and we think cheaper televisions such as the Philips 32PHT4509[plb_2227289_price] is also worth considering.

Televisions with a faster refresh rate that might also be worth considering include the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price] (100Hz and cheaper) or the UE40H6200[pl_2232894_price] (200Hz and higher rated), or the UE32H6200[pl_2234257_price] (200Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Average Thickness

At 70 millimeters, the Philips 42PFT6309 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42PFT6309.

If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Sony KDL-32W705[plb_2143275_price] (64mm and cheaper); or the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price] (64mm and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
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
App
Video App
Music App
Interactive TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in 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
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Management Features
Automatic Shut Off Function
Upgradeable Firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Processor Core
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Signal Strength Indicator
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
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
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
Network Streaming Service
Other Features
Display Resolution
USB Port

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Tv Nut

Got this tv after buying 50 inch bush tv which was rubbish,so took it back and noticed this tv for

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Electricity cost when switched on £54.48
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £56.31
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Energy Rating
0.28T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 42pft630912
Barcodes 08712581723774, 08712581725853

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