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Philips 42PUS7809

42" 60Hz Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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Good High Def TV

A few people who purchased it mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Private rated it as excellent and wrote in their review of the Philips 42PUS7809 on Amazon “The keen eye may notice it.4K Upscaling - TV does a great job on upscaling HD to its 4k level”. Private also said “The picture on HD channels is amazing”. Private also said “As I said, HD upscale is amazing”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Philips 42PUS7809 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Private wrote in their review “3D movie was even better”. Private also said “My kids loved the 3d animals jumping out at them”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a good experience. Private wrote on Amazon “The ambilight feature creates such a great movie experience, this is of course at night”. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Private mentioned on Amazon “You will need to play around with the advanced settings to get the best picture”.

Good Sound Quality

One person who purchased the Philips 42PUS7809 thought it had good sound quality. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “With a washed-out black, ghosting in moving images, picture settings that could still be better and speakers that saturate as soon as you up the volume, compet”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV was good for watching YouTube on. Private wrote in November last year “However I tested youtube and that looked amazing on the TV”.

Reasonably Priced

Two customers wrote that it was good value for money. Whathifi.com wrote in their Philips 42PUS7809 review “For the money, we're happy with the screen size” but even so they only scored it 60 out of 100. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said two years ago “Two series of Ultra HD TVs—the higher-end 8809 and the more affordable 7809” nonetheless they gave this TV a score of 60 out of 100.

Robust

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this TV “It's only a solid rather than great picture performer” .

Philips TVs Have Good Reviews

4K and 8K TVs manufactured by Philips have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Philips also has good ratings across its entire range.

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3D Compatible

The 42PUS7809 is 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42PUS7809 also are 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible televisions currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years, the Philips 42PUS7809 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG 42UB820[plb_2412569_price], or the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Philips 42PUS7809 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

Other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to look at include the LG 42UB820[plb_2412569_price], or the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price] which has better reviews.

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Features Three Apps

features three apps

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the 42PUS7809 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This television features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 42PUS7809. The apps "Facebook" and "Twitter" are also featured on this Philips TV.

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Supports Nine Video Formats

supports nine video formats

The number of video formats supported by the 42PUS7809 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This Philips television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years. The video formats "AVC", "H.264", "MKV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "VC-1" and "WMV9" are also supported by this television.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Very Light

The 42PUS7809 is quite light (only 12 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42PUS7809. The average weight of comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42PUS7809 is 30kg, and the weights range from 2.2kg to 120kg.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The Philips 42PUS7809 has one of the lowest annual energy consumptions (only 73 kilowatt hours) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The annual energy consumptions of 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago range from 66kWh to 660kWh.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Thin

When compared to other TVs of this spec and age that we have checked, the 42PUS7809's thickness of only 33 millimeters is one of the thinnest. The thinnest thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the 42PUS7809 is 10mm and the thickest is 94mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This Philips TV has an average expert rating of 69% based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, Chip.de and whathifi.com.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the 42PUS7809 does not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Slow Refresh Rate

The slowest refresh rate of 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the 42PUS7809 is 60Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 780Hz. The Philips 42PUS7809 has one of the slowest refresh rates (only 60 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the LG 42UB820[plb_2412569_price] (900Hz and higher rated).

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Only Supports Five Image Formats

The 42PUS7809 has a greater number of image formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42PUS7809. The image formats "BMP", "GIF", "JPS" and "PNG" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as the 42PUS7809, the Philips 42PUS7809 does not feature OLED technology.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 42PUS7809

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that are a comparable age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Philips released the 42PUS7809.

Specification

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
Screen Shape
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
App
Video App
Music App
Interactive TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Management Features
Upgradeable Firmware
Auto Power Off
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
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Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(23)
18 November 2014

The 42PUS7809's unusually small price and size for a 4K TV definitely make it stand out from the crowd, but its input lag means it's unsuitable for gaming and it's only a solid rather than great...

27 October 2014

For all this year's noise about the dawn of 4K TV, the consumer market is still very much in its infancy. As such, it can be difficult to know what to look for when considering a purchase. With... Read more…

7 July 2014

Apart from Ultra HD resolution, the PUS7809 doesn't have a whole lot else to help it stand out. With a washed-out black, ghosting in moving images, picture settings that could still be better and...

2 July 2014

The Philips 55PUS7809 is a mixed bag. For the money, we're happy with the screen size and the picture performance.But we can't get past the restricted approach to 4K, which shows a lack of...

9 July 2014

Philips dispose désormais de deux gammes d'écrans 4k : une gamme impayable et une gamme presque impayable, mais quand même payable un peu. Le Philips 55PUS7809, avec ses 1 800 euros en rayon,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Private

I brought my TV from John Lewis. I cannot tell you how many TVs I reviewed online and in store before my purchase. If you have already done your homework you will know that this TV is not true 4k.... Read more…

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by Shirley Gosney
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant TV easy set up I can throughly recommend this item.

Reviewed 11 December 2014 by David

GARBAGE AND NO GUARANTEE.

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42pus780912, 42pus780960, philips 42pus7809
Barcodes 08712581705800, 08712581705817, 08712581705824

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