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Philips 43PUT4900

43" Flat 77mm Dec 2015
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15 Reasons For

Good Picture Quality

One Philips 43PUT4900 owner said that it had good colour saturation. This month Miss Samantha Smith gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and she wrote in her review of this TV on Amazon “Strong colours”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a flickering image. In October this year Gruxx wrote “I've been using it for a few months now with no issues other than the intermittent black screen 'flicker' when watching HD tv channels through the aerial” in their review.

One person concluded that this TV had good picture quality. One Philips 43PUT4900 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. This month Chris said on Amazon “Sharp picture and great for Gaming”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people considered that the Philips 43PUT4900 was good value for money. Bazza wrote “Good tv, l am happy wih it, price was good at 279, ps4 games do look good on it, hi def is also good”. Gruxx mentioned a few weeks ago “Good value UltraHD TV” in their Philips 43PUT4900 review. Gruxx also mentioned “For the money, this is an excellent TV”.

One Philips 43PUT4900 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a bargain for the price. Gruxx wrote “I'm getting used to the 'cheap' feeling menu system” in their review.

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Low Running Costs

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the 43PUT4900 is one of the more economic to run televisions of a comparable spec and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 43PUT4900 is £109.

Good Sound Quality

Three people who bought the Philips 43PUT4900 considered that it had good sound quality. Chris mentioned on Amazon in October “Sound is great and again you can play with the settings”. Miss Samantha Smith wrote “Good points, -Good sound for a flat screen, no tinny sound” in her review of this TV.

Easy to Use

A number of customers agreed that this TV was easy to use. In October Chris gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Philips 43PUT4900 on Amazon “Settings are easy to use and details each screens function clearly”. Mrs. T. L. Anderson said on Amazon a few weeks ago “The sound is epic, really easy to use” in their review of this TV and gave the Philips 43PUT4900 a very good review.

One person reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus.

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Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. In October Gruxx scored it 4 stars and wrote “The UHD picture quality is fantastic, though” in their review of this TV.

Good High Def TV

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. A few weeks ago Miss Samantha Smith she wrote in her review of the Philips 43PUT4900 on Amazon “HD looks great though which is fine for me as I mainly watch on demand TV which is HD anyway”. Miss Samantha Smith also mentioned “HD viewing is very good”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Philips 43PUT4900 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was noisy.

Good Standard Def TV

One Philips 43PUT4900 reviewer reckoned that this TV was good at displaying standard definition TV. Gruxx said in their Philips 43PUT4900 review this year “SD channels are fine” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Size

One customer who reviewed it thought it was a good depth. Chris mentioned in his review on Amazon in October this year “Loud enough, clear, sharp and has depth rather than being tinny”.

Philips Has Good Television Reviews

Philips has good average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.

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Supports Six Video Formats

supports six video formats

The 43PUT4900 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this type and age. This Philips TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the 43PUT4900. The video formats "H.264", "MKV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "MPEG4" are also supported by this TV.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The 43PUT4900 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions that have been around for a similar time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of this spec and age. The audio formats "AAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago is 140kWh. At only 96 kilowatt hours, the Philips 43PUT4900 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the 43PUT4900.

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Very Light

At only 9.2 kilograms, the 43PUT4900 is fairly light compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. Across all the similar spec TVs that were released one year ago the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

One Philips 43PUT4900 reviewer said in their reviews that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. In October this year Miss Samantha Smith said on Amazon “The wifi is for online freeview channels and does not support any smart tv apps (no netflex, amazon prime etc” in her review of this TV.

Recent Price Increase of £14.95

In the last 59 days the 43PUT4900 has increased in price by £14.95.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 43PUT4900 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 43PUT4900 do support smart TV features.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this television and we think the Samsung UE48JU6400[plb_2804979_price], or the Thomson 40UA6406[plb_3009317_price] or the LG 43UF770[plb_2840075_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The Philips 43PUT4900 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other televisions of this age and type.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung UE48JU6400[plb_2804979_price], or the Thomson 40UA6406[plb_3009317_price]; or the LG 43UF770[plb_2840075_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 43PUT4900 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-48CX400[plb_2955149_price] or the LG 60UF850[plb_2805518_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 43PUT4900 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 43PUT4900 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The Philips 43PUT4900 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 have been on the market for more than a year. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Philips TV.

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Only Supports Seven Image Formats

The Philips 43PUT4900 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions that are a similar age to the 43PUT4900. The image formats "BMP", "GIF", "JPS", "MPO", "PNG" and "PNS" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Philips 43PUT4900 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 43PUT4900 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two Processor Cores

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 43PUT4900 have between two and seven processor cores, including the Philips 43PUT4900 which has two processor cores.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 43PUT4900 is 25W. When compared to other TVs that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the RMS rated power of the 43PUT4900 of only 16 Watts is one of the lowest.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The 43PUT4900 has a fairly dim display brightness (only 300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 43PUT4900. Across all the TVs of a similar age and type to the 43PUT4900 the display brightnesses range from 170 cd/m² to 700 cd/m².

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Only Three HDMI Ports

Most TVs of this age and spec have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Philips 43PUT4900 which has three HDMI ports.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most televisions of this age and spec have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the 43PUT4900 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Thick

Across all the similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 43PUT4900 the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm. With a thickness of 77 millimeters, the 43PUT4900 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst televisions of this age.

There are a number of alternative 77mm thick televisions currently available that you might want to consider including the Philips 50PUT6400[plb_2834162_price] which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Thomson 40UA6406[plb_3009317_price] (79mm) which is also cheaper.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 43PUT4900

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 comparable spec TVs that are a similar 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 a Year Ago

This television was released over a year ago.

Specification

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SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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On/off Timer
Upgradeable Firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Picture Mute (for Radio)
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Local Dimming
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Desktop Stand
Battery Included
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Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
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Light Sensor
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Box Dimension
USB Port

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 30 June 2016 by Chris

Great TV in terms of picture both at 4K streaming and HD. Might be in EcoMode when started so the picture might seem dark but can easily change this. Didn't need to download any updates unless for... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2016 by Mrs. T. L. Anderson

Always wanted 4k tv.paid £270 for this tv and the difference is night and day.the picture is unbelievable,the sound is epic,really easy to use.for the price I can't think there's a better tv.

Reviewed 24 May 2016 by Bazza

Good tv, l am happy wih it, price was good at 279, ps4 games do look good on it, hi def is also good, the picture on hd freeview does go blank for a few seconds now and then, as said before... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2016 by Gruxx

Updating the firmware was a bit of a faff with a memory stick but got there in the end. Took a while to work out how to change the numbers to letters in order to input my wi-fi password. I'm... Read more…

Reviewed 1 May 2016 by Miss samantha smith | 11 Comments

Over all good TV. To get the most out of this you must first download a small update from the phillips website here, [...] Once the update is done you have ful hdmi and wifi dongle support. The... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £108.80
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 43put4900, philips 43put490012, certified 43put4900
Barcodes 08718863006436, 08718863006450

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