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Philips 48PFS6609

48" 60Hz Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
Ambilight 2-sidedYou ve created a home that's more than just a house, so why not choose a TV that is warm and inviting too Philips unique Ambilight technology makes your screen much wider and your... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk this mid-size TV has an overall expert rating of 73 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Whathifi.com said in their Philips 48PFS6609 review “Only have eyes for Full HD content, then this Philips 55PFS6609 is well worth an audition”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said two years ago “The PFS6609 is Philips' top-of-the-range Full HD TV for 2014” in their review of this TV. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Philips 48PFS6609 “On the other hand, HD viewing is a real let down; the picture undergoes some serious image processing, even when you turn off all the im”.

Nice Design

Some Philips 48PFS6609 owners reckoned that it was good looking. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Philips latest 6-Series screens are as pretty as a picture” and scored the product 4 stars. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote two years ago “Smart app support is pretty decent” and scored it 80 out of 100. Expertreviews.co.uk rated the product 4 stars and mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews in the same month “Bezel give it a stylish appearance” in their review of this TV.

One Philips 48PFS6609 reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it was neat. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Add a neat swivelling stand and of course Philips' integrated Ambilight mood lighting, an”.

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Reasonably Priced

One Philips 48PFS6609 owner who bought it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review two years ago “Remote is cheap and sluggish to use” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. One person who bought the product wrote that it was good value for money. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Great price”.

Good Stand

Two people who purchased this TV considered that it had a good stand. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this TV “Snowy white back panel, they immediately stand out from the crowd”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Avforums.com wrote “Besides the suitably large screen real estate, you get Philips super Ambilight system, Smart Cloud TV, active shutter 3D technology and lots more besides” nonetheless they gave the Philips 48PFS6609 a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One customer thought it had good picture quality. One person said in their reviews that the Philips 48PFS6609 had a good contrast ratio. Pc Advisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “Excellent contrast ratio 4290 1”.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “Good-value TV with great image quality and superb black levels.” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Good Remote Control

One Philips 48PFS6609 reviewer thought this TV had a good remote control.

Good Smart TV

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had great smart functions. Whathifi.com mentioned “Philips 55PFS6609 The 55in LED-backlight LCD screen, with Full HD 3D and smart features, is the first Phi” in their Philips 48PFS6609 review.

Easy to Use

One Philips 48PFS6609 owner who reviewed the Philips 48PFS6609 concluded that it was easy to use.

Good Brand

Mid-size TVs manufactured by Philips have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Philips also has good reviews across its entire range.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 48PFS6609 which are not 3D compatible, the 48PFS6609 is 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price], or the UE48H6410[pl_2251813_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years which do not support smart TV features, the 48PFS6609 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price], or the UE48H6410[pl_2251813_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 48PFS6609 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 48PFS6609 do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price], or the UE48H6410[pl_2251813_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 48PFS6609 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. At 400 hertz, the 48PFS6609 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the 48PFS6609.

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Supports Six Audio Formats

The 48PFS6609 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of a similar age and type to the 48PFS6609. 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 number of analog signal format systems supported by the Philips 48PFS6609 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a similar spec and age to the 48PFS6609. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Philips television.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 48PFS6609 is 76kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh. At only 53 kilowatt hours, the 48PFS6609 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 48PFS6609.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 48PFS6609 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 48PFS6609 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price].

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of only 60 hertz, the 48PFS6609 has one of the slower refresh rates amongst televisions of this age. Across all the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

If this television refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba 47L7453[plb_2198510_price] (100Hz), or the Panasonic TX-32AS500[plb_2268364_price] (100Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Five Image Formats

The 48PFS6609 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 48PFS6609. The image formats "BMP", "GIF", "JPS" and "PNG" are also supported by this TV.

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Pricey

We think this TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of a similar spec and age. The price range of TVs of a similar spec and age is from £73 to £4,406.

Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 48PFS6609 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the 48PFS6609 also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price] which is also higher rated.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 48PFS6609

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 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This mid-size TV was released over two years ago.

Average Thickness

At 57 millimeters, the 48PFS6609 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 48PFS6609.

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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
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
Audio Input Port for DVI
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
Signal Strength Indicator
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
Power
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
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
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
Other Features
Box Dimension
Display Resolution
USB Port
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(10)
23 October 2014

Philips latest 6-Series screens are as pretty as a picture. With their ultra-narrow grey bezel and snowy white back panel, they immediately stand out from the crowd. Add a neat swivelling stand... Read more…

Good colorimetry
Excellent contrast ratio 4290 1)
Motion compensation, although it does negatively affect the picture a little
Large number of video formats supported by the media player
Great price
Overly sharp image, even when you turn off all image enhancement options
Unequal gamma distribution
Loss of detail in dark zones
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
4 August 2014

We were impressed by the Philips PFS6609's high contrast ratio; not many TVs have managed to break the 4000:1 barrier. On the other hand, HD viewing is a real let down; the picture undergoes some...

22 July 2014

The Philips 6600 Series offers an awful lot for its price-tag. Besides the suitably large screen real estate, you get Philips super Ambilight system, Smart Cloud TV, active shutter 3D technology... Read more…

8 July 2014

Good-value TV with great image quality and superb black levels, but its fiddly menu and online content disappoints...

13 June 2014

We're left with mixed emotions on the 6609. On one hand, it's not as good with standard-def content and it can be sluggish to use.On the other hand, it looks brilliant with anything in high-def....

2 June 2014

Philips is mostly moving in the right direction with its Smart TV platform and shows a growing understanding of what works in smart TV interface and content terms. However, it's still some...

Le Philips PFS6609 nous a impressionnés par son contraste élevé. Peu de téléviseurs peuvent se vanter de passer la barre des 4000:1. C'est, en revanche, la douche froide en HD. L'image...

21 August 2014

Der Edge-LED-Fernseher Philips 48PFS6609 zeigte im Test ein insgesamt sehr gutes Bild in 2D und 3D. Und auch bei Ausstattung und Bedienung macht das Mittelklasse-Modell aus der 6000er-Serie eine... Read more…

5 June 2014

Philips PFS6609 gjør rett og slett en god jobb til en helt overkommelig pris, og er du på jakt etter en TV som også ser bra ut kan den være et meget godt alternativ. Men konkurransen i denne...

30 July 2014

Nella cornice di un evento organizzato da TPVision ( che produce e distribuisce i TV a marchio Philips ), abbiamo avuto modo di...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 48pfs660912, philips 48pfs6609, philipstv 48pfs6609
Barcodes 08712581710026

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