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Philips 49PUS780912

49" Passive Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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Philips 49PUS7809/12 TV - Review (Consumentenbond)
Philips 49PUS7809 49  inch LCD 1080 pixels 600 Hz 3D TV

20 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 49PUS7809 will cost £113 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the cheaper to run televisions of this age and spec.

Good Picture Quality

A few Philips 49PUS7809 owners reckoned that the product had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

Some Philips 49PUS7809 reviewers agreed that the product was good quality. John mentioned “Picture quality is probably the best out there”.

Reasonably Priced

A few Philips 49PUS7809 owners who bought the product concluded that it was good value for money. John wrote in his Philips 49PUS7809 review “It is trully a great value! Go to a shope”. Expert website Whathifi.com said “For the money, we're happy with the screen size”. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “Two series of Ultra HD TVs—the higher-end 8809 and the more affordable 7809” in their Philips 49PUS7809 review however they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Good High Def TV

Two Philips 49PUS7809 owners who bought the Philips 49PUS7809 reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “Apart from Ultra HD resolution” in their Philips 49PUS7809 review but despite that they only gave the Philips 49PUS7809 a score of 60 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Philips 49PUS7809 owner who purchased it considered that it was easy to use. John scored this TV 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Hoghly recommend it! Aldo connecticity is great, options and ease of use”.

Good Sound Quality

One Philips 49PUS7809 reviewer who purchased the Philips 49PUS7809 said that it had good sound quality. Digitalversus.com mentioned 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” in their review of this TV but even so they rated the product 3 stars.

Robust

One person reckoned that this TV was well made. Trustedreviews.com said “It's only a solid rather than great picture performer” in their review of this TV.

Philips TVs Have Good Reviews

On average Philips 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Philips.

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3D Compatible

The Philips 49PUS7809 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 49PUS7809.

Alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might want to look at include the 50PUK6809[pl_2227340_price], or the 50PUS6809[pl_2227290_price] both from Philips which has better reviews.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the LG 55UB830[plb_2403450_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 49PUS7809 supports smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 49PUS7809 also support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE55HU6900[plb_2276974_price], or the Panasonic TX-55DX650[plb_3406079_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this television and we think the LG 55UB830[plb_2403450_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 49PUS7809 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 49PUS7809.

There are a number of other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55HU6900[plb_2276974_price], or the Panasonic TX-55DX650[plb_3406079_price].

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the LG 55UB830[plb_2403450_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesses of TVs of a comparable type and age to the 49PUS7809 range from 300 cd/m² to 590 cd/m². With a display brightness of 450 candellas per square meter, the 49PUS7809 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 49PUS7809.

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Features Three Apps

features three apps

The Philips 49PUS7809 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This Philips TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on TVs of this type and age. The apps "Facebook" and "Twitter" are also featured on this television.

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Light

The average weight of TVs of this spec and age is 30kg. At only 17.8 kilograms, the 49PUS7809 is quite light compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the 49PUS7809.

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Supports Nine Video Formats

supports nine video formats

The 49PUS7809 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This Philips TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the 49PUS7809. The video formats "3GP", "H.264", "MKV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "VC-1" and "WMV9" are also supported by this TV.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the televisions of this spec and age the annual energy consumptions range from 66kWh to 660kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh. At only 96 kilowatt hours, the 49PUS7809 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the 49PUS7809.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of this spec and age.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 49PUS7809 the thicknesses range from 10mm to 94mm. The Philips 49PUS7809 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 35 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Recent Price Increase of £137.01

In the last 56 days the 49PUS7809 has increased in price by £137.01.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the 49PUS7809 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE55HU8500[plb_2232250_price]; or the Sony KD-49X8505[plb_2320798_price].

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years the refresh rates range from 60Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 780Hz. The Philips 49PUS7809 has one of the slower refresh rates (only 60 hertz) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

If this TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might want to look at the UE55HU8500[pl_2232250_price] (200Hz and higher rated), or the UE55HU6900[pl_2276974_price] (200Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Only Supports Six Image Formats

The Philips 49PUS7809 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this age and type. This Philips TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The image formats "BMP", "GIF", "JPS", "PNG" and "PNS" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not feature OLED technology. The 49PUS7809 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE55HU6900[plb_2276974_price] which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 49PUS7809

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 televisions that have been around for around the same time as 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 49PUS7809.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
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TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Video App
Interactive TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output 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
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Upgradeable Firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Subtitle Format
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
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Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
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Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
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

(1)
Reviewed 26 December 2014 by John

I've ownes this from 6mths now, picture quality is probably the best out there, I've campared it with lg, sony, samsung etc. Hoghly recommend it! Aldo connecticity is great, options and ease of... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £110.56
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £112.39
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Energy Rating
0.56T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 49pus7809, 49pus780960, 49pus780912, philipstv 49pus7809
Barcodes 08712581705848, 08712581705855

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