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Philips 50PFT6550

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50" Active Jul 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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26 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Trusted Reviews wrote that concluded that they would recommend this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this large TV is 75% based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and avforums.com.

Running Costs Are Low

This large TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 50PFT6550 is only £93, which is in the cheapest 11% of all 127 TVs of a comparable type and age.

Good High Def TV

Two Philips 50PFT6550 owners thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com said “What is the Philips 50PFT6550? The Philips 50PFT6550 is a 50-inch TV with – shock horror – a Full HD rather than native 4K screen resolution”. Expert review site Avforums.com mentioned in their review “The Philips 50PFT6550 is a Full HD LCD TV with an LED backlight”.

Good Picture Quality

One Philips 50PFT6550 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Trusted Reviews said “Colours prefer punch to accuracy” in their review of this TV. One Philips 50PFT6550 owner said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Philips 50PFT6550 reviewer reckoned that it was good quality. In October last year Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review “Mostly excellent, dynamic picture quality”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Philips 50PFT6550 reviewer thought the product had a good 3D picture quality. Avforums.com wrote “It supports active shutter 3D, although it doesn't come with any glasses” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. In October last year Trusted Reviews wrote “Nice features” in their review of the Philips 50PFT6550.

Nice Design

One person concluded that it was a good design. Trusted Reviews said “Attractive and spacesaving design, Android runs more stably than it does on Sony's TVs” in their review of this TV and rated this TV 80 out of 100.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Philips televisions and also specifically for Philips large TVs and found that in both cases Philips had good ratings compared to other brands.

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In the last month the price of the 50PFT6550 has dropped by £50.99.

3D Compatible

The 50PFT6550 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony KDL-55W809[plb_1620743_price] which is cheaper.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the 55PFT6550[pl_2867655_price], or the 55PFT6510[pl_2817637_price] both from Philips.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 50PFT6550, the Philips 50PFT6550 supports smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV features and we think cheaper televisions such as the Panasonic TX-55CS520[plb_2828019_price], and the Sony KDL-55W809[plb_1620743_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider including the LG 50LF5809[plb_3037354_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other televisions of this age and spec, the 50PFT6550 has a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think cheaper TVs such as the Panasonic TX-55CS520[plb_2828019_price], and the Sony KDL-55W809[plb_1620743_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to consider including the Philips 55PFT6550[plb_2867655_price].

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Philips 50PFT6550 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago. This Philips TV is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the TVs that are a comparable age to the 50PFT6550 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 50PFT6550 only have between one and three HDMI ports, however the 50PFT6550 has four HDMI ports.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 800 hertz, the 50PFT6550 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than a year ago. The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this spec and age is 440Hz.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on televisions of this spec and age.

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Supports Nine Video Formats

supports nine video formats

The number of video formats supported by the 50PFT6550 is more than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This Philips TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by large TVs that came out more than a year ago. 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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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 50PFT6550 is more than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by large TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The audio formats "AAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Light

TVs of this age and spec have weights of between 5.2kg and 36kg. With a weight of only 13.3 kilograms, the Philips 50PFT6550 is quite light compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Features Two Video Apps

The number of video apps featured on the 50PFT6550 is more than most large TVs that have been available for more than a year. This Philips TV features a YouTube video app, which is the most commonly featured video app featured on TVs of a similar spec and age to the 50PFT6550. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this TV.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The Philips 50PFT6550 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 82 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 50PFT6550. Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 50PFT6550 the annual energy consumptions range from 62kWh to 230kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 110kWh.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 50PFT6550 is more than most large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 50PFT6550. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions of a similar type and age to it.

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Features One Music App

The Philips 50PFT6550 has a greater number of music app than most TVs of this type and age. This television features an Spotify music app, which is the most commonly featured music app featured on TVs of a similar age and spec to the 50PFT6550.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 50PFT6550 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Seven Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 50PFT6550 is more than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by large TVs that were released around the same time as the 50PFT6550. The image formats "BMP", "GIF", "JPS", "MPO", "PNG" and "PNS" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The 50PFT6550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at include the Sharp LC-50LE771[plb_2517722_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Philips 50PFT6550 is a two processor core TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the 50PFT6550 have between two and three processor cores.

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Fairly Thick

The 50PFT6550 has one of the thicker thicknesses (77 millimeters) amongst large TVs of this age. Across all the televisions of a similar type and age to the 50PFT6550 the thicknesses range from 33mm to 95mm, and the average thickness is 63mm.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 77mm thick TVs currently available including the Philips 50PFT6510[plb_2860934_price] which is cheaper.

Televisions with a thicker thickness that might be worth considering include the 55PFT6550[pl_2867655_price] (79mm), or the 55PFT6510[pl_2817637_price] (79mm) both from Philips.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This TV has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions that have been available for a similar time to it. 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
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
Video App
Music App
Interactive TV
Video On Demand
Operating System Version
Operating System
User Memory Capacity
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out 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
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
Upgradeable Firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Processor Core
Subtitle Format
Stored Teletext Page
Ambient Lighting
Ambient Lighting Type
Design
Colour
Signal Strength Indicator
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Ambilight Light System
Box Dimension
USB Port

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(2)
14 December 2015

Trusted Reviews

What is the Philips 50PFT6550? The Philips 50PFT6550 is a 50-inch TV with ? shock horror ? a Full HD rather than native 4K screen resolution. Despite its relatively old-school pixel count, it's... Read more…

Mostly excellent, dynamic picture quality
Attractive and spacesaving design, Android runs more stably than it does on Sony's TVs
Great black levels
Good backlight uniformity, Android TV has potential
Nice features
Care needs to be taken with set up
Colours prefer punch to accuracy
Limited viewing angles
Poor outofthebox accuracy
Lack of shadow detail
21 September 2015

The Philips 50PFT6550 is a Full HD LCD TV with an LED backlight. It supports active shutter 3D, although it doesn't come with any glasses, and includes the Android TV smart platform. Since this is... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £89.73
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £92.77
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Energy Rating
0.46T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers summer 50pft6550, philips 50pft6550, philips 50pft655012
Barcodes 08718863002032

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