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Philips 55PFK7509
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Philips 55PFK7509

55" 60Hz Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
The Philips 7500 series Smart Full HD LED TV has extremely powerful sound thanks to the included wireless subwoofer. For more than just booming sound, we've added a frameless design and Ambilight... More
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14 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Chip.de, hifitest.de, tweakers.net and intogadgets.nl this television has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100.

Running Costs Are Very Low

The energy efficiency classification of this large TV is A++, and the 55PFK7509 is in the cheapest 4% of all 324 comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 55PFK7509 will cost only £76 over 5 years to run.

Good Brand

Philips large TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Philips is one of the superior manufacturers.

3D Compatible

The Philips 55PFK7509 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 55PFK7509.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think the UE55D7000, and the UE65H8090 both from Samsung or the LG 55EA9809 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 55PFK7509 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55PFK7509 also support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE55D7000, and the Philips 55PFS7109 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55PFK7509 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 55PFK7509.

There are a number of other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at including the UE55D7000, or the UN55H6400 both from Samsung or the Philips 55PFS7109 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55PFK7509 have display brightnesses of between 200 cd/m² and 1,500 cd/m². The 55PFK7509 has a fairly bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55PFK7509.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 800 hertz, the 55PFK7509 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 55PFK7509. Across all the televisions of a similar spec and age to the 55PFK7509 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many televisions that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Nine Video Formats

supports nine video formats

The Philips 55PFK7509 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of this age and spec. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by large 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 Philips TV.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Features Two Video Apps

The number of video apps featured on the Philips 55PFK7509 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This television features a YouTube video app, which is the most commonly featured video app featured on large TVs that were released more than two years ago. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this TV.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The Philips 55PFK7509 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55PFK7509. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Philips TV.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

When compared to other large TVs that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed the annual energy consumption of, the Philips 55PFK7509's annual energy consumption of only 67 kilowatt hours is one of the lowest. The annual energy consumptions of large TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55PFK7509 range from 60kWh to 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh.

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Quite Thin

The thicknesses of TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55PFK7509 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of only 35.8 millimeters, the 55PFK7509 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

Other 35.8mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Philips 55PFS7509 (£713.89).

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55PFK7509 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UN55ES8000, the UE55ES8000, or the UN55F8000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of only 60 hertz, the Philips 55PFK7509 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55PFK7509. The average refresh rate of TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55PFK7509 is 330Hz, and the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz.

If this television refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung UE60H6200 (£849.00) (200Hz).

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 55PFK7509, the Philips 55PFK7509 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA9809, or the 55EA970 both from LG which is also higher rated.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 55PFK7509 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 55PFK7509 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Switched Off

The lowest power consumption when switched off of large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55PFK7509 is 0.01W and the highest is 0.5W. The Philips 55PFK7509 has one of the higher power consumptions when switched off (0.3 Watts) amongst large TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 55PFK7509

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec TVs that are a comparable age 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this TV was released.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Video App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Upgradeable Firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Subtitle Format
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Signal Strength Indicator
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
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
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
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Subwoofer Weight
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(5)
13 October 2014

Als reviewmodel kreeg ik een 117cm grote PFK7509 opgestuurd. Al snel was ik onder de indruk. Niet alleen het beeld, ook het geluid kreeg een warm welkom. De TV is een van de nieuwe modellen van... Read more…

8 September 2014

Het is een TV met zeer mooi design, het geluid is verrassend voor een flatscreen en het beeld is wat je mag verwachten en van een Full HD tv in deze prijsklasse. Daarentegen is het smart gedeelte...

21 November 2014

Im Test glänzt der Philips 55PFK7509 mit überragendem Sound. Die Bildqualität ist gut, Energieeffizienz und Ausstattung sind sogar sehr gut. Trotz des tollen Gesamtresultats ist der Philips... Read more…

Design
Bouwkwaliteit
Geluid
Prima Bildqualitt
Starke Ausstattung, berragende TonQualitt
Prijs
Software kan sneller
Specifieke Instellingen ver weggestopt
Lijkt soms vast te lopen
3D durchschnittlich
30 October 2014

Der neue Philips-TV mit dem Namen 47PFK7509 hat ein nahezu rahmenloses Design und ist auf seinem Standfuß drehbar gelagert. Im Gegensatz zu den anderen 7000er-Modellen von Philips hat der PFK7509... Read more…

9 June 2014

Der Philips 42PFK7509/12 ist ein hervorragender Full HD-LCD Fernseher, der dank externem, kabellosen Subwoofer auch eine gute Tonwiedergabe zu Stande bringt. Negativ aufgefallen ist beim Test die...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £73.71
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.54
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Energy Rating
0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55pfk7509, 55pfk750912, philips 1080, philips 1080p
Barcodes 08712581705336

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