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Philips 55PFS8209

55" 60Hz Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Philips Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 487 user and expert reviews for Philips TVs and found that on average Philips has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Philips has good reviews specifically for its large TVs.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Philips 55PFS8209 has a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs with a built-in camera to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UN55ES8000, and the UE55ES8000 both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The 55PFS8209 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this television and we think the UE55D7000, and the UN55ES8000 both from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 55PFS8209 supports smart TV features. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as the 55PFS8209 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 because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000, or the Sony KDL-50W828.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Philips 55PFS8209 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 55PFS8209.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 55LB561, or the Sony KDL-60W605 which has better reviews.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on televisions of a comparable type and age to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the 55PFS8209 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Philips 55PFS8209 which has four HDMI ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Philips 55PFS8209 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.

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Four Processor Cores

Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 55PFS8209 only have between two and three processor cores, however the 55PFS8209 has four processor cores.

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Three Loudspeakers

The Philips 55PFS8209 is a three loudspeaker television.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 450 candellas per square meter, the 55PFS8209 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 55PFS8209. The average display brightness of large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55PFS8209 is 380 cd/m².

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 30 Watts, the 55PFS8209 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age. Across all the similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 55PFS8209 the RMS rated power range from 7.5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 800 hertz, the 55PFS8209 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 55PFS8209. The average motion interpolation frequency of large TVs that are a similar age to the 55PFS8209 is 460Hz.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Philips 55PFS8209 is more than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 55PFS8209. The video formats "3GP", "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 55PFS8209 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This Philips TV features a YouTube video app, which is the most frequently featured video app featured on televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 55PFS8209. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this TV.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 55PFS8209 is more than most large TVs that came out around the same time as it. This Philips TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by large TVs that are a similar age to the 55PFS8209. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.

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Quite Thin

The thicknesses of large TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5mm to 100mm. The thickness of the Philips 55PFS8209 of only 13 millimeters is one of the thinnest amongst televisions of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Refresh Rate

The slowest refresh rate of TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55PFS8209 is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 330Hz. The 55PFS8209 has a very slow refresh rate (only 60 hertz) compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the 55PFS8209.

Alternative 60Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might want to look at include the Philips 50PFK4309 which has better reviews.

If this TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Hisense LTDN50K220 (£365.00) (100Hz), or the Panasonic TX-50A300 (£329.00) (100Hz).

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Only Supports Six Image Formats

The Philips 55PFS8209 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55PFS8209. The image formats "BMP", "GIF", "JPS", "PNG" and "PNS" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 55PFS8209, the 55PFS8209 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55EA9809, the 55EA970, or the 55EA880 all from LG which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55PFS8209 have between one and three audio in ports, including the Philips 55PFS8209 which has one audio in port.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Switched Off

The 55PFS8209 has a quite high power consumption when switched off (0.3 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. The lowest power consumption when switched off of large TVs that were released around the same time as the 55PFS8209 is 0.01W, the highest is 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.25W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 55PFS8209

Running Costs Are Average

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 55PFS8209 is £113, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Philips released the 55PFS8209.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that were released around the same time as 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
Refresh Rate
3D Type
Screen Shape
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
App
Video App
Interactive TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART 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
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
Upgradeable Firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Subtitle Format
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
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
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
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.93
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £86.76
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Energy Rating
0.43T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 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 55pfs820912, 55pfs820960, philips 55pfs8209, philips 55pfs820912
Barcodes 08712581705213, 08712581713300

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