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Philips 55PUS6401

Philips 55PUS6401

55" Flat Mar 2016
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
Design meets performance with the Philips 6400 Series. Sitting on minimalist stand elements, your picture comes to life in 4K Ultra HD and Pixel Plus Ultra HD picture quality. With Android TV your... More
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and PC Advisor.co.uk this television has an overall expert rating of 75%.

Reasonably Priced

One person who bought it concluded that it was cheap. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said “What is the Philips 55PUS6401? The generously specified Philips 55PUS6401 is a budget 4K flatscreen with HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatibility” in their Philips 55PUS6401 review and scored it 70 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One Philips 55PUS6401 reviewer said in their reviews that it had good features. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of the Philips 55PUS6401 on PC Advisor.co.uk in December this year “For the most part, 2160p definition, colour vibrancy and an aggressive feature set should tick enough boxes to satisfy those stepping up from a 1080p telly”.

Philips Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 487 expert and owner reviews for Philips televisions and found that on average Philips has good ratings. We also found that Philips has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Supports Smart TV Features

The 55PUS6401 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE49KU6510[plb_3495171_price], the Panasonic TX-58DX700[plb_3332583_price], or the Sony KD-43XD8099[plb_3780469_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55PUS6401 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other new TVs.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE49KU6510[plb_3495171_price], the Panasonic TX-58DX700[plb_3332583_price], or the Sony KD-43XD8099[plb_3780469_price] is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The 55PUS6401 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 55PUS6401. This Philips television is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the latest 4K and 8K TVs which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports One Video Format

supports one video format

The 55PUS6401 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported video format is H.265, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats AVI are also supported by this Philips television.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year the annual energy consumptions range from 59kWh to 420kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 101 kilowatt hours, the 55PUS6401 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs.

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Features One App

features one app

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the 55PUS6401 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for the last year. This television features a Google Apps app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55PUS6401.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The 55PUS6401 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last 12 months. This Philips TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this television.

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9 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £50.00

The 55PUS6401 has increased in price by £50.00 in the last week.

Very Small User Memory Capacity

With a user memory capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Philips 55PUS6401 has one of the smaller user memory capacities amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. Across all the TVs that were launched in the last year the user memory capacities range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average user memory capacity is 14GB.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 55PUS6401, the Philips 55PUS6401 is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the LG 49UH850[plb_3348276_price], or the Panasonic TX-50DX750[plb_3392161_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55PUS6401 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55PUS6401 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 55PUS6401 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by latest 4K and 8K TVs.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55PUS6401 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the 55PUS6401 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Philips 55PUS6401 is a two processor core television.

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Only Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 55PUS6401 is more than most TVs that have been available for the last year. This Philips television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by new 4K and 8K TVs. The audio formats "AAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Fairly Thick

The 55PUS6401 has a quite thick thickness (85 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs. 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55PUS6401 have thicknesses of between 30mm and 99mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Philips 49PUS6551[plb_3301766_price] (79mm and cheaper).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 55PUS6401

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 55PUS6401 will cost £113 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 388 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for the last year.

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for the last year. 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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Specification

Display
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Screen Format Adjustment
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Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
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HbbTV
Video App
Interactive TV
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Operating System
User Memory Capacity
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
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
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On/off Timer
Upgradeable Firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Picture Mute (for Radio)
Auto Power Off
Firmware Upgrade Method
Programming Period
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Processor Core
Subtitle Format
Stored Teletext Page
Subtitles Function
Ambient Lighting
Ambient Lighting Type
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
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
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
Battery Type
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

(2)
29 September 2016

There are many reasons to buy this TV, but they don't include proper blacks and HDR performance...

28 August 2016

Overall, the 6401 is just a few caveats short of being a cracking mid-range UHD buy. For the most part, 2160p definition, colour vibrancy and an aggressive feature set should tick enough boxes to...

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 philips 55pus6401
Barcodes 08718863007853, 08718863007914

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