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Philips 55PUS7809

55" 60Hz Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
Ultra HD with you in mind: the Philips 7800 series 4K Ultra-HD TV. Packed with features, it's a feast for the senses combining stunning 4K resolution, Ambilight, 3D and Ultra-Slim dimensions to... More
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Philips 55PUS7809 TV  Review
Philips 55PUS7809 review

17 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The 55PUS7809 has an average 5 year running cost of £140 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 116 televisions that have been around for more than two years.

Good Sound Quality

A few Philips 55PUS7809 owners who bought the product agreed that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Philips 55PUS7809 “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” but despite that they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Philips 55PUS7809 reviewers who bought it wrote that it was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this TV on expert website Trusted Reviews “We love the price of the Philips 55PUS7809.”. Two years ago expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “For the money, we're happy with the screen size” however despite that they gave the Philips 55PUS7809 a score of 3 stars. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review “Two series of Ultra HD TVs—the higher-end 8809 and the more affordable 7809” .

One Philips 55PUS7809 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Paul Hodgson wrote on Amazon “Keep the beloved ambilight, for me this is the best bargain going and I got to stick with the trusted Philips quality” in his review.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Paul Hodgson rated it as very good and he mentioned in his review of this TV “I can already say the 3D for me was better than seeing 3D movies at the cinema!”.

Good High Def TV

Several people who bought it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “Apart from Ultra HD resolution”.

Good Product Quality

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Two years ago Paul Hodgson wrote “Superb 3D quality, great sound, (no separate sound bar needed) loads of options for everything” in his Philips 55PUS7809 review.

Good Brand

4K and 8K TVs manufactured by Philips have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Philips also has good ratings across its entire range.

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3D Compatible

The 55PUS7809 is 3D compatible. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 55PUS7809 also are 3D compatible.

Alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the TX-58AX802[pl_2285175_price], or the TX-55AX630[pl_2507781_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung HU7500[plb_3366698_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55PUS7809 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 55PUS7809 also have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the TX-58AX802[pl_2285175_price], or the TX-55AX630[pl_2507781_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE60JU6000[plb_3404278_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55PUS7809, the 55PUS7809 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the UE60JU6000[pl_3404278_price], or the HU7500[pl_3366698_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-58AX802[plb_2285175_price] 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 TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 450 candellas per square meter, the 55PUS7809 has one of the brighter display brightnesses amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The average display brightness of televisions of a similar type and age to the 55PUS7809 is 410 cd/m², and the display brightnesses range from 300 cd/m² to 590 cd/m².

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Features Three Apps

features three apps

The Philips 55PUS7809 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most TVs of this age and type. This Philips TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 55PUS7809. The apps "Facebook" and "Twitter" are also featured on this television.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of TVs of this age and type range from 66kWh to 660kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 119 kilowatt hours, the 55PUS7809 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst televisions of this age.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the 55PUS7809 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55PUS7809. 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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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Thin

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55PUS7809 the thicknesses range from 10mm to 94mm. The 55PUS7809 has a quite thin thickness (only 35 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 55PUS7809.

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6 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, Chip.de and whathifi.com the average expert rating of this television is 69%.

Poor Design

One person said in their reviews that the Philips 55PUS7809 was not smooth. Matteo King said “The control panel is not smooth as you navigate to the various options” in their review of this TV.

Difficult to Use

One Philips 55PUS7809 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not easy to use.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55PUS7809 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 55PUS7809 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-58AX802[plb_2285175_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

Across all the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 55PUS7809 the refresh rates range from 60Hz to 3,000Hz. With a refresh rate of only 60 hertz, the Philips 55PUS7809 has a fairly slow refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55PUS7809.

If you want a faster refresh rate then you might also want to consider the UE55HU6900[pl_2276974_price] (200Hz and higher rated), or the UE55HU7200[pl_2432088_price] (800Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung; or the Samsung UE50HU6900[plb_2268258_price] (200Hz and cheaper).

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55PUS7809 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the UE55HU7200[pl_2432088_price], or the UE55HU6900[pl_2276974_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 55PUS7809

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that are a comparable age to 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 55PUS7809.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
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
Interactive TV
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
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Ambient Light Sensor
Subtitle Format
Stored Teletext Page
Ambient Lighting
Ambient Lighting Type
Design
Colour
Signal Strength Indicator
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
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
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
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(23)
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…

4 August 2014

We love the price of the Philips 55PUS7809, but it cuts a few too many corners to make it a must have.Next, read our pick of the Best TVs...

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

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Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Matteo King
(Verified Purchase)

The TV looks awesome when it comes out of the box! The color is great, ambilight is magnificent , and quality is of a very high standard. HOWEVER, the menu and smart setting always lag and the... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Paul Hodgson

Superb 3D quality, great sound, (no separate sound bar needed) loads of options for everything.
Just upgraded my old Philips to this new 4K 55" model, was delighted to be able to get all... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £137.81
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £139.64
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Energy Rating
0.69T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philipstv 55pus7809
Barcodes 08712581712082, 08712581712099, 08712581712105

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