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Philips 55PUS8700

55" Active Sep 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Philips Has Good TV Reviews

Philips 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions Philips is one of the superior brands.

3D Compatible

The 55PUS8700 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 55PUS8700 are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the 65UF850[pl_2805519_price], or the 65UF950[pl_2798638_price] both from LG or the Sony KD-65X9305[plb_2834290_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than a year ago, the Philips 55PUS8700 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the 65UF850[pl_2805519_price], or the 65UF950[pl_2798638_price] both from LG or the Sony KD-65X9305[plb_2834290_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55PUS8700 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year 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 because of it's better review score, the 65UF850[pl_2805519_price], or the 65UF950[pl_2798638_price] both from LG or the Sony KD-65X9305[plb_2834290_price].

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Philips 55PUS8700 has a quite high RMS rated power (50 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the 55PUS8700. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 55PUS8700 the RMS rated power range from 10W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 25W.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,400 hertz, the 55PUS8700 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55PUS8700. Similar spec televisions that were released one year ago have motion interpolation frequencies of between 100Hz and 2,400Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 800Hz.

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Supports Nine Video Formats

supports nine video formats

The 55PUS8700 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the 55PUS8700. The video formats "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "H.264", "MPEG4", "AVC", "WMV9", "VC-1" and "MKV" are also supported by this Philips 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 Philips 55PUS8700 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55PUS8700. The audio formats "AAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Philips TV.

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Features One Music App

The number of music app featured on the 55PUS8700 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This Philips television features an Spotify music app, which is the most commonly featured music app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55PUS8700.

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8 Reasons Against

Very High Running Costs

This TV is rated B for energy efficiency. The average 5 year running cost of the 55PUS8700 is £198 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 20% of all 435 TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 55PUS8700, the 55PUS8700 does not have a built-in camera.

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Not Cheap

We think this television looks expensive compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year. The cheapeast TV that came out more than a year ago that we found costs £280 and the most expensive costs £13,999.

Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 55PUS8700 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this spec and age. The analog signal format systems "SECAM" and "PAL" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55PUS8700 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55PUS8700 also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology which you might want to look at including the 55EG960[pl_2879979_price], or the 55EG920[pl_3059448_price] both from LG.

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Only One RF Port

The 55PUS8700 is a one RF port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55PUS8700 have between one and three RF ports.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The Philips 55PUS8700 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (178 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55PUS8700. The average annual energy consumption of televisions of this type and age is 140kWh.

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Very Thick

With a thickness of 97 millimeters, the 55PUS8700's thickness is one of the thickest amongst comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55PUS8700. The thicknesses of similar spec televisions that were released one year ago range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE65JU7000[plb_2826272_price] (68.8mm), the Sony KD-65X9305[plb_2834290_price] (90mm), or the LG 55UG870[plb_2805578_price] (98mm) which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 55PUS8700

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that are a similar 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 a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Philips TV was released.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
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
Detachable Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
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
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
RF Connector Type
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
Upgradeable Firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Programming Period
Performance
Video Format
Audio 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 Depth
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
Other Features
USB Port

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Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £195.49
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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Total running cost over 5 years £197.32
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Energy Rating
0.98T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.98 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 26 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 55pus8700, philips 55pus870012
Barcodes 08718863001875, 08718863001882

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