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Philips 40PFL5537T/12

40" 400Hz Apr 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Mid-size TVs produced by Philips have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Philips also has good ratings across its entire range.

Supports Smart TV

The 40PFL5537T/60 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 40PFL5537T/60 do not support smart TV.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available that you might want to consider include the UN32EH5300[pl_403263_price], or the UE32H6410[pl_2236817_price] both from Samsung or the Toshiba 40D3453[plb_2265684_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Philips 40PFL5537T/60 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 40PFL5537T/60 do not have a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price], or the Sharp LC-42LE771[plb_2668818_price].

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 400 hertz, the Philips 40PFL5537T/60 has one of the faster high frequency rates amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average high frequency rate of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 40PFL5537T/60 is 180Hz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 400Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including the 47LM669[pl_1308760_price], or the 42LM670[pl_1308774_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE40ES6800[plb_1311193_price] which has better reviews.

If this TV high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the UN46F6400[pl_2124455_price] (480Hz and higher rated), or the UA40H6400[pl_2457392_price] (480Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60[plb_1854397_price] (600Hz and higher rated).

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The 40PFL5537T/60 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This Philips TV is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television compared to most of the mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40PFL5537T/60 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The 40PFL5537T/60 is a four HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other televisions of this age and type have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The 40PFL5537T/60 has a quite bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 40PFL5537T/60. Mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 40PFL5537T/60 have display brightnesss of between 160 cd/m² and 1,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 330 cd/m².

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The 40PFL5537T/60 has a very high RMS rated power (28 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 40PFL5537T/60. The RMS rated powers of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 40PFL5537T/60 range from 4W to 80W.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs of this age and spec have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. The 40PFL5537T/60 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (400 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 40PFL5537T/60.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

supports eight video formats supporteds

The Philips 40PFL5537T/60 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This television supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 40PFL5537T/60. The video formats supporteds "AVI", "H.264", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "VC-1" and "WMV9" are also supported by this TV.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Quite Thin

With a depth of only 36 millimeters, the Philips 40PFL5537T/60 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 40PFL5537T/60. The depths of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 60% from Digital Versus. If all the TVs of this age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this Philips TV is in the bottom 11%.

Inferior Picture Quality

A few Philips 40PFL5537 owners who reviewed it considered that it did not have clouding visible in the picture. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Philips 40PFL5537 review “It lowered the contrast, greatly increased the clouding and generated crosstalk in 3D mode”. Digital Versus gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and wrote “Highly noticeable clouding on the model we tested” in their Philips 40PFL5537 review. Digital Versus also wrote “Clouding marqu sur le modle test”.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Philips 40PFL5537 reviewer who bought it considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 40PFL5537T/60, the 40PFL5537T/60 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the TX-L47WTW60[pl_1974164_price], or the TX-47ASW804[pl_2382069_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE46ES8000S[plb_1355897_price].

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The 40PFL5537T/60 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This Philips television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40PFL5537T/60.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 40PFL5537T/60 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The Philips 40PFL5537T/60 has a 2D comb filter which is better than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. Most TVs of a similar spec and age to it have a 3D comb filter.

A 2D comb filter is actually the worst comb filter across all mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40PFL5537T/60.

Across similar types of TV the best comb filter is 3D.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 40PFL5537T/12

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this Philips TV is A+. The average running cost of the 40PFL5537T/60 is £83 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 668 TVs of a comparable age and type.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been around for 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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Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Firmware Upgradeable
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Certification
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 October 2012

The recent switch from UV²A to PVA was a real blow to the 5500 series. It lowered the contrast, greatly increased the clouding and generated crosstalk in 3D mode. All this drops it down from a...

Excellent contrast 3380 1) and deep black 0.06 cdm)
Accurate colours
Average Delta E 3.1
Effective antiglare screen treatment
Excellents contraste et niveau de noir 3380 1 et 0 06 cdm)
Highly noticeable clouding on the model we tested
3D rendering
Frequent crosstalk
Remote feels very plastic
Lowquality sound

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £0.91
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Total running cost over 5 years £82.63
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Philips 40PFL5537T/12uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 40pfl5537h12, 40pfl5537t12, 40pfl5537k12, 40pfl5537t60, philips 40pfl5537k12
Barcodes 00871258164397, 08712581643973, 08712581643997, 08712581644017, 08712581649296

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