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Philips 40PFL5537T/12

40" Full HD 400Hz Apr 2012
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £82.63 Electricity cost over 5 years
Supports Wi-Fi
Poor expert reviews
Inferior picture quality

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This medium display diagonal TV received an expert rating of 60% from Digital Versus. It seems that experts really don't rate this television very highly.

Philips Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 2,108 user and expert reviews (including 24 verified purchases), Philips has good reviews for its TVs. Philips also has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Philips television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the 40PFL5537T/60 has an average running cost of £83 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 622 TVs of a similar age and type.


Display

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.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 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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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The 40PFL5537T/60 has a quite fast high frequency rate (400 hertz) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television. Across all the TVs of a similar type and age to this TV the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 400Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including because of their better review scores, the 42LM670S, or the 47LM669s both from LG or the Samsung UE40ES6800S.

If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the UN46F6400 (480Hz and higher rated), or the UA40H6400 (480Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60E (600Hz and higher rated).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Philips 40PFL5537T/60 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to this TV.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The 40PFL5537T/60 has a fairly bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. The average display brightness of televisions of this age and type is 340 cd/m², and the display brightnesses range from 200 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m².

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 40" TVs currently available including because of their better review scores, the UE40ES8000S, or the 40D5003 both from Samsung or the LOEWE Xelos 40.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the 42LB5800 (41.9" and higher rated), or the 42LN549E (41.9" and higher rated) both from LG or the JVC JLE42BC3001 (42" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since May 2012.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 40PFL5537T/60 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

We compared this television to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the 42LW579, and the 40LF632 both from LG or the Panasonic TX-40AS640 are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Philips 40PFL5537T/60 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 40PFL5537T/60 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Philips 40PFL5537T/60 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Philips 40PFL5537T/60 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Performance

Does Not Feature Local Dimming

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television, the 40PFL5537T/60 does not feature local dimming.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 40PFL5537T/60 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The 40PFL5537T/60 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this television do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The 40PFL5537T/60 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have an auto volume leveler.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The 40PFL5537T/60 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (28 Watts) amongst TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV is 4W and the highest is 1,000W.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The 40PFL5537T/60 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The Philips 40PFL5537T/60 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions that have been around for more than two years also support Smart TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 40PFL5537T/60 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

With a depth of only 36 millimeters, the Philips 40PFL5537T/60 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television. Across all the TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 59mm.

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Product Identifiers

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

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