Philips 40PFS5501
Philips 40PFS5501
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Philips 40PFS5501

A pretty new 40" Full HD television with average reviews but poor features
40" Full HD No Flat Mar 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date

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Philips 40PFS5501 Review

Released 1 year ago but with average reviews,
1 Review
Missing Some Features
17 Months Old
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Why Has it Scored 43?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Not 3D
Fairly thick
Quite low RMS rated power

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Philips 40PFS5501 In-Depth Analysis


Average Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 70% from

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Philips Has Very Good Television Reviews

Based on 2,496 owner and expert reviews (including 1,948 verified purchases), Philips has very good reviews for its TVs. 99% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the 40PFS5501 of 40" is fairly typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 29% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Not 3D

The 40PFS5501 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Fairly Thick

The thickness of the 40PFS5501 of 77mm is in the thickest 21% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The average thickness of all TVs is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The Philips 40PFS5501 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The 40PFS5501's RMS rated power of only 16W is quite low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 22% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports a YouTube Video App

The 40PFS5501 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. The most commonly supported video app is Netflix, but this video app is not supported by this television. The video apps YouTube are also supported by this TV.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Philips 40PFS5501 has an audio input for DVI, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Released 17 Months Ago

This television has been on the market since March 2016.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 40pfs550112
Barcodes 08718863008102

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