Philips 40PFS570912


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Philips 40PFS570912

Philips 40PFS5709
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A good spec and very economical to run 40" Full HD television, good for playing games
40" Full HD No 71mm Apr 2014 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Philips 40PFS5709/12 (40PFS5709) 40Inch Smart Full HD LED TV,400Hz Motion Rate,Freeview HD,Wi-Fi,3 HDMI
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Philips 40PFS5709 Review

With very low running costs, we have ranked the Philips 40PFS5709 number 248 in 40 inch TVs and number 315 in Netflix recommended TVs.
Value for Money
Good Features
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£57 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of only £57 over 5 years are in the cheapest 20% of all 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Features local dimming
Slim profile
Ultra narrow bezel
Pixel precise HD
Digital natural motion
400 hz perfect motion rate
Smart TV
Wi-Fi miracast
Skype TV video calls
Cloud explorer
Multiroom client
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only Full HD

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Philips TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 447 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 786 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 791 in TVs for sport.
Watching Films
Very Good
Watching Sport
Playing Games
Very Good

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Philips 40PFS5709 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Philips TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,279 expert and owner reviews (including 2,586 verified purchases) for Philips TVs and found that on average Philips has very good ratings. 98% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 60% of televisions, it has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £469.99 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

This Philips TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the 40PFS5709 is only £57 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheaper to run TVs.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in April 2014.


Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of televisions range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the Philips 40PFS5709 of only 40" is smaller than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the smallest 29% of all TVs when ranked 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The 40PFS5709 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Philips 40PFS5709 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The 40PFS5709's thickness of 71mm is thicker than 72% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The 40PFS5709 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Features Local Dimming

The 40PFS5709 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the 40PFS5709 of only 60Hz is in the slowest 18% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The slowest high frequency rate of televisions is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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Supports Miracast

The 40PFS5709 supports Miracast, unlike 86% of televisions which do not support Miracast.

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Supports Interactive TV

The Philips 40PFS5709 supports interactive TV, unlike 94% of TVs which do not support interactive TV.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Philips 40PFS5709 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Philips 40PFS5709 has an audio input for DVI, unlike 93% of TVs which do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The number of video apps supported by the 40PFS5709 is more than most TVs. This Philips TV supports Netflix, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this television.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

philips 40pfs570912, philips tv400hz



Philips 40PFS570912

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