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Philips 40PFS570912

£469.99
40" Full HD 60Hz Flat Apr 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date Energy Efficiency Rating
Philips has good reviews for its TVs
Full HD
Supports Wi-Fi
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Philips Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 2,107 expert and owner reviews (including 23 verified purchases), Philips has good ratings for its televisions. Philips also has good ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when Philips released the 40PFS5709.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to 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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Not 3D

The 40PFS5709 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this spec and age are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the LG 47LM669s; or the Samsung UE48H6500 (£469), or the LG 42LB650 (£479.09).

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The 40PFS5709 has one of the slower high frequency rates (only 60 hertz) amongst televisions of this age. Across all the similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 220Hz.

If this TV high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-47AS740 (£379.99) (100Hz and cheaper), or the Hisense LTDN50K220 (£365) (100Hz and cheaper); or the LG 42LB650 (£479.09) (100Hz and higher rated).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on televisions of a comparable age and type to it.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inches television.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the 42LF652 (£398.99) (42" and higher rated), or the 42LB650 (£479.09) (42" and higher rated) both from LG; or the LG 42LB6200 (£392.59) (42" and cheaper).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 40PFS5709 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UE48H6500 (£469) which has better reviews; or the Sony KDL-49WD752 (£469.98), and the LG 47LM669s both of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Miracast

The 40PFS5709 supports Miracast. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years also support Miracast.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 40PFS5709 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The 40PFS5709 has an audio input for DVI, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this television.

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Performance

Features Local Dimming

The 40PFS5709 features local dimming, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television which do not feature local dimming.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Philips 40PFS5709 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also have an auto volume leveler.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the 40PFS5709 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. Medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Philips 40PFS5709 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Smart TV

Supports Interactive TV

The 40PFS5709 supports interactive TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also support interactive TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The 40PFS5709 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The 40PFS5709 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Two Video Apps

The 40PFS5709 has a greater number of video apps than most comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most frequently supported video apps supported by medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV. The video apps "NetFlix" is also supported by this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

The 40PFS5709 has a quite thick depth (71 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago. The average depth of TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV is 59mm.

Televisions with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba 40RL953B (57mm), the Sony KDL-50W805 (£499) (64mm), or the LG 42LM3400 (£499) (76.5mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 40pfs570912, philips tv400hz
Barcodes 08712581719241

Philips 40PFS5709 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 40PFS5709 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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