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Philips 42PFH5209

42" Full HD Flat 70mm May 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Depth Release Date £70.73 Electricity cost over 5 years
Running costs are very low
Philips has good reviews for its televisions
Full HD

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

This medium display diagonal TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and the 42PFH5209 has an average 5 year running cost of only £71 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 10% of all 622 televisions of this age and spec.


Reviews

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 2,108 expert and user 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. 96% of those that bought a Philips television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Philips released the 42PFH5209 in May 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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 42PFH5209 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579 which is also 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 medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 42PFH5209 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 100 hertz) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to this TV is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,500 cd/m². At only 300 candellas per square meter, the 42PFH5209 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

If this TV display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-43W756 (£389) (43").

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42PFH5209 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other TVs which also support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the 42LW579, or the 47LB730 both from LG are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Philips 42PFH5209 does not have an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this TV do have an ethernet port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The 42PFH5209 has an audio input for DVI, 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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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 42PFH5209 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other televisions of this type and age do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 42PFH5209 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The 42PFH5209 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of televisions of a similar type and age to this TV is 21W, and the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the 42PFH5209 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Other Features

Only One USB Port

The 42PFH5209 is a one USB port television. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV have between one and two USB ports.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Thick

The depths of medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 59mm. With a depth of 70 millimeters, the 42PFH5209 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 70mm thick TVs currently available including the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99) which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 42pfh520988
Barcodes 08712581724979

Philips 42PFH5209 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 42PFH5209 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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