Philips 42PFH5209
Philips 42PFH5209
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Philips 42PFH5209

A very economical to run 42" Full HD television, but with poor features
42" Full HD No Flat May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date

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Philips 42PFH5209 Review

With low running costs but at over 3 years old,
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£71 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £71 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Not 3D
Does not support Wi-Fi
Only one USB port

Philips 42PFH5209 In-Depth Analysis


Philips Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,496 user 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 42PFH5209's display diagonal of 42" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 39% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV 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 42PFH5209 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The 42PFH5209's thickness of 70mm is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 74% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42PFH5209 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike 59% of televisions which support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The 42PFH5209 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Only One USB Port

The Philips 42PFH5209 is a one USB port TV. Most of the other televisions have between one and two USB ports.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Philips 42PFH5209 does not have an ethernet port, unlike 64% of TVs which have an ethernet port.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Philips 42PFH5209 has an audio input for DVI, unlike 92% of televisions which do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the 42PFH5209 of only 100Hz is fairly slow compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 17% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in May 2014.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and the 42PFH5209 is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on passable energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42PFH5209 is £71.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 42pfh520988
Barcodes 08712581724979

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