Philips 42PFT630912
Philips 42PFT6309
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Philips 42PFT630912

A very economical to run 42" Full HD TV with fine features and cheap price
42" Full HD Yes No Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Philips 42PFT6309 Review

With low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Philips 42PFT6309 number 104 in 3D TVs, number 114 in 40 inch TVs and number 154 in Netflix recommended TVs.
Very Good
Average Features
3 Years Old
£57 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A++, and its running costs of only £57 over 5 years are in the cheapest 12% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Philips TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the 42PFT6309 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is average for watching films, ranking number 273 in TVs for films. It is also mediocre for playing games, ranking number 366 in TVs for gaming as well being mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 654 in TVs for sport.

Philips 42PFT6309 In-Depth Analysis


Philips Has Very Good TV Reviews

We checked 2,496 expert and user reviews (including 1,948 verified purchases) for Philips televisions and found that on average Philips has very good reviews compared to other brands. 99% of those that bought a Philips television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money


Only Full HD

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The Philips 42PFT6309's display diagonal of 42" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 39% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the Philips 42PFT6309 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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The 42PFT6309 is 3D. 74% of televisions are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the 42PFT6309 of 70mm is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 74% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The 42PFT6309 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Interactive TV

The 42PFT6309 supports interactive TV. 93% of TVs do not support interactive TV.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Philips 42PFT6309 has a 2D-3D converter, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Features Local Dimming

The 42PFT6309 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Philips 42PFT6309 has an audio input for DVI. 92% of TVs do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Supports Miracast

The 42PFT6309 supports Miracast, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support Miracast.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The 42PFT6309 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The 42PFT6309 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This Philips TV supports a Netflix video app, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this Philips television.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Philips 42PFT6309 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of televisions range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The high frequency rate of the 42PFT6309 of only 60Hz is in the slowest 18% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Philips TV has been on the market since April 2014.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

This TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, and the 42PFT6309 has an average 5 year running cost of only £57 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheaper to run TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 42pft630912
Barcodes 08712581723774, 08712581725853

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