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Philips 42PFT630912

76

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Philips 42PFT630912

£349.99
Philips 42PFT6309
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A very economical to run and affordable 42" Full HD TV, good for watching films
42" Full HD No 70mm Jun 2014 A++
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Philips 42PFT6309 Review

With very low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Philips 42PFT6309 number 117 in 3D TVs, number 186 in 40 inch TVs and number 255 in Netflix recommended TVs.
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Value for Money
Very Good
74
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
94
Running Costs
£44 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Hisense televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A++, and its running costs of only £44 over 5 years are in the cheapest 11% of all 4,318 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Philips TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Ambilight 2-sided
Frameless design
Pixel plus HD
200Hz perfect motion rate
3D
Smart TV
MyRemote
Wi-Fi miracast
Skype TV video calls
Cloud explorer
Multiroom client
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the 42PFT6309 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 311 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 531 in TVs for film as well being very good for watching sport, ranking number 537 in TVs for sport.
73
Watching Films
Very Good
73
Watching Sport
Very Good
76
Playing Games
Very Good

Philips 42PFT6309 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Philips Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 3,303 owner and expert reviews (including 2,589 verified purchases) for Philips TVs and found that on average Philips has very good reviews compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £349.99 it is cheaper than 74% of televisions.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

This TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 42PFT6309 will cost only £44 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the cheaper to run televisions.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in June 2014.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Philips 42PFT6309 of 42" is pretty 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 typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The 42PFT6309 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The Philips 42PFT6309 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of televisions are not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The thickness of the 42PFT6309 of 70mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 70% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. TVs have thicknesses of between 1.7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Philips 42PFT6309 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 42PFT6309 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 86% of televisions which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Miracast

The 42PFT6309 supports Miracast, unlike 86% of TVs which do not support Miracast.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 42PFT6309 has a 2D-3D converter. 87% of televisions do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Features Local Dimming

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

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Supports Interactive TV

The 42PFT6309 supports interactive TV, which is unusual. 94% of televisions do not support interactive TV.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The 42PFT6309 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 42PFT6309 is more than most televisions. This TV supports Netflix, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by televisions. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this television.

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The 42PFT6309's high frequency rate of only 60Hz is in the slowest 18% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

philips 42pft630912, 42pft630960

Barcodes:

08712581723774, 08712581725853

Philips 42PFT630912

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