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Philips 46PDL8908
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Philips 46PDL8908 Good Choice Recommended
46" 60Hz May 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This TV received a "Recommended" from who wrote that this television was good.

This TV received a "Good Choice" award from

Good Expert Reviews

Eleven experts from sites including,, and have rated this TV on average 82 out of 100.

Philips Televisions Have Good Reviews

Mid-size TVs manufactured by Philips have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Philips also has good ratings across its entire range.

Supports Smart TV

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 46PDL8908 which do not support smart TV, the 46PDL8908 supports smart TV.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG 47LM960, the Panasonic TX-40AS640, or the Samsung UE46F6400.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 46PDL8908 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 46PDL8908 do not have a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE32H6410, or the UE46F8000 both from Samsung.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The 46PDL8908 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most TVs of a comparable age and type to the 46PDL8908 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the Philips 46PDL8908 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This television supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly supported wi-Fi standards on mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Low Power Consumption (off)

Televisions of this age and type have power consumption (off)s of between 0.01W and 0.5W. The 46PDL8908 has a fairly low power consumption (off) (only 0.1 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 46PDL8908.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

When compared to other televisions that were released around the same time as the 46PDL8908 that we have assessed, the 46PDL8908's motion interpolation frequency of 1,400 hertz is one of the fastest. The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 46PDL8908 is 260Hz.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the TVs of this type and age the display brightnesss range from 160 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 330 cd/m². The Philips 46PDL8908 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (450 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other TVs of a similar type and age to the 46PDL8908 that we have assessed the RMS rated power of, the 46PDL8908's RMS rated power of 30 Watts is one of the highest. The average RMS rated power of TVs of this age and spec is 18W.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

supports eight video formats supporteds

The 46PDL8908 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. This TV supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by TVs of this type and age. The video formats supporteds "AVI", "H.264", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "VC-1" and "WMV9" are also supported by this Philips TV.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Quite Thin

With a depth of only 39.5 millimeters, the 46PDL8908 has one of the thinner depths amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the televisions of a similar age and type to the 46PDL8908 the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Philips 46PDL8908 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was not good looking.

Poor Stand

One customer who bought this TV wrote that it did not have a good stand.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 46PDL8908, the Philips 46PDL8908 does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the UE46ES8000S, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Running Costs Are Very High

This mid-size TV is rated A for energy efficiency, however the 46PDL8908 is in the most expensive 16% of all 668 TVs of this type and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 46PDL8908 is £134.


Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The 46PDL8908 has one of the slower high frequency rates (only 60 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the televisions of a similar spec and age to the 46PDL8908 the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz.

TVs with a faster high frequency rate that might also be worth considering include the UE40B6000 (100Hz and higher rated), or the UN46B7000 (100Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age.

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Only Two Processor Coress

The 46PDL8908 is a two processor cores television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Philips 46PDL8908 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

TVs that came out more than two years ago have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 75kWh. At 115 kilowatt hours, the 46PDL8908 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 46PDL8908.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 46PDL8908 that we have assessed, the Philips 46PDL8908's weight of 26 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago range from 3.7kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 46PDL8908

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that are a similar 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over three years.


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HD Type
High Frequency Rate
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Video Apps
Interactive TV
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio (L,R) in
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Firmware Upgradeable
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Child Lock
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Processor Cores
Built-In Camera
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Signal Strength Indication
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
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Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Package Height
Package Depth
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Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Box Dimensions (W X D X H)
USB Ports Quantity

2 Awards Good Choice Recommended

Expert Reviews

24 May 2013

There's no frame, no curvy chrome stand, just a single (46 or 55in) slab of almost-square 'gradient' glass ? black at the top, fading into transparency at the bottom ? that rests nonchalantly... Read more…

23 August 2013

Philips skiller sig ud fra mængden med et design-tv, som faktisk leverer rigtig flot billedkvalitet. 55PFL8908 tager sig lige så godt ud, når det er slukket, som når det er tændt. Det kræver...

12 August 2013

De Philips DesignLine 55PDL8908S/12 is zowel qua design als technisch een bijzonder toestel. Designliefhebbers kunnen hun hartje ophalen met het ?zwevende? glaspaneel waarin het LCD-paneel...

1 July 2013

Philips 55PDL8908S, farkl? bir tasar?m ve yüksek görüntü kalitesiyle bulu?turuyor.Her yeni cihaz kategorisinde oldu?u gibi ak?ll? televizyonlarda da önce temel tasar?ml? ürünler piyasaya... Read more…

1 June 2013

Ünlü elektronik firmas? Philips Smart TV'lere yeni bir yorum getirdi ve DesingLine ad?n? verdi?i serisini duyurdu. Bu serinin en önemli özelli?i ise cihaz?n ön yüzünde bulunan cam panel. Bu... Read more…

30 August 2014

Se você procura uma TV com um design único e elegante, pode apostar nesse modelo sem pensar duas vezes. Já se você também quer um televisor com um sistema smart funcional, talvez seja melhor...

Cool udseende og udfrelse
Njagtig og neutral billedkvalitet
Design arrojado e exigente
3D ativo convincente, com pouca interferncia
Iluminao perifrica Ambilight
Skrmen er spejlblank
Mangler en del smartapps
Lyden savner dynamik
Preo elevado
Funes de Smart TVs fraqussimas
5 March 2014

A TV DesignLine 55PDL8908, da Philips, é certamente um aparelho que cativa seu usuário na primeira impressão por causa de seu desenho ?folha de vidro?. Ou causa estranhamento sobre seu enorme... Read more…

23 September 2013

Samsungs topplinje är det närmsta vi kommer en fungerande TV, men varför envisas de med att göra dem i trist plast? Utöver detta händer det faktiskt inte mycket nytänkande inom... Read more…

6 September 2013

Denna tv från Philips är gigantisk, och väger bly. Och den ser inte ut som någon annan tv vi testat tidigare, närmast designmässigt är nog Bang & Olufsens apparater.KonstruktionHela fronten... Read more…

22 August 2013

Ordet ?design-TV? har blivit ett alltmer utslitet begrepp eftersom alla TV-apparater numera är minimalistiska och platta som pannkakor. Designteamen har ingen lätt uppgift när det finns så... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £133.00
Electricity cost when on standby £0.61
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Total running cost over 5 years £133.61
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 46pdl8908, 46pdl8908s, 46pdl8908s60, 46pdl8908s12, 46pdl8908s98, 46pdl8908s/12
Barcodes 00871010355267, 00871258168238, 08712581682378, 08712581682385, 08712581703738

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