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54

Overall Score

Philips 46PDL8908

pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended
An award winning 46" Full HD TV with satisfactory features
46" Full HD Yes 60Hz May 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date

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Philips 46PDL8908 Review

With excellent reviews, we have scored the Philips 46PDL8908 as follows for Summary.
85
11 Reviews + 2 Awards
53
Average Features
37
4 Years Old
50
£134 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 11 reviews. This TV has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ and an industry award from Pcforalla.idg.se. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this Philips TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
The 46PDL8908 has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £134 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite thin
3D
Only Full HD
Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

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Philips 46PDL8908 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This television received a "Recommended" award from review site Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ who decided that this TV was very good.

The editor of one more expert review site concluded that this TV was very good. This was from Pcforalla.idg.se who gave it an "Good Choice".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 11 expert reviews from sites including Lydogbilde.no, diskidee.nl, pcforalla.idg.se and tu.no the average expert rating of this Philips TV is 82 out of 100.

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Philips TVs Have Very Good Reviews

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


Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the 46PDL8908 of 46" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 47% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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3D

The 46PDL8908 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

TVs have thicknesses of between 1.7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The 46PDL8908's thickness of only 39.5mm is in the thinnest 16% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 46PDL8908 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Has a Child Lock

The Philips 46PDL8908 has a child lock. 90% of TVs do not have a child lock.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 46PDL8908 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of televisions which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The 46PDL8908's RMS rated power of 30W is in the highest 12% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The number of video apps supported by the 46PDL8908 is more than most TVs. This TV supports a Netflix video app, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this Philips TV.

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Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

Like most other televisions, the 46PDL8908 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. 61% of TVs are not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the Philips 46PDL8908 of 60Hz is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 33% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Features Local Dimming

The 46PDL8908 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 46PDL8908 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of televisions also do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Interactive TV

The Philips 46PDL8908 supports interactive TV, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not support interactive TV.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The 46PDL8908 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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Supports Parental Controls

The 46PDL8908 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 46PDL8908 supports smartphones being used as a remote, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Philips 46PDL8908's display brightness of 450 cd/m² is in the brightest 11% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The display brightnesses of TVs range from 50 cd/m² to 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The 46PDL8908 has an auto volume leveler, unlike 83% of TVs which do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 46PDL8908 has a 2D-3D converter. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Miracast

The 46PDL8908 supports Miracast, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 46PDL8908's motion interpolation frequency of 1,400Hz is in the fastest 5% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Philips released the 46PDL8908 in May 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the 46PDL8908 is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 46PDL8908 is £134.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 46pdl8908s/12, 46pdl8908s60, 46pdl8908s98
Barcodes 00871010355267, 00871258168238, 08712581682378, 08712581682385, 08712581703738
199Hz faster motion interpolation frequency
£60.06 cheaper to run
Two times lower RMS rated power
Faster motion interpolation frequency
31% cheaper to run
8% larger display diagonal
A lot lower RMS rated power

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