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Philips 49PUH4900/88

Philips 49PUH4900/88

49" Flat 79mm Oct 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Depth Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

On average Philips 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings as do all televisions manufactured by Philips.

Good Remote Control

One person wrote in their reviews that the Philips 49PUH4900 had a good remote control.

Easy to Use

One Philips 49PUH4900 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Reasonably Priced

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Dr Pedro Fonseca said a few weeks ago “The remote also looks cheap” in their review of this TV.

LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports Ten Video Formats Supporteds

supports ten video formats supporteds

The 49PUH4900/88 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by televisions of this type and age. The video formats supporteds "AVC", "H.264", "H.265", "MKV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "VC-1" and "WMV9" are also supported by this TV.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The 49PUH4900/88 has a greater number of audio formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year. This Philips television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of this age and type. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Light

The average weight of TVs of this type and age is 20kg. At only 11.5 kilograms, the 49PUH4900/88 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 49PUH4900/88.

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14 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the Philips 49PUH4900 did not have good sound quality. Dr Pedro Fonseca mentioned “The problem is that the audio is encoded with the AAC coded w” in their review but they scored the product 4 stars.

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who bought it thought it did not have good picture quality.

Poor Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the Philips 49PUH4900 considered that it was not good quality. James wrote on Amazon this month “This TV is utter garbage! The sound is awful the picture quality is poor”.

Poor Support

One person who purchased it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance.

Poor Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not able to connect to the internet. Dr Pedro Fonseca wrote on Amazon in October this year “It does not have any kind of internet connection” but even so they still scored it 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Smart TV

Most of the other televisions of this age and spec support smart TV, however the Philips 49PUH4900/88 does not support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a smart TV and we think the UE65JS8502[pl_3097304_price], or the UE48JU6485[pl_2869407_price] both from Samsung or the LG 43UF6909[plb_3144065_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the 49PUH4900/88 have a wi-Fi, however the Philips 49PUH4900/88 does not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the UE40JU6440[pl_2858290_price], or the UE55JU6445[pl_2869328_price] both from Samsung or the LG 43UF7767[plb_2871899_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago are not 3D. The 49PUH4900/88 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might also want to consider the LG 49UX960[plb_3386982_price], the Panasonic TX-55CRW854[plb_2887148_price], or the Grundig 55 VLX 8481[plb_2865483_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the 49PUH4900/88 do not have a built-in camera. The 49PUH4900/88 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-55AX900[plb_2504271_price], the Samsung UN65JS9500[plb_2756557_price], or the LG 105UC9[plb_2828825_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Seven Image Formats Supporteds

The 49PUH4900/88 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by televisions of this age and type. The image formats supporteds "BMP", "GIF", "JPS", "MPO", "PNG" and "PNS" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 49PUH4900/88 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 49PUH4900/88 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the 55EG9609[pl_2899573_price], the 65EG9609[pl_2938944_price], or the 65EF9509[pl_3048925_price] all from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the 49PUH4900/88 is 25W. At only 16 Watts, the 49PUH4900/88 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 49PUH4900/88.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of TVs of a similar age and type to the 49PUH4900/88 is 370 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 170 cd/m² to 700 cd/m². At only 300 candellas per square meter, the Philips 49PUH4900/88 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 49PUH4900/88.

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Fairly Thick

The depths of TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 49PUH4900/88 range from 11mm to 100mm. With a depth of 79 millimeters, the 49PUH4900/88 has one of the thicker depths amongst TVs of this age.

We compared all the other 79mm thick TVs to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the 55PUT4900[pl_3152478_price], the 65PUS7120/12[pl_2783439_price], and the 55PUH4900/88[pl_3151180_price] all from Philips is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 49PUH4900/88

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this Philips TV is A. The 49PUH4900/88 has an average 5 year running cost of £121 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 465 TVs of a comparable age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

This television was released over a year ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio (L,R) in
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Firmware Upgradeable
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Programming Period
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Subtitle Formats Supported
Teletext
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Signal Strength Indication
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
USB Ports Quantity
Dimming Type

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 18 July 2016 by James

This TV is utter garbage! The sound is awful the picture quality is poor and 4K is questionable! The refresh rate is better on my 4 year old 22" Hitachi!! stay well clear of this brand!!!!!!!!... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2016 by Dr Pedro Fonseca

First of all notice that this is not a smart TV, it does not have any kind of internet connection. The remote also looks cheap, and the standings / legs of the TV don't exactly reverberate... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Hakan bayram | 33 Comments

There is no GAME MODE on the 49PUT4900 model. Mode mode is vital when playing on the ps4.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £116.97
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £120.01
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Energy Rating
0.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 49puh490088, philips 49puh4900, philips 49puh490088
Barcodes 08718863006481

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