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Philips 50PFH4009

£455.39
50" Full HD 60Hz Flat Sep 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date £105.99 Electricity cost over 5 years
Philips TVs have good reviews
Full HD
Does not support Wi-Fi
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Reviews

Philips TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,107 owner and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Philips TVs and found that on average Philips has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Philips has good reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 100% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This medium display diagonal TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The 50PFH4009 is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of this age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 50PFH4009 will cost £106 over 5 years to run.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Philips released the 50PFH4009 in September 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable age and type 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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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV, the 50PFH4009 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Samsung UN48H6400 (£449.99); or the Samsung UE48H6500 (£469).

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The Philips 50PFH4009 has one of the slower high frequency rates (only 60 hertz) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. The average high frequency rate of medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV is 220Hz, and the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

Alternative 60Hz refresh rate televisions currently available which you might want to consider include the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99) which has better reviews.

If this television high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-40W705 (£369) (200Hz and higher rated); or the Hisense LTDN50K220 (£365) (100Hz and cheaper), or the Philips 40PFH5300 (200Hz and cheaper).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs that are a comparable age to this TV have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the 50PFH4009 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst televisions of this age.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 280 candellas per square meter, the 50PFH4009 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this TV. The dimmest display brightness of similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,500 cd/m².

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inch TV.

We compared this television to all the other 50" televisions and we think the Samsung UE50H6200 (£499.98) which has better reviews; or the LG 50LB580 (£449) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 50PFH4009 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years which support Wi-Fi.

Other televisions which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the UE40H5500 (£452.59), or the UN48H6400 (£449.99) both from Samsung or the LG 50LB580 (£449).

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Philips 50PFH4009 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The 50PFH4009 has an audio input for DVI. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this television also have an audio input for DVI.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV

The 50PFH4009 does not support Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years do support Smart TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The Philips 50PFH4009 does not support internet TV, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Performance

Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The Philips 50PFH4009 does not feature local dimming, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature local dimming.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Philips 50PFH4009 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 50PFH4009 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Thick

TVs of a similar age and type to this television have depths of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average depth is 59mm. The 50PFH4009 has a fairly thick depth (88 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Televisions with a thicker depth that might be worth considering include the Philips 47PFL3188 (£379.99) (91mm and cheaper), or the Samsung HG40EC460 (£449.11) (90.9mm and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 50pfh400988
Barcodes 08718863000366

Philips 50PFH4009 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 50PFH4009 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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