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Philips 50PFT6550

£499.00
50" Full HD Active Jul 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £92.77 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good high def TV
Features ambient lighting
Trusted Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this medium display diagonal TV. This TV received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and avforums.com the average expert rating of this TV is 75 out of 100.

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 2,107 expert and user reviews (including 23 verified purchases), Philips has good reviews for its TVs. Philips also has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 100% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the 50PFT6550 is typical compared to the other 237 TVs of a comparable age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 50PFT6550 will cost £93 over 5 years to run.


Features

Good Features

One Philips 50PFT6550 reviewer considered that the product had good features. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Nice features” in their review of this TV.


Design

Well Designed

One Philips 50PFT6550 reviewer concluded that the product was well designed. Two years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “Attractive and spacesaving design, Android runs more stably than it does on Sony's TVs” in their Philips 50PFT6550 review but despite that they scored the Philips 50PFT6550 1 stars.

Good Quality

One customer considered that it was good quality. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their Philips 50PFT6550 review “Mostly excellent, dynamic picture quality” .


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was July 2015 when Philips released the 50PFT6550.


Display

Good High Def TV

Two Philips 50PFT6550 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Philips 50PFT6550 was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Avforums.com said “The Philips 50PFT6550 is a Full HD LCD TV with an LED backlight” in their review of this TV. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “What is the Philips 50PFT6550? The Philips 50PFT6550 is a 50-inch TV with – shock horror – a Full HD rather than native 4K screen resolution” in their review of this TV and rated the product 7 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Avforums.com gave it a rating of 6 stars and said “It supports active shutter 3D, although it doesn't come with any glasses” in their Philips 50PFT6550 review.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 50PFT6550 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 50PFT6550 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions that have been around for more than a year also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs that are a similar age to this TV is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,000Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the 50PFT6550 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The 50PFT6550 has one of the brighter display brightnesses (350 candellas per square meter) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. The dimmest display brightness of TVs that have been available for more than a year is 180 cd/m², the brightest is 1,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 300 cd/m².

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inch TV.

We compared all the other 50" televisions to this TV and we think the Samsung UE50J5100 (£429) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Sony W805C (£399) (54.6") which is also cheaper.

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Performance

Features Ambient Lighting

The 50PFT6550 features ambient lighting. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television also feature ambient lighting.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Philips 50PFT6550 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as this television also have an ambient light sensor.

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Features Local Dimming

The 50PFT6550 features local dimming. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The 50PFT6550 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also have a game mode.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Philips 50PFT6550 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television.

There are a number of other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including the DB40E (£497.70), or the UE43J5600 (£490.99) both from Samsung and both of which are cheaper; or the Samsung UE48J6300 (£499) which has better reviews.

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Supports Miracast

The 50PFT6550 supports Miracast, as do most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Philips 50PFT6550 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Philips 50PFT6550 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Philips 50PFT6550 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Philips 50PFT6550 has an audio input for DVI, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Philips 50PFT6550 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 50PFT6550 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Philips 50PFT6550 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television.

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Smart TV

Supports Interactive TV

The 50PFT6550 supports interactive TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support interactive TV.

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Supports Video On Demand (VOD)

The Philips 50PFT6550 supports video on demand (VOD). Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year also support video on demand (VOD).

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Supports Internet TV

The 50PFT6550 supports internet TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The Philips 50PFT6550 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Supports Two Video Apps

The Philips 50PFT6550 has a greater number of video apps than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Philips TV supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most frequently supported video apps supported by comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year. The video apps "NetFlix" is also supported by this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 77 millimeters, the 50PFT6550 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for more than a year.

Other 77mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to look at include the Philips 40PFK4200 (£398.61) which is cheaper.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Samsung UE48J5510 (£479) (67.1mm and cheaper), or the Philips 48PFT5500 (£429) (78mm and cheaper).

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Price

Pricey

TVs of a comparable spec and age range in price from £150 to £999. We think that this medium display diagonal TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of a comparable spec and age.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 50pft655012
Barcodes 08718863002032

Philips 50PFT6550 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 50PFT6550 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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