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Philips 55PFS6609

£699.99
55" Full HD Active Mar 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £86.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Running costs are very low
Nice design
10 Reviews + 1 Award
Trusted Reviews Recommended
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Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A++, and the 55PFS6609 is in the cheapest 5% of all 307 TVs of this spec and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55PFS6609 is only £87.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of websites Trusted Reviews thought that concluded that they would endorse this Philips TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this large display diagonal TV is 73 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Philips Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 2,107 expert and owner reviews, Philips has good reviews for its televisions. Philips also has good reviews specifically for its large display diagonal TVs compared to other manufacturers. 50% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk gave this TV a score of 4 stars and wrote two years ago “Philips latest 6-Series screens are as pretty as a picture” in their review. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review on PC Advisor.co.uk “Smart app support is pretty decent” and scored the Philips 55PFS6609 80 out of 100. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Gorgeous premium design”.

One Philips 55PFS6609 owner who reviewed the Philips 55PFS6609 considered that it was neat. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk scored it 80 out of 100 and said “Add a neat swivelling stand and of course Philips' integrated Ambilight mood lighting, an”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Philips 55PFS6609 was good quality. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Philips 55PFS6609 on PC Advisor.co.uk two years ago “Excellent picture quality” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Also two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “Good-value TV with great image quality and superb black levels.” in their review of the Philips 55PFS6609.

Easy to Use

One person thought the product was easy to use. Two years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned “Remote is cheap and sluggish to use” in their Philips 55PFS6609 review.


Features

Good Stand

Some Philips 55PFS6609 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Philips 55PFS6609 had a good stand. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV “Snowy white back panel, they immediately stand out from the crowd” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Remote Control

One Philips 55PFS6609 owner thought the Philips 55PFS6609 had a good remote control.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One Philips 55PFS6609 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Two years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote “Great price”. One Philips 55PFS6609 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was a bargain for the price.


Display

Good High Def TV

A number of people who reviewed the product wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago Trustedreviews.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said “What is the Philips 55PFS6609? The Philips 55PFS6609 is a full HD 55-inch TV equipped with a dual-core processor”. Expert website Whathifi.com wrote “Only have eyes for Full HD content, then this Philips 55PFS6609 is well worth an audition”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “The PFS6609 is Philips' top-of-the-range Full HD TV for 2014” in their Philips 55PFS6609 review.

Good Picture Quality

Some Philips 55PFS6609 reviewers reckoned that it had good picture quality. One Philips 55PFS6609 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a good contrast ratio. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote “Excellent contrast ratio 4290 1” in their Philips 55PFS6609 review.

One Philips 55PFS6609 owner who purchased the Philips 55PFS6609 concluded that it was good for playing games on. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote “Input lag is high for gaming” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people who bought it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Avforums.com said in their Philips 55PFS6609 review “Besides the suitably large screen real estate, you get Philips super Ambilight system, Smart Cloud TV, active shutter 3D technology and lots more besides” .

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large display diagonal TVs that were released 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 Philips 55PFS6609 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 350 candellas per square meter, the Philips 55PFS6609 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV. The average display brightness of similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV is 390 cd/m², and the display brightnesses range from 220 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m².

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inches television.

There are a number of other 55" televisions currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE55F6100 (£569) which is cheaper; or the Toshiba 55L7453 (£599) which has better reviews.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when this television was released.


Smart TV

Good Smart TV

One Philips 55PFS6609 reviewer thought the product had great smart functions. Whathifi.com said “Philips 55PFS6609 The 55in LED-backlight LCD screen, with Full HD 3D and smart features, is the first Phi” in their review.

Supports Interactive TV

The 55PFS6609 supports interactive TV, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The 55PFS6609 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The 55PFS6609 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support Smart TV.

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Supports One Video Apps

The Philips 55PFS6609 has a greater number of video apps than most televisions of this type and age. This television supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by TVs of this age and type.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55PFS6609 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think the LG 55LF652 (£623.42) which is cheaper; or the Sony KDL-55W829 (£699.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared all the other televisions which also support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Philips 55PFS6409 (£706.89) is also worth considering.

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Supports Miracast

The Philips 55PFS6609 supports Miracast. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also support Miracast.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Philips 55PFS6609 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Philips 55PFS6609 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The 55PFS6609 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Philips 55PFS6609 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an auto volume leveler.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 55PFS6609 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55PFS6609 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Philips 55PFS6609 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 54 millimeters, the 55PFS6609 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this television.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55F6100 (£569) (49.2mm) which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 55pfs6609, 55pfs660912
Barcodes 08712581710323

Philips 55PFS6609 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 55PFS6609 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 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 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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