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Philips 55PUS7181

£999.00
55" 4K Flat YouTube Mar 2016
A
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Video Apps Release Date £157.26 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Supports picture mute (for radio)
Features ambient lighting
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This 4K and 8K TV received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from Cnetfrance.fr.

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 2,107 user and expert reviews (including 1,636 verified purchases), Philips has good reviews for its TVs. Philips also has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other manufacturers. 99% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This 4K and 8K TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, and the 55PUS7181 is typical compared to the other 473 TVs of a similar type and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55PUS7181 is £158.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This television was released in March 2016.


Management Features

Supports Picture Mute (for Radio)

The 55PUS7181 supports picture mute (for radio), as do most of the other TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55PUS7181 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Performance

Features Ambient Lighting

The Philips 55PUS7181 features ambient lighting. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago also feature ambient lighting.

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Features USB Recording

The 55PUS7181 features USB recording. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also feature USB recording.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Philips 55PUS7181 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also have an ambient light sensor.

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Has a Game Mode

The Philips 55PUS7181 has a game mode. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV also have a game mode.

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Features Local Dimming

The 55PUS7181 features local dimming. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also feature local dimming.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Philips 55PUS7181 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the UE50JU6400 (£999), or the UE48JS8500 (£999) both from Samsung which and both of have better reviews.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a Wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic TX-55EX600 (£999) is also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55PUS7181 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television also have an ethernet port.

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Display

Not 3D

Like most of the other televisions of this age and type, the 55PUS7181 is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE48JS8500 (£999) which is also higher rated.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 55" TVs currently available including the UE55JU6000 (£907.99), or the UE55JU6510 (£899) both from Samsung or the Hisense LTDN55K720 (£930.35) all of which are cheaper.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-58DX700 (£739.99) (58") which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The 55PUS7181 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this television do not have a DVI port.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The 55PUS7181 has an audio input for DVI, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 55PUS7181 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The 55PUS7181 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Audio

Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of televisions of this age and type is 26W, and the RMS rated powers range from 10W to 200W. The 55PUS7181 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (45 Watts) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Philips 55PUS7181 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a desktop stand included.

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Smart TV

Supports Interactive TV

The 55PUS7181 supports interactive TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also support interactive TV.

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Supports Video On Demand (VOD)

The 55PUS7181 supports video on demand (VOD), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Supports Timeshift

The Philips 55PUS7181 supports timeshift, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Supports Internet TV

The 55PUS7181 supports internet TV, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports Smart TV

The 55PUS7181 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Supports One Video Apps

The 55PUS7181 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This television supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by TVs of this age and spec.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

The Philips 55PUS7181 has a fairly thin depth (only 44 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec. The thinnest depth of TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV is 17mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm.

Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the UE55JU6050 (£763.39) (50.1mm and cheaper), or the UE55JU6000 (£907.99) (50.1mm and cheaper) both from Samsung.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips tv 55pus7181, 55pus718112
Barcodes 08718863008270

Philips 55PUS7181 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 55PUS7181 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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