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Philips 55PUS7809

55" 4K 60Hz May 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £139.64 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good sound quality
Good 3D picture quality
Expert reviews are average
27 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Sixteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, hangtot.com and prad.de have rated this 4K and 8K TV on average 69%.

Philips TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,107 expert and owner 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 television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This Philips TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 55PUS7809 will cost £140 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 320 TVs of this spec and age.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Three years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “Two series of Ultra HD TVs—the higher-end 8809 and the more affordable 7809” but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars out of 5. Expert website Trustedreviews.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this TV “We love the price of the Philips 55PUS7809.”.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Three customers who bought the product considered that it had good sound quality. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “With a washed-out black, ghosting in moving images, picture settings that could still be better and speakers that saturate as soon as you up the volume, compet”. Three years ago Paul Hodgson scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Great sound, (no separate sound bar needed) loads of”.

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The 55PUS7809 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed this TV considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Paul Hodgson mentioned on expert website Amazon “I can already say the 3D for me was better than seeing 3D movies at the cinema!”.

Good High Def TV

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote three years ago “Apart from Ultra HD resolution” in their review of this TV.

Quite Slow High Frequency Rate

When compared to other televisions that came out around the same time as this television that we have checked, the 55PUS7809's high frequency rate of only 60 hertz is one of the slowest. Televisions that have been available for a similar time to this television have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz.

If this television high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the LG 55UC970 (£1,430.09) (100Hz and higher rated), the LOEWE 54457W80 (100Hz and higher rated), or the Hisense XT910 (100Hz and higher rated).

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55PUS7809 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV is 170 cd/m², the brightest is 590 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 400 cd/m². The 55PUS7809 has a fairly bright display brightness (450 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

There are a number of alternative 55" televisions currently available that you might want to consider including the 55LA9659, or the 55LA970 both from LG or the Sony FWD-55X8500 which all of have better reviews.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Philips 58PUS6809 (58" and higher rated), the Panasonic TX-58AX800 (58" and higher rated), or the Hisense 58XT880 (58" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when Philips released the 55PUS7809.


Performance

Features Ambient Lighting

The Philips 55PUS7809 features ambient lighting, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Philips 55PUS7809 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The 55PUS7809 features local dimming, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Game Mode

The 55PUS7809 has a game mode, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55PUS7809 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also support Wi-Fi.

Alternative televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the Toshiba 58L9363, the Samsung UE55JU7002, or the LG 43UF690 which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Miracast

The 55PUS7809 supports Miracast, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55PUS7809 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Ergonomics

Supports Swivelling

The 55PUS7809 supports swivelling. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV do not support swivelling.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The 55PUS7809 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 55PUS7809 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55PUS7809 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this television also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Philips 55PUS7809 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Philips 55PUS7809 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Smart TV

Supports Interactive TV

The 55PUS7809 supports interactive TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Supports Internet TV

The Philips 55PUS7809 supports internet TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The 55PUS7809 supports Smart TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Supports One Video Apps

The number of video apps supported by the 55PUS7809 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This Philips television supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

The average depth of comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV is 57mm, and the depths range from 10mm to 100mm. When compared to other TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the 55PUS7809's depth of only 35 millimeters is one of the thinnest.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philipstv 55pus7809, philips 55pus7809, 55pus780912, 55pus780960
Barcodes 08712581712082, 08712581712099, 08712581712105

Philips 55PUS7809 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 55PUS7809 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 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 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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