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Philips 55PUS8601

55" Flat Oct 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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Philips 55PUS8601 4K UHD LED LCD TV Review
Philips PUS8601 review en unboxing. Verkrijgbaar als 55PUS8601 en 65PUS8601.

16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This TV received a score of 80% from TV expert review website avforums.com.

Philips Televisions Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Philips televisions and also specifically for Philips 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases Philips had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Nice Design

One Philips 55PUS8601 owner who bought it considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Avforums.com wrote “Edge LED backlighting; it incorporates an attractive design with four-sided Ambilight”.

Good Size

One Philips 55PUS8601 owner who bought it considered that it was thin.

Good High Def TV

One Philips 55PUS8601 owner concluded that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Avforums.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in January last year “The Philips 8601 is an Ultra HD 4K LCD TV that uses a razor slim chassis” in their review of the Philips 55PUS8601.

Reasonably Priced

One customer concluded that the Philips 55PUS8601 was good value for money. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “The Dutch brand also had another innovative – and potentially affordable – TV series up its sleeve in the shape of the PUS8601s” in their review of this TV.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the Philips 55PUS8601 has a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the 65UF860[pl_2834088_price], or the 65UF770[pl_2844959_price] both from LG which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE60JU6400[plb_2894934_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports Smart TV

The Philips 55PUS8601 supports smart TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the 55PUS8601 also support smart TV.

Other TVs which support smart TV currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper television such as the Samsung UE60JU6400[plb_2894934_price] or you might consider a better rated television such as the 65UF860[pl_2834088_price], or the 65UF770[pl_2844959_price] both from LG.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

At 700 candellas per square meter, the Philips 55PUS8601 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. The dimmest display brightness of 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55PUS8601 is 170 cd/m², the brightest is 700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 380 cd/m².

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55PUS8601 have motion interpolation frequencys of between 100Hz and 3,000Hz. When compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago, the 55PUS8601's motion interpolation frequency of 1,800 hertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55PUS8601 is 25W, and the RMS rated powers range from 8W to 120W. At 50 Watts, the 55PUS8601 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 55PUS8601.

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Six Processor Coress

Most TVs of this spec and age have between two and seven processor coress, including the Philips 55PUS8601 which has six processor coress.

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Supports Nine Video Formats Supporteds

supports nine video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the 55PUS8601 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the 55PUS8601. The video formats supporteds "VC-1", "AVC", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "WMV9", "H.264" and "MKV" are also supported by this TV.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Features Two Video Appss

The number of video apps featured on the 55PUS8601 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television features a NetFlix video apps, which is the most commonly featured video apps featured on TVs of this type and age. The video apps "YouTube" is also featured on this TV.

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Features One Music Apps

The 55PUS8601 has a greater number of music app than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year. This television features an Spotify music apps, which is the most frequently featured music apps featured on TVs of a similar type and age to the 55PUS8601.

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Quite Thin

TVs of a similar age and type to the 55PUS8601 have depths of between 11mm and 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. The 55PUS8601 has a very thin depth (only 17 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55PUS8601.

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7 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £348.96

The price of the 55PUS8601 increased by £348.96 in the last few weeks.

Not 3D

The 55PUS8601 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the 55PUS8601 are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the LG 65UF860[plb_2834088_price], or the Samsung UE65JU7500[plb_2824103_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 55PUS8601 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55PUS8601 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE60JU6400[plb_2894934_price].

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast TVs of a comparable age and type that we found costs £120 and the most expensive costs £12,899. We think that this Philips TV looks expensive for a TV of a comparable type and age.

Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 55PUS8601 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the 55PUS8601. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Seven Image Formats Supporteds

The 55PUS8601 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the 55PUS8601. The image formats supporteds "PNG", "GIF", "BMP", "PNS", "MPO" and "JPS" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 55PUS8601, the 55PUS8601 does not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the 55EG960[pl_2879979_price], the 55EG920[pl_3059448_price], or the 65EF950[pl_3059572_price] all from LG which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 55PUS8601

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This television has been on the market for over a year.

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this television is A. The average 5 year running cost of the 55PUS8601 is £187 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 474 TVs of a comparable age and type.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Video Apps
Music Apps
Interactive TV
Video On Demand (VOD) Support
Operating System Version
Operating System Installed
User Memory
Audio
Detachable Speakers
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
RF Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Firmware Upgradeable
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Picture Mute (for Radio)
Firmware Upgradeable Via
Programming Period
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Processor Cores
Subtitle Formats Supported
Teletext
Subtitles Function
Ambient Lighting
Ambient Lighting Type
Design
Colour of Product
Signal Strength Indication
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Technical Details
Light Sensor

Expert Reviews

(2)
1 February 2016

The Philips 8601 is an Ultra HD 4K LCD TV that uses a razor slim chassis and edge LED backlighting; it incorporates an attractive design with four-sided Ambilight and detachable speakers. The TV... Read more…

7 September 2015

Philips' new Ambilux technology might have hogged the IFA headlines , but the Dutch brand also had another innovative ? and potentially affordable ? TV series up its sleeve in the shape of the... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £184.27
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £186.10
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Energy Rating
0.92T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.92 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55pus860112, 55pus860160, philips 55pus8601
Barcodes 08718863001790, 08718863001813

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