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Philips 55PUS8601 Review
|14 Reviews + 4 Awards|
|2 Years Old|
|£140 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 80?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this Philips TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
The 55PUS8601 has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £140 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,318 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
What is This TV Best Used For?Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 325 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 546 in TVs for film as well being very good for watching sport, ranking number 545 in TVs for sport.
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Philips 55PUS8601 In-Depth Analysis
Four Industry Awards
Experts rave about this Philips television and have given it four awards.
The writer at review site Gadgetgear.nl said that this television was marvellous and gave it their "Gold" award.
The writer at one other expert review site concluded that this TV was very good. This was from Audiovision.de who gave it an "Power Saver Award".
Good Expert Reviews
Philips Has Very Good Television Reviews
We checked 3,303 expert and user reviews (including 2,589 verified purchases) for Philips televisions and found that on average Philips has very good ratings. 98% of those that bought a Philips television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Poor Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,699.99 it is more expensive than 88% of televisions.
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this television is A. The 55PUS8601 has an average running cost of £140 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,318 televisions.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Philips released the 55PUS8601 in October 2015.
The highest resolution of the 55PUS8601 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. Across all televisions the worst resolution is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the 55PUS8601 of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 20% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology
The 55PUS8601 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.
The Philips 55PUS8601 is not 3D, although this is within the context that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.
Thinner Than Average
The thicknesses of televisions range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The Philips 55PUS8601's thickness of only 17mm is in the thinnest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.
The Philips 55PUS8601 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.
Supports Interactive TV
The Philips 55PUS8601 supports interactive TV, which is unusual. 94% of televisions do not support interactive TV.
Brighter Than Average Display Brightness
The display brightness of the 55PUS8601 of 700 cd/m² is in the brightest 2% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Televisions have display brightnesses of between 50 cd/m² and 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 360 cd/m².
Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of televisions is 2W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the Philips 55PUS8601 of 50W is in the highest 4% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.
Features Local Dimming
The Philips 55PUS8601 features local dimming, unlike 76% of televisions which do not feature local dimming.
Features Ambient Lighting
The 55PUS8601 features ambient lighting, unlike 98% of televisions which do not feature ambient lighting.
Supports Video On Demand (VOD)
The 55PUS8601 supports video on demand (VOD). 97% of televisions do not support video on demand (VOD).
Supports Netflix and YouTube
The number of video apps supported by the 55PUS8601 is more than most TVs. This TV supports Netflix, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this television.
Features Detachable Speakers
The Philips 55PUS8601 features detachable speakers, unlike 100% of TVs which do not feature detachable speakers.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
The 55PUS8601 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by televisions. This TV also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all televisions the resolution ranges from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).
Has an Ambient Light Sensor
The Philips 55PUS8601 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The 55PUS8601 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The average motion interpolation frequency of all televisions is 450Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the 55PUS8601 of 1,800Hz is in the fastest 2% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.
Has an Audio Input for DVI
The 55PUS8601 has an audio input for DVI, which is unusual. 93% of televisions do not have an audio input for DVI.
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The 55PUS8601 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Supports Picture Mute (for Radio)
The 55PUS8601 supports picture mute (for radio). 97% of TVs do not support picture mute (for radio).