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Philips 55PUS8601

£1,699.99
A 2 year old 55" 4K television, very good for watching sport on
55" 4K No No Sep 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Philips 55PUS8601 Review

With good reviews and at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Philips 55PUS8601 number 124 in 55 inch TVs, number 141 in Netflix recommended TVs and number 336 in 4K TVs.
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£187 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, however its running costs of £187 over 5 years are in the most expensive 19% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Philips TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for watching sport, ranking number 293 in TVs for sport. It is also excellent for playing games, ranking number 170 in TVs for gaming, but good for watching films, ranking number 386 in TVs for films.
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Philips 55PUS8601 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This television received an expert rating of 80% from avforums.com.

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Philips TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,496 owner and expert reviews (including 1,948 verified purchases) for Philips televisions and found that on average Philips has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 99% of those that bought a Philips TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is under 2 years old, however at £1,699.99 it is more expensive than 85% of TVs.


Features

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of TVs range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The 55PUS8601's display diagonal of 55" is in the largest 21% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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4K

4K

The 55PUS8601 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. The best resolution of all TVs is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Philips 55PUS8601 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Philips 55PUS8601 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs the thicknesses 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 TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 55PUS8601 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Features Ambient Lighting

The Philips 55PUS8601 features ambient lighting, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not feature ambient lighting.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all televisions is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W. The RMS rated power of the 55PUS8601 of 50W is very high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 4% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Philips 55PUS8601 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of televisions which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The 55PUS8601 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Interactive TV

The Philips 55PUS8601 supports interactive TV, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not support interactive TV.

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Supports Picture Mute (for Radio)

The 55PUS8601 supports picture mute (for radio). 98% of televisions do not support picture mute (for radio).

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Features Detachable Speakers

The 55PUS8601 features detachable speakers. 100% of televisions do not feature detachable speakers.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The 55PUS8601's display brightness of 700 cd/m² is in the brightest 2% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the display brightnesses range from 50 cd/m² to 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The 55PUS8601 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This Philips television supports a Netflix video app, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this television.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the 55PUS8601 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Features Local Dimming

The 55PUS8601 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Video On Demand (VOD)

The Philips 55PUS8601 supports video on demand (VOD). 97% of televisions do not support video on demand (VOD).

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the Philips 55PUS8601 of 1,800Hz is in the fastest 2% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The 55PUS8601 has an audio input for DVI, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55PUS8601 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

Philips released the 55PUS8601 in September 2015.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A, however the average running cost of the 55PUS8601 is £187 over 5 years based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 55pus8601
Barcodes 08718863001790, 08718863001813

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