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Philips 65PUS8601 Review
|12 Reviews + 4 Awards|
|2 Years Old|
|£150 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 80?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Philips TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
The 65PUS8601 has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £150 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs 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 334 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 590 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 577 in TVs for sport.
Philips 65PUS8601 In-Depth Analysis
Four Industry Awards
Amongst TVs, this television is one of the most awarded by experts.
This television received a "Gold" award from website Gadgetgear.nl who concluded that this Philips TV was marvellous.
One additional expert review site decided 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 Reviews for Its TVs
Based on 3,279 user and expert reviews (including 2,586 verified purchases), Philips has very good ratings for its TVs. 98% of those that bought a Philips TV 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 £2,499.99 it is more expensive than 93% of televisions.
Average Running Costs
This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the 65PUS8601 is £150 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Philips released the 65PUS8601 in September 2015.
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the 65PUS8601 of 65" is larger than 90% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. TVs have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".
The highest resolution of the 65PUS8601 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology
Like most other TVs, the Philips 65PUS8601 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.
Like most other TVs, the 65PUS8601 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.
Thinner Than Average
The Philips 65PUS8601's thickness of only 17mm is thinner than 99% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.
The 65PUS8601 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.
Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The 65PUS8601's motion interpolation frequency of 1,800Hz is faster than 98% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 450Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.
Has an Audio Input for DVI
The 65PUS8601 has an audio input for DVI, unlike 93% of TVs which do not have an audio input for DVI.
Supports Picture Mute (for Radio)
The 65PUS8601 supports picture mute (for radio), unlike 98% of TVs which do not support picture mute (for radio).
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The Philips 65PUS8601 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Supports Video On Demand (VOD)
The 65PUS8601 supports video on demand (VOD), which is unusual. 97% of televisions do not support video on demand (VOD).
Features Local Dimming
The Philips 65PUS8601 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.
Features USB Recording
The 65PUS8601 features USB recording. 90% of TVs do not feature USB recording.
Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power
Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The 65PUS8601's RMS rated power of 50W is very high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 4% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
Features Ambient Lighting
The 65PUS8601 features ambient lighting. 98% of TVs do not feature ambient lighting.
Supports Netflix and YouTube
The number of video apps supported by the Philips 65PUS8601 is more than most TVs. This TV supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by televisions. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this Philips TV.
Supports Interactive TV
The Philips 65PUS8601 supports interactive TV. 94% of TVs do not support interactive TV.
Brighter Than Average Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of TVs is 50 cd/m², the brightest is 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 360 cd/m². The display brightness of the 65PUS8601 of 700 cd/m² is very bright compared to most other TVs. It is in the brightest 3% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
Features Detachable Speakers
The Philips 65PUS8601 features detachable speakers, unlike 100% of TVs which do not feature detachable speakers.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution supported by the 65PUS8601 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. In addition, this Philips TV supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The resolution of all televisions ranges from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).