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Philips 65PUS8601

£2,499.99
Philips 65PUS8601
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gadgetgear.nl Gold audiovision.de Power Saver Award hdtvtest.co.uk Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended
A fully featured and multi award winning 65" 4K TV, with moderate running costs and one of the largest display diagonals around
65" 4K No 17mm Sep 2015 A+
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Philips 65PUS8601 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Philips 65PUS8601 number 2 in ultra thin TVs, number 121 in Netflix recommended TVs and number 290 in 4K TVs.
92
Reviews
12 Reviews + 4 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 12 reviews. This TV has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk plus one other site and a "Gold" award from Gadgetgear.nl. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
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:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
Thinner than average
Supports Wi-Fi
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European craftmanship
Award winning performance
Exhilarating. limitless. powered by android
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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.
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Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

Philips 65PUS8601 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

Amongst TVs, this television is one of the most awarded by experts.

The authors at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this TV. This was from Hdtvtest.co.uk and Pocket Lint who gave it an "Recommended".

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

Based on 12 expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Pocket Lint, whathifi.com and tweakers.net this TV has an average expert rating of 82%.

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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.

Running Costs

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.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Philips released the 65PUS8601 in September 2015.

Features

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".

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4K

4K

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.

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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.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the 65PUS8601 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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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.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 65PUS8601 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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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.

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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.

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Supports Picture Mute (for Radio)

The 65PUS8601 supports picture mute (for radio), unlike 98% of TVs which do not support picture mute (for radio).

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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).

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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).

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Features Local Dimming

The Philips 65PUS8601 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Features USB Recording

The 65PUS8601 features USB recording. 90% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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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.

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Features Ambient Lighting

The 65PUS8601 features ambient lighting. 98% of TVs do not feature ambient lighting.

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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.

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Supports Interactive TV

The Philips 65PUS8601 supports interactive TV. 94% of TVs do not support interactive TV.

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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.

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Features Detachable Speakers

The Philips 65PUS8601 features detachable speakers, unlike 100% of TVs which do not feature detachable speakers.

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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).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

65pus860112, 65pus860160

Barcodes:

08718863001806, 08718863001820

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