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Philips 65PUS8601

£2,499.99
gadgetgear.nl Gold audiovision.de Power Saver Award hdtvtest.co.uk Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended
A gigantic 65" 4K TV, fantastic for watching sport on
65" 4K No No Oct 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Philips 65PUS8601 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Philips 65PUS8601 number 52 in Netflix recommended TVs, number 129 in 4K TVs and number 215 across all TVs.
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12 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Good Features
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1 Year Old
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£191 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has very good 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. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A+, however its running costs of £191 over 5 years are in the most expensive 17% of all 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Philips TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the 65PUS8601 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for watching sport, ranking number 96 in TVs for sport. It is also excellent for playing games, ranking number 43 in TVs for gaming, but good for watching films, ranking number 214 in TVs for films.
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Philips 65PUS8601 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Television experts love this TV and have given it four awards.

This Philips TV received a "Recommended" award from both websites Hdtvtest.co.uk and Pocket Lint, both of which thought that this TV was very good.

The expert at one more expert review site concluded that this TV was excellent and gave it one of their highest awards. This was from Gadgetgear.nl who gave it an "Gold".

One additional expert review site said that this Philips TV was very good. This was from Audiovision.de who gave it an "Power Saver Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Philips TV has an average expert rating of 82% based on 12 expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Pocket Lint, Lydogbilde.no and lydogbillede.dk.

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Philips TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,496 expert and owner reviews (including 1,948 verified purchases) for Philips TVs and found that on average Philips has very good reviews 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 £2,499.99 it is more expensive than 91% of TVs.


Features

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The 65PUS8601's display diagonal of 65" is quite large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 8% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of televisions range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The 65PUS8601 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. Across all TVs 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.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the Philips 65PUS8601 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The 65PUS8601 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The 65PUS8601's thickness of only 17mm is very thin compared to most other TVs. It is in the thinnest 1% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average thickness of all TVs is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 65PUS8601 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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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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Supports Picture Mute (for Radio)

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

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The number of video apps supported by the Philips 65PUS8601 is more than most TVs. This 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 TV.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The 65PUS8601 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of televisions which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The 65PUS8601's RMS rated power of 50W is very high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 4% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports Video On Demand (VOD)

The 65PUS8601 supports video on demand (VOD), unlike 97% of televisions which do not support video on demand (VOD).

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Features USB Recording

The 65PUS8601 features USB recording. 93% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Interactive TV

The Philips 65PUS8601 supports interactive TV, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not support interactive TV.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Philips 65PUS8601 has an audio input for DVI, unlike 92% of TVs which do not have an audio input for DVI.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The 65PUS8601 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all televisions is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The 65PUS8601's display brightness of 700 cd/m² is very bright compared to most other TVs. It is in the brightest 2% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. TVs have display brightnesses of between 50 cd/m² and 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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Features Ambient Lighting

The Philips 65PUS8601 features ambient lighting, unlike 99% of TVs which do not feature ambient lighting.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the Philips 65PUS8601 of 1,800Hz is in the fastest 2% of all TVs when sorted 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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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This television has been on the market since October 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A+, however the 65PUS8601 is in the most expensive 17% of all 4,025 TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 65PUS8601 will cost £191 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 65pus8601
Barcodes 08718863001806, 08718863001820

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