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Philips 50PFL1708

Philips 50PFL1708

50" 60Hz 4000:1 Apr 2015
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4 Reasons For

Philips TVs Have Good Reviews

Philips is one of the better rated TV brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Philips also has good ratings for its large TVs.


Across all the large TVs that have been around for more than a year the weights range from 5.2kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 17kg. With a weight of only 13.4 kilograms, the 50PFL1708 is one of the lighter large TVs that are a comparable age to the 50PFL1708 amongst TVs of this age.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The 50PFL1708 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a similar type and age to the 50PFL1708.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This TV received a rating of 46 out of 100 from TV expert review website TV experts aren't convinced by this Philips TV.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 50PFL1708 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the 50PFL1708.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The Philips 50PFL1708 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which have a WiFi connection.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 50PFL1708 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the 50PFL1708 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 50PFL1708 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Slow Refresh Rate

When compared to other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 50PFL1708 that we have checked, the refresh rate of the Philips 50PFL1708 of only 60 hertz is one of the slowest. The slowest refresh rate of TVs that were released one year ago is 60Hz, the fastest is 400Hz, and the average refresh rate is 140Hz.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 50PFL1708 is more than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Philips 50PFL1708 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 50PFL1708 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 50PFL1708 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of TVs of a comparable age and type to the 50PFL1708 is 220 cd/m², the brightest is 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 330 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 300 candellas per square meter, the 50PFL1708 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 50PFL1708

Released Over a Year Ago

This TV has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that were launched more than a year ago. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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HD Type
3D Compatible
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Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
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Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Equaliser Band
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
Consumer Electronics Control
VGA Port
Audio in Port
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Image Format
Parental Controls
Child Lock
Ambient Light Sensor
LED Indicator
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
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Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
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Packaging Depth
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Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

5 May 2015

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Electricity cost when switched on $180.97
Electricity cost when on standby $2.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $183.34
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Philips 50PFL1708uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 30 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 50pfl1708f8, 50PFL1708/F8
Barcodes 00609585238008