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Philips 55PFS6609

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55" Active Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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Test: Philips 55PFS6609 Smart HDTV (2014)
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Trusted Reviews recommend this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this TV is 73%.

Nice Design

A few Philips 55PFS6609 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Pcadvisor.co.uk gave the Philips 55PFS6609 a score of 4 stars and wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Philips latest 6-Series screens are as pretty as a picture”. Pc Advisor.co.uk gave the Philips 55PFS6609 a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Smart app support is pretty decent” in their review of the Philips 55PFS6609. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Gorgeous premium design”.

One customer reckoned that this TV was neat. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote two years ago “Add a neat swivelling stand and of course Philips' integrated Ambilight mood lighting, an” in their review.

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Good High Def TV

Five customers who purchased the product considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of the Philips 55PFS6609 “What is the Philips 55PFS6609? The Philips 55PFS6609 is a full HD 55-inch TV equipped with a dual-core processor” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Whathifi.com wrote “Only have eyes for Full HD content, then this Philips 55PFS6609 is well worth an audition” in their review of the Philips 55PFS6609. Expertreviews.co.uk gave this TV a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review on expert review site Expert Reviews “The PFS6609 is Philips' top-of-the-range Full HD TV for 2014”.

Good Picture Quality

Two customers who bought the product agreed that it had good picture quality. One Philips 55PFS6609 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. Pc Advisor.co.uk scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Input lag is high for gaming” in their review.

One person wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good contrast ratio. Pc Advisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “Excellent contrast ratio 4290 1” in their Philips 55PFS6609 review.

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Good Product Quality

Some Philips 55PFS6609 owners concluded that it was good quality. Pc Advisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “Excellent picture quality” in their review of the Philips 55PFS6609. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review “Good-value TV with great image quality and superb black levels.” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Nice Stand

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had a good stand. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of the Philips 55PFS6609 “Snowy white back panel, they immediately stand out from the crowd”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Philips 55PFS6609 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Avforums.com said in their review of the Philips 55PFS6609 “Besides the suitably large screen real estate, you get Philips super Ambilight system, Smart Cloud TV, active shutter 3D technology and lots more besides”.

Good Remote Control

One customer who reviewed the Philips 55PFS6609 reckoned that it had a good remote control.

Good Smart TV Features

One Philips 55PFS6609 owner thought the product had great smart functions. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “Philips 55PFS6609 The 55in LED-backlight LCD screen, with Full HD 3D and smart features, is the first Phi” and rated it 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One Philips 55PFS6609 reviewer considered that the Philips 55PFS6609 was easy to use.

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Philips has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range.

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3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago, the 55PFS6609 is 3D compatible.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think cheaper televisions such as the KDL-55W815, and the KDL-55W807 both from Sony or the Panasonic TX-55AS740 is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 55PFS6609, the Philips 55PFS6609 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the KDL-55W807, or the KDL-55W815 both from Sony or the Panasonic TX-55AS740 which is cheaper.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55PFS6609 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including cheaper televisions such as the KDL-55W807, or the KDL-55W815 both from Sony or the Panasonic TX-55AS740.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most large TVs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports, including the 55PFS6609 which has four HDMI ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of this age and type.

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Supports Seven Video Formats

supports seven video formats

The 55PFS6609 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that came out around the same time as it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by televisions that were released more than two years ago. The video formats "AVC", "H.264", "MKV", "MPEG1", "MPEG4" and "WMV9" are also supported by this TV.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the large TVs that are a similar age to the 55PFS6609 the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. At only 77 kilowatt hours, the 55PFS6609 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 55PFS6609.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 55PFS6609 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 55PFS6609. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this television.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

The power consumptions in power save mode of similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years range from 0.1W to 93W. The Philips 55PFS6609 has one of the lower power consumptions in power save mode (only 0.3 Watts) amongst large TVs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 55PFS6609 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 55PFS6609 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-55AS740 which is also cheaper.

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Only Supports Six Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 55PFS6609 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by large TVs that are a comparable age to the 55PFS6609. The image formats "BMP", "GIF", "JPS", "PNG" and "PNS" are also supported by this Philips TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55PFS6609 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the 55PFS6609 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two Processor Cores

Most large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 55PFS6609 have between two and three processor cores, including the Philips 55PFS6609 which has two processor cores.

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Only One Audio in Port

The 55PFS6609 is a one audio in port TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55PFS6609 have between one and three audio in ports.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Switched Off

With a power consumption when switched off of 0.3 Watts, the 55PFS6609 has a fairly high power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. Comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 55PFS6609 have power consumptions when switched off of between 0.01W and 0.5W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 55PFS6609

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 have been available for more than two years. 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this TV was released.

Average Thickness

The 55PFS6609 has a fairly typical thickness (54 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the 55PFS6609.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the Sony KDL-55W807 (64mm), or the Samsung UE55F6100 (49.2mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
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OLED Technology
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Motion Interpolation Technology
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Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
App
Video App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio in Port
Networking
Management Features
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Processor Core
Subtitle Format
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Box Dimension
Display Resolution
USB Port

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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23 October 2014

Philips latest 6-Series screens are as pretty as a picture. With their ultra-narrow grey bezel and snowy white back panel, they immediately stand out from the crowd. Add a neat swivelling stand... Read more…

Good colorimetry
Excellent contrast ratio 4290 1)
Motion compensation, although it does negatively affect the picture a little
Large number of video formats supported by the media player
Great price
Overly sharp image, even when you turn off all image enhancement options
Unequal gamma distribution
Loss of detail in dark zones
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
4 August 2014

We were impressed by the Philips PFS6609's high contrast ratio; not many TVs have managed to break the 4000:1 barrier. On the other hand, HD viewing is a real let down; the picture undergoes some...

22 July 2014

The Philips 6600 Series offers an awful lot for its price-tag. Besides the suitably large screen real estate, you get Philips super Ambilight system, Smart Cloud TV, active shutter 3D technology... Read more…

8 July 2014

Good-value TV with great image quality and superb black levels, but its fiddly menu and online content disappoints...

13 June 2014

We're left with mixed emotions on the 6609. On one hand, it's not as good with standard-def content and it can be sluggish to use.On the other hand, it looks brilliant with anything in high-def....

2 June 2014

Philips is mostly moving in the right direction with its Smart TV platform and shows a growing understanding of what works in smart TV interface and content terms. However, it's still some...

Le Philips PFS6609 nous a impressionnés par son contraste élevé. Peu de téléviseurs peuvent se vanter de passer la barre des 4000:1. C'est, en revanche, la douche froide en HD. L'image...

21 August 2014

Der Edge-LED-Fernseher Philips 48PFS6609 zeigte im Test ein insgesamt sehr gutes Bild in 2D und 3D. Und auch bei Ausstattung und Bedienung macht das Mittelklasse-Modell aus der 6000er-Serie eine... Read more…

5 June 2014

Philips PFS6609 gjør rett og slett en god jobb til en helt overkommelig pris, og er du på jakt etter en TV som også ser bra ut kan den være et meget godt alternativ. Men konkurransen i denne...

30 July 2014

Nella cornice di un evento organizzato da TPVision ( che produce e distribuisce i TV a marchio Philips ), abbiamo avuto modo di...

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.36
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.77
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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