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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Philips Has Good TV Reviews
Large TVs manufactured by Philips have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Philips also has good reviews across its entire range.
The Philips 58PFL4909 is Smart TV, as are most of the other televisions of this type and age.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 58PFL4909 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on televisions that were launched more than two years ago.
Supports One Image Format
The Philips 58PFL4909 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this age and type. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by large TVs that have been around for more than two years.
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Supports One Video Format
The 58PFL4909 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported video format is MPEG1, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats AVC|H.264|MPEG1|MPEG2|MPEG4 are also supported by this television.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on televisions of this spec and age.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The Philips 58PFL4909 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Philips TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 58PFL4909 are 3D compatible, however the 58PFL4909 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most large TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The 58PFL4909 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The 58PFL4909 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Philips TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Philips 58PFL4909 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 58PFL4909 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 58PFL4909 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 58PFL4909 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The 58PFL4909 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 120 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the 58PFL4909 is 560Hz.
Only Five Equaliser Bands
The 58PFL4909 is a five equaliser band TV.
Only Three HDMI Ports
The 58PFL4909 is a three HDMI port television.
Quite Slow Response Time
The response time of the 58PFL4909 of 9.5 milliseconds is one of the slowest amongst TVs of a similar age and spec to the 58PFL4909. The response times of large TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.1ms to 16ms, and the average response time is 6.4ms.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This television has been on the market for over two years.
4000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the Philips 58PFL4909 is 4000:1. That's 20% less typical contrast ratio than the most common typical contrast ratio of 5000:1.
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PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
1920 x 1080
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
4:3, 14:9, Zoom
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720 x 480, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 39 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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