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Philips is one of the superior TV manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Philips also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.
Supports Smart TV Features
The Philips 40PFL4609 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 40PFL4609 do not support smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 40PFL4609 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not have a WiFi connection.
3D Comb Filter
This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.
Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the 40PFL4609 is more than most televisions 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 televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the 40PFL4609.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Philips 40PFL4609 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs that are a similar age to the 40PFL4609.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other televisions of this spec and age, the 40PFL4609 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40PFL4609, the Philips 40PFL4609 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the Philips 40PFL4609 is more than most televisions of this age and type. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this spec and age.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated power of similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. The 40PFL4609 has a very low RMS rated power (only 8 Watts) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.
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Only Supports Two TV Bands
The number of TV bands supported by the Philips 40PFL4609 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Philips television supports an UHF TV band, which is the most commonly supported TV band supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 40PFL4609. The TV band "VHF" is also supported by this TV.
Only Analog Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology. The Philips 40PFL4609 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 270 candellas per square meter, the 40PFL4609 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The dimmest display brightness of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 160 cd/m² and the brightest is 3,000 cd/m².
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Philips 40PFL4609 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Only Five Equaliser Bands
Most TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 40PFL4609 have between three and six equaliser bands, including the Philips 40PFL4609 which has five equaliser bands.
At 99.1 millimeters, the 40PFL4609 has a very thick thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40PFL4609. The average thickness of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 62mm, and the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of this spec and age. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This mid-size TV was released over two years ago.
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
PMR (Perfect Motion Rate), Motion Rate
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
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 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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