Philips is one of the better rated TV brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Philips also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 40PFL4709 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.
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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The 40PFL4709 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 40PFL4709 also do not have a WiFi connection.
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The 40PFL4709 does not support smart TV features, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not support smart TV features.
Not 3D Compatible
Most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The Philips 40PFL4709 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 40PFL4709 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.
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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
With a motion interpolation frequency of only 50 hertz, the 40PFL4709's motion interpolation frequency is one of the slowest amongst TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 40PFL4709. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the 40PFL4709 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz.
Only Supports One Image Format
The 40PFL4709 has a greater number of image formats than most similar spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago. This Philips TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 40PFL4709.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 40PFL4709, the RMS rated power of the Philips 40PFL4709 of only 8 Watts is one of the lowest. Across all the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 40PFL4709 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.
Only Supports Two TV Bands
The 40PFL4709 has a greater number of TV bands than most televisions that have been around for more than two years. This television supports an UHF TV band, which is the most frequently supported TV band supported by similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 40PFL4709. 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 TVs of this age and type.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The 40PFL4709 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
TVs of a similar type and age to the 40PFL4709 have display brightnesses of between 160 cd/m² and 3,000 cd/m². At only 270 candellas per square meter, the 40PFL4709 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 40PFL4709.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most televisions of a similar age and type to the 40PFL4709 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 40PFL4709 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Only Five Equaliser Bands
The Philips 40PFL4709 is a five equaliser band television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 40PFL4709 have between three and six equaliser bands.
The thicknesses of TVs of a similar age and spec to the 40PFL4709 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of 99.06 millimeters, the Philips 40PFL4709 has one of the thickest thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Philips released the 40PFL4709.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that are a similar age to it. 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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Motion Interpolation Frequency
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
4:3, 16:9, Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
720 x 480, 1280 x 768, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 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).
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