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Philips mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Philips is one of the superior brands.
Supports Smart TV Features
The 40PFL4909 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 40PFL4909 do not support smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 40PFL4909 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 40PFL4909 do not have a WiFi connection.
3D Comb Filter
This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.
Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the 40PFL4909 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of a similar age and type to the 40PFL4909.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 40PFL4909 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Philips TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as the 40PFL4909.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 40PFL4909, the 40PFL4909 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 40PFL4909 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated power of televisions that are a comparable age to the 40PFL4909 range from 2W to 80W. The 40PFL4909 has a very low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 40PFL4909.
Only Supports One Image Format
The 40PFL4909 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this age and spec. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 40PFL4909.
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Only Supports Two TV Bands
The number of TV bands supported by the 40PFL4909 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This TV supports an UHF TV band, which is the most frequently supported TV band supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the 40PFL4909. The TV band "VHF" is also supported by this television.
Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of this spec and age.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40PFL4909, the Philips 40PFL4909 does not feature OLED technology.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The 40PFL4909 has one of the dimmer display brightnesses (only 270 candellas per square meter) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average display brightness of TVs of a comparable type and age to the 40PFL4909 is 350 cd/m².
Only 480i Video Mode
The 40PFL4909 supports a 480i video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most TVs that came out more than two years ago. Across all TVs of a comparable type and age to the 40PFL4909 the best video mode is 2160p and the worst is 480p.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 40PFL4909 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 40PFL4909 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Only Five Equaliser Bands
The Philips 40PFL4909 is a five equaliser band TV.
The average thickness of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 40PFL4909 is 62mm. At 99 millimeters, the 40PFL4909 has a very thick thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and 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.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Philips TV was released over two years ago.
Average Refresh Rate
At 60 hertz, the 40PFL4909 has a fairly average refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 40PFL4909.
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High Frequency Rate
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Motion Interpolation Technology
PMR (Perfect Motion Rate), Motion Rate
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
Screen Format Adjustments
4:3, 14:9, 16:9
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).
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