Philips is one of the better rated TV brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Philips also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year, the 43PFL4609 supports smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 43PFL4609 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 43PFL4609 which do not have a WiFi connection.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of a comparable type and age to it.
Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the 43PFL4609 is more than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and spec.
Features Two Video Apps
The 43PFL4609 has a greater number of video apps than most televisions that have been around for a similar time to it. This television features a YouTube video app, which is the most frequently featured video app featured on televisions of a comparable type and age to the 43PFL4609. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this Philips TV.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 43PFL4609, the Philips 43PFL4609 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 43PFL4609, the 43PFL4609 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Image Format
The Philips 43PFL4609 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 43PFL4609.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the 43PFL4609 do not feature OLED technology. The Philips 43PFL4609 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
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Fairly Slow Response Time
Across all the comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the 43PFL4609 the response times range from 4ms to 20ms. At 9 milliseconds, the 43PFL4609 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the 43PFL4609.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that were released more than a year ago. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
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, Auto, 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 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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