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Philips 55PFL5901
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Philips 55PFL5901

55" 1200:1 Flat Sep 2016
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Only Released Three Months Ago

The 55PFL5901 was only relased by Philips three months ago.

Philips Has Good Television Reviews

On average Philips large TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Philips.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Philips 55PFL5901 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 55PFL5901 also have a WiFi connection.

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2160p Video Mode

The 55PFL5901 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year. Most televisions that were released around the same time as it support a 720i video mode. In addition, this Philips television support 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i and 1080p video modes.

A 2160p video mode is actually the best supported video mode across all new TVs.

A 1280p video mode is the worst supported video mode amongst similar types of television.

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Four Audio in Ports

The Philips 55PFL5901 has more audio in ports than most of the comparable spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months. This television is a four audio in port TV compared to most of the new comparable spec TVs which only have between one and three audio in ports.

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Has One Playback Mode

The 55PFL5901 has a greater number of playback modes than most similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television has a Slideshow playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 55PFL5901.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Philips 55PFL5901 is more than most latest similar spec TVs. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by new large TVs.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 55PFL5901 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other new large TVs.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most televisions that have been available for a similar time to the 55PFL5901 are not 3D compatible. The Philips 55PFL5901 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55PFL5901, the Philips 55PFL5901 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55PFL5901 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the 55PFL5901 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Two TV Bands

The 55PFL5901 has a greater number of TV bands than most recently released comparable spec TVs. The most commonly supported TV band is CATV, but this TV band is not supported by this Philips television. The TV bands UHF and VHF are also supported by this Philips TV.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Large TVs that are a comparable age to the 55PFL5901 have RMS rated power of between 8W and 120W. The 55PFL5901 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst televisions of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The 55PFL5901 is a one USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the 55PFL5901 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Slow Response Time

Across all the large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 55PFL5901 the response times range from 1ms to 16ms. When compared to other latest similar spec televisions, the response time of the Philips 55PFL5901 of 16 milliseconds is one of the slowest.

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Electricity cost when switched on $182.79
Electricity cost when on standby $2.24
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Total running cost over 5 years $185.03
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Philips 55PFL5901uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 33 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 55pfl5901f7
Barcodes 00609585250086

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