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Philips 50PFL7956

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Philips 50PFL7956. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The usability and design also get good opinions. There are some less positive opinions about the color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 50PFL7956 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Philips 50PFL7956 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviews about the black level and image quality are generally positive.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: 21:9 Edge LED DVB-T2

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips 50PFL7956H review


If there was any doubt that Philips is one of the most innovative TV brands at work today, it's been emphatically eradicated by the first two TVs we've seen from the brand's belated 2011/202 range. First there was the 46PFL9706T, which used its...

The 21:9 shape works brilliantly for films; 2D and 3D pictures are both mostly very good; features galore

Crosstalk when viewed off-axis; black levels could be better

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Philips 50PFL7956T review


Philips' ultra-widescreen Edge LED TV sets the gold standard for movies

Fabulous CinemaScope treatment of Blu-ray ; Manageable size for living room ; Affordable 3D glasses ; Built-in speakers ; Detailed images

21:9 zoom can go awry on 16:9 footage ; Net TV underwhelms ; Lacks ultimate contrast ; Ambilight too separated ; Picture can look processed

This LED TV may have unusual, almost unique, dimensions that lend it an almost futuristic appearance.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Sung (

Philips 50PFL7956T Cinema 21:9 Gold - Pocket-lint


It's nearly three years down the line and Philips is still the only major TV manufacturer selling panels as the cinema intended. The original Philips

Decent 2D picture quality, great handling of non-HD video, superb movie-watching experience

3D could be better, IPTV not as good as some other brands

The Philips 21:9 Gold is a superb TV which truly earned its place in the short list for Best TV 2011 in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. For the money, there’s simply no better way to watch high definition films. The full screen experience combined with...

Dec, 2011


Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips 50PFL7956H


Philips attempts to make its 21:9-ratio TVs more mainstream with a set that also marks the brands' first foray into passive 3D technology

Watching films in 21:9 never grows old ; Crosstalk-free 3D ; Very good with 2D, too

Some sources don’t lend themselves to 21:9 expansion ; It’s expensive by normal 50in TV standards ; Ambilight looks a bit awkward

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Philips 50PFL7956 Cinema 21:9 Gold review


If you've ever sat down to watch a movie on your new...

BBC iPlayer; brushed metallic design; MKV support from USB; onscreen slideshow from smartphone

No MKV support over network; slow web browser; choice of online video apps; Freeview EPG

Almost affordable and mightily tempting for anyone after the ultimate Blu-ray movie TV, where the 50PFL7956 is surprisingly easy to live with. Picture quality is outstanding and it makes a fine screen for gaming, too, though you'll have to learn to...

Jan, 2012

iF - product design award

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Philips 50PFL7956M/08


As "seal of good design", known throughout the global world of design and beyond, the iF product design award honors outstanding achievements in design.

Nov, 2011

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot (

Gold 21:9 50PFL7956 LED TV


Extra-wide cinema format and ambient lighting offer a unique and special TV experience. The frame and base made of brushed aluminium lend this device a sophisticated look.

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV):No / Yes
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / No
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
Processor Cores:Dual-core / Single-Core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100 / 400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:21:9
Type of Monitor:LCD