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Philips 50PFL7956

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 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 really like the price and size. The usability and design also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive reviews 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips 50PFL7956

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Philips 50PFL7956 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the black level and image quality.

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

This summary is based on the products: 21:9 Edge LED DVB-T221:9 Edge LED DVB-T2

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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 (pocket-lint.com)

Philips 50PFL7956T Cinema 21:9 Gold

 

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 Cinema 21:9 was a hit, if a rather pricey one. The second added 3D and won itself Best TV at the...

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: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips 50PFL7956T review

 

There aren't that many 21:9 televisions on the market, but this Philips LCD is the best one we've seen so far

Physically impressive ; superb detail ; strong contrast ; ‘Easy 3D’ is just that

Ours had some backlight bleed ; not great for gamers ; iffy online picture quality

We’re not exactly spoilt for 21:9 choice, but nevertheless this is the best implementation we’ve seen

May, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

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.

iF - product design award

Expert review by: (ifdesign.de)

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

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (itreviews.co.uk)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Clear Sound, Incredible Surround
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:34

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:21:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):5000000:1 / 500000:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:50
Display Diagonal (metric):50
Display Resolution:2560 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:400
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:400
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Response Time:2
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Zoom / 4:3, 14:9, 16:9 / 4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Auto, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) / 2560 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Visible diagonal screen size:50

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:158
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.01
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):114

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Smart modes:Energy saving

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Satellite antenna inteface:DiSEq 1.0
Satellite antenna interface:DiSEq 1.0

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: Yes
Child lock: No
Compatible memory cards:SD
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: No
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9 / AVI, MKV, MPEG, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV9 / AVI,MKV,MPEG,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: No
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:158
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.01
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):114

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T2
Number of tuners:3
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.26
Depth (with stand):9.96
Height:22.8
Height (with stand):24.9
Weight:48.5
Weight with stand:52.9
Width:48.9
Width (with stand):48.9