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Philips 55PFL8008

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the sound and value for money are generally positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 55PFL8008 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 66 reviews)

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Philips 55PFL8008S/60

 

Smart features can be improved, but so many other must-have products deliver a better experience to complement the screen, it doesn't matter to a lot of buyers.Philips is progressing and we'd take sound and picture over smart features any day of the week.

Ambilight looks great, super sharp picture, good picture once tweaked via lots of advanced manual controls (and ISF presets), sound to rival anything in its class, 'smarter' than previous generation, thin bezel, attractive stand

Clouding can be prominent, less 'smart' than near competition, menus are slow, among priciest 55-inch in its class, Perfect Natural Motion looks over-smoothed, Ambilight isn't on bottom surface

Even if the Philips 55PFL8008S isn't as "smart" as the competition, the level of customisable picture control is smarter than much else out there that we've seen - and that's where the smart money is. All £2,500 of it.

Expert review by:

Philips 55PFL8008 review

 

Philips has long had a reputation in the TV world for going further than most when it comes to video processing. This trend continues with its new 55PFL8008.

Lovely steel design; excellent picture quality; Ambilight

Needs care with processing setup; sluggish smart interface; not enough mainstream video streaming

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Philips 55PFL8008 review

 

The Philips 55PFL8008 combines style, screen quality and sexy lighting to stunning effect

Ambilight is beautiful Great all-round picture Sexily slim, brushed-metal design

Not as smart as some Menus could be clearer

The Philips trips the light fantastic with its great picture and Ambilight tech

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Expert review by:

Philips 55PFL8008

 

Philips' flagship HD TV lives up to its premium status

Gorgeous design and build quality ; Excellent 2D and good 3D picture quality ; Endless picture flexibility

Complex to calibrate ; Uninspiring online service ; Sluggish smart menus

One final point worth making here is that the 55PFL8008’s Eco picture preset, with its Light Sensor support to help it continually adjust images in relation to your ambient light levels, is unusually good. In fact, if you’re looking to set pictures up...

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Philips 55PFL8008

 

A great TV from Philips, with stunning performance across the board

Detailed 2D performance ; Real depth to 3D ; Great contrast ; Strong blacks ; Smooth, natural and stable movement

Confusing menus ; Smart TV functionality not as good as competitors

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Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD)
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
HDTV: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
USB Recording: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:1400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
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