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Philips 55PFL8008

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 reviews of Philips 55PFL8008. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

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

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Philips 55PFL8008S 55-inch TV review - Pocket-lint

 

The Philips 55PFL8008S wants you to ignore the 4K revolution that - supposedly, at least - is just around the corner. By waving its Amblilight technology

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

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

Nov, 2013

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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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Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (flatpanelshd.com)

Philips 8008

 

Philips 8008 is a European model and the 2013 version of Philips' 8 series. It is positioned just below the flagship 9 series but still comes with Philips' latest picture systems, Smart TV features, and Philips' signature feature; Ambilight.

Philips’ Smart TV Premium platform is still close to useless in its current form. It works and acts more like a slow website than actual apps that you know from your smartphones and tablets. A few apps are available now but Netflix, for example, will...

Consumer review by: Fiona (reevoo.com)

Philips 55PFL8008

 

Ambilight (like our last one, we loved it), streaming movies with Netflix, great picture, easy compatability with our Phillips Blu-ray surround system

Having difficulty finding out how to record off freeview whilst still being able to watch a streamed film. Does not seem to be able to do both

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Green (Eco) compliant: Yes

Display

HD type:Full HD
Screen shape:Flat

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

Other features

USB ports quantity:3
Video enhancement technology:PerfectPixel HD
Weight (without stand):45.6

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:Facebook, Skype, Twitter / skype
Video apps:NetFlix, YouTube