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Philips 55PFL8008

alaTest has collected and analyzed 407 reviews of Philips 55PFL8008. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The design and image quality also get good reviews. Many are critical 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 90/100 = 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

 

The Philips 55PFL8008S wants you to ignore the 4K revolution that - supposedly, at least - is just around the corner. By waving its Amblilight technology - which spills dynamic colour on to surrounding surfaces as derived from the on-screen image -...

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

MORE: Philips 2013 TVs

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

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:3D wOOx, HD Stereo, ClearSound, IncredibleSurround, PureBass
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20 / 30

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No
Energy Star certified: Yes
Green (Eco) compliant:Y

Design

Built-in camera: Yes
Color of product:Black
Signal strength indication:

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):500000:1
Display brightness:400 / 450
Display Diagonal:55
Display Diagonal (metric):55.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Motion interpolation frequency:1400 / 840
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Screen format adjustments:16:9, 16:10, Auto, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported 3D technologies:Philips 3D Max
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:125
Energy efficiency compliance:A+ / Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.01
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):125 / 90

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n
WLAN-ready: Yes

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

AC adapter bundled:
Backlight: Yes
Display resolution (numeric):1920
HDMI:
Power:125
Power Management:
Processor cores:
Resolution:1920 x 1080
RJ-45 input ports:1
Signal strength indication:
USB port:3
Video enhancement:PerfectPixel HD
Wireless connections:

Other features

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

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2 / 4
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC / Component, SCART
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.22 / 6.38
Package height:35 / 35.3 / 35.6
Package weight:60.6 / 64.8
Package width:54.2 / 54.3

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: Yes
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Plug and Play: Yes
Processor cores:
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4 / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV9

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub):No / Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:125
Energy efficiency class:A+ / Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.01
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):125 / 90

Smart TV

Interactive TV:
Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Facebook, Skype, Twitter / skype
Smart TV: Yes
Video apps:NetFlix,YouTube / Youtube

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Channels quantity:
Digital signal format system:DTVi, DVB-C, DVB-T, SBTVD / DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-C, DVB-T, SBTVD/ISDB-Tb
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.28 / 1.38
Depth (with stand):11 / 6.22
Height:28.3 / 28.5
Height (with stand):30.9 / 31.4 / 35.6
Package depth:6.22 / 6.38
Package height:35 / 35.3 / 35.6
Package weight:60.6 / 64.8
Package width:54.2 / 54.3
Weight:43 / 45.6
Weight with stand:47.4 / 49.6
Width:48.6 / 49.3
Width (with stand):48.6 / 49.3