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Philips 55PFL8008

Philips 55PFL8008
alaScore 94

179 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Philips 55PFL8008. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the size and usability are overall positive. The price and design also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

image quality, design, price, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 55PFL8008 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 179 reviews)

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hcc best buy

Expert review by: John Archer (

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 (

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (

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 (

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: (

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


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Processor Cores:Dual-core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: 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


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:1400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

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