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Philips 65PFL9708S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Philips 65PFL9708S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and color. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the tuner.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 65PFL9708S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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

Philips 65PFL9708 9000 Series 4K TV review

 

If you're contemplating a 4K television to dominate your living room then there are a number of options out there. The Philips offering, found in its 65-inch PFL9708 form, offers a distinct point of difference: ambilight technology. There's a chicken...

That price, 4K picture amazing with right source content, ambilight technology a real highlight and point of difference, lots of user control to tweak picture styles (inc. ISF presets), booming sound quality, well built and good looking set, smart...

Upscaling of some content is crude, slow menu system needs tweaking, clouding visible in some over-bright settings presets, no ambilight from bottom edge, some time-out and auto-off issues, are we ready for 4K in the UK yet?

There’s a chicken and egg thing going on with 4K. People are keen on the idea - as are we - but the delivery of native Ultra HD content lacks. Well, it’s as good as non-existent in the consumer space for now. And while that should be a huge minus...

Jan, 2014

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Philips 65PFL9708 review

 

And so the price war begins with this stunning 4K TV from Philips

Mostly excellent picture quality ; Ground-breaking price ; Effective Ambilight configuration ; Good audio

Set up requires extreme care ; Processing can be over-ambitious ; Limited viewing angle ; Limited online content

So long as you're not afraid to put in a bit of regular picture set-up leg work it's also capable of excellent picture quality, and can accompany these pictures with a superior soundstage. It's fair to say the 4K price war starts here.

Nov, 2013

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

Philips 65PFL9708 TV eyes-on: 4K is here and it looks stunning with Ambilight - Pocket-lint

 

We knew that a Philips 4K television was on the way, but the company has been somewhat coy when it's come to the details. Wait no longer, as the IFA electronics

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips 65PFL9708

 

One of the cheapest 4K TVs out there, but it isn't as futureproof as the competition

Jan, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Philips 65PFL9708S

 

Philips delivers the biggest UHD/4K bargain yet

Excellent UHD/4K picture quality ; Good audio quality ; Ambilight works great on such a large TV

Picture settings need handling with great care ; Philips' online service is second rate ; Upscaled images look noisy using Philips presets

Finally, we didn’t see much benefit from the TV’s noise reduction systems. They’re utterly unnecessary and actually quite damaging with native UHD content, and even with upscaled sources we often felt they were doing more harm than good. There’s much...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Philips 65PFL9708

 

A fine 4K TV that's full of pros and with only a few cons. A real contender

Excellent detail with HD and UHD ; Good upscaling from SD ; Punchy whites ; Ambilight

Tricky to finesse picture ; Hit-and-miss motion ; Blacks lack depth ; Limited smart apps

Look past the state of the Philips PFL9708’s smart offering, though, and it’s actually one of the best 4K TVs we've seen. And it also happens to be the cheapest, which is another string to its bow…

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips 65PFL9708 4K TV review - hands on

 

The Philips PFL9708 looks the business and costs significantly less than its rivals

With the 65in 65PFL9708 due to go on sale in the UK at £4,500, and in no less than a few weeks, TP Vision has one of the least expensive 4K TVs on the market. From what we've seen, it has plenty of features that ensure Full HD content looks superb at...

Expert review by: eisa.eu (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN ULTRA HD TV

 

Offering four times the resolution of Full HD, Ultra HD is clearly the future of home entertainment, and the Philips 65PFL9708 is an accomplished and surprisingly affordable debut from the brand. With Ultra HD content it offers astonishing depth and...

Aug, 2013

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2013-2014

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN ULTRA HD TV 2013-2014

 

Offering four times the resolution of Full HD, Ultra HD is clearly the future of home entertainment, and the Philips 65PFL9708 is an accomplished and surprisingly affordable debut from the brand. With Ultra HD content it offers astonishing depth and...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Philips 65PFL9708S 4K Ultra HD TV Review

 

Philips joins the 4K Ultra HD market with their new 65PFL9708S flagship TV. It has an attractive price but what about the performance?

Excellent colour and greyscale accuracy ; Impressive video processing ; Reference 3D performance ; Excellent screen uniformity ; Solid build quality ; Comprehensive set of connections ; Decent audio perforemance ; Attractive price

Some minor banding ; Occasional motion artefacts ; Smart platform still limited

The Philips 65PFL9708 is a very welcome addition to the ranks of new 4K Ultra HD TVs on the market. It's design might seem rather pedestrian but in all honesty we prefer the simple gun metal bezel and unfussy stand and it's good to see that it can...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Clear Sound, Incredible Surround, Pure Bass
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2 / 3
Number of Speakers:2 / 3
RMS rated power:15 / 27
Subwoofer RMS power:15

Design

Color of product:Black
Signal strength indication:

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:65
Display Diagonal (metric):65
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:900
Motion interpolation frequency:900
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Auto, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:193
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):139

Ergonomics

Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Networking

Browser supported:Y
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Miracast:Y
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Material:
Power Management:
Processor cores:
Signal strength indication:
Wireless connections:

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:6
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Camera included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:9.45
Package height:45.3
Package weight:114.9
Package width:62.4

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Ambient lighting:Y
Ambient lighting type:3-sided
Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WMA
Extended PVR: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: Yes
Processor cores:
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVC, AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVC,AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): 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 / 5
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:193
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):139

Smart TV

Interactive TV: Yes
Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Facebook, Skype, Twitter
Smart TV: Yes
Timeshift: Yes
Video apps:NetFlix,YouTube

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes

TV Tuner

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.79
Depth (with stand):11.1
Height:33.7
Height (with stand):36.4
Package depth:9.45
Package height:45.3
Package weight:114.9
Package width:62.4
Weight:82.7
Weight with stand:87.1
Width:57.8
Width (with stand):57.8