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Philips PFL8606 Series TV (40", 42", 46", 47")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Philips PFL8606 Series TV (40", 42", 46", 47"). 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. Reviewers really like the color and usability. The design and sound also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and size. There are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and tuner.

image quality, sound, design, usability, color

price, tuner, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL8606 Series TV (40", 42", 46", 47") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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iF - product design award

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Philips 40PFL8606H/12


As "seal of good design", known throughout the global world of design and beyond, the iF product design award honors outstanding achievements in design.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Peter (

Philips 46PFL8606T


Picture Quality ; Design

3D Glasses Expensive ; Need to play with settings to get best picture

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: david (

Philips 40PFL8606T




Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Philips 40PFL8606T


Excellent Picture ; Ambilight is brilliant ; Metal fronted remote control ; Excellent build quality

3D glasses expensive

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Ron A. (

Not Satisfied


Not a big fan of this TV. I did not really like the image quality. I switched this TV out after having a "trial" period for roughly 5 days. I ended up trading it in for a LGLM669. I got it cheaper, 2" bigger, and it has better image quality.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Jerry (

Philips 40PFL8606T


Fantastic picture upscaling from standard to HD, Ambilight feature is excellent, really comfortable viewing experience, sound-stage stand gives excellent audio response/performance and the stand doubling as a wall mount/bracket is a priceless piece of...

Takes a while to warm up, so switch it on a minute before your programme starts

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Jane (

Philips 40PFL8606T


ambient light and viewing angle

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Adrien (

Philips 40PFL8606T


Good looking TV but didn't get much time to know much about it as I had to send it back for a small but annoying fault

Polystyrene ball stuck between the front glass and the LCD screen. \should have been spotted during last test

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: steve (

Philips 40PFL8606T


very good picture and 3D very good

no flash

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: mick (

Philips 40PFL8606T


Nice design -finish of the TV is premium quality-easy to setup sound is better than expected-wifi and streaming work well-using with cable service so dont know about freeview -3d not used yet-remote nicely styled too and works well-ambient backlighting...

On off rocker switch on rear may prove a weakpoint if like me you like to power down the set when you dont watch it. To me it has too many features that i have other dedicated devices to perform but some may use it all and i hope it dosnt offer these...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

The thin PFL8606 series LED TV combines the award winning Perfect Pixel HD engine, Ambilight and 3D Max for a truly immersive movie experience. Share & enrich this experience as Smart TV puts your living room in the center of the online world.


2D to 3D Conversion:No / Yes
Application Store:No / Yes
Application Store (IPTV):No / Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / No
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV:No / Yes
HDTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording:No / Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD):No / Yes
Web Browser:No / Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown / VESA 200 x 300


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100 / 200 / 800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9