Philips 40PFL8605H/12 40-inch Widescreen 3D Ready Full HD Internet LED TV [Energy Class B]
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- Ambilight Spectra 2 widens the viewing experience
- Full HD TV with Pixel Precise HD for details in action
- Brilliant LED images with low power consumption
- Feel the atmosphere with 20 W RMS and Incredible Surround
- Net TV for popular online services on your TV
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On-mode power consumption
112 Kilowatt Hours Per Year per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.
Visible screen diagonal
40" / 102 cm
Ambilight Spectra 2
Add a new dimension to your viewing experience with Ambilight Spectra 2. This patented Philips technology enlarges the screen by projecting a glow of light, on 2 sides of the TV, from the back of the screen onto the surrounding wall. Ambilight automatically adjusts the colour and brightness of the light to match the picture, creating an immersive viewing experience. The wall adaptive function ensures that the colour of the light always matches the picture, no matter the colour of your wall. With Ambilight Spectra 2, movies truly come to life!
Perfect Pixel HD Engine
Experience unrivalled sharpness and clarity with Perfect Pixel HD Engine. Each pixel of the picture is enhanced to better match the surrounding pixels, for a more natural picture. The result is a unique combination of sharpness, natural detail, vivid colours, superior contrast and smooth natural motion whatever you are watching. Clean and razor sharp images result from artefact and noise detection and reduction in all content sources - from multimedia to standard TV. The Full HD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with superb brightness.
Fully HD 3D Ready
Be enthralled by 3D movies in your own living room with the Full HD 3D ready TV. Active 3D uses the latest generation of fast switching displays for real life depth and realism in full 1080 x 1920 HD resolution. Premium 3D movie releases on Blu-ray and upcoming 3D broadcast offer a wide and high quality content selection. Your TV is ready for the Full HD 3D experience by adding a 3D compatible Blu-ray player or HD receiver, and the accessory 3D upgrade kit (Philips PTA02). For family enjoyment with more than 2 viewers add as many 3D glasses as you wish (extension kit PTA03).
LED lighting technology is the most advanced available. In this TV it combines an eye-catching minimalistic design with stunning image quality, as well as having the lowest power consumption in its category. Another environmental benefit is that LED lighting technology does not contain hazardous materials. With an LED backlight you can enjoy low power consumption, high brightness, incredible contrast and sharpness and vibrant colours.
Annual energy consumption: 112.42 kWh
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Auto channel search: Yes
Colour of product: Black
Common interface (CI): Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic): 500000:1
Depth: 5 cm
Display brightness: 450 cd/m²
Display diagonal: 101.6 cm (40")
Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports: 1
Game mode: Yes
HD type: Full HD
HDMI ports quantity: 4
Handheld remote control: Yes
Headphone outputs: 1
Height: 60 cm
High frequency rate: 200 Hz
Number of loudspeakers: 2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH): 1200 x 333 x 786 mm
Power consumption (standby): 0.15 W
Power consumption (typical): 77 W
Power requirements: 220-240V - 50/60Hz
RMS rated power: 20 W
Response time: 1 ms
SCART ports quantity: 2
Sleep timer: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 1
VESA mounting interfaces: 300 x 200 mm
Viewing angle, horizontal: 176°
Viewing angle, vertical: 176°
Visible diagonal screen size: 102 cm
Weight: 17.5 kg
Weight with stand: 20 kg
Width: 96.5 cm
Width (with stand): 96.5 cm
Refined living, pure performance with Ambilight and leading picture
Be captivated by a truly refined performance. A frameless design and Ambilight set the scene for you to experience the brilliance of LED technology. Enjoy the show.
Ambilight Spectra 2
Add a new dimension to your viewing experience with Ambilight Spectra 2. This patented Philips technology enlarges the screen by projecting a glow of light onto the surrounding wall. Ambilight automatically adjusts the colour and brightness of the light surrounding the TV to match with the picture, creating an immersive viewing experience. Let Ambilight be the perfect match with your interior style with the new wall adaptive function. This intelligently adapts ambilight to any colour of your wall. With Ambilight Spectra 2 movies truly come to life!
Perfect Pixel HD Engine
Experience unrivalled sharpness and clarity with Perfect Pixel HD Engine. Each pixel of the picture is enhanced to better match the surrounding pixels, for a more natural picture. The result is a unique combination of sharpness, natural detail, vivid colors, superior contrast and smooth natural motion whatever you are watching. Clean and razor sharp images result from artifact and noise detection and reduction in all content sources - from multimedia to standard TV. The Full HD screen with 1920 x 1080p pixels produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with superb brightness.
LED lighting technology is the most advanced available. In this TV it combines an eyecatching minimalistic design with stunning image quality and on top the lowest power consumption in its category. An other environmental benefit is that LED lighting technology does not contain hazardous materials. With LED backlight you can enjoy low power consumption, high brightness, incredible contrast and sharpness and vibrant colors.
200Hz Clear LCD (1ms)
Enjoy extreme motion sharpness without picture imperfections. The Philips 200Hz Clear LCD brings the response time of LCD TV to an incredible 1ms, so even with the fastest action scene you will be enthralled by the action, and not following the stretched car across the screen. Go ahead, enjoy the action!
Perfect Natural Motion
Enjoy the action without any judder. Perfect Natural Motion estimates motion in the picture and corrects juddering movements in both broadcast and pre-recorded movie material (including 1080p movies and 24p True Cinema on Blu-ray and DVD). The result is even smoother and quieter pictures with excellent sharpness. Enjoy motion performance that surpasses cinema quality!
Experience a rich selection of online services with Net TV. Enjoy movies, pictures, infotainment and other online content directly on your TV whenever you like. Simply connect your home theater directly to your home network through the ethernet connection, and navigate and select what you want to watch with the remote control. The Philips menu gives you access to popular Net TV services fitted for your TV screen. Additionally, with the DLNA certified PC network you can watch videos or access pictures stored on your computer using your remote control.
Energy efficient LED
Up to 40% more energy efficient than conventional flat TVs. Using the latest LED backlight technology, LED-backlit TVs are considered a more sustainable choice, with a longer life and far lower energy consumption than plasmas and conventional LCD TVs. Unlike CCFL backlights, LEDs do not use mercury in their manufacture. In addition, Philips TV designs have improved generation after generation resulting in an increase in material efficiency and a reduction in energy usage without compromising on safety and wellbeing. That's good news for you today - your children tomorrow.
Top Customer Reviews
The picture is almost too perfect and bright and the options to personalise the display and sound settings are jaw-dropping, even on SD tv the pictures can look almost 3D and the sound is great, as is the ambi-light which glows around the TV. We have teenage sons and they have even been tempted from their bedrooms to play on their x-box downstairs as the picture and detail is amazing, also it copes well with fast-moving things like motor racing and sports without too much of the blur that some flat TV's suffer from.
The internet service on the TV is well.... a gimmick, it is not set up for any of the on-demand tv services like bbc iplayer or 5.tv but instead for youtube and a couple of subscription channels, I haven't had time to fiddle to see if I can remedy this as it's not a huge deal to me but I think many will expect these services with an internet TV.
So, why only 4 stars? Well we have noticed a high pitch whistle which changes frequency with the picture on the screen, I can mostly ignore it but it is beginning to drive my husband nuts, he is considering asking for a replacement as it is spoiling his enjoyment of the TV.
On the whole I would recommend the TV.
I feel i underpaid for this TV. I have 2 other 40 inch+ tv sets and they look very pixelated unless you are at the "correct" viewing distance (minimum).
I can get up close to this TV and it still looks good but sitting on the couch without 3d specs/system at night you are immersed in whatever you are watching.
The ambilight is a must have for me from now on, as for the Ethernet connection, i only used it to update the software on the TV and understand the need for it (future proofing).
I can move photo files and film/TV files via a cheap 250 gig Hard drive using the 1 usb connection.
Folk in other sites put this TV down a point or 2 because of the controller as they hated the fact that to get to some functions you had to press 2 BUTTONS!. Heh, so what? the controller is a thing of beauty, just like the TV.
I feel incredibly lucky to have found this item. If you watch tv at night with low lighting or a side light on to stop the HARSH bright moments, you need to switch to this TV.
I just ordered the soundbar although its not needed the rear facing speakers are very punchy with little distortion. A+ 5 star for this product, my new baby :)
Well-this tv is in a different league to the latter and equals or betters the best plasmas for definition.Black levels may not be quite as deep but they are still more than acceptable to me.It consumes 70/100w per hour which compares to 230/300watts on plasmas-you can get some plasmas down to 1/2 this on various eco settings but the picture is so dim that it's a waste of time.The Philips picture is much brighter than the plasmas anyway and watching tv through the day is superior.
Anyway this review is not led v plasma so i will get down to the nitty gritty.
Out of the box the picture is too bright and vivid and you will need to go into the menu and select 'Cinema' mode with 74% brightness and 50% contrast and gamma to 4
The picture is also verging on the warm side and you should select 'Cool' in the tint section for the best colour balance.Sharpness to 9 and mpeg (in pixel plus sub menu)to max noise reduction and your pic will be near perfectly calibrated!
The remote is nicely made and looks lovely(try to keep it scratch free?) but the novelty will wear off and leave you feeling that it is less than intuitive -being back lit would help.
Sound quality is top drawer and the ambilight is functional and not a gimmick (eye strain -if you get it- should be a thing of the past)
Web connection/content -like all other 'smart?? tv's i have seen is pretty naff but can only get better with more content and faster broadband i guess.
To summarise -OK so the remote might be questionable and there are no hd channels on the inbuilt tuner but the standard def picture is as good as a lot of the competitions hd ones. Can only hope reliability is as good as the rest of it is.