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Philips 55PFL6007T review

Depth effects are anything but passive on this slender Easy 3D telly

Philips' opting for the passive, polarised tech identical to that found in 3D cinemas is easily the headline feature on the 55PFL6007T.

It's a generous application of the tech not just in screen size, but also in the supply of 3D glasses; four pairs of Philips PTA416 3D specs are supplied in the box. You won't find as many as that in the box of any active shutter 3DTV.

Philips 55PFL6007T review

Elsewhere on the 55PFL6007T is a Freeview HD tuner and some of Philips' picture processing tech.

Philips 55PFL6007T review

A 400Hz Perfect Motion Rate (comprised of a 100Hz panel and some backlight scanning) ought to help rid both 2D and 3D fare of blur and shudder.

It's included in the Pixel Precise HD processing menus as Clear LCD and HD Natural Motion, the latter of which is available in three strengths. An advanced picture menu, meanwhile, adds options to tweak gamma, brightness, video contrast and colour temperature.

Philips 55PFL6007T review

Another highlight on any Philips TV is Ambilight; strips of LEDs on the TV's rear flanks that pour out light to match whatever the dominant colours are on screen.

All well and good, but what about Net TV?

Philips has been playing catch up on catch-up TV of late, and though its newly refreshed platform has potential, the 55PFL6007T is a smart TV in only the most basic of senses.

Philips 55PFL6007T review

Fueled by either wired LAN or Wi-Fi, apps in the grid-like Net TV interface include a web browser, the BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Napster, Picasa, Facebook, Absolute Radio, CNBC Real-Time, Aupeo radio, Social TV, Viewster, iConcerts, CineTrailer, Funspot, ScreenDreams and Euronews.

Philips 55PFL6007T review

There's also an App Gallery with a further 12 mostly niche apps such as TomTomHD, Ebay, Foreca weather and a trio of risque video apps, Hustler, Private and Brazzers.

We also found the Acetrax on-demand movies in there, which should be on the Net TV home page as default.

Philips 55PFL6007T review

The 55PFL6007T offered us the chance to download and move; we were then able to place the app icon exactly where we wanted it.

As we used Net TV we actually got to like the simplicity of the interface as a whole, despite its rather basic offering; its live TV thumbnail in the upper left-hand corner is bigger than on most such platforms, and there's none of the clutter found on some such platforms.

In terms of ins and outs the 55PFL6007T is more assured.

Its Full HD resolution is backed up by four HDMI inputs (one on the side, and three down-facing) and three USB (two on the side, one of which can record from Freeview) adaptors for both composite and component video, a VGA slot for hooking up a PC, a headphones jack, wired Ethernet LAN, and an RF input.

Philips 55PFL6007T review

Audio, meanwhile, is via two stereo speakers with a combined power output of just 12W. Happily, there is an optical digital audio output, but rather inconveniently it's side-mounted, and squeezed under the fourth HDMI input.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product Family6000
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelA++
Smart TVYes
Brand NamePhilips
Screen Size139.7 cm (55")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityCEC
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerSECAM, NTSC, PAL
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)25.50 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption62 W
Standby Power Consumption150 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio500,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand788.15 mm
Width with Stand1240.80 mm
Depth with Stand263 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports3
3D TechnologyPolarized
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year86 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Motion Interpolation Technology400Hz Perfect Motion Rate
Height744.3 mm
Width1240.8 mm
Depth30.2 mm
Brightness400 cd/m²
Sound SystemSurround Sound
Product Series6000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesWeb Browser, Ambient Lighting, Sound Leveler, Teletext, Auto-off
ManufacturerPhilips Electronics
Product Model55PFL6007T
Product Name6000 Series Smart LED TV with Ambilight Spectra 2 and Pixel Precise HD
Manufacturer Part Number55PFL6007T/12
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.philips.co.uk
Marketing Information

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Package Contents
  • 6000 Series Smart LED TV with Ambilight Spectra 2 and Pixel Precise HD
  • Power Cord
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x Batteries
  • Tabletop Swivel Stand
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Legal and Safety Brochure
  • SCART Adapter
  • Component Cable Adapter
  • Smart TV Quick Guide
  • Warranty Leaflet
  • 4 x 3D Glasses
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)22 kg