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Philips 55PFL6007T review

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

Our Verdict

For

  • 2D clarity
  • Easy 3D depth
  • Wi-Fi
  • Four pairs of 3D specs
  • 29mm depth
  • Freeview HD

Against

  • Net TV lacks apps
  • 3D viewing angle
  • GUI needs streamlining
  • Crushed black levels
  • Average audio

Without the fineries of Philips' top-draw picture-processing tech, the 55PFL6007T can't muster reference-level picture quality – but its Easy 3D pictures, in particular, get pretty close.

Philips 55PFL6007T review

Net TV might only pass the minimum requirement test for a smart TV platform, but there's a lot to love about this massive telly.

We liked

3D is brought alive the by 55PFL6007T, which appears able to produce a depth that we've not come across before on a passive polarised TV.

Philips has achieved this by delivering in other parts of the picture; the 55PFL6007T has decent contrast, black levels, detail and especially smooth motion, which also contribute to an excellent 2D performance.

We disliked

The user interface feels Windows-like, and a touch too fussy, while Net TV is under-served both by apps and processing power.

Black levels appear strong, but crushed, with shadow detail missing and a 3D effect that fades badly at the flanks.

Considering Philips' usually impressive audio, we were also a bit disappointed by the relatively thin, harsh sonics.

Nor is upscaling anything to rely on.

Final verdict

Premium, though not reference, picture quality is on offer in a package that's only slightly marred by a lacklustre user interface and content-poor Net TV.

For anyone after as big a screen as possible for truly immersive Easy 3D – and perhaps the odd trip to a BBC iPlayer app – the good-looking 55PFL6007T is hard to beat.

Also consider

Other options in the 55-inch market include the slightly cheaper Toshiba 55VL963, which also includes passive 3D and a basic TV offering, though there's no integrated Wi-Fi.

The LG 47LM670T, also with passive 3D, is worth a look; it includes extra 3D specs, Wi-Fi and a more polished home-networking feature than this Philips.

For a good active shutter 3D alternative to this Philips, consider the Sony KDL-40HX753, which has a superior smart TV offering, too.

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