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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 are impressed by the color and usability. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and tuner get negative opinions, while there are mixed comments on the reliability and size.

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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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


Audio system:Clear Sound, Incredible Surround / Clear Sound, Incredible Surround, Pure Bass
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
RMS rated power:20 / 28


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Multi / Silver / Stainless steel
LED indicators: Yes
Product Type:Pod coffee machine


3D: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
3D Type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):500000:1
Display brightness:450
Display diagonal:101.6 / 106.7 / 116.8 / 119.4
Display diagonal (metric):102 / 107 / 117 / 119
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:480 / 800
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Noise Reduction: Yes
Response Time:1 / 2
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Auto, Zoom / 14:9, Auto, Zoom / 16:9, 16:10, Zoom / 16:9, Auto, Zoom / 16:9, Zoom / Auto / Auto, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) / 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Supported video modes:1080p
Visible diagonal screen size:117


On/off switch: Yes
Removable water tank: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting: Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 200 / 400 x 200 / 400 x 400

Management features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
WLAN-ready: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):220 x 159 x 287
Playback formats:AVI, MKV, H264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9/VC1
Power requirements:AC 220 - 240 V 50/60 Hz

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:1 / 2
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Cleaning cloth: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


24p support: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Cappuccino making: Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Local Dimming:No / Yes
Maximum operating pressure:15
Optical disc player type:Not included
Teletext function:No / Yes
Types of drink:Cappuccino
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9
Water tank capacity:0.6

Ports & interfaces

Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1 / 2
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual energy consumption:91 / 99
Auto power off: Yes
Connected load:1500
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (average):71
Power consumption (max):99
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.01
Power Consumption (Standby):0.1 / 0.15
Power consumption (typical):150 / 160 / 60 / 64 / 66 / 71

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

TV tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-C, DVB-T2 / SBTVD/ISDB-Tb
Tuner type:Analog & Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 3.78 / 38.5
Depth (with stand):24.4 / 25.4
Height :58.2 / 58.6 / 64.7 / 66.2
Height (with stand):63.6 / 66 / 70.8 / 71.6 / 72.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):1065 x 158 x 693 / 1192 x 158 x 780
Weight:13 / 17 / 18.6 / 23
Weight with stand:15.8 / 20 / 21.4 / 26
Width:108.8 / 110.2 / 95 / 99.2
Width (with stand):108.8 / 110.2 / 95 / 99.2