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Philips 46PFL8008 LED LCD 3D TV Review

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Reviewed by Stephen Withers, 27th April 2013. Ultimately, the Philips 46PFL8008 delivers a great all-round performance and whilst it is at the more expensive end of the spectrum, it certainly has plenty to recommend it and definitely worth a demo.
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I have bought this Philips 46PFL8008 LED LCD 3D TV recently and I can say that this product is worth a try and I am sure you will like this. I was also not convinced initially, but later I thought that I could have missed such a good product.
 

jeajesper

Standard Member
What settings did you use in the ISF Night? The ones in the pcitures or?

I have 55pfl8008 and I'd like to know... :lease:
 

byron_hinson

Well-known Member
Was interested in this until I found out that there isn't a 40" version!
 

Javi15

Standard Member
Hi Steve, I was surprised by this reference 3D TV, 3D surpasses Samsung F8000 and is at the same level as the Panasonic VT60 3D? Thanks, and forgive my English, I'm Spanish. A Salute.

:)
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
I was surprised at how good the Philips PFL8008 was in 3D, especially considering the PFL9007 was rather poor in this area. I haven't reviewed the Panasonic VT60 yet but Samsung F8000 lost marks for having undefeatable processing in 3D.
 

Javi15

Standard Member
I was surprised at how good the Philips PFL8008 was in 3D, especially considering the PFL9007 was rather poor in this area. I haven't reviewed the Panasonic VT60 yet but Samsung F8000 lost marks for having undefeatable processing in 3D.
Thanks.
 

Mr Magic

Novice Member
@byron_hinson: A 40' version is definitely available in Europe, perhaps not in the US?

@Steve: Can you tell us a bit more about how motion is handled when Perfect Pixel HD is turned off? I never liked the "unnatural" effect that it generates when watching 24p movie material. But without it, there normally isn't any judder correction at all on the older models.

I currently own a 40PFL9704H model with full backlight and I'm kinda wondering if I'm going to "lose" a lot regarding black levels, etc. when I would switch to an edge-lit model like the 8008.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Can you tell us a bit more about how motion is handled when Perfect Pixel HD is turned off? I never liked the "unnatural" effect that it generates when watching 24p movie material. But without it, there normally isn't any judder correction at all on the older models.
I quite agree that any frame interpolation software, whilst effectively smoothing motion, will ruin the look of film-based material. Motion handling is always a weakness of LCD technology but overall I found the motion to be quite good and largely free of judder with Perfect Pixel HD turned off.
 

Mr Magic

Novice Member
Steve, thanks for your reply.

Do you have any views on making the switch from a local dimming TV like my 40PFL9704H to an edge-lit TV like the 8008? I've read that the Philips 8007 and 8008 series are quite good in contrast and black levels despite being edge-lit and I'm wondering what kind of difference I would see.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
I think the black levels will hold up, the problem with any edge-lit TV can be the uniformity of the backlight and that is often a bit of a lottery.
 

jopola

Standard Member
Hi Steve, is the 3D quality of this tv better than the LG Cinema 3D or equal and is the tv screen bright enough with the glasses on?
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
The 3D was excellent on the PFL8008 and it had plenty of brightness but comparisons to LG's TVs are difficult because they use passive rather than active. Both methods of delivery have their strengths and weaknesses.
 

ranger666

Active Member
What settings did you use in the ISF Night? The ones in the pcitures or?

I have 55pfl8008 and I'd like to know... :lease:
How do you find the tv in general i am interested in this set, I will use it for SD HD and xbox gaming. Also were did you buy your set from i am struggling to find this set for a good look at before buying.

Thanks in advance

Ian
 

jpresumido

Standard Member
:lease: I want to buy a LED TV 46 "and I'm torn between the Philips 46PFL8008 and Samsung UE46F8000. What is your opinion? Both are very good I know. Never seen the two side by side so you can compare them. Know that the Philips 46PFL8008 is better in 3D, but I would like to know something more. Thanks.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Well the F8000 is an excellent LCD TV with a good picture, attractive design, reference Smart TV and a wide field of view. The Philips is also very good, with great 3D and better blacks but a narrow field of view due to the panel it uses. But in the end it's your money so it has to be your choice, I can't make it for you you.
 

cdonc

Standard Member
Well the F8000 is an excellent LCD TV with a good picture, attractive design, reference Smart TV and a wide field of view. The Philips is also very good, with great 3D and better blacks but a narrow field of view due to the panel it uses. But in the end it's your money so it has to be your choice, I can't make it for you you.
How narrow is the angle on the PFL8008? Is there washout before 45 degrees of axis?
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Yes it would begin to washout the colours and black level.
 

jpresumido

Standard Member
Thank you for your help. I really like the Philips 46PFL8008 in some aspects, but I will buy Samsung UE46F8000. They are both excellent TVs, but Samsung manages to gather more points in favor, is the best price quality. Also won the TIPA award - Best Photo TV, which proves to be a Led TV with great image quality. Your help was very important. Thank you again.
 

Chimpkid

Active Member
Hello. New member here.

I've just bought one of these TVs. I've just done some calibration with the Disney WOW disc and have now got a pretty decent picture. One problem is the amount of clouding that I am getting on the left hand side of the screen. I sent my last Philips back because of this problem and the last thing I expected from a TV this expensive was clouding straight out of the box. What if any is an acceptable amount of clouding? Should I put up with it? It's fairly evident in dark scenes such as Batman Begins. Any advice would be great.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Well unfortunately bright edges and clouding are inevitable drawbacks of edge lit LED LCD TVs. To get them so thin, the LEDs are are the edge - either the sides or the top and bottom - and effectively bounced off a mirror behind the LCD panel in order to illuminate it. The level of clouding or bright edges can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and even panel to panel, making it a bit of a lottery. It tends to be more obvious at night, so using the ISF Ambilight setting might help. Otherwise, the only thing you can really do is try and adjust the Backlight Contrast control to see if you can minimise the clouding. There are some suggested settings here that you might want to try: http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-...8008-reviewers-recommended-best-settings.html
 

Chimpkid

Active Member
Well unfortunately bright edges and clouding are inevitable drawbacks of edge lit LED LCD TVs. To get them so thin, the LEDs are are the edge - either the sides or the top and bottom - and effectively bounced off a mirror behind the LCD panel in order to illuminate it. The level of clouding or bright edges can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and even panel to panel, making it a bit of a lottery. It tends to be more obvious at night, so using the ISF Ambilight setting might help. Otherwise, the only thing you can really do is try and adjust the Backlight Contrast control to see if you can minimise the clouding. There are some suggested settings here that you might want to try: http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-...8008-reviewers-recommended-best-settings.html
Thank you for the quick reply.
It is a bit of a shame because the picture is otherwise very good. I will try the recommended settings and see if it will make any difference. From your experience does clouding get worse? I suppose there is no way of knowing really. Would there be grounds to ask for an exchange from the place I bought it? But like you say, there is no guarantee that the new panel will be any better. Hmmmmm...

One other quick question. Do you have settings for the ISF Amblight?
 
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