Philips PFS8109 Review – Ambilight TV with Android





The PFS8109 is an expensive TV that looks sleek and beautifully finished. The picture is pretty good, with good contrast and low color aberration. Did have the uniformity of the backlight little better and if you look at an angle, there is to see some backlight bleeding. The operation is despite a well-designed remote control is not always pleasant, because the TV sometimes slow to respond. The software contains the necessary PFS8109 bugs and that does not fit with the high price charged for this TV.

Nice finish
Good contrast


Very expensive
Moderate software
High inputlag

Tweakers zegt: matig
Price at time of publication: € 1450, –

Smart TVs, in practice, often not working as smart as our smartphones. TP Vision, the company that develops and sells televisions under the Philips brand, wanted to do something about it and came up with the idea to make a TV based on Android. This is after all a successful operating system and TP Vision naturally gets only too happy to get their share of that success. In addition, there are a lot of apps made for Android, which immediately at launch are already many available.

The TV we watch for this review, the Philips 48 “PFS8109, includes a modified version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and stood at the time of writing for about 1450 euros in the Pricewatch. There is also a 55 “version available for about 1800 euros. To operate a double-sided remote with a QWERTY keyboard included at the back. The remote features motion detection and a microphone for voice recognition.

This HDTV features Ambilight; the known system that analyzes the image content and matching colored light shining on the wall behind the TV. In this case, use was made of the four-wire system, which appears around the TV. The TV does not foot the midst of the TV, but two little ones on the sides, so the Ambilight light is visible under the TV.


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