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Philips TV numbering explained

Explanation of Philips TV model numbering.
For example, what does 40PFL8606H/12 tell us?


In general the number looks like this: ssXYZabcdN/xx, in which:

  • ss = Screen size indicator in inch
  • XYZ = Product category code:
    • X: P = Philips, H = Hotel, M = Magnavox, D = Design
    • Y: F = Flat, T = 4:3 CRT, W = 16: 9 CRT, L = LCoS RPTV (Rear Projection TV based on LCoS technology)
    • Z: L = LCD (3e letter only after a F), P = Plasma
  • abcd = Product model number range:
    • a: Series indicator, e.g. 8 = 8000 series. The higher the number, the more features.
    • b: The higher the number, the more features.
    • c: If not 0, the number indicates a special store chain:
      • 0 = Philips standard
      • 5 = Mediamarkt/Saturn
      • 7 = Rentepunten winkel
      • 8 = Euronics (UK?)
      • 9 = Expert
    • d: Indicates the year of introduction, 3=2008, 4=2009, 5=2010, etc.
  • N = Option/feature code:
    • D = DVB-T (MPEG2) + analogue
    • H = DVB-T/C (MPEG-4.HD AVC)
    • C = DVB-T/C, design your own TV (choose your own color, stand, remote, etc.)
    • M = DVB-T/C/S/S2 (MPEG4), MHP (Multimedia Home Platform), MHEG (system used in Italy)
    • К = DVB-T/C/S/S2 (MPEG4) + support (Astra)
    • T = DVB-T/T2/C (MPEG4), Freeview HD
    • S = DVB-T (MPEG2)
    • SB = DVB-T1 (MPEG4)
  • /xx = Market region indicator:
    • /02 DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Turkey
    • /03 Netherlands ?
    • /05 UK & Ireland
    • /08 Italy
    • /10 Whole Europe
    • /12 Continental Europe (excl. UK & Ireland)
    • /14 Tsjechoslowakia
    • /27 U.S.A., Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
    • /F7/F7e/F7b U.S.A., Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico
    • /27/55/85 Central Аmеricа
    • /27/55/77/78 Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
    • /30/93/98 Southeast Asia
    • /37 U.S.A., Canada
    • /56/94 Pakistan, India
    • /58 Eastern Europe
    • /60 Russia, Eastern Europe (former USSR countries)
    • /77 Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
    • /78 Brazil
    • /79 China, Middle East, Thailand
    • /93 India , Thailand , Vietnam , Korea, China
    • /98 India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Middle East, Africa
    • /97 Australia, New Zealand
    • /00 Universal

Note: this overview is based on information collected via Internet (various fora). Therefore it is not complete, and may contain errors.