Philips 3D test
Philips 8605H 3D test

15 Oct 2010 | Rasmus Larsen |

We tested the Philips 8605H some time ago. 8605H is a 3D Ready TV but at that time we didn’t have the 3D glasses. We have now received the required 3D hardware and here’s a follow-up Philips 8605H 3D-test. This 3D test has also been added to the 3D section in the Philips 8605H review.

Philips 8605H 3D test

We used the PlayStation 3 and a 3D Blu-ray player to test 3D movies and 3D games.

Below you see the 3D glasses. They use a battery that can be replaced.

Philips 8605H 3D-test
Philips 8605H 3D-briller


The glasses have the same characteristics as Samsung’s and LG's glasses. That means that when you tilt your head the pictures on the TV becomes darker, because of the polarizers in the glasses and in the LCD-TV.

Philips 8605H 3D-test
Philips 8605H


Below you see the 3D sensor. Because 8605H is a 3D Ready TV, the infrared sensor has not been built into the actual TV, and must therefore be connected to the back of the TV. It’s this infrared sensor that takes care of the synchronization with the 3D glasses.

Philips 8605H 3D-test
Philips 8605H


I won’t say too much about 3D in general, and what you should expect, but instead refer to our Panasonic VT25 / VT20 review for a general 3D introduction.

In this test I want to examine 3D depth, 3D picture quality, 3D crosstalk and finally include a small comparison to some of the other 3DTVs on the market.

Philips 8605H 3D-test
Philips 8605H


Before 3D can be enabled on Philips 8605H you need to connect a USB key that is bundled with the 3D add-on package. The USB key holds the updated TV firmware.

Philips 8605H 3D-test
Philips 8605H


Philips 8605H has a panel with high brightness that can be adjusted in the setting options menu. This ensures that you can enjoy 3D pictures even in bright environments such as a living room. On the other hand the very reflective glass front is distracting – especially for 3D.

Philips 8605H 3D-test
Philips 8605H


I moved on to test 3D crosstalk which refers to the phenomenon where images for the right and left eyes are mixed together, thus giving a ghostly shadow effect around objects, for example human faces.

And Philips 8605H has crosstalk; too much to reproduce good 3D pictures. I saw crosstalk in 3D games and 3D movies, and enough to make it seem distracting.

Philips 8605H 3D-test
Philips 8605H


The crosstalk also reduces perception of 3D depth in images and objects in the foreground was affected most by the crosstalk. We use an underwater scene for some 3D testing with fish swimming in a coral reef, and this scene is very effective for revealing crosstalk issues because of the many small objects. In this scene the crosstalk reduced 3D depth significantly.

Compared to the competitors, I would say that crosstalk on Philips 8605H is less visible than on Samsung C8000 and LG LX950N but still significant. Compared to Sony’s HX800 Philips has more crosstalk.

Philips 8605H 3D-test
Philips 8605H


Finally, I should probably mention that Philips 8605H uses the Standard settings from the picture menus when you connect the TV for the first time but you can change these settings in the menus.

All in all, Philips 8605H has a 3D mode with some issues that affects 3D depth and 3D perception. In some scenes the crosstalk is not visible but in other scenes it’s too much to really enjoy the 3D pictures, and I advise Philips to improve this on the 2011 models.

Energy consumption

I measured energy consumption in the 3D mode. Below you can see my results.

Out-of-Box After calibration
Standby 0,1 W 0,1 W
SD & HD 121 W 74 W
3D101 W101 W



Full Philips 8605H review

This 3D test has also been added to the full Philips 8605H review.

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