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Magnavox MF438B Series LCD HDTV (42",52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Magnavox MF438B Series LCD HDTV (42",52"). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the glare and usability are overall positive. The sound and image quality also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Magnavox MF438B Series LCD HDTV (42",52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Magnavox MF438B Series LCD HDTV (42",52") from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Comments about the glare and usability are on the whole positive. The image quality and sound also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the size.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magnavox 42MF438B/F7 42-Inch 1920 x 1080p LCD HDTV (Black)Magnavox 42MF438B/F7 42-Inch 1920 x 1080p LCD HDTV (Black)

Apr, 2018

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Magnavox 42MF438B Review – 42-inch LCD HDTV


This HDTV is built to catch the eye. It has a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080p which is the maximum regularly available. It is compatible with any format of the input signal. The resulting images are free from blurring and flickering. With a wide...

The Magnavox 42MF438B/F7 has multiple AV inputs. So it can accept signals like S-video, CVBS, HDMI and component video. It has the capability to reproduce the highest HD quality from sources like DVD players and Blu-ray players. The HDMI makes possible...

Jul, 2009

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Awesome TV


This TV is actually made by Philips. Awesome LCD TV with an off brand name.

Looks great, watch all kinds of sports on it and have had no problems with it. It has 3 HDMI ports and a lot of other connections. I bought this for 1800$ about 4 months ago and can't be happier. PS3, HD programs look wonderful on it. Made all of my...

Picture was a little off but was fine after finding correct settings. I have no complaints

Sep, 2008

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great TV, Great picture


I have had this for about a year now. Everything needed was included in the box, minus a couple video cables. TV aws very easy to set up. It has an array of video options on it. You can hook up your computer to it, you can hook up a couple different...

great picture

Speakers are less than desirable

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

This display has a resolution that is referred to as Full HD. With state-of-the-art LCD screen technology, the 42MF438B has the full high-definition widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1080p. This is the highest resolution that HD broadcast can transmit. It allows the best picture quality from any format of HD input signal. It produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with optimum brightness and superb colors. This vibrant and sharp image will provide you with an enhanced viewing experience.


RMS rated power:20

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Supported video modes:480i


Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Product Line:Philips Magnavox

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Box depth:14.3
Box depth (imperial):14.3
Box height:29.9
Box height (imperial):29.9
Box width:46.2
Box width (imperial):46.2
Product weight:52.4
Product weight (lb):52.4
Set depth (inch):3.48
Set depth (with stand) (inch):11.5
Set height (inch):26.2
Set height (with stand) (inch):28.4
Set width (inch):40.7
Set width (with stand) (inch):40.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1


Diagonal Size:42in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/132cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:29000:1/33000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes