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Philips 42PES0001 LCD HDTV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Philips 42PES0001 LCD HDTV. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and durability. The usability and design also get good reviews, but there are some negative opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 42PES0001 LCD HDTV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Philips Essence 42 PES 0001 D

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Craven (

Philips Essence 42PES0001 review


Philips' foray into super-skinny TVs

Excellent form factor and build ; Involving HD pictures

Not user-friendly ; Separate media box not for everyone

A great build and involving pictures make this one of the best TV's to come out of the Philips labs but it's not for the faint hearted

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Philips Essence 42PES0001D television - Pocket-lint


It's not often we at Pocket-lint can slide a 42-inch flatscreen TV from its box and into our test room using without breaking into a sweat, but the mere

Gorgeous remote control, terrific high-def pictures, slim screen, strap-on soundbar

Clunky separate media box, ugly cabling, preset picture modes

Some decent audio emanating from the strap-on speaker bar is a highpoint of a TV that meets its brief, but could do better: a media receiver half the size and a cable that doesn’t resemble a hose-pipe would make the Essence concept more convincing,...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (

Philips Essence 42PES0001D review


Philips' light and skinny new set looks ideal for wall-hanging – but will the exclusion of Ambilight let it down?

A light, thin and a solid performer. Quite simply the ultimate TV for wall-hanging

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


Philips' light and skinny new set looks ideal for wall-hanging – but will the exclusion of Ambilight let it down?

A light, thin and a solid performer. Quite simply the ultimate TV for wall-hanging

Jan, 2009


Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips Essence 42PES0001 42in LCD TV


If you've got your heart set on a wall mounted TV, Philips has made it easy.

On paper, I guess that the Essence's claim to fame as the easiest TV to hang on the wall ever probably sounds a bit dull compared with stuff like LED backlighting and the Aurea Light Frame. But in reality, the extremes to which Philips has taken its...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+ / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video / No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming: No
S-Video:No / Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No


VESA mounting: Yes

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD