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Philips 42PES0001 LCD HDTV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Philips 42PES0001 LCD HDTV. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the remote control and durability. The usability and design are also appreciated, but the color and resolution get negative reviews.

image quality, design, usability, durability, remote control

price, resolution, color

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 61 reviews)

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Philips Essence 42 PES 0001 D

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Craven (

Philips 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

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Philips Essence 42PES0001D television review


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 16kg of Philips' svelte screen still managed to make us perspire. OK, so its slim 38mm depth makes...

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

Clunky separate media box, ugly cabling, preset picture modes

Slim and wall-mountable using just one cable, the Essence meets its brief, but could do better

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Jennings (

Philips Essence 42PES0001D review


The ultra-slim Essence 42PES0001D is one of our favourite Philips TVs to date, marrying spectacular picture quality with exceptionally innovative and practical features

Looks stunning ; Terrific picture quality ; Very easy to hang on a wall

Care needs to be taken with the TV's picture settings ; Not cheap for a 42-inch TV ; No Ambilight

Conclusion The Philips Essence 42PES0001D clearly isn't cheap for a 42-inch TV. But it's performance is genuinely special, and the set offers a hugely desirable, utterly unique combination of looks and practicality. We suspect many people will find...

Mar, 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


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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