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Philips 42PFL3506H

Philips 42PFL3506H
alaScore 84

158 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The value for money and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the remote control. Many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 42PFL3506H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Philips 42PFL3506H from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

image quality, sound, value for money, usability, design

reliability, remote control

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips 32PFL3506/F7 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Black) (2011 Model)

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Great TV for dorm rooms


Just got my Phillips TV a few weeks ago and so far I'm loving it! I primarily use it in my dorm room to hook up my PS3 and my Macbook, the picture quality is far better than I expected. The PS3 looks crisp and high definition while playing games like...

3 hdmi, picture quality, out of the box set up


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This TV lasted just over a year. 1st it started shutting off randomly after different periods of being on. Then the time periods got shorter and shorter until the TV would just power on, display the Philips logo, and then shut off again. Of course I...


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The Quality HDTV at a Great Price


Standard Definition is pretty much dead at this point. There will always be a few stragglers (sadly, like myself) who desperately need to upgrade to HD. The problem is knowing if you'll get a decent television that will do what you want it to. The ...

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Good T.V.


My brother and I got this t.v. for my parents for Christmas. So far they really like it. It was a great deal for a quailty product.This product has... Easy to set up, Great value and features for the price, Right number of connections, Easy to use...

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Good TV


I use it for gaming and it works well for me!!!!!!This product has... Easy to set up, Easy to use remote controlAbout me... Sports enthusiast, Gamer

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great cost benefit


Great price, I bought because my old TV signed was going to die. So I started to look for more traditional brands (Sony, samsung, Philips, LG, Toshiba, Sharp Panasonic etc) and this Philips was the cheapest by far.For my use is quite enough (I only...

price for a well known brand, features

doesn't have a wireless connection

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Quit working after a year


We thought the tv was great-- until it stopped working at just over a year old. The repair cost was about $200, so it isn't worth it. I hate purchasing repair contracts,but I will on the replacement.About me... Casual viewer

Stopped working after a year

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Not bad for the price


It's great for gaming, pretty decent for regular TV viewing, haven't watched any sports on it. I agree with the last reviewer about the remote response being a little sluggish. The sound could be better, but doesn't bug me because I have surround...

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Decent picture for the price


While I didn't bought this tv in bestbuy, it's the same model none the less, the picture is decent yes sometimes you can tell from time to time that there is some pixilated when watching sports but you wont notice it much anyway, when watching blue...

lots of inputs, great picuter, decent sound

remote controller not very responsive

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Best Value


I was quite impressed with the picture quality of this TV especially at the price it is going for. I did notice that the picture quality is greatly improved when using an HDMI cable.