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Philips 42PFL5008

Philips 42PFL5008
alaScore 91

130 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of Philips 42PFL5008. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The sound and image quality also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, sound, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 42PFL5008 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 130 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Philips 42PFL5008 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the sound and image quality, but comments are divided on the usability.

glare, image quality, sound

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42" 42PFL5008T Full HD 1080p Smart (WiFi) 3D LED TV with FreeView HD and Ambilight (New for 2013) Philips 42" 42PFL5008T Full HD 1080p Smart (WiFi) 3D LED TV with FreeView HD and Ambilight (New for 2013)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Philips 42PFL5008 review


Sparkling looks and great value on this 42-inch LED TV

Two-sided Ambilight ; Build quality and looks ; Fast user interface ; Powerful audio ; Smooth 3D

EPG kills picture and sound ; Only three HDMI ports ; Limited smart TV ; No Lovefilm app ; Some motion blur and judder

It may cost a fraction of Philips' high-end sets, but the 42PFL5008 has some surprisingly high-end features.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Philips 42PFL5008T


Philips tries to make a cheap 42-inch TV - with decent results

Good all-round picture quality, Fair price, Above par audio

Content-light Smart Features - unless you like porn, Haloing issue, Needs care with set up

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Philips 42PFL5008T review


A fantastic TV with great image quality, but its depleted smart TV content and picture settings mean it just misses out on an award

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Gary (

Refurbished - Philips 42PFL5008T 42 Inch Full HD Smart 3D TV


I didn't know anything about ambient lighting and it was not one of the reasons I ordered this model, but I love it now and i am delighted that this model has it

Tv guide to slow and incomplete sometimes, plus you can't view the full guide and the TV pictures at the same time

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown / VESA 400 x 400


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:300
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9