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Philips 42PFL5008

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 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The sound and image quality also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 42PFL5008 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips 42PFL5008

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Philips 42PFL5008 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound. The image quality is also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the usability.

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33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Nov, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

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

With Ambilight, smart TV, great sound, a fine outward appearance and heaps of HD detail, the 42PFL5008 is a tempting proposition. However, there are some cracks in the performance.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (directtvs.co.uk)

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

Audio

Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y
DLNA Certified:No / Yes
Energy Star certified: No
Green (Eco) compliant:Y

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Color of product:Black / Silver
LED Indicators: Yes
Signal strength indication: Yes

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):500000:1
Display brightness:300 / 350 / 400
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:300
Motion interpolation frequency:200 / 300
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Auto, Zoom / 4:3, 16:9, Auto, Zoom / 4:3, 16:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:64
Energy efficiency compliance:A+ / Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):101 / 46 / 95

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 400 x 400

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Energy saving

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Browser supported:Open browser
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Antenna:IEC75
Display resolution (numeric):1920
Power:95

Other features

USB ports quantity:2

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2 / 4
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, Component, SCART
Camera included:O
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick installation guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.24 / 5.28
Package height:26.8 / 28
Package weight:34.6 / 35.7 / 36.8 / 40.8
Package width:41.9 / 44.4 / 46.1

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Local dimming:No / Yes
Motion control:Y
Plug and Play: Yes
Teletext:1000
Teletext function:No / Yes
Video compression format:AVC, AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVCHD, AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVI, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVC,AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / AVCHD,AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / AVI,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:64
Energy efficiency class:A+ / Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):101 / 46 / 95

Smart TV

Interactive TV: Yes
Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Facebook, Skype, Twitter / skype
Smart TV: Yes
Video apps:NetFlix,YouTube / Youtube

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-T
Number of tuners:1
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.937 / 1.35 / 1.47 / 1.69
Depth (with stand):1.88 / 25.6 / 8.07 / 9.37
Height:22.6 / 22.7 / 25.8
Height (with stand):23.1 / 25.2 / 25.4 / 25.6 / 9.37
Package depth:5.24 / 5.28
Package height:26.8 / 28
Package weight:34.6 / 35.7 / 36.8 / 40.8
Package width:41.9 / 44.4 / 46.1
Weight:0.48 / 27.1 / 28.2 / 28.4 / 30
Weight with stand:29.5 / 33.7 / 34.2 / 35.3
Width:37.7 / 38.3
Width (with stand):37.7 / 38.3