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Philips 42PFL5704D

Philips 42PFL5704D
alaScore 81

79 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Philips 42PFL5704D. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 42PFL5704D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Philips 42PFL5704D from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Comments about the design and usability are overall positive. The sound and price are also appreciated.

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips 42PFL5704D/F7 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

May, 2015

Consumer review by: raci3633 (

The best T.V. out there for the money!


I have had this T.V. for a year now and could not be any more pleased with the over all performance of this T.V. I did a lot of research before I purchased this modal and for the money this was the best choice at the time. I paid $998 for it and now...


None that I can find

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: damondlt (

Best Philips Yet


Best Philips TV yet, Very responsive to fast motions, Colors see spot on out of the box, and Very Vivid. Blacks Are better then Most of the Older Philips tvs in the past, Great Price for all the features this tv offers.. But over all sound isn't...

Fantastic Picture, Much Deeper blacks for a Philips,Lots of Inputs, easy to use

Sound is weak

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: 10richie10 (



I went through three other flat panel tv's before I was lucky enough to find this one. Other LCD's (RCA, Samsung) had very dark pictures and bland colors. I also bought a plasma from panasonic which also had a very dark picture. I played with all of...

Picture and color are AWESOME! Easy setup and nice pivoting base

NONE, you will be pleased

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: joeswag (

Best set i have ever had


This tv has seemless motion. The best in its price range. I also have a 240hz set from sony z series. Me and my family prefer this set over the 52" sony. My wife is almost technology dumb but this tv is so easy to set to preffered settings. It will do...

It is so clear and precise and simple set up

plastic around bezel seems unneeded wish buttons were on top not on side

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: kushoner (

broken out the box


ordered from frieght delivery service via very cheap ...thought it was a bargain 2ms was very sweet i thought..well i set everything up next thing you know i press the power button to find the screen black with a whole bunch of so...

dont know yet have alot diff color lines plus a black bck round

broken cant see anything but colored lines and black backround

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: sculptr812 (

Very Nice TV For My First HD LCD


I did a lot of research on TVs over the past month and ended up buying this one from Walmart at $1048 which I think was a great buy for the value! I am not a fan of Walmart, but the same TV was $1299 at Bestbuy, so I dont really care who is selling it...

Nice Picture. Lots of HDMI slots. Good sound for a TV. Supposedly pretty eco-friendly

A little bit of jitter, but I have not hooked up an HDMI yet....might just be from the components. I notice a bit of heat coming off the screen

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: kajen906 (

I could not be happier with my purchase !


Beautiful TV. Clear, crisp picture with beautiful color. Easy to use and attractive menus. Just right for a large room with comfortable seating. A pure joy

I didn't buy it sooner

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: asmith3261 (

best tv i ever owned


buy this tv if yor planning on getting one . if you need to up-grade go to this one . it almost looks 3-D. video games look amazing .

it's very easy to set up , he picture is the most defined i have ever seen . everything loos like it was recorded with a digital camera . i suggest buying this tv

it comes in a huge box but is very well protected

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Jodiath (

Great TV!!


I purchased this TV over a year ago and it is still amazing. There are plenty of connections (4 HDMI for example) and the On-Screen controls are quite easy to understand. The remote is simple and to the point without being over-crowded with excessive...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: bcp6651 (

Nice TV


This is great TV. I got it to replace a 52 inch floor model TV. At first I thought there would be a big difference in the size but I was wrong. I like it more the the 52 inch I had.

Nice Screen, Easy to Use


Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

You can experience leading-edge style, performance and energy efficiency. Combining a Full HD 1080p display, Pixel Plus 3 HD engine and fantastic invisible sound, this eco-friendly TV delivers powerful performance while conserving the future.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Speakers Included:4 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada / United States/United States
Product Line:Philips

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


120Hz: Yes
Diagonal Size:42in/47in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/119cm/132cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:29000:1/33000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:USB
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:170 degrees/178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes