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Philips 42PFL5704D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Philips 42PFL5704D. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Philips 42PFL5704D from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviews about the design and usability are overall positive. The sound and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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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

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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

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Great tv no problems with it


I bought this tv about 6 months ago and i love it. It is very easy to use and have no problems with it. Great sound, prefect picture. I just love it

Nice Screen, Easy to Use, Great Design


Apr, 2010

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great picture


i love watching baseball, football and hockey on my new PHILLIPS LCD. I have had this TV for about 8 months now and it is excellent. great picture, bright colors and great contrast. I got this to replace my VIZIO 42", glad I did.

Nice Screen, Easy to Use, Simple Setup


Apr, 2010

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Philips 47" lcd ... Much to my Liking


Although the picture is great it could have a deeper contrast when it comes to blacks. Picture quality is Good as is marked by Phillips, Very satisfied with the Tv. With a surround it is truly amazing.. Overall, the best tv I ever had much better than...

Great Design, Nice Screen, Easy to Use

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Mar, 2010

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great HDTV the best iv seen


i bought this HDDT for the living room and i love it looks great energy star and great quality and many ports to hook up your electronics with no problem

Easy to Use, Great Design, Nice Screen


Feb, 2010

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No sounds, New to Refurbished TV


Although the price was reasonable, this is an awful LCD TV and Phillips approved Technician confirmed and stated that themselves. Upon arrival, the sounds didn't work properly. When you power on the unit, you get no sounds until you raised the level to...


No sounds

Jan, 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:Dolby Digital (AC-3), Stereo, SAP
Auto volume leveler:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
RMS rated power:16 / 30

Audio System

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


Color of product:Black / Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):29000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:230 / 300 / 500
Display Diagonal:19 / 39 / 42 / 47
Display Diagonal (metric):39
Display refresh rates supported:24 Hz,25 Hz,30 Hz,50 Hz,60 Hz
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Technology:LED
HD type:Full HD
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:2
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1366 х 768
Supported video modes:768p
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178


Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.15 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):210 / 280 / 50

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


On/Off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 300 / 3.94 x 3.94 / 400 x 400


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

Management Features

Firmware upgradeable via:Auto upgrade wizard, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes


Ethernet LAN:Y

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35 / 5 - 40 / 5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35 / 5 - 40

Other Features

Aerial input:75 ohm F
AV 1:Audio L/R in, YPbPr
AV 2:Audio L/R in, YPbPr
AV 3:CVBS in, S-Video in
Display:LCD WXGA+ Active Matrix TFT
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB
Ext 3:YPbPr, Audio L/R in
Multimedia connections:USB
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz / 110 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Speakers:2 x 3W
USB ports quantity:2

Packaging Content

Battery Type:AAA
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Number of batteries supported:2
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:5.91
Package height:24
Package type:Box
Package width:39.2


Audio formats supported:AAC,AC3,MP4,WMA
Child lock: Yes
Favorite pages quantity:4
Favourite pages quantity:4
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):N
Picture processing technology:Philips Pixel Plus HD
Teletext function:N / Yes
USB recording:Y
Video compression formats:HEVC,MPEG2,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG2,MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Common interface (CI):N / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):N
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Digital audio coaxial out:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:2 / 4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub):Y
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220
Power consumption (standby):0.15 / 0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):210 / 280 / 50 / 55

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Smart TV

Smart TV:Y
Video on Demand (VOD) support:Y

Technical Details

Headphone out:Y
Number of antenna connectors:1


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

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC,PAL,SECAM / PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, NTSC, SECAM, PAL
Digital signal format system:DTMB
Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, UHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.8 / 3.31 / 3.46 / 4.09
Depth (with stand):10.3 / 12.8 / 6.3 / 8.86
Height:13.1 / 20.1 / 25.4 / 28
Height (with stand):15.2 / 22.4 / 28.2 / 30.9
Weight:12.3 / 44.5 / 60.6
Weight with stand:13 / 54 / 77.2
Width:18.7 / 35 / 41.3 / 45.8
Width (with stand):18.7 / 35 / 41.3 / 45.8