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Philips 42PFL6008

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Philips 42PFL6008. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the sound and color. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 42PFL6008 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Philips 42PFL6008 review


Floating LED TV puts detailed images ahead of smart stuff

Ambilight ; Powerful audio ; Double-sided remote ; Sharp 2D and SD ; Smooth 3D

Cable, but no Freesat ; Limited smart TV ; Sluggish GUI ; Media playback confuses ; Wi-Fi Smart Screen stutters

There are few TVs around that produce pin-sharp and clean images from all sources, but the Philips 42PFL6008 is such a TV.

Apr, 2013

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Philips 42PFL6008


Stylish TV with impressive picture and comfortable 3D – this one's a strong contender

Crisp, clean picture ; Comfortable passive 3D ; Above-average sound ; QWERTY remote control

Blacks could be darker ; Slightly sluggish reaction times ; Limited smart features ; Awkward interface

The Philips 42PFL6008 certainly holds its own against its pricier rivals. It’s a very good performer in a lot of areas, and it has some really nice features.

Product Specifications


Audio system:ClearSound, IncredibleSurround, PureBass
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


Certification:Blue Angel
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Built-in camera: No
Built-in Microphone: No
Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes


2D-3D converter:No / Yes
3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):500000:1
Display brightness:350 / 400
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:60
Motion interpolation frequency:100 / 500 / 600
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Auto, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:75
Energy efficiency compliance:A+ / A++ / Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.01
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.15 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):100 / 54


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


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n
WLAN-ready: Yes

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Box dimensions (W x D x H):45.3 x 5.2 x 28.9
Set width:37.5

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:4
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick installation guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.2
Package height:28.9
Package weight:37 / 37.9
Package width:45.3


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Digital Video Recorder (DVR): No
Extended PVR: No
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: Yes
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video out:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:3 / 4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub):No / Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:75
Energy efficiency class:A+ / A++ / Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.01
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.15 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):100 / 54

Smart TV

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

TV Tuner

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.28 / 1.47
Depth (with stand):5.2 / 8.07 / 9.29
Height:22.1 / 22.6
Height (with stand):24.5 / 24.9 / 28.9
Package depth:5.2
Package height:28.9
Package weight:37 / 37.9
Package width:45.3
Weight:25.4 / 27.6
Weight with stand:30.6 / 31.3
Width:37.5 / 37.7
Width (with stand):37.5 / 37.7