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Philips 42PFL6188

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Philips 42PFL6188. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and sound. The design and image quality also get good reviews, whereas the usability and size get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 42PFL6188 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (t3.com)

Philips 42PFL6188S review

 

The Philips 42PFL6188S Smart TV has one glowing advantage over rivals

Slimline design ; Ambilight mood lighting ; High quality audio system

HD looks overly processed ; Limited smart TV portal ; Basic EPG

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Philips 42PFL6188S

 

A strong performing mid-range 42-inch TV.

Good 2D and 3D picture quality ; Sleek design ; Decent audio

Sluggish and underpopulated Smart TV system ; Black levels can be bettered if you spend more ; Needs lots of TLC with its set up

All things considered, the Philips 42PFL6188S appears to be the better deal considering both sell for the same price.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (techadvisor.co.uk)

Philips 42PFL6188S review

 

All come with Ambilight in a basic two-sided XL configuration. You can select complementary hues based on video content, or isolated illumination in red, green or blue. Either way looks great.

We reckon fashionistas will love the 42PFL6188S. It's a designer thinscreen that's both keenly priced and ostensibly well specified. The lightweight portal content may be a turn off for some, and image quality is something of an acquired taste, but...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Deborah (reevoo.com)

Philips 42PFL6188S

 

Lovely picture quality, ambilight looks good

am old fashioned and would like a paper manual to help me get used to all its different options but appreciate this would be extra large. I find that when the picture is set in the dark the backlight goes too dark and cant see anything but think could...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Deborah (reevoo.com)

Philips 42PFL6188S

 

Lovely picture quality, ambilight looks good

am old fashioned and would like a paper manual to help me get used to all its different options but appreciate this would be extra large ; I find that when the picture is set in the dark the backlight goes too dark and cant see anything but think could...

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:24

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y
DLNA Certified:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):500000:1
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:700
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Auto, Zoom / 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

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

Ergonomics

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
On/Off timer: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Antenna:IEC75

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Local dimming: Yes
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVCHD, AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9 / MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVCHD,AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV9 / MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV9

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

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

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.28
Depth (with stand):8.07
Height:22.1
Height (with stand):24.9
Package depth:5.2
Package height:28.9
Package weight:37
Package width:45.3
Weight:27.6
Weight with stand:30.6
Width:37.5
Width (with stand):37.5