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Philips BDH-BDS Series 4241

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Philips BDH-BDS Series 4241. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The sound and glare also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the tuner.

image quality, glare, sound, price, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips BDH-BDS Series 4241 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Philips 42PF7621D: Great Quality Product


My best LCD in the house. I was never very sure about Philips as I had always heard mixed feelings about them. But when you decide to buy a 42" LCD T.V you want something that has great specifications and looks great for a reasonable price. So when we...

Brilliant Picture Quality - Brilliant T.V


Nov, 2008

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Philips 15PF4121: Philips 15"


I have a 15" widescreen LCD Philips TV, it was about £270 a couple of summers ago. I have had absolutely no problems with it. It has good picture quality, good sound and is rather stylish. he speakers are on each side of the screen and there are a...

Good picture quality

Bad connections

May, 2008

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Philips 14PV203: Cheap as chips


I purchased this television as I needed a new one for the bedroom, as the last one fell off the cabinet and never worked again. I purchased it brand new from a local tv dealership, who has been there for 15 years. I paid at the time £71.60 for it. I...

cheap, easy to use and install

sound not that good

Nov, 2007

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Philips BDH4241V


Fantastic picture and sound however after 18 months use the picture dissapeared and 3 weeks later still not repaired. We've been told that if it is the projection bulb this is not covered under the very expensive 5 year extended warranty that we...

Brilliant Picture Quality - Brilliant T.V


Nov, 2007

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The Panasonic TH-42PA50 - For those who love some good viewi ...


This Plasma screen is the only one of its kind that i have ever had. However from seeing friends and families purchases on this matter, i thouroghly recommend this product. The picture quality is remarkably good and although the speakers are not very...

Excellent picture quality, stylish looks and great built in speakers

Replacements parts back-up not too strong

Jul, 2007

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Panasonic TH-42PX600E: A Great TV


I spent a lot of time researching HD TV's before making my purchase. I checked all of the major manufacturers including Sony, LG, Sharp, Samsung, Philips and a couple of others. The Panasonic TV is very similar to the quality of the Sony and those two...

Sound and Picture Quality

Can Blur with non - HD pictures at high speeds

Jan, 2007

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LG 42PX5R: A good TV for the price,


Superb TV, great quality picture. The TV has slots in the side of the TV so that you can put in many storage type cards such as SD, CF. The TV works great with a dvd upscaler, running 1080i well. This television is also good a playing HD content, Sky...

Good picture Quality, Storage card slots, Speakers built in

No 1080p, Speakers are not very good

Nov, 2006

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REASON I SPENT SO MUCH MONEY \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ You may ask yourself why I spent this amount of money on a big television, but the truth is there's nothing like a bigger, badder television is there and it is...



Nov, 2006

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Philips BDH4241V


Fantastic tv. Excellent colors, considering picture quality there is no competitor on the market yet. Pixel plus is amazing techlogy indeed. It really improves picture from any source. I have only one remark on Pixel Plus. It is very difficult to watch...

Brilliant Picture Quality - Brilliant T.V


Oct, 2006

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LG RZ-27LZ55: Ideal for smaller rooms


This review originally apperaed on under my user name there. This is a brilliant value for money LCD TV. I have this model in my bedroom and have had it for around 6 months now. No warm up time and utterly stylish. It is wall mountable and...

Brillian picture and sound quality

no digital tuner

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

Whether in homes, factories, offices, airports, or on the street, it's hard to imagine a place where Philips is absent. What Philips wants is to make your life and work easier - and more fun! And Philips continuously explores new ways to improve products and to offer innovative products to its consumers. Philips. "Let's Make Things Better".


Audio system:Built-in amplifier and 10 Watts RMSx2 stereo speakers
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers


Certification:CE Mark\nRoHS

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1 / 5000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 80
Digital vertical frequency:50 - 85
Display brightness:1000 / 1500
Display Diagonal:42
Display panel size:42" / 106.7cm
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 1024 / 852 x 480
Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 91 / 30 - 80
HD type:Full HD
Horizontal scan range:15 - 91 / 30 - 80
Picture enhancement:3/2 - 2/2 motion pull down\n3D Combfilter\nMotion compens. deinterlacing\nProgressive Scan
Pixel Pitch:0.0354 x 0.0266 / 0.0425 x 0.0425
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported video modes:480i
Vertical scan range:50 - 85
Viewable size diagonal:42
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160


Type: None


Lifetime to 50% brightness:60000

Energy Management

Power consumption (sleep mode):5
Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):240 / 300 / 380


Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Convenience enhancements:On-screen Display
Handheld remote control: Yes
Network controllable:RS232
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
User Controls:Left/Right\nMenu (OK)\nPower On/Off\nSource Select\nUp/Down\nVolume control


Color:Metallic anthracite

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Relative humidity:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Additional accessories:Table top stand\nDVI-D cable\nVGA cable\nRemote Control\nBattery\nAC Power Cord
Cables included:VGA

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
AV output:Composite (CVBS) x1\nAudio (L/R) x1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x DVI-D; 1 x RS232 D-Sub9; 1 x VGA-in D-Sub 15HD;\n2 x Audio Left/Right (RCA):\n1 x Component (YPbPr); 1 x Composite (CVBS); 1 x S-video; 1 x SCART; 1 x Audio (L/R)for YPbPr;\n2 x Audio input for video: Audio Left/Right (RCA);\n1 x Analog audio output L/R;\n1 x Antenna. / Antenna IEC75 / DVI-D x1, RS232 D-Sub9 / PC: DVI-D, VGA
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2


Power consumption (sleep):5
Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):240 / 300 / 380

Technical Details

Audio Output:Speaker output 2x 6.3mm jack
AV input:Component (YPbPr) x1\nAudio (L/R) for YPbPr x1\nComposite (CVBS) x1\nAudio (L/R) x1\nS-video x1\nScart 2x
Bezel:Metallic Antracite
Color of product:Anthracite / Black / Silver
Display:Plasma / WVGA Plasma panel / XGA
Display resolution (numeric):1024 / 852
Display viewable area (HxV):36.2 x 20.4
Display viewable area HxV:36.2 x 20.4
Effective viewing area:36.2 x 20.4
Mounting hole pattern (H x V):25.1 x 15
Mounting hole pattern (WxD):25.1 x 15
Optional accessories:Ceiling mount\nFixed wall mount\nFlexible wall mount
Power Requirements:100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz / 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Viewing Angle:160


Teletext:10 / 1000
Teletext level:2.5


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):106.7cm/107cm
Digital Television Certification:HD ready
Display Format:480p/720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:5000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
PC Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768/852 x 480
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma panel
Video Interface:Component / S-Video / SCART
Viewing Angle:160 degrees

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.54 / 3.74
Depth (without stand):3.54
Dimensions (W x D x H):40.5 x 3.54 x 24.6
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):40.5 x 3.54 x 24.6
Height:24.6 / 26.7
Height (without stand):24.6
Product weight:63.9 / 68.3
Product weight (lb):63.9 / 68.3
Set depth (inch):3.54
Set height (inch):24.6
Set width (inch):40.5
Weight:63.9 / 68.3 / 80.5
Width:40.5 / 42.6
Width (without stand):40.5