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Philips BDH / BDL 21V Series TV (32", 42", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Philips BDH / BDL 21V Series TV (32", 42", 50"). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the tuner. The durability also gets good reviews. There are some mixed views about the image quality, and some have doubts about the usability and size.

durability, tuner

price, size, usability

On average, users rate this product 73/100.

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Consumer review by: Grady (

Not well suited for desktop use.


If your goal is a desktop computer monitor with screen space to support multiple simultaneous windows, do not even consider this item; or any other 32" unless it supports significantly higher resolutions to enable the large screen size. I'd recommend...

Picture quality is good. The PIP with built in TV tuner is quite nice. Excellent for viewing LIMITED data at a distance

Very inconvenient as a desktop monitor. Very hard to access controls; with speakers attached, almost impossible. (Including on/off!) The lack of tilt and height adjustment makes viewing VERY uncomfortable; even placed at back of wide table. Note well...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Cyclones92 (

Good Monitor...But...


Make sure you have desk space/sit far enough away from it. :)

Overall really good to play games on. I play WoW and CSS on problems. I played BF2 and UT on it...and it runs smooth. Love the Picture-in-Picture is costly and you can get a TV with the same features

Jul, 2007

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

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight



HD type:Full HD / HD Ready
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9


VESA mounting: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Input Device

Form Factor:Plug-in module
Input Adapter Type:TV tuner


Color:Metallic anthracite

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):106.7cm
Digital Television Certification:Not certified
Display Format:720p
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:1200:1
PC Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Type:LCD flat panel display
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

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

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (without stand):4.49
Height (without stand):28.4
Width (without stand):47.4