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Philips PF5120 Series LCD EDTV (15",20")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Philips PF5120 Series LCD EDTV (15",20"). 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. Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive. The size and sound are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the color and durability are different. Some have doubts about the tuner and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF5120 Series LCD EDTV (15",20") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Philips PF5120 Series LCD EDTV (15",20") from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Comments about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The sound and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 15PF5120 15" XGA LCD TVPhilips 15PF5120 15" XGA LCD TV

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Philips PF5120 Series LCD EDTV (15",20")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Philips PF5120 Series LCD EDTV (15",20") from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the design and size. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Views about the durability and sound are different. The remote control and reliability get critical comments.

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usability, reliability, remote control

56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 15PF5120 15-Inch Flat Panel LCD TVPhilips 15PF5120 15-Inch Flat Panel LCD TV

Jun, 2018

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Fantastic EDTV


I have been using this LCD TV for a half of a year now and works better than expected. I had a smaller CRT before and I don't receive HD programming so EDTV was the best route for me. Being an avid gamer, I am able to play games again and they look...

Great display with a multitude of options, goes perfectly along with any entertainment center, superb at displaying DVDs and any gaming console, handles 480p better than any other LCD TV I have seen, large number of inputs for its EDTV capabilities

Has a little bit of trouble with handling 480i content, remote has weird color scheme by being gray on top and glossy white on botton (not matching television)

Dec, 2006

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Dec, 2012

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On line ordering easy to use



Jul, 2012

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Very good for bedrooms or any other location in any house hold.



Apr, 2012

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Feb, 2012

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Great Picture, not mountable


Beautiful picture, nice design

Not mountable

Apr, 2007

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Satisfactory LCDTV at a reasonable price, great for use in dormitory


(Edited April 17th by Tiberium) I bought this for $399 at a brick and mortar store back in September 06.

Heavy stand that can be used as wall-mount, fairly good picture, fairly bright, good audio output, space saving

remote control navgiation is counter-intuitive ; no HDTV support

Mar, 2007

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Nice LCD


Bought this LCD TV for my daughter for a Christmas present for her bedroom.

Price - purchased at Sam's Club. Lots of inputs, even component and DVI. HDTV ready. Higher resolution than other sets of the same size


Mar, 2007

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Okay TV. Lousy PC Monitor


Decent enough for analog TV signals

Poor manualAwful PC supportLimited PC resolutionSluggish remoteClumsy menuPrice feature ratio

Jan, 2007

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Love this Philips


Purchased this set after reading online reviews for 15" flat panel sets.

Stylish, awesome sound, excellent remote, its all good !


Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Here is a wonderful TV that not only gives you great picture and sound but also modern styling and quality finish. It features Crystal Clear III for better quality images that reveal more detail and Incredible Surround for superb audio.


Audio system:Mono, Nicam Stereo, Virtual Dolby Surround
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:2

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes


Certification:BSMI, CE Mark, FCC, Class B, GOST, SEMKO, TCO 5.2, TUV/GS, TUV Ergo, UL/cUL
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Green (Eco) compliant:Y
Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black / Silver
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Comb Filter:2D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):20000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 500:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 83
Digital vertical frequency:56 - 75
Display brightness:250 / 300 / 400 / 450 / 500
Display Diagonal:15 / 20
Display Diagonal (metric):15 / 20.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 640 x 480 / 800 x 600
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 83
Display sRGB: Yes
HD type:HD / Not supported
Horizontal scan range:30 - 83
Motion interpolation frequency:100
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel Pitch:0.0109 x 0.0109
Response Time:16 / 25 / 5 / 8
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Auto, Zoom / 4:3, 14:9, Auto, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 900
Vertical scan range:56 - 75
Viewable size diagonal:15
Viewable size, horizontal:17.4
Viewable size, vertical:9.8
Viewing angle, horizontal:130 / 140 / 160 / 170 / 176 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:100 / 120 / 160 / 170 / 178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:27
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (PowerSave):14.8
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.3 / 1 / 1.5 / 2
Power consumption (typical):17 / 19 / 40 / 42 / 55


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment: Yes
LED Indicators:Power
Number of OSD languages:9
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR, RUS
On/Off switch: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
Swivel angle range:-65 - 65
Tilt angle:-5 - 20
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100 / 75 x 75


Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Programmable timers:Sleep
Sleep Timer: Yes


Color:Silver frost


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:1.5
TV tuner integrated: No


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 5 - 35 / 5 - 40 / 5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 5 - 35 / 5 - 40 / 5 - 45
Relative humidity:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:19.9 x 8.66 x 19.1
Display resolution (numeric):1024 / 640 / 800
Number of AV connections:
Package dimensions (WxDxH):21.6 x 7.52 x 15.4 / 22.2 x 7.52 x 18.3
Power:40 / 55 / 70
Power Management:
Power supply type:AC 90-240
Product weight:18.7 / 8.8
Product weight (lb):18.7 / 8.8
Set width:14.9 / 19.5 / 19.6 / 19.9
Width (with base):14.9 / 19.9

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:16.8 / 21.6 / 7.28
Package height:20.8 / 7.87 / 8.74
Package weight:0.194 / 0.363 / 15.3 / 22.9
Package width:16.4 / 21.5 / 21.6


Audio formats supported:M4A, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG
Local dimming: No
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mean time between failures (MTBF):30000
Plug and Play:
Teletext:10 / 1000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVC, AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVC,AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio Input: Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Composite video in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
DVI port: No
DVI-D ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:Antenna input(75 Ohm)\nSCART: Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB\nDVI-I\nFM antenna\nPC audio in\nAudio in\nCVBS in\nHeadphone out\nS-video in
Number of AV connections:2
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:27
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (PowerSave):14.8
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.3 / 1 / 1.5 / 2
Power consumption (typical):17 / 19 / 40 / 42 / 55


Tuner Bands:FM

Smart TV

Internet TV: No
Smart TV: No


Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (cm):51cm
Digital Television Certification:EDTV monitor/HDTV monitor
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:4:3
Image Contrast Ratio:350:1/500:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:DVI
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:640 x 480/800 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video/Composite / S-Video / SCART
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/176 degrees

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM / PAL, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, NTSC
Channels quantity:100
dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Supported TV bands:UHF, VHF
Teletext: Yes
Tuner Type:Analog & digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.73 / 1.93 / 2.4 / 3.01 / 3.15 / 3.62 / 6.02
Depth (with stand):5.31 / 6.14 / 7.6 / 8.58 / 8.66
Height:11.7 / 12.1 / 12.4 / 13.3 / 13.7 / 16.5 / 16.9 / 17.5
Height (with stand):13 / 14.4 / 16 / 18.4 / 18.6 / 19.1
Package weight:15.3
Weight:0.257 / 0.3 / 11 / 16.5 / 18.7 / 6.28 / 8.14 / 8.82
Weight (with stand):11.2
Weight with stand:0.31 / 11.2 / 18.8
Width:14.9 / 18.6 / 18.7 / 19.4 / 19.5 / 19.6 / 19.9
Width (with stand):14.9 / 18.7 / 19.4 / 19.5 / 19.6 / 19.9