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Philips PF5421 Series LCD TV (42")

Philips PF5421 Series LCD TV (42")
alaScore 84

19 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality. The value for money also gets good comments, whereas there are some critical views about the tuner.

value for money, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF5421 Series LCD TV (42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 19 reviews)

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Philips 42PF5421


Black levels and contrast are both impressive on the 42PF5421

Good value, Impressive contrast

No digital TV tuner

Sonically the 42PF5421 is respectable. It doesn't have the bass handling of its Loewe and Panny rivals, reviewed elsewhere, but it's got plenty of power and a sufficiently expansive mid-range to make casual viewing a pleasant experience. Provided...

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Philips 42PF5421 42in LCD TV


Can this budget 42in Philips TV live up to the standard set by its 37in cousin?

The key specs claimed by Philips for the 42PF5421 show an HD-friendly native resolution of 1,366 x 768, an actually slightly higher than average brightness output of 550cd/m2, but a worryingly low contrast figure of 800:1. Let’s hope this doesn’t...

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Philips 42PF5421


Excellent value, good HD pictures, nice looks, twin HDMIs

No digital tuner, average standard definition performer, PC only connectable via HDMI


Consumer review by:

Philips 42PF5421D/0


Very good value for money, excellent picture quality, sounds great through surround speakers as well as through its own speakers, takes no time to set up


Product Specifications

Experience the superior picture quality of this excellent Flat TV with the latest LCD technology and Pixel Plus. It's packed into a stunning design that will complement your interior. Share music and photos via the built-in USB.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Country Kits:United States
Product Line:Philips


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:1650:1
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:176 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes