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Philips PF5421 Series LCD TV (42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Philips PF5421 Series LCD TV (42"). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and image quality also get good views, whereas there are some less positive comments about the tuner and sound.

usability, image quality, design, price, size

sound, tuner

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Philips PF5421 Series LCD TV (42") from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Some have doubts about the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PF5421-10 Replacement TV Remote Control by RemotesReplacedPhilips 42PF5421-10 Replacement TV Remote Control by RemotesReplaced

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : John Archer (

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...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : staff (

Philips 42PF5421 review


An affordable price tag on a feature-heavy set

Good value ; Impressive contrast

No digital TV tuner

Provided you've got good quality sources this TV represents outstanding value for money

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : John Archer (

Philips 42PF5421


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

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

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Philips 42PF5421D/0


HD picture quality very good (even though only 720i)

Large speakers located on each side renders the TV extremely wide. HD only 720i. TV cabinet vibrates at certain sound frequencies.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

Philips 42PF5421D/0


easy to use nice and light and battery last 4 hours


Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

Philips 42PF5421D/0


Good picture quality, nice sleek design.

Hard to manage changing channels etc, takes a long time to switch inputs.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Philips 42PF5421D/0


the tv looks fantastic and the picture quality is imense.

unable to remove a blue box from the corner of the screen but this is down to my own non techinal self :) although no one else seems to know how to do it either.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Philips 42PF5421D/0


nothing to say all was good


Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

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!


Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Philips 42PF5421D/0


Design of TV is great, looks really good.

Picture quality could be better.

Jun, 2007

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:Virtual Dolby Surround
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:550
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:8
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176


Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.82
Power consumption (typical):246


VESA mounting interfaces:800 x 400


Country Kits:United States
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Ease of installation:Auto Programme Naming\nAutomatic Channel Install(ACI)\nAutomatic Tuning System (ATS)\nAutostore\nFine Tuning\nPlug & Play\nProgram Name\nSorting
Handheld remote control: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:RCFE06FRS00\nRC 1683701\nTV\nDVD\nMulti-functional

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Additional accessories:Table top stand\nRF cable\nPower cord\nQuick start guide\nUser Manual\nRegistration card\nWarranty certificate\nRemote Control
Aerial input:75 ohm coaxial (IEC75)
Display:LCD WXGA Active Matrix TFT / LCD WXGA TFT
Display treatment:Anti-Reflection coated screen
Ease of use:Auto Volume Leveller (AVL)\nProgram List\nSide Control\nSmart Picture Control\nSmart Sound Control
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R\nCVBS in/out\nRGB
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R\nCVBS in/out\nS-video in
Ext 3:YPbPr
Ext 4:HDMI
Ext 5:HDMI
Front / Side connections:Audio L/R in\nCVBS in\nHeadphone out\nS-video in
Optional accessories:Floor stand
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240 V +/- 10%
Set width:48.7
Stand depth:11
Stand height:1.77
Stand width:32.3
Tuner display:PLL

Packaging Data

Package weight:86



Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2


Power consumption (standby):0.82
Power consumption (typical):246


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

Channels quantity:100
Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):11
Height (with stand):28.9
Width (with stand):48.7