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Philips PF5521 Series Plasma TV (26",32",37",42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 reviews of Philips PF5521 Series Plasma TV (26",32",37",42"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the black level and energy efficiency get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF5521 Series Plasma TV (26",32",37",42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Philips PF5521 Series Plasma TV (26",32",37",42") from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Comments about the design and sound are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 26PF5521D - 26" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV - With FreeviewPhilips 26PF5521D - 26" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV - With Freeview

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: staff (

Philips 42PF5521D review


The loss of performance belies the price

Attractive price

Picture colour tones ; Black level response

Cheap by price and cheap by nature. There are far better TVs around

Jun, 2007

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Philips 37PF5521D review


At this price, what are the compromises?

Good black levels ; Impressive colours

Motion blurring ; Scant features ; Poor audio

Philips has cut too many corners here in the name of supposed value for money

May, 2007

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Philips 26PF5521D review


An attractively designed entry-level LCD

Picture-in-picture options ; Integral Freeview tuner

Black levels ; No analogue PC input ; Slightly feeble sound

Good for undemanding second TV use, but black level issues make it inadequate as a main TV

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Philips 37PF5521D 37in LCD TV


Has Philips produced the LCD bargain of the year, or do you get what you pay for?

Feb, 2011


Expert review by: Hugo Jobling (

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Gesture recognition, improved performance, enhanced video playback.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips 42PF5521D


And so to our plasma contender - a TV which, at just ?800, is comfortably the cheapest set in this group test. But, um, actually the price doesn't seem all that surprising when you see the 42PF5521D in action?

Very cheap, standard definition pictures OK

Average black levels, below par colours, dithering over skin tones

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips 26PF5521D


Costing just ?700, the 26PF5521D is one of the lower-end models in Philips' currently vast LCD range. But that doesn't stop it from looking very tidy with its slender black screen frame and contrasting silver speakers.

Twin HDMIs, good price, bright colours

Fairly significant black level problems, average sonics

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: bigyin6 (

Old Faithful


Good old Philips, still maintaining the type of QC that we'd expect from a large-scale, quality manufacturer. Unlike their large Japanese 4-lettered counterpart which starts with an S and ends in a Y and it's not sorry since you'd never hear the word...


Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: meumeu77 (

Philips 26PF5521D: A great LCD TV


I would like to start this review by saying that buying this TV had given me my faith back in technology and famous brands. I am saying this because we had a bit of a bad start after acquiring a Samsung tv similar to this Philips one and we were really...

Perfect size for the not so big living rooms, great pic and sound quality


Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: tracy (

Philips 26PF5521D


its a great value for money product.

none found so far

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

With this TV enjoy the benefits of digital TV, Electronic Program Guide and digital quality content. Also watch superb pictures with Digital Crystal Clear and Active Control.


HD type:Full HD / HD Ready / No


VESA mounting: Yes

Other features

Height (without stand):20 / 24

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (without stand):4.69 / 4.76 / 4.96
Height (without stand):26.7