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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 reviews of Philips PF5521 Series Plasma TV (26",32",37",42"). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the black level and energy efficiency.

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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 Reviews about the design and sound are overall positive. The usability and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts 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

Apr, 2018

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

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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

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Philips 26PF5521D 26" LCD TV overview


26In 66cm LCD-TV HDReady Special Raxon

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Philips 42PF5521D 42" Plasma TV overview


42 TV/PLASMA 42PF5521D 15:9 1400CD/M2 10000:1 HD READY

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

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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

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.


Audio system:Stereo, Virtual Dolby Surround / Virtual Dolby Surround / Virtual Dolby Surround, Stereo
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
FM radio: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 2 / 30


Energy Star certified: No
Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Silver


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:15:9 / 16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1200:1 / 1600:1
Contrast ratio (typical):10000:1 / 600:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:1400 / 500
Display Diagonal:26 / 32 / 37 / 42
Display Diagonal (metric):26 / 31.5 / 37 / 42.1
Display Resolution:1.366 x 768 / 1024 x 1080 / 1366 x 768 / 366 x 768
HD type:Full HD / HD / Not supported
Noise reduction: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.0319 x 0.0319
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:3 / 8
Screen format adjustments:15:9, Zoom / 4:3, 14:9, 16:9 / 4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:720 x 400
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 176
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 176

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):1 / 2
Power consumption (typical):100 / 125 / 150 / 230


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 100 / 800 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:RC4343/01
Sleep Timer: Yes


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

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Aerial input:IEC75
Backlight: Yes
Box dimensions (W x D x H):34.5 x 23.7 x 8.23
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:31.7 x 8.74 x 18.8
Display:LCD / LCD TFT / LCD WXGA Active Matrix TFT / LCD WXGA TFT
Display resolution (numeric):1 / 1.366 / 1366
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB out, S-video in / Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB, S-video in / CVBS in/out, S video in, Audio L/R, RGB out
Ext 4:YPbPr
Ext 5:HDMI
Ext 6:HDMI
Front / Side connections:Audio L/R in, CVBS in, Headphone out, S-video in / CVBS in, Headphone out, S-video in, Audio L/R in
Power:100 / 125 / 150
Power Requirements:110 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 220 - 240V / AC 220 - 240 V +/- 10%
Power supply type:90 - 240V / AC 90-240
Set width:31.7 / 36.4 / 43.3
Speakers:2 / 2 x 15W / 2 x 5 W
Tuner display:PLL
Viewing Angle:176
Width (with base):31.7 / 38

Other features

Height (without stand):20 / 24

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:13 / 23.7 / 9.45
Package height:27.2 / 32.3 / 36.6 / 8.23
Package weight:1.11 / 103.6 / 37.5 / 48.5 / 69.4
Package width:34.5 / 39.4 / 46.9 / 52.3


Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Favorite pages quantity:4
Favourite pages quantity:4
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Teletext:10 / 500
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2 / 3
Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB\nAudio L/R, CVBS in/out, S video in\nCommon Interface, S/PDIF out (coaxial), Antenna IEC75\nAudio L/R in, CVBS in, Headphone out, S video in / Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, S video in, RGB out\nCVBS in, Headphone out, S video in, Audio L/R in\nCommon Interface, S/PDIF out (coaxial), Antenna IEC75 / Audio L/R,\nCVBS \nRGB \nYPbPr\n2 x HDMI\nCVBS, \nHeadphone, \nS video\nIEC75 \nS/PDIF / Audio L/R,\nCVBS\nRGB\nYPbPr\nCVBS,\nHeadphone,\nS video\nIEC75\nS/PDIF
PC Audio in: No
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
RGB ports quantity:2
S-Video in:1 / 2
S-Video inputs quantity:1 / 2
SCART ports quantity:2


AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):1 / 2
Power consumption (typical):100 / 125 / 150 / 230

Smart TV

Internet TV: No
Smart TV: No


Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Box dimensions (W x D x H):52.3 x 13 x 36.6
Color of product:Black, Silver
Display resolution (numeric):1 / 1024
On/Off switch: Yes



TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Channels quantity:100
Digital signal format system:DVB / DVB-T
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, UHF / UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.49 / 4.69 / 4.72 / 4.76 / 4.96
Depth (with stand):11 / 8.74 / 9.45
Depth (without stand):4.69 / 4.76 / 4.96
Height:17.2 / 20 / 24 / 26.7
Height (with stand):18.8 / 21.7 / 25.9 / 28.3
Height (without stand):26.7
Set width:48.7
Weight:0.667 / 0.885 / 1.38 / 29.3 / 41.7 / 55.3 / 86.4
Width:31.7 / 36.4 / 43.3 / 48.7
Width (with stand):31.7 / 38 / 48.7