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Philips PFL3403 Series LCD TV (19", 20", 22", 26", 32", 37", 42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and design are generally positive. The value for money and sound also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the energy efficiency and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL3403 Series LCD TV (19", 20", 22", 26", 32", 37", 42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 197 reviews)

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Don't throw yours out until you read this!

 

BUT I HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM. You see, the video processor is mounted under a shield "can" on the mainboard. It gets very hot during normal operation and will cause the set to shut down, squeal through the speakers, not turn on after a few hours and so...

Great picture, good sound. The five band adjustable sound EQ is very nice

Most of these televisions do not work properly. To date, it seems no one has figured out the problem. Until now

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worst tv in the world and Philips knows it

 

philips is aware of the problem and they want take it off the market..it is a big problem and a hassel to go thru all the steps and they wouldnt have done anything if i didnt have my receipt...that is what they are counting on other wise they would...

nothing sucks

you have to unplug the tv after you turn it off.. 1st one had to unplug for 30 minutes, 2nd one i had to leave unplug for 10 minutes, then they told me to mail it back and they would refund my money without tax and it would take 4 to 6 weeks to get

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Big Piece Of Junk

 

Even though I'm working with Philips to get my money back for this piece of junk, my suggestion is don't waste your time or money on one.

Picture is OK

Power On/Off problems. The 1st set was bought in 10/08. It went in for repairs in 11/08, 12/08, and 04/09, because it would not power on. 06/09, Philips replaced the original set, and guess what, in less than 2 weeks it would not power on either

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Horrible TV

 

Sometimes it would come on and sometimes it wouldn't. We took it back to Walmart and they plugged it in there and then it turned on. They replaced it anyway. It was good of them. Now in May 09. We had to unplug it and move the TV from college, plugged...

Good picture & sound. If it turns on

We purchased this TV in July 08. In the first week and half of August 08 it wouldn't turn on. We tried all of the troubleshooting steps and unplugged it. Waited for awhile and plugged it in. It seemed to have a mind of its own

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Outstanding!

 

I have had this product for two months and have my playstation 3 hooked up to it.This product is GREAT

There is nothing to say bad about the TV

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Great Buy!

 

Scoop it up - for a small room this tv is a buy!

The TV has excellent picture quality and non of the lag I've seen in some LCD tv's

I have no complaints

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Don't buy Magnavox!!!!!!

 

It's dead and cannot be fixed!

It doesn't work and customer warranty service sucks!

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One of the best 19 in. HDTV's on the market currently

 

I love this product because it has one of the best contrast ratios for a tv of its size, 4000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio. The sound is phenomenal with the exception of vibrations. I also love the fact that it fits my room perfectly, not too big, not too...

4000:1 contrast ratio is awesome for the size of the tv, I recommend it for smaller rooms, the speakers rock!!!! with one exception....check cons. DVDs and video games look top notch on it as well

The only con I have ran into so far is with speakers. Sometimes background music will cause the speakers to make a vibrating sound but its rare. I think I just have the volume up too loud

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Best bang for the buck. Outstanding!

 

I shopped around for months. I wanted a sleek black design. Good sound as I don't have the environment for an additional sound system in the location I wanted this set for. I have a wall unit that could not fit antthing larger than a 32" unit. This...

26,000:1contrast and great sound well beyond anything I've seen in this price range. Sleek and handsome unit

After 4 weeks I can't come up with one complaint. I couldn't be happier

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Amazon review summary for Philips PFL3403 Series LCD TV (19", 20", 22", 26", 32", 37", 42")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Philips PFL3403 Series LCD TV (19", 20", 22", 26", 32", 37", 42") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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52% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Product Specifications

Designed for ease of use, this Flat TV features modern design, 3 HDMI connections, a powerful 768p display and brilliant Pixel Plus HD engine. Making the smart choice in total picture quality has never been easier.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.9in
Height:28.4in
Weight:52.5lbs
Width:40.6in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Country Kits:Canada / United States
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:42PFL3403D
Product Line:Philips

Television

Brightness:500cd/m2
Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:26000:1
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Series:FlatTV
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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