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Philips PFL3603 Series LCD TV (42",47",52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Philips PFL3603 Series LCD TV (42",47",52"). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and sound. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the size. Many are negative about the reliability and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL3603 Series LCD TV (42",47",52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Philips PFL3603 Series LCD TV (42",47",52") from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the design and usability. The sound and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the remote control and reliability.

image quality, price, sound, usability, design

reliability, remote control

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PFL3603D/F7 42-Inch 1920 x 1080p LCD HDTV (Black)Philips 42PFL3603D/F7 42-Inch 1920 x 1080p LCD HDTV (Black)

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Works great.


This TV has excellent picture quality, even on NTSC analog. The USB connector lets you do slideshows with your pictures or play your MP3 music

No VGA input

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Above average LCD


I bought my TV at Target for $750. My friend has the Samsung is in the same catagory as mine. Yes, his is better. But he paid $1400 for a 46"and I paid $750 for a 42". For the price, I would take my TV.

The TV's overall picture quality is good. It is very hard to tell the difference in quality from a Samsung unless they are next to each other. It has 4 hdmi inputs. For the price this TV is excellent, but it lacks features that higher priced TV's have

I have two big complaints although I won't complain for the price. First, the TV lacks any kind of detail picture adjustment. It only had tint and pictures. I would like it if you could adjust it like a computer monitor. Second, No DVI inputs but no...

Dec, 2008

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Better than average.


I was able to compare the TV side-by-side with other brands at a store. Better brightness than Vizio, better picture quality than Sanyo, but not quite as good as Samsung and Sony, but much lower cost than those brands. Plenty of connection options

1 dead blue pixel. I didn't see it until I got to a "No Signal" screen. I do not see it when I am further than 4 feet away though ; The connectors on the back should be 90 degrees to the wall. If I decide to wall mount it, it will become an issue

Dec, 2008

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Can't beat it!


Get it if your budget cant afford a 120hz TV

Superb picture ; sturdy base ; easy set-up ; simple operation

kinda wimpy speakers but with such an amazing TV get a system for it

Dec, 2008

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Great TV


Putting the stand onto the tv if you arent wall mounting it can be very annoying if you dont have a magnetic screw driver. But that isnt truelly a con so thats why its here.

This Tv has an amazing picture. The number of HD and SD ports is perfect. Prevents me from having to use a switch. Setting it up was very simple with its on screen system of choosing between images to pick which you like best. The sound quality isnt...

None so far

Oct, 2008

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Forget the "little" HDTVs, get a HUGE screen!


Great TV/Monitor for an Xbox 360 or HD Cable service. Even 480p looks great on it.

Lots of inputs. Standard number of HDMI inputs is 2. This has 4. All capable of 1080p. Matte finish screen for easy viewing in most light. No annoying reflections. Great sound for 2x10watt speakers.

Dynamic contrast is buggy. I recomend turnning it off. The Active light control is a little weird. When the image goes dark, it counters it making it brighter, which distorts the reason for the image doing dark.

Oct, 2008

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Buy this tv


I actually own this TV but the brand name on it is Magnavox. Check into it, made by Philips but rebranded. Save some $ and buy the off brand with same quality.


Sep, 2008

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So far, so good


Great TV


Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Excellent product


Newegg price was 100$ less then the warehouse shopping club and 200$ less when tax was figured in. I have owned a 1080i HDTV for the past 3 years and when I turned this one on, it was like a whole new experience. Xbox games and HD programming looked...

Excellent product, the setup was easy. This TV uses an onscreen system that asks your opinion of a series of pictures and uses those answers to correctly adjust the picture settings for your desired preference

None this TV has the best picture I have seen

Sep, 2008

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AIT Delivery Stinks


Newegg has always had great customer service in my experience, but it seems for large items they use AIT, who in turn hands it off to a local shipping company. These three entities don't seem to communicate with each other. Maybe I just had a bad...

The TV itself is great

AIT In Home Delivery" was a nightmare for me. First, they would only deliver during the day, and since I work I had to pick it up after hours. The first set I received was damaged. Newegg told me that UPS would call and arrange to pick it up, and that...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Designed for ease of use, this Flat TV features modern design, 3 HDMI connections, a powerful 1080p display and brilliant pixel plus HD engine. Making the smart choice in total picture quality has never been easier.


Audio system:Dolby Digital (AC-3), BBE
RMS rated power:20

Audio System

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


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):29000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:47
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:5
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178


Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):275

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Aerial input:75 ohm F
AV 1:Audio L/R in, YPbPr
AV 2:Audio L/R in, YPbPr
AV 3:Audio L/R in, CVBS in, S-Video in
Multimedia connections:USB
Power Requirements:110 - 240V, 50/60Hz

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes


Child lock: Yes
Favorite pages quantity:4
Favourite pages quantity:4

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):275


Diagonal Size:42in/47in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/119cm/132cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:29000:1/33000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/178 degrees

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, UHF
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):12.2
Height (with stand):31.4
Weight with stand:75
Width (with stand):45.3