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Philips PFL3704 Series LCD TV ( 26" , 32" , 37" , 42" , 47" )

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The sound and value for money are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and energy efficiency get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL3704 Series LCD TV ( 26" , 32" , 37" , 42" , 47" ) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Philips 42PFL3704D-F7 LCD HDTV Review - Intro


The Philips 42PFL3704D/F7 is an entry-level TV with a mid-range price. At almost $1000, we weren't very impressed with the TV. It seemed to have a hard time dealing with color. The gamut was off, the color temperature fluctuated wildly, and color...

The Philips 42PFL3704D/F7 isn't the greatest TV, even for an entry level. It doesn't have the best picture quality, and doesn't make up for this by having additional features. It does have the photo/music viewer, but that only offers minor...

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Philips 42PFL3704D/F7


The Philips 42PFL3704D/F7 is an entry-level TV with a mid-range price. At almost $1000, we weren't very impressed with the TV. It seemed to have a hard time dealing with color. The gamut was off, the color temperature fluctuated wildly, and color...

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A great product for the money


Some days my tv can run 72 hours straight, before i cut it off. I'm a gamer, and i love movies. I haven't had any issues with this set. I am very pleased with its performance and its picture. I have a playstation and xbox360 hooked to my t.v., also my...

The picture s great. They have upgraded and allow you to adjust picture. Bought this TV back in July/2009 no problems at all

The only thing i don't like, is the fact that it doesn't come with an universal remote, and it doesn't swivel


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Great for the price!


I have done my research. This is a great TV for the price. I compare it my friends Panasonic and Vizio and it blows them away.

The picture is awesome. Great refresh rate. Beautiful casing. Just a really great overall rec room TV

It would not boot up after only a month. I had to update the firmware. Customer service walked me through and it was fixed with in 20 minutes

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fantastic TV


this tv is great if you are in the market for a midrange model. i have been pleased with my other phillips products and this one is no different. after looking at many tvs this one had by far the best picture and was 2nd lowest in price. i also like...

great picture, color, detail, user interface is easy to use, all inputs work great here, and no issues whatsoever

other bad pc input, but i don't know if I would use that anyway

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Great picture, features for the price range


This TV is the top of the mid-range (32"-42") so it has features comparable to sets of this size range. It does not have DVI or D-SUB inputs. It does not have an advanced menu with a lot of picture options or customizations. However, what it does have...

Sharp picture, Very good blacks and vibrant colors, Thin screen and small footprint base

Does not have features to compete with 46"+ models

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Absolutely the worst TV on the market. RUN AWAY!!!


Bottom-Line I would fill reaped off if I was given this TV as a gift or even won it in a contest. Personally I would not recommend this TV or any Phillips TV (due to the customer service) to anyone. Stay away, far away from the LCD even if it is a good...

It was black

Picture was horribly. Loud popping noise when the channel and picture changed. Horribly customer service, several months without a TV while it was being "repaired" and the replacement after 6 months did not work either

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Piece of junk


Avoid like the plague

Looks pretty

Out of the box, no sound, 2 out 3 dead HDMI ports

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2 of the 3 HDMI Ports were DEAD out of the box!


I don't like spending time, mileage and labor to install a product that that has failed right out of the box!

Everything else was up to par. Great Picture & Color

HDMI # 2 (side panel) was the only one that worked. HDMI 1 & 3 (rear panel) did not function. RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX

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great picture quality


picture quality is great. features simple with ease of use. pixel fragmentation is a constant.

brillian color, sharp picture. easy installation

signal at the less powerful stations seems to break down or pixel fragmentation seems to be a constant. problem could be living in a high rise but digital interior with amplifier should elim but does not

Product Specifications

Designed for ease of use, this flat TV features modern design, 4 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

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Product Line:Philips

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


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:3/4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:USB
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:170 degrees/176 degrees/178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes