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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of Philips PFL3704 Series LCD TV ( 26" , 32" , 37" , 42" , 47" ). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The sound and price are also appreciated, whereas the color and energy efficiency get negative views.

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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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Amazon.com review summary for Philips PFL3704 Series LCD TV ( 26" , 32" , 37" , 42" , 47" )

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Philips PFL3704 Series LCD TV ( 26" , 32" , 37" , 42" , 47" ) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and usability. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency. There are some negative views about the glare and reliability.

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reliability, glare

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PFL3704D/F7 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTVPhilips 42PFL3704D/F7 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (televisioninfo.com)

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...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

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...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: HippieBilly (newegg.com)

Had for over 2-years and love it.

 

We have had no problems in over 2-years and the picture is as crystal clear as it was the day it arrived. It was on sale for under $1K with free shipping... that was the deciding factor at the time as well as the high resolution. I love newegg sales!

An awesome TV ; Playing Blu-Rays on it is like true to life images

The only bummer is not having enough time to watch it more. :O)

May, 2012

Consumer review by: M.C. (newegg.com)

Excellent TV and Excellent Service

 

BANG FOR BUCK LCD!!!

Very good tv for only being 60Hz ; HD quality is excellent ; Base model tv, but better than other brand base models ; Sound quality good

No Vga port ; No earphone jack

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Austinm56 (newegg.com)

NICE TV

 

Im not sure why there are negative reviews, this TV works and looks great and is a nice addition to anyones living room. My living room gets the afternoon sun and i still can see this TV clearly

Nice bright colors ; Remote control is simple and has all functions available (not cheep) ; Base is very good. 4 small screws and metal base under plastic outer shell ; Speaks have great sound because they point down, and are under the screen out of...

Changing channels from an HD channel to regular channel seems a bit slow, but that could be my cable box too

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Worst quality ever.

 

I'd give it no eggs if i could. Philips had 3 tries to make a good tv for me and they failed all 3 times. I'll never touch a philips product again.

Its a tv

There was a loud buzzing sound from my tv, so i called Philips. After several hours of running in circles they offered to send me a replacement. I got the replacement and it had the same problem. I called them up and they wanted to send me another...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: vijisha (newegg.com)

phillips LCD

 

Service was excellent and the TV is great for the price

none

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Sonance (newegg.com)

Great TV Regardless of Price

 

One important thing to note: For those looking to integrate with a Logitech Harmony One or similar remote, this TV lets you switch inputs directly. My old set had to cycle thru inputs, this set just lets you send a direct command to switch to whichever...

Excellent quality. Very nice styling and classy stand if you use it. The inputs are extensive. I ordered this sort of blindly and couldn't be happier. Watching FiOS and playing WoW on this thing is heaven. The Pixel Plus thing ruins the picture. If you...

The set is very heavy. Surprisingly heavy in fact. There are a lot of wall mounts that say they handle up to 130 lbs. but I wouldn't trust them. I actually have a very high quality wall mount from a previous set and I wouldn't trust it. I'd go for the...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Travis (newegg.com)

A steal!

 

There are good deals and there are great deals and this is the latter. Not only is the price excellent, but it is LCD and 1080p. The picture is great and it easily mounted on the wall with a universal mount. I have recommended it to many friends and...

Shipping took over a week. I could barely sleep waiting on this bad boy to arrive. It is a bit thicker than I had expected, but not a big deal. There is no analog audio out

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: jlukem (newegg.com)

great value

 

Would get more if i had more wall space...

great price

heavy

Feb, 2010

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

Audio system:DD (AC-3), Stereo, SAP / Dolby Digital (AC-3), Stereo, SAP
RMS rated power:20

Audio System

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

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.2in/12.8in/9.9in
Height:28.5in/31.4in/34.6in
Weight:101lbs/49.6lbs/74.7lbs
Width:40.6in/45.3in/50.8in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):29000:1 / 33000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:42 / 52
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:5 / 6.5
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 176
Viewing angle, vertical:170 / 176

DVD

Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.5 / 1
Power consumption (typical):340

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Ergonomics

VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 400 x 400

Header

Country Kits:Canada / United States
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:42PFL3704D/47PFL3704D/52PFL3704D
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35 / 5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35 / 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
Display:LCD
Multimedia connections:USB
Power Requirements:110 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 120V/60Hz
Speakers:2 x 10 W

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes

Performance

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 / 4
Headphone outputs:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.5 / 1
Power consumption (typical):340

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Brightness:500cd/m2
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
Series:FlatTV
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:170 degrees/176 degrees/178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, UHF
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.46 / 4.57
Depth (with stand):12.8 / 9.92
Height:26.5 / 32.5
Height (with stand):28.5 / 34.6
Weight:46.5 / 85.1
Weight with stand:101 / 49.6
Width:40.4 / 50.7
Width (with stand):40.4 / 50.7