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Philips PFL5603 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52", 87")

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL5603 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52", 87") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Philips 42PFL5603D

 

At the Consumer Electronics Show this year we selected the Philips 42PFL5603D as the best product overall because it addressed one big issue with today's flat-panel HDTVs: power consumption . Now that we've tested the "Eco TV," we can confirm that it...

Consumes less energy than any flat-panel TV we've tested; accurate primary colors; de-judder mode smoothes out motion; handsome styling; solid connectivity with four HDMI inputs.

Produces light black levels; energy-saving mode creates distracting black-level fluctuations; dark areas tend toward blue; de-judder processing introduces artifacts; sub-par off-angle viewing.

Although it has its share of picture-quality problems, the Eco-friendliness of Philips' 42PFL5603D flat-panel LCD will win the day for consumption-conscious shoppers.

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Philips 42PFL5603D: An Eco-Friendly TV that Doesn't Skip Out on Quality

 

The Philips 42PFL5603D 42 inch LCD high definition television is an active attempt by Philips to create a large screen television that is as economically friendly as it is fun to watch. Most large screen televisions are energy hogs while they are...

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Philips 42PFL5603D 42-inch LCD HDTV Review and Prices

 

One of the ironies about the green movement is that while many people are cutting energy consumption, reducing waste and trying to be more environmentally friendly, they're still buying very large TVs. Traditionally, the larger the set means the more...

Eco friendly, four HDMI inputs, swivel stand

Not the best off angle viewing, no Ambilight feature

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Philips 52PFL5603D Eco TV

 

For the eco-friendly guy who'll skimp on plastic bags but not his TV viewing experience, Philips has the solution: the Eco TV.

Philips latest product in their line of flat panel HDTVs addresses one major issue with today's models, and that is power consumption. Deemed as the Eco TV, the 52PFL5603D might be a lot of screen, but it actually uses less power than any flat panel TV...

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"The most awesome TV PERIOD"

 

overall it met my every expectation. highly recommended even after four years the price still remains to what i paid for it. that means it held its value on the market. every time a put a movie on its like watching HD for the first time so vivid and...

no problems as of yet "had it for 4 years now", great picture after all this time, saves on the electric bill, easy to use and easy to upgrade firmware. 4 hdmi ports. good out the box.

the philips website is tooooooooooo slow so when you need firmware get it from another site other than that none

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"Great TV when working but worst service"

 

I bought a TV and loved it. It lasted about 11 months and broke. I looked on google and it is a common problem with the TV. I called service, they said I had not sent in a registration. I said sure I did, that is why I am now getting your specials...

Nice picture but worst service

If it breaks they are the worst service co in the world. Ask any TV service person before you buy a philips TV any model. I will never buy a Philips product again.

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Philips 42PFL5603D

 

I bought a TV and loved it. It lasted about 11 months and broke. I looked on google and it is a common problem with the TV. I called service, they said I had not sent in a registration. I said sure I did, that is why I am now getting your specials...

Nice picture but worst service

If it breaks they are the worst service co in the world. Ask any TV service person before you buy a philips TV any model. I will never buy a Philips product again

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"Philips has horriblecustomer service, and products"

 

Do not buy Philips. I do not have any faith in product. They are sending a replacement, but they ahould offer a reduced price on an extended warrenty. Iwas told an extended warrenty would be over $500 for 3 years. I will save up for another TV, not...

price and clear picture when it works

did not even last a year, and only turned on about 20 times. LCD out. 5 other Philips TV's in repair building, same 42 inch size,

Product Specifications

Panache and performance meet in one stylish experience. Combining a full HD 1080p display, Pixel Plus 3HD engine and fantastic invisible sound, this Flat TV ensures brilliant design and powerful performance for years to come.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital
Sound Output Mode:Stereo/Surround Sound
Speakers Included:4 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.3in/12.8in/12.9in
Height:28.2in/31in/34.1in
Weight:52.9lbs/90.6lbs/95.9lbs
Width:41.3in/45.7in/51.2in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Country Kits:Canada / United States/Canada / United States
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:42PFL5603D/47PFL5603D/52PFL5603D
Product Line:Philips

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: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/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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