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Philips PFL6704D Series LCD HDTV (32", 42",47")

Philips PFL6704D Series LCD HDTV (32", 42",47")
alaScore 86

136 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and price. The usability and sound also get good reviews, but views are divided on the durability.

image quality, sound, usability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL6704D Series LCD HDTV (32", 42",47") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips PFL6704D Series LCD HDTV (32", 42",47")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Philips PFL6704D Series LCD HDTV (32", 42",47") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality, sound, usability, price, design

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 32PFL6704D/F7 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTVPhilips 42PFL6704D/F7 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTVPhilips 32PFL6704D/F7 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

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Philips PFL6704D

 

The Philips PFL6704D series falls short of the competition's performance, but it does have a cool design and relatively accurate color.

Solid primary and secondary color accuracy; sleek external design; plenty of connectivity with four HDMI inputs

Produces lighter black levels; backlight fluctuates in higher-efficiency modes; sub-par off-angle performance; paltry picture control options

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Good TV for the money

 

I say this TV at Sam's and liked the USB input feature. I frequently d/l movies and shows from the net and watch them on my PC. I then took the wife to Best Buy and compared the pictures to this set and then put it side by side in Sam's with more...

Good picture, lightweight, big screen for the 44.5 inch width, USB input for video files. All the bells and whistles for HD and Blue-Ray play

Documentation for USB input use could be better. Only certain types of files with certain codecs can be played

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Philips 42PFL6704D

 

Great picture. Outstanding price.

Excellent picture. Excellent value for dollar. Purchased 42" at Sam's Club for under $700. After standing in Sam's for considerable time comparing other sets for hundreds more we found the Philips picture quality to be better than most

Would like the remote to be programable for our dish

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Philips 42PFL6704D

 

I say this TV at Sam's and liked the USB input feature. I frequently d/l movies and shows from the net and watch them on my PC. I then took the wife to Best Buy and compared the pictures to this set and then put it side by side in Sam's with more...

Good picture, lightweight, big screen for the 44.5 inch width, USB input for video files. All the bells and whistles for HD and Blue-Ray play

Documentation for USB input use could be better. Only certain types of files with certain codecs can be played

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Philips 42PFL6704D

 

Overall the price was good, I found it cheaper than your website has listed. But the "choppiness" and "digitalizing" after sudden or fast movements is really disappointing. Although video games w/hdmi cable do look good. I will be returning this...

overall price was great, got it at sam's club for 790 after taxes

picture seems blurry, especially after "fast" movements. seems like the actors digitalize, which is a big turn off

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Great Television for the price.

 

This is a replacement for my 50" Sony Plasma that I purchased 5 years ago, the plasma developed a problem that was irreprable. Since the Sony was 720p not 1080i, its picture was a bit less sharp than this Philips. I also read the professional reviews...

This set has awsome color and black levels

I cannot find any faults to complain about with this television

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Great Value!!!

 

For the price, we could not be happier. We got this TV from BJ's (Florida's other store similar to Sam's or Costco's) for $899. What a great deal. This TV is a great buy. Great features and really no Cons at the moment. The Editor's rating is so WRONG....

Sleek Design, Great picture quality, full 1080P, Swivel stand, plenty of HDMI connections, Great sound, 120Hz. Looking at the Food Network in HD is unreal. Looks fantastic. Watching Blueray & DVD videos are very nice. More like amazing honestly

Must use HD signal to really appreciate the pic quality of this unit. That may just be the HD 1080p portion of the device. Not sure if all HD 1080p TV's are this way. Once an HD signal was supplied, the pic quality is great

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Great picture for the price

 

for 799 at costco, this is one awesome TV. finally purchased the brand i originaly wanted. props to philips.

Upgraded from a panasonic 32" LCD HD TV, picture is so much more clearer, brighter and sharper. the sound is also much improved. Now i'm experiencing HD, before I wasn't and was missing out big

sound has a lil to much base

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Philips 42PFL6704D

 

I bought the 47 inch from Sam's Club yesterday and so far am extremely happy with my purchase! I took a chance because of the lukewarm CNET review but everytime I'm at Sam's Club, I always thought the picture looked as good on the Philips 47PFL6704D as...

Great picture quality. Blu-rays look stunning from a PS3. Standard DVDs from a PS3 look fantastic too -- almost as good as Blu-rays from my sitting distance. Easy and simple set-up. Physically very attractive unit with a sturdy swivel stand

I wish it had an optical digital output instead of coax. No PC VGA input

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Philips 42PFL6704D

 

This is a replacement for my 50" Sony Plasma that I purchased 5 years ago, the plasma developed a problem that was irreprable. Since the Sony was 720p not 1080i, its picture was a bit less sharp than this Philips. I also read the professional reviews...

This set has awsome color and black levels

I cannot find any faults to complain about with this television

Product Specifications

Experience brilliant performance with a breathtaking Full HD 1080p, 120Hz display! Combined with HD natural motion and exciting invisible sound, this flat TV ensures you're always part of the action. Pixel precise HD builds on the award winning pixel plus foundation. It brings picture quality to the next level with 69-billion colors and HD natural motion, making all your movies fluent moving and razor sharp. Thanks to the pixel precise 120Hz LCD, you are buying the fastest LCD TV's in the category with 2ms response time delivering extreme motion sharpness for all your movies and sports. The Full HD screen has the widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1080p. This is the highest resolution of HD sources for the best possible picture quality. It is fully future proof as it supports 1080p signals from all sources, including the most recent like Blu-ray and advanced HD game consoles. The signal processing is extensively upgraded to support this much higher signal quality and resolution. It produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with superb brightness and colors.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.5in/3.6in/8.7in
Height:20.6in/23.7in/26.2in
Weight:25.8lbs/38.4lbs/44.1lbs
Width:30in/39.2in/43.7in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Country Kits:Canada / United States
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:32PFL6704D/42PFL6704D/47PFL6704D
Product Line:Philips

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

120Hz: Yes
Brightness:500cd/m2
Diagonal Size:32in/42in/47in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/119cm/82cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:48000:1/50000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
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
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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