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Philips PFL7432D Series TV (42",47")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Philips PFL7432D Series TV (42",47"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the sound and design are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but the energy efficiency and reliability get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL7432D Series TV (42",47") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Philips PFL7432D Series TV (42",47") from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Comments about the design and sound are overall positive. The price and usability also get good opinions. There are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency and reliability.

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This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PFL7432D 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV with AmbilightPhilips 42PFL7432D 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV with Ambilight

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

Philips PFL7432D review: Philips PFL7432D


Relatively accurate color after calibration; user-menu fine color temperature controls; Ambilight backlight can approach the color temperature standard; handsome styling with swivel stand; ample connectivity with three HDMI inputs.

Produces a lighter color of black; subpar off-angle viewing characteristics; awkward menu system; most Ambilight modes are distracting.

Although its black-level performance hampers its picture quality against similarly priced flat-panel LCDs, the Philips 42PFL7432D has its share of strong points.

Dec, 2007

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Philips 52PFL7432D


Enjoy the ultimate viewing experience of this Philips Flat TV with perfect pixel HD engine and Ambilight 2 channel. The Philips 52PFL7432D boasts a 1080p resolution ? the pinnacle of picture quality. Perfect for showcasing 1080p Blu-ray discs, the...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (



The first thing you'll notice about the Philips 42PFL7432D/37 (after struggling to plug your HDMI cable into a connector that's facing down and nearly impossible to see) is its Ambilight--two LEDs behind the set that bounce light off your back wall to...

Excellent menu setup Cool ambient light feature

Mediocre picture quality

Philips's remote is long, thin, and backlit, and it has plenty of empty space around its few buttons. But that ease of use comes at a cost: The remote isn't programmable

Sep, 2007

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Philips 42PFL7432D LCD HDTV


The Basics: This 42-inch, 1080p LCD includes Philips' popular Ambilight system, as well as Perfect Pixel HD processing and a USB port through which you can perform firmware updates and play JPEG/MP3 files. It does not offer the 120Hz technology found...

Mar, 2008

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Happiness is a Philips television ....


Bought our Philips August 2008. Our first problem was that it kept turning itself on and off. In November 2008, a Philips technician advised us of the software update which we downloaded from their web site onto a flash drive. We then plugged the...

May, 2009

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I bought my Philips 47" back in 12/2007 as a Xmas gift to myself!! The TV is awesome, the picture is incredible and the ambilight is mind-blowing!!! Wii and Xbox360 games on it are great!! I love my Philips LCD!! Thank you for having it on...

May, 2009

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Thinking of buying a Philips? Please read.


So I began this frustrating journey a year ago, after purchasing a Philips 47" LCD TV (model: 47PFL5432D/37) from my local Las Vegas Costco. The problems however, did not pop up until two months ago.Now, before I proceed any further, allow me to...

Mar, 2009

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Best TV ever


I love it, the picture is awesome (1080P) a true HD TV. I would not buy anything else but Philips as they truly created a masterpiece.

Mar, 2009

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Very good product


Very good product. Very clear and bright. Good value.

Apr, 2008

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The worst TV Ever


I purchased two of these Televisions from Home Depot for 999.99. I also purchased the extended service plan (thank GOD). We were moving to a new home so didn’t hook the TV up until about November of 2007 (they were purchased in Sept of 2007). ...

None. I should have paid more and got better quality

Everything. The TV, the service, everything.

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

Boasting the highest resolution available for consumers, advanced picture processing and unrivaled style, Philips' Ambilight FlatTVs deliver powerful performance that will impress today's most demanding consumers. Philips' new Ambilight LCD FlatTVs boast 1080p resolution, Perfect Pixel HD Engine to maximize 1080p content for the best picture, Pixel Plus 3 HD, Digital Natural Motion and ClearLCD, the peak of high-definition (HD) for today's demanding consumer. Ambilight Full Surround emits light from the left, right, top and bottom of the screen. This "surround-sight" effect allows consumers to enjoy a visual extension from all sides of the screen while creating a more relaxing entertainment experience. In addition, the entire display is surrounded by an integrated canvas that makes the screen appear to be floating when hung on the wall, producing a dramatic, saturated color effect. The canvas also frees consumers to place the set wherever they desire, regardless of the color or surface of the wall.


Audio system:Nicam Stereo, Stereo / Virtual Dolby Digital
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16 / 2 / 20

Audio System

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


DLNA Certified: No
Energy Star certified: No
Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):10000:1 / 8000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1100:1 / 2000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:42 / 52
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1 / 52
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:5 / 6 / 8
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9 / 4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:720 x 400, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 720p / 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 480i
Viewing angle, horizontal:176 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:176 / 178


Type: None

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.64 / 0.67 / 1
Power consumption (typical):264 / 310 / 340


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:600 x 400 / 800 x 400


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): No
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), ENG
Picture-in-Picture: No
Remote Control Type:RC4451
Sleep Timer: Yes


Color:High-gloss black


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35 / 5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 5 - 35 / 5 - 40

Other Features

Aerial input:75 ohm F-type / 75ohm F-type
Ambilight preset modes:4
Box depth:10.9
Box depth (imperial):10.9
Box height:30.7
Box height (imperial):30.7
Box width:44.3
Box width (imperial):44.3
Cable type:QAM
Display:LCD Full HD W-UXGA Act. matrix / TFT
Ext 1 Scart:(1, 2, 3Fh autoranging), Audio L/R in, CVBS in, S-Video, YPbPr
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R in, CVBS
Ext 3:(1, 2, 3Fh autoranging), Audio L/R in, YPbPr
Ext 4:HDMI, Audio L/R in
Ext 5:HDMI
Ext 6:HDMI
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Multimedia connections:USB
Power Requirements:110 V / 110V
Product weight (+stand) (lb):76.3
Set depth (inch):4.6
Set depth (with stand) (inch):10.4
Set height (inch):27
Set height (with stand) (inch):29.5
Set width:41.2 / 50.7
Set width (inch):41.2
Speakers:2 / 2 x 8 W
Tuner display:PLL
Weight (with stand) (imperial):76.3

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:10.9
Package height:30.7 / 31.3 / 36.5
Package weight:127.9 / 88.2 / 89.1
Package width:44.3 / 45.2 / 54.5


Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Teletext function:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 4 / 5
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1 / 2
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2 / 3
Headphone outputs:1
Number of AV connections:7
PC Audio in:No / Yes
PC in (D-Sub):No / Yes
S-Video in:1 / 2
S-Video inputs quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.64 / 1
Power consumption (typical):264

Smart TV

Internet TV: No


Diagonal Size:42in/47in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/119cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:8000:1
HDMI Ports Qty:3
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:1100:1
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:176 degrees

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC, PAL, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K
Channels quantity:100
Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, S Band, UHF, VHF
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.57 / 4.61 / 4.88
Depth (with stand):10.4 / 12.8
Height:27 / 32.9
Height (with stand):29.4 / 29.5 / 35.5
Weight:58.4 / 60.8 / 88.2 / 89.5
Weight with stand:110.2 / 110.7 / 73.9 / 76.3
Width:41.2 / 50.7 / 50.8
Width (with stand):41.2 / 50.7