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Philips PFL7603 Series TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52", 76", 87")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 385 reviews of Philips PFL7603 Series TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52", 76", 87"). 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. Reviews about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The sound and design also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the size. There are some less positive opinions about the remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL7603 Series TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52", 76", 87") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips PFL7603 Series TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52", 76", 87")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Philips PFL7603 Series TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52", 76", 87") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the usability and price are overall positive. The image quality and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the size.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 37PFL7603D - 37" Widescreen 1080p Full HD LCD TV - With Ambilight & FreeviewPhilips 37PFL7603D - 37" Widescreen 1080p Full HD LCD TV - With Ambilight & Freeview

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Jim Findlay (techradar.com)

Philips 42PFL7603D review

 

An exciting full HD blend of top-notch spec and superlative styling

First rate pictures ; Impressive sound ; Plenty of features ; Good connectivity

Possibly divisive styling ; Surprisingly rubbishy remote control

Admittedly a touch pricey, but well worth every penny if you're after a decent TV with design flair

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips Cineos 42PFL7603D review

 

Philips' 42PFL7603D is a larger but slightly older version of the 32PFL9613D, and has the same stunning image quality.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips 37PFL7603D review

 

We've criticised some recent Philips flatscreen TVs for being too pricey, but this 37in model offers better value and top-notch performance

Unique style ; Ambilight technology ; Full HD ; incredible realism ; smooth motion, great detail ; good tuner

A touch more expensive than rivals ; black levels not always rock solid

Undeniably brilliant performance, coupled with unique style and features

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips 42PFL7603D review

 

A stylish, feature-packed set that looks the part and performs to an exceptionally high standard – few TVs at this size deliver a better picture

Elegant styling ; clean, detailed images ; excellent Freeview picture ; natural colours ; sounds decent

Unintuitive, fiddly remote control

A stylish, feature-packed set that looks the part and performs to an exceptionally high standard

Aug, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Philips 42PFL7603D 42in LCD TV

 

The 42PFL7603D is the first LCD TV we've seen from Philips' 'Design Collection', and John's rather impressed.

Whether you're admiring the 42PFL7603D's stunning design, basking in the tranquil aura of its Ambilight system, lapping up its terrific pictures, being assaulted (in a good way) by its terrific audio power, or simply wondering how it can offer so much...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Philips 42PFL7603D

 

The Philips 42PFL7603D is the ultimate flat TV from Philips. Its 106-centimetre screen boasts a 1920x1080 resolution. It uses various technologies such as the Natural Motion, which eliminates flickering, thus, creating equal movements. It also has the...

While it's not one of Philips best screens, this is still streets ahead of most mid-range LCD televisions thanks to its gorgeous design and solid all-round performance. Philips 42PFL7603D is tagged with Philips, television, LCD, high definition and...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Philips 42PFL7603D

 

Excellent budget offering from Philips ..

We can't help thinking that some seriously good LCD TV's from Philips have been overlooked in the past. This shouldn't be the case with the 42PFL7603D which presents an all round performance that is hard to beat for the price.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: John Archer (avreview.co.uk)

Philips 42PFL7603

 

Inside this cutting-edge bodywork, though, beats not Philips' latest Perfect Pixel image processing engine, but last year's Pixel Plus 3 HD engine. If you want the latest Perfect Pixel HD engine in the new Design Collection bodywork, you'll have to...

Frequently stunning picture quality, great audio, gorgeous looks, endless feature count, impressive connectivity

Slight motion blur, some contrasty edges look over-stressed, requires care with settings

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Good_Guy (dooyoo.co.uk)

LG 42LG6100: LCD v PLASMA

 

This LG TV is a cracking set for looks, performance and price; smashing sleek and handsome style to grace any living room. Out of the box, plugged in and install completed in no time at all, I was most impressed. The all black surround and...

Big Performance for Bargian Price

None

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Spiderbiskit (dooyoo.co.uk)

Panasonic TH-37PX80: Quality Panasonic Plasma

 

Bought this TV just over six months ago so I have spent plently time looking at this great piece of kit! It might not be the most stylish TV on the market (there were some really nice LG ones when I was looking) but at the end of the day picture...

Very good picture and sound quality

Could do with at least one more HDMI socket

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Immerse yourself in a captivating Ambilight experience. Featuring a full HD 1080p display and Pixel Plus 3HD, this Flat TV combines HD Natural Motion, exciting invisible sound and Ambilight - lighting up your experience for years to come.

Audio

Audio system:Mono, Stereo, BBE / Nicam Stereo, VDD, BBE / Nicam Stereo, Virtual Dolby Digital, BBE / Virtual Dolby Digital, BBE
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
FM radio:No / Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:15 / 2 / 30
Sound enhancement technology:2 / Auto Volume Leveller, Graphic Equalizer

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No
Energy Star certified: No
Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):30000:1 / 44000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:32 / 37 / 42 / 47
Display Diagonal (metric):31.9 / 37 / 42.1 / 46.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 366 x 768 / 920 x 1
Display resolution at frequency:640 x 480 - 60, 72, 75, 85Hz;\n800 x 600 - 60, 72, 75, 85Hz;\n1024 x 768 - 60, 70, 75, 85Hz;\n1920 x 1080i - 60Hz;\n1920 x 1080p - 60Hz / 640 x 480@60, 72, 75, 85Hz;\n800 x 600@60, 72, 75, 85Hz;\n1024 x 768@60, 70, 75, 85Hz;\n1920 x 1080i@60Hz;\n1920 x 1080p@60Hz
HD type:Full HD / HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:5 / 6
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9 / 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 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 720p / 480i / 576p, 720p, 1080p / 720p
Viewable size diagonal:31.9 / 42.1 / 46.9
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (sleep mode):180
Power consumption (standby):0.15 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):140 / 180 / 210 / 270

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 200 / 300 x 300 / 400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N / Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture:No / Yes
Remote Control Type:RCPF03E08B / RCPF03E08B TV
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Movie, Standard, Vivid

Networking

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):5 - 35 / 5 - 40

Other Features

Additional accessories:5
Aerial input:75 ohm coaxial (IEC75) / IEC75
Ambilight preset modes:4
Box depth:13.1 / 15.4
Box depth (imperial):13.1 / 15.4
Box height:32.2 / 34.8
Box height (imperial):32.2 / 34.8
Box width:4.31 / 50.7
Box width (imperial):4.31 / 50.7
Connectivity enhancements:HDMI-CEC
Display:LCD / LCD Full HD W-UXGA Act. matrix / LCD WXGA Active Matrix TFT / TFT
Display resolution (numeric):1
DVB:DVB-T MPEG4 / Terrestrial
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB
Ext 3:YPbPr, Audio L/R in / YPbPr, Audio L/R in, VGA PC-in
Ext 4:HDMI v1.3
Ext 5:HDMI v1.3
Ext 6:HDMI v1.3
Front / Side connections:HDMI v1.3, S-video in, CVBS in, Audio L/R in, Headphone out, USB
HDMI: Yes
HDMI 1:v1.3
HDMI 2:v1.3
HDMI 3:v1.3
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Multimedia connections:USB
Package dimensions (WxDxH):36.1 x 11.1 x 24.8 / 45.3 x 13.1 x 31.2 / 50.7 x 15.4 x 34.8
Package weight:111.77 / 92.59
Package weight (imperial):111.77 / 92.59
Playback formats:MP3/JPEG
Power:140 / 180
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz / 220 - 240V / 220 - 240V, 50-60Hz / 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Product weight:49.6 / 65
Product weight (+stand) (lb):59.5 / 80.5
Product weight (lb):49.6 / 65
Set width:32.2 / 37 / 41.2
Speakers:2 / 2 x 15 W / 2 x 15W / 30 / wOOx
Stand-by LED: Yes
Tuner display:PLL
Weight (with stand) (imperial):59.5 / 80.5

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:11.1 / 13 / 13.1 / 15.4
Package height:24.8 / 26.2 / 31.2 / 31.9 / 34.8
Package weight:1.08 / 111.8 / 46.3 / 67.2 / 70.5 / 92.6
Package width:36.1 / 45.3 / 46.1 / 46.7 / 50.7
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Favorite pages quantity:4
Favourite pages quantity:4
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Parental Control: Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Teletext:1200
Teletext function:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2 / 4
Audio (L,R) out:1 / 2
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1 / 2
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
DVI port: No
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 3 / 4
HDMI version:1.3
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x S/PDIF out (coaxial)
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RGB ports quantity:2
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (sleep):180
Power consumption (standby):0.15 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):140 / 180 / 210 / 270

Smart TV

Internet TV: No

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K / NTSC, PAL, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K / NTSC, PAL, SECAM / PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K
Auto channel search: Yes
Channels quantity:5 / 99
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, S Band, UHF, VHF / Hyperband, UHF / UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.25 / 4.37 / 4.61 / 4.84 / 4.92
Depth (with stand):10.3 / 12.2 / 4.37 / 8.66
Height:20.4 / 23 / 25.4 / 28
Height (with stand):22.8 / 25.4 / 25.9 / 28.2 / 30.9
Weight:0.653 / 30.9 / 40.8 / 45.2 / 49.6 / 65
Weight with stand:0.818 / 37.5 / 51.1 / 57.3 / 59.5 / 80.5
Width:32.2 / 37 / 41.2 / 45.8
Width (with stand):32.2 / 37 / 41.2 / 45.8