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Philips PFL8404 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42", 47")

Philips PFL8404 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42", 47")
alaScore 89

457 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 457 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the sound and price are on the whole positive. The color and design are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the remote control.

image quality, design, color, price, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL8404 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42", 47") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Philips PFL8404 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42", 47")


alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Philips PFL8404 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42", 47") from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

size, image quality, sound, usability, durability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Philips 42PFL8404 review


A capable, feature-packed mid-range 42" LCD TV set with web widgets

Reasonable price ; Decent audio ; Loads of features ; Good connectivity

Some processing artefacts ; Needs regular visits to the setup menus

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Philips 42PFL8404 42in LCD TV


The 42PFL8404 42in LCD TV isn't as expensive as other Philips sets, so have any corners been cut?


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Philips 42PFL8404


In addition to performing its regular television duties, this TV is also a full-on DLNA media streamer, capable of taking video, music and photo files from your home PC and displaying them on its crisp 42-inch screen.Not only that, the Philips...

Overall this is a solid all-round performer with a stylish design (check out that narrow frame) and a stacked side order of features. Philips 42PFL8404 is tagged with philips 42PFl8404 and web tv. Select a tag (philips 42PFl8404, for example) to find...

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Philips 42PFL8404


For starters, its glamorous gloss black surround and striking see-through outer 'shroud' are embellished by Philips' Ambilight Spectra technology, which causes pools of soothing, immersive light sympathetic to the picture to spill from the TV's sides.

Excellent multimedia support, endless flexibility of picture set-up, impressive connectivity, solid sound, gorgeous design

Black levels could be better, some processing side effects, quite labour-intensive

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Philips 42PFL8404H review


A tech-heavy telly that performs well and even lets you surf the Internet

Stuffed full of features

Sluggish Net TV

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Philips 32PFL8404


Excellent image qulaity. Sound quality in the better bracket for TVs. Rather expensive, probably due to the excellent 'Ambilight' facility which otherwise is a worthwhile addition

The Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) is very clunky and not a patch on that included with my separate Freeeview PVR

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT):No / Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface:No / Yes
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 200 / VESA 400 x 400


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD