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Philips PFP5332 Series Plasma TV (42",50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Philips PFP5332 Series Plasma TV (42",50"). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and sound. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFP5332 Series Plasma TV (42",50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Philips PFP5332 Series Plasma TV (42",50") from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the size and price. The sound and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical comments about the energy efficiency and reliability.

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48% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Phillips 50PFP5332D 50-Inch 720p Plasma HDTVPhillips 50PFP5332D 50-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV

May, 2018

Expert review by : Razvan Sandu (

Philips 42PFP5332D: Affordable Plasma High Definition Viewing


The Philips 42PFP5332D is a decent 42-inch high definition plasma television for the price. It is not a high-end ultra-technology-packed model, but it delivers a great plasma high definition picture and performs as well as many of its competitors

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Philips 42PFP5332D/37 42-Inch Plasma HDTV Review and Prices


Less than a decade ago, a 42-inch plasma TV cost as much as $15,000. What a difference a decade makes, as today the Philips 42PFP5332D/37 can be found online for less than $1,300. This may not be the most state-of-the-art HDTV, but it still does a fine...

Handles standard-definition content very well, USB connectivity, strong audio system, great price for the features offered

Only 720p resolution, limited to two HDMI inputs, relatively poor viewing angles

Jan, 2008

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Philips 50PFP5332D Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV


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Aug, 2007

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My personal up close review


Excellant and vibrant colors. Is 720p, views as 1080p

Sometimes slow to come on

Jan, 2008

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The price is right, but it will now wow you.


If you want a basic big tv with a relatively great picture, you will be happy with this investment. If you want to be dazzled put up a few hundred more dollars. If you want to be safe, get a Samsung.

First of all, Standard Def looks better on this tv than most $3000 sets. The sound quality is also good. Standard 480p dvd's look very clear. Hd performance is nice, but it will not blow you away. It produces nice blacks and with some tweaking it will...

Contrast could be better. You don't get much detail out of dark scenes. The scaling on this tv is annoying. At closer distances artifacts are extremely obvious, more so than higher quality sets. It will often stretch the image off the screen or make it...

Sep, 2008

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Great TV


I highly recommend this TV. It's price makes it an excelent deal out of the size and quality.

The initial setup of the TV is very user friendly, no need of technical knowledge to configure the the best picture you can get from this unit. I love the ASCII TV tuner. I can get some extra channels from digital signals and local HDTV channels as...

The output audio is AV instead of regular RCAs. That's a little off the universal audio inputs from home theatre units so I had to buy an extra adapter. Shipping people not good in my area, the driver did not want to wait for me to check the unit in...

Jun, 2008

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50 Inch Plasma


It was at my door within 3 business days. It was in excellent shape. Quite pleased with this purchase.

I felt that the TV was all that I expected. It was very easy to put together and get running. The picture was very good and the speakers were the best I have had from a TV. I really thought this product was a great buy for what I paid.


Apr, 2008

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I love this freakin' TV. I paid Approx. 1,300 bucks (shipping included) I thought this was going to be a disaster. I never got my tracking number to work, then when it showed up, it was in a van with a 80 year old woman trying to wrestle it out. I gave...

(Owned for approx. 1 Mo.) The picture is at many times stunning. DVD(esp. HD/BLU) playback is flawless. Screen is bright(without being overpowering) and contrast is a definate 8/10. Renders dynamic pictures well without the 'blurring' effect. And has...

The black trim(not the casing for the screen, but the black trim intergrated ON the screen) is extremely easy to scratch, I rubbed it with a napkin to remove a fingerprint and was instead repaid with a horrid series of scratches. Also on programming...

Mar, 2008

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This TV


Exceptional value

Great high definition picture, stunning looks and terrific value. The audio is ok and serves its purpose.

Heavier than LCD TVs but lighter than my old 36"" CRT.

Mar, 2008

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Can't Be Happier!


FOr the Price, you will not find a better picture! Even if you spend a few hundred dollars more!

Simply Put Awesome TV! Even at 50 Contrast, and color, (Recommended For first 200 hours on Ploasmas) Still a Very Stunning picture! Audio was aslo Good to Excellent! Rivaled my older 36"" Sony XBR CRT. Simple setup and the base is beauiful!, although I...

Hmm The only thing I can think of is the Menu system is a little spartan in features, and the Picture does not format properly on The Science Channel leaving Black bars on the side, plus when you Stop a DVD then resume it from an Upconvert DVD player,...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Turn up your viewing experience with Pixel Plus 3 HD. Experience the superior picture quality of this excellent Flat TV with the latest Plasma technology and Pixel Plus. It's packed into a stunning design that will complement your interior. Share music and photos via the built-in USB.


Audio system:Nicam Stereo, Stereo
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:7
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:2 / 20
Sound enhancement technology:DBE, IncredibleSurround

Audio System

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


Plug and Play: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):15000:1
Display brightness:1200 / 1500
Display Diagonal:42 / 50
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1 / 50
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1366 x 768
HD type:Full HD / HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.0354 x 0.0266
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:2
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:720 x 576, 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 480i / 480p
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178


Type: None

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):250 / 400 / 480


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:600 x 400


Country Kits:Canada / United States/United States
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes


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

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Box depth:12.9 / 14.8
Box depth (imperial):12.9 / 14.8
Box height:32.2 / 35.9
Box height (imperial):32.2 / 35.9
Box width:46.4 / 52.3
Box width (imperial):46.4 / 52.3
Package depth:13
Package height:32.9
Package weight:103.6 / 47000
Package weight (imperial):47000
Package width:46.5

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:2
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):250 / 400 / 480


Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: Yes

Smart TV

Internet TV: No


Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Display resolution (numeric):1024 / 1366
Playback formats:NTSC, SECAM, PAL
Power:400 / 480
Power Requirements:220 - 240V, 50/60Hz


Favorite pages quantity:4
Favourite pages quantity:4
Teletext function: Yes
Teletext standards:Hyper-text


Diagonal Size:42in/50in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/127cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 768/1366 x 768
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L / 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 / Hyperband, UHF, VHF
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.6 / 4.21
Depth (with stand):10.4 / 30.1
Dimensions (W x D x H):41.1 x 4.37 x 27.6 / 49.2 x 4.23 x 32.2
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):41.1 x 4.37 x 27.6 / 49.2 x 4.23 x 32.2
Height:27.6 / 4.21
Height (with stand):10.4 / 30.1
Product weight:124.3 / 70.4
Product weight (lb):124.3 / 70.4
Set depth (inch):4.23 / 4.37
Set depth (with stand) (inch):10.4 / 4.2
Set height (inch):27.6 / 32.2
Set height (with stand) (inch):30.1 / 34.5
Set width (inch):41.1 / 49.2
Set width (with stand) (inch):41.2 / 49.2
Weight with stand:91.5
Width (with stand):41.2