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Philips PFP5532 Series Plasma TV (42",50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews of Philips PFP5532 Series Plasma TV (42",50"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the glare and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the durability and reliability. Comments are divided on the sound.

image quality, price, usability, design, glare

remote control, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFP5532 Series Plasma TV (42",50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Philips PFP5532 Series Plasma TV (42",50") from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Comments about the design and glare are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability and durability, and there are some mixed opinions about the sound.

image quality, price, usability, glare, design

durability, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PFP5532D - 42" Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV - With FreeviewPhilips 42PFP5532D - 42" Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV - With Freeview

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (

Philips 42PFP5532D


Surprisingly good all round plasma for a knock down price ..

An all too often overlooked choice, the Philips 42PFP5532D offers a compelling price/performance combination.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: clarkey7310 (

Philips 42PFP5532D


I bought this tv from currys last summer and have been more than pleased with it since. I didnt actually go out looking for a tv but saw it and had to have it, especially when I saw that they were only asking £499 for it,....for the size, picture...

gret picture, sound and looks

digital tv guide is quite hard to use

May, 2009

Consumer review by: daadr (

Acoustic Solutions 32" HD Ready LCD: !!!!!!!!!!!£250!!!!!!


I was looking into purchasing a TV for when I moved house. I had a look around Bennett and Comet etc and was looking at the quality of the TV was poor for the amount of money they were charging. I found to get a decent TV set you would have to pay...

Its brilliant

Slow to change channel

May, 2009

Consumer review by: thecornflake (

Very good television, especially for the price


When our old CRT television finally gave up after 5 years of good service we decided to replace it with an LCD. Having decided on the size of 32 inches I spent some time checking various websites and in the end the Acoustic Solutions one from Argos...

Great picture and sound, easy to set up


Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Gary25 (

Acoustic Solutions 32" HD Ready LCD: A great CV for this TV


Our old TV was on the way out after a good few years of dutiful service and we decided to splash out on an LCD TV. Money was tight however after Christmas last year and then we saw this 32" model in Argos reduced to £299.99 in the January sales. I...

Tremendous value for money, great picture

Haven't found any

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Philips 42PFP5532D/05


the remote control is not stylish as other remote controls are .the plasma tv is beautiful but its remote contol is ugly .so please improve on the style of the remote like sumsang remote controls

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: ian (

Philips 42PFP5532D/05


loads of good points

tv guide is a bit limited no pic displayed

May, 2008

Consumer review by: london (

Philips 42PFP5532D/05


no vga input, sound not dolby digital

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Paul (

Philips 42PFP5532D/05


Very easy set up ; Easy to use remote ; Great looking TV set, especially on the wall ; Good sound quality ; Great value for money

Very low level Plasma buzz sometimes when there's a break in audio sound. But really not that bad

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Del (

Philips 42PFP5532D/05


Affordable price, great look design, easily wall mountable

Not 1080 but quality s still good

May, 2008

Product Specifications


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


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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 600 x 400


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:1000
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: No
HD ready: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD Ready
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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