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Philips 42PFL7666

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Philips 42PFL7666. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the remote control and image quality. The durability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the usability. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips 42PFL7666 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Philips 42PFL7666

 

The Philips 42PFL7666 delivers arguably the most compelling argument yet for passive 3D – and it's not bad at other stuff either!

Very good 3D performance ; Mostly good 2D performance ; Above average audio

Black level response could be better ; Online service still a little off the pace ; Care must be taken with setup

Feb, 2012

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

Philips 42PFL7666 review

 

Incredible in some areas, but there are flaws in its picture performance

Styling ; spot-on colours ; definition and detail ; enjoyable 3D ; wi-fi ; Ambilight

Inconsistent motion ; compromised contrast ; fiddly setup ; needs more smart TV

In some areas it’s incredible, but a couple of flaws hold this stylish Philips back

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (t3.com)

Philips 42PFL7666 review

 

Passive 3D meets Ambilight on this stylish 42inch LED Smart TV from Philips

Ambilight Spectra 2 lighting ; Well-stocked IPTV portal ; Fine hi-def picture quality

Challenging image calibration ; Jaggy looking Passive 3D

Expert review by : Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Philips 42PFL7666 review

 

When Philips offloaded its TV division to Chinese manufacturer TPV a year ago, it seemed like it was game over for the idiosyncratic Dutch brand. Battered by declining global demand and hampered by a year without Freeview HD, some thought it had...

Superior build quality; convenient Passive 3D tech; worthwhile selection of streaming

Complicated picture calibration; low-resolution 3D; some HDMI handshaking issues

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Jason Denwood (pocket-lint.com)

Philips 42PFL7666

 

Active shutter or passive 3D? Expensive glasses and awesome detail, or cheap glasses and a slightly softer image? Can't make up your mind? Don't worry, neither can Philips, which is why its forever delayed 2011 crop of 3D TVs are divided between the...

Built-in speakers, 2D Blu-ray, comfortable 3D, design, build, remote, photo streaming from a smartphone

Less detail on 3D, middling contrast, basic GUI, Net TV needs more apps

It’s more highly polished on the outside than in, but this good value Edge LED TV has a new passive 3D system that's as easy on the eye as on the wallet. As well as using cheaper 3D specs and offering the unique Ambilight system, this telly exudes...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Philips 42PFL7666H review

 

Edge LED TV with Wi-Fi makes the case for Passive 3D

Full HD detail ; Ambilight ; Bushed metallic design & build quality ; Powerful audio ; MyRemote app's photo streaming

Passive 3D lacks detail ; Visible pixel grid during 3D ; Lacks must-have apps ; Contrast

Phillips has taken its sweet time in delivering its 2011 line-up of LED TVs, but this 7000 Series screen was worth the wait.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips 7000 series Smart LED TV review

 

For this review we tested the 42in model (42PFL7666T/12) in the 7000 series, but it's also available in 37in (37PFL7666T/12) and 47in (47PFL7666T/12) screen sizes - for £850 and £1,100 respectively. All models have identical specifications except for...

A great passive 3D TV, with all the usual high-end features and the bonus of AmbiLight

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips 7000 series Smart LED TV (42PFL7666T/12) review

 

A great passive 3D TV, with all the usual high-end features and the bonus of AmbiLight

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Steve May (reghardware.co.uk)

Philips 42PFL7666 42in 3D LED Smart TV

 

Review Philips spent much of 2011 on the periphery of the televisual market, bereft of Freeview HD tuners and dogged by confusion over its long-term ambitions, having off-loaded its TV business into a joint venture. But things are off to a better start...

Overall, the Philips 42PFL7666 is a solid proposition. Image quality is good – once you’ve mastered the copious image processing modes – and the smart net portal is well stocked. Indeed, the Series 7000 screen is idiosyncratic but classy nonetheless. ®

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (itreviews.co.uk)

Philips 42PFL7666 review

 

3D Smart TV with apps, smartphone control & networking. All hail the smart TV. Loaded with online video,...

BBC iPlayer; brushed metallic design; MKV support from USB; onscreen slideshow from smartphone

No MKV support over network; slow web browser; choice of online video apps; Freeview EPG

Philips’ attempt at a highly polished, zeitgeisty TV ends-up being mostly about excellent picture quality, with heavy focus on the networking and online features. Its online video service isn’t engaging, enough save for BBC iPlayer. The other...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Clear Sound, Incredible Surround
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:28

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Grey / Silver
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch:Y
Product color:Silver
Product colour:Silver
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 400 x 400

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):500000:1 / 50000:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:400
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:400 / 600
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Response Time:2
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Auto, Zoom / Auto
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Visible diagonal screen size:42.1

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:86
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.01
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):59

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 400 x 400

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes

Networking

Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Cleaning cloth: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Local dimming: No
Smartphone remote support:Y
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4 / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:86
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.01
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):59

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.49 / 1.63
Depth (with stand):10 / 9.53
Height:23.1 / 23.3
Height (with stand):25.2 / 26
Package dimensions (WxDxH):41.9 x 6.22 x 27.3 / 45.3 x 6.22 x 26.9
Weight:28.7
Weight with stand:34.8 / 35.3
Width:38 / 39.1
Width (with stand):38 / 39.1