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Philips 42PFL8404

alaTest has collected and analyzed 443 reviews of Philips 42PFL8404. 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. Reviewers really like the price and design. The size and image quality also get good reviews.

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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 42PFL8404 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Philips 42PFL8404 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PFL8404H/12 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100hz LCD TV with Freeview and AmbiLightPhilips 42PFL8404H/12 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100hz LCD TV with Freeview and AmbiLight

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Philips 42PFL8404 42in LCD TV


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

Feb, 2011

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Philips 42PFL8404H 42" LCD TV overview


"""""""LCD TV/42"""""""" 500cd/m2 80000:1 3ms"""""""

Expert review by : John Archer (

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

A feature-heavy, but affordable LCD TV from Philips. It certainly merits an audition, but requires a lot of tweaking

Oct, 2009

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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...

Dec, 2009

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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

Sep, 2009

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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

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:Nicam Stereo
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10


Plug and Play: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Color of product:Black
Product color:Black
Product colour:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):80000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display resolution at frequency:640 x 480 @ 60Hz\n800 x 600 @ 60Hz\n1024 x 768 @ 60Hz\n1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz\n1360 x 768 @ 60Hz\n1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz\n1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:100
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:3
Screen format adjustments:
Supported graphics resolutions:
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:4.21 / 42.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):220


VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock:
Network controllable:RS232
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Programmable timers:Sleep
Remote Control Type:RC PF04E09B
Sleep Timer: Yes


Ethernet LAN connection:

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Aerial input:75 ohm coaxial (IEC75)
Color processing:14bit RGB
Display treatment:Anti-Reflection coated screen
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in, RGB
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in, RGB
Ext 3:YPbPr, Audio L/R 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
Multimedia connections:Ethernet-UTP5, USB
Playback formats:MP3, LPCM, WMA v2, JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG PAL, WMV9/VC1
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V, 50 Hz / 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz

Packaging Data

Cables included:
Package depth:10.5
Package height:26.9
Package weight:55.1
Package width:47.4


Audio formats supported:
Child lock: Yes
Favorite pages quantity:4
Favourite pages quantity:4
Game mode: Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Teletext level:2.5
Video compression format:AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2 / 4
Audio (L,R) out:1
AV output:
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone connectivity:
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RGB ports quantity:2
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):220

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Supported TV bands: / Hyperband, UHF
Tuner Type:Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.2
Height (with stand):25.8
Weight with stand:45.2
Width (with stand):39.2