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Philips 42PES0001 LCD HDTV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Philips 42PES0001 LCD HDTV. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and sound are generally positive. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed reviews about the color and image quality.

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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 42PES0001 LCD HDTV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Philips Essence 42 PES 0001 D

Aug, 2009


Expert review by : John Archer (

Philips Essence 42PES0001 42in LCD TV


If you've got your heart set on a wall mounted TV, Philips has made it easy.

On paper, I guess that the Essence's claim to fame as the easiest TV to hang on the wall ever probably sounds a bit dull compared with stuff like LED backlighting and the Aurea Light Frame. But in reality, the extremes to which Philips has taken its...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Philips Essence 42PES0001D television


It's not often we at Pocket-lint can slide a 42-inch flatscreen TV from its box and into our test room using without breaking into a sweat, but the mere 16kg of Philips' svelte screen still managed to make us perspire. OK, so its slim 38mm depth makes...

Gorgeous remote control, terrific high-def pictures, slim screen, strap-on soundbar

Clunky separate media box, ugly cabling, preset picture modes

Some decent audio emanating from the strap-on speaker bar is a highpoint of a TV that meets its brief, but could do better: a media receiver half the size and a cable that doesn’t resemble a hose-pipe would make the Essence concept more convincing,...

Mar, 2009

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Philips Essence 42PES0001D review


Philips' light and skinny new set looks ideal for wall-hanging – but will the exclusion of Ambilight let it down?

A light, thin and a solid performer. Quite simply the ultimate TV for wall-hanging

Jan, 2009

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Stuff magazine


Philips' light and skinny new set looks ideal for wall-hanging – but will the exclusion of Ambilight let it down?

A light, thin and a solid performer. Quite simply the ultimate TV for wall-hanging

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Craven (

Philips Essence 42PES0001 review


Philips' foray into super-skinny TVs

Excellent form factor and build ; Involving HD pictures

Not user-friendly ; Separate media box not for everyone

A great build and involving pictures make this one of the best TV's to come out of the Philips labs but it's not for the faint hearted

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:Virtual Dolby Digital, BBE
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: No
Number of loudspeakers:4
Number of Speakers:4
RMS rated power:15 / 30


Energy Star certified: No
Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black
Product color:Black
Product colour:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:100
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:2
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported video modes:720p
Viewable size diagonal:42.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):164
Power consumption (standby):0.40
Power consumption (typical):236


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:RC4480
Smart modes:Energy saving, Game, Movie, Personal, Standard, Vivid


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

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Aerial input:IEC75
Display:LCD / LCD W-UXGA
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB
Ext 3:YPbPr, Audio L/R in, VGA PC-in
Ext 4:HDMI v1.3
Ext 5:HDMI v1.3
Front / Side connections:HDMI v1.3, S-video in, CVBS in, Audio L/R in, Headphone out, USB
HDMI 1:v1.3
HDMI 2:v1.3
HDMI 3:v1.3
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Media types supported:JPEG
Multimedia connections:USB
Package dimensions (WxDxH):45.8 x 12.6 x 32
Power Requirements:220 – 240V / AC 220 - 240 V
Tuner display:PLL

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:12.6
Package height:32
Package weight:83.8
Package width:45.8


Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Favorite pages quantity:4
Favourite pages quantity:4
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Picture viewer: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: No
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RGB ports quantity:2
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
Subwoofer out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (PowerSave):164
Power consumption (standby):0.40
Power consumption (typical):236

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):9.45 / 9.84
Height (with stand):27
Weight with stand:44.1
Width (with stand):38.7