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Philips 42PFL7404

Philips 42PFL7404
alaScore 89

179 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Philips 42PFL7404. 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips 42PFL7404 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Philips 42PFL7404 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

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

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PFL7404H/12 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with 100hz Freeview and Pixel Plus HDPhilips 42PFL7404H/12 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with 100hz Freeview and Pixel Plus HD

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : (

Philips 42 PFL 7404


Gorgeous design., Accurate 24p reproduction., Crisp motion depiction

Weak contrast., Awkward channel navigation

The 42 PFL 7404 is a great all-round TV with a sleek design. It scores further plus points for its passable video processing, decent colours, and relatively powerful sound. On the other hand, the Philips’ low contrast ratio means it has no place in the...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Philips 42PFL7404 42in LCD TV


The Philips 42PFL7404 LCD TV proves to be a great value 42in set.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Daniel Phillips (

Philips 42PFL7404H LCD TV review


A basic but brilliant budget telly from the Netherlands' finest

Pictures ; Ease of use ; Connections

Some picture processing artefacts ; No Ambilight

Philips' high-end TVs are some of the most feature-packed on the market, boasting more high-powered processing than NASA mission control. But if the recession has forced you to set your sights a little lower, it doesn't necessarily mean you have to...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : John Archer (

Philips 42PFL7404 review


A few minor niggles fail to marr what is an impressive LCD TV

Outstanding image quality ; Reams of fine tuning

No Ambilight ; Limited viewing angle

Despite being pared down, by Philips standards, the 42PFL7404 is still a terrific if rather labour intensive television

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : John Archer (

Philips 42PFL7404


The 42PFL7404 hits the ground running with a really cute design, based around a slim, glossy bezel with a swanky outer transparent 'shroud'. The only pity aesthetically is that the 42PFL7404 doesn't carry Philips' always good-value Ambilight...

Brilliant colours, exceptional sharpness, crisp standard def upscaling, nice looks, good price

Standard definition pictures can look slightly noisy, limited viewing angle, a little labour intensive to use, no Freeview HD

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : (

Philips 42PFL7404


Philips have created another excellent TV that competes with the opposition in every respect ..

Philips have created another LCD TV that produces the goods in terms of picture performance, but now with the added advantage of price competitiveness. The 42PFL7404 competes head on with the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG in this sector. Add superior...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


RMS rated power:20


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):80000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:3
Supported video modes:480i
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):205


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
Remote Control Type:TV RC PF03E09B
Sleep Timer: Yes

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Multimedia connections:USB
Playback formats:MP3, LPCM, JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG-4 AVC
Power Requirements:220 - 240V, 50/60Hz

Packaging Data

Package depth:10.5
Package height:26.9
Package weight:53.1
Package width:47.4


Child lock: Yes
Favorite pages quantity:4
Favourite pages quantity:4
Game mode: Yes
Picture viewer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):205

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Supported TV bands:Hyperband

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.2
Height (with stand):25.8
Weight with stand:43.9
Width (with stand):39.2