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Philips 42PFL5603D/27 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

by Philips
3.2 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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  • 1920 x 1080p Resolution
  • Pixel Plus 3HD
  • 29,000:1 Contrast Ratio and 5ms Response Time
  • 4 HDMI, 2 Component, 1 S-Video Inputs
  • Swivel Stand
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Technical Details

  • Child Lock
  • Noise Reducing
  • Sleep Timer

Product Description

Product Description

Pixel Plus 3 HD offers the unique combination of ultimate sharpness, natural detail, vivid colors and smooth natural motion on all qualities of HD, standard TV signals and multimedia content, for high definition displays. Each pixel of the incoming picture is enhanced to better match the surrounding pixels, resulting in a more natural picture. Artifacts and noise in all sources from multimedia to standard TV and also in highly compressed HD are detected and reduced ensuring that the picture is clean and razor sharp. The Full HD screen has the widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1080p. This is the highest resolution of HD sources for the best possible picture quality. It is fully future proof as it supports 1080p signals from all sources, including the most recent like Blu-ray and advanced HD game consoles. The signal processing is extensively upgraded to support this much higher signal quality and resolution. It produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with superb brightness and colors.

From the Manufacturer

Manufacturer's Description -- May 20, 2008 Experience leading-edge style, performance and energyefficiency with Philips' Eco FlatTV that was named "Best in Show" in CNET's "Best of CES" at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. A dimmable backlight and power saver mode can drive the power consumption of this set down to 75 watts, just a little more than a standard incandescent light bulb, and it has a standby mode power consumption of just. .15 watts. Combining that with a full HD 1080p display, Pixel Plus 3 HD engine and fantastic invisible sound makes this TV delivers powerful performance while helping conserve the future.

Philips' 5000 Series Televisions compliment every decor with a transparent body and slim profile it stands out by blending in.

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Award Winning Green Features
The innovative Eco TV (42PFL5603D) is a high-definition LCD television that delivers superb picture quality while minimizing power consumption.


Philips ECO TV Power Saving Features
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Dimmable Backlighting technology combined with:

  • Ambient Light Sensor and Active Content Monitoring
  • Low standby mode at only 0.15 watt
  • Consumer selectable Power Saver Mode

Chemical/Hazardous Substances:
Meets EU RoHS standards

Carton Packaging:
Made from a combination of recycled material and materials from Sustainably Managed Forests.


5000 Series Design Collection
A new family of products which surprise and delight by the way they look, behave and interact. A consistent, iconic signature creates distinction over the ranges. Embodied by the 5000 series LCD flat TV, distinctive and timeless, designed as a focal point for the family, yet discreet rather than dominant.


Full HD LCD display, with a 1920x1080p resolution
The Full HD screen has the widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1080p. This is the highest resolution of HD sources for the best possible picture quality. It is fully future proof as it supports 1080p signals from all sources, including the most recent like Blu-ray and advanced HD game consoles. The signal processing is extensively upgraded to support this much higher signal quality and resolution. It produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with superb brightness and colors.


Invisible speakers with incredible surround
An invisible sound system that blends perfectly with the design of the cabinet. Optimal acoustics with horn shaped acoustical reflector for mid and high frequencies. It gives a clear and spacious sound stage complementary to the rich viewing experience.


HD Natural Motion for ultra smooth motion in Full HD movies
Philips invented HD Natural Motion to eliminate juddering effects that are visible with movie based picture content. HD Natural Motion estimates motion in the picture and corrects juddering movements in both broadcast and recorded movie material (such as DVD and Blu-ray Disc). The resulting smooth motion reproduction and excellent sharpness take the viewing experience to a higher level. HD Natural Motion removes judder from SD and HD pictures, including 1080p, for a motion performance that surpasses the cinema.


EasyLink: easy control of TV & connected device via HDMI CEC
The Full HD screen has the widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1080p. This is the highest resolution of HD sources for the best possible picture quality. It is fully future proof as it supports 1080p signals from all sources, including the most recent like Blu-ray and advanced HD game consoles. The signal processing is extensively upgraded to support this much higher signal quality and resolution. It produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with superb brightness and colors.


Pixel Plus 3 HD for most sharp and clear pictures
Pixel Plus 3 HD offers the unique combination of ultimate sharpness, natural detail, vivid colors and smooth natural motion on all qualities of HD, standard TV signals and multimedia content, for high definition displays. Each pixel of the incoming picture is enhanced to better match the surrounding pixels, resulting in a more natural picture. Artifacts and noise in all sources from multimedia, standard TV and highly compressed HD are detected and reduced ensuring that the picture is clean and razor sharp.




Integrated Dual Subwoofers for deep and powerful bass
Built-in ATSC & QAM tuner for reception of over-the-air and unscrambled HD cable programs.

4 HDMI inputs for full digital HD connection in one cable
HDMI makes an uncompressed digital RGB connection from the source to the screen for the ultimate picture quality. HDMI intelligently communicates the highest output resolution with the source device. The HDMI input is fully backward compatible with DVI sources and includes digital audio. HDMI uses HDCP copy protection. With 3 HDMI inputs on the back and 1 HDMI on the side of the TV you can connect multiple HD sources, for instance an HD settop box, a Blu-ray player, and game console or digital Camcorder. Your TV is fully prepared for the HD future.

Settings assistant for effortless personalized TV settings
Settings assistant for effortless personalized TV settings. The new settings assistant personalization wizard guides you to personalized settings with unparalleled ease. It includes not only picture, but the complete viewing experience, including sound settings. The wizard shows a few screens with easy to choose options to select the essential settings. The TV performance is set to the your personal preference without difficult terms or settings, and this very quickly.

Dolby Digital Output for connection to a home theatre system
Output for connection to a home theatre system

Multimedia Applications
Playback JPG photos and MP3 music using the onboard USB accessory port

Dual Subwoofers
Integrated Dual Subwoofers for deep and powerful bass

Features

Picture / Display

  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen
  • Brightness: 500 cd/m²
  • Dynamic screen contrast: 29,000:1
  • Response time (typical): 5 ms
  • Diagonal screen size: (inch): 42 inch
  • Panel resolution: 1920x1080p
  • Picture enhancement: Pixel Plus 3 HD , 3/2 - 2/2 motion pull down , 3D Combfilter , Active Control + Light sensor, Dynamic contrast enhancement, Progressive Scan , HD Natural Motion
  • Viewing angle (horizontal): 178 degree
  • Viewing angle (vertical): 178 degree

Supported Display Resolution (all at 60 Hz)

  • Computer formats
    640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1360 x 768, 1920 x 1080i, 1920 x 1080p

  • Video formats:
    480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Sound

  • Equalizer: 5-bands
  • Output power (RMS): 25W
  • Sound Enhancement: Incredible Surround
  • Sound System: Dolby Digital (AC-3) , BBE
  • Built-in speakers: 4

Convenience

  • Child Protection: Child Lock+Parental
  • Control Clock: On main display, Sleep Timer
  • Ease of Installation: Autostore
  • Ease of Use: 4 favorite lists, Auto Volume Leveler (AVL), Channel list, Settings assistant Wizard, Side Control
  • Remote Control: TV
  • Screen Format Adjustments: 4:3, Auto Format, Movie expand 14:9, Movie expand 16:9, Super Zoom, Widescreen, unscaled (1080p dot by dot)

Multimedia Applications

  • Multimedia connections: USB memory class device
  • Playback Formats: MP3, Slideshow files (.alb), JPEG Still pictures

Tuner/Reception/Transmission

  • Aerial Input: 75 ohm F-type
  • TV system: ATSC, NTSC
  • Video Playback: NTSC
  • Cable: Unscrambled Digital Cable -QAM
  • Tuner bands: Hyperband, S-Channel, UHF, VHF

Connectivity

  • AV 1: Audio L/R in, YPbPr
  • AV 2: Audio L/R in, YPbPr
  • AV 3: CVBS in, S-Video in
  • HDMI 1: HDMI v1.3
  • HDMI 2: HDMI v1.3
  • HDMI 3: Analog audio L/R in, HDMI v1.3
  • HDMI-control (CEC features): One touch play, Power status, System info (menu language), System standby
  • Front / Side connections:Audio L/R in, CVBS in, Headphone out, S-video in, USB, HDMI
  • Audio Output - Digital: Coaxial (cinch)

Dimensions

  • Set Width (inch): 41.2 inch
  • Set Height (inch): 25.4 inch
  • Set Depth (inch): 3.5 inch
  • Set width (with stand) (inch): 41.2 inch
  • Set height (with stand) (inch): 28 inch
  • Set depth (with stand) (inch): 10.3 inch
  • Product weight (lb): 60.32 lbs (with stand), 49.3 lbs (without stand)

    VESA wall mount compatible 400 x 400 mm

Accessories
Tabletop swivel stand, Power cord, Quick start guide, User Manual, Registration card, Remote Control


Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Philips
Item Weight 69 pounds
Product Dimensions 45.5 x 31.2 x 13.2 inches
Item model number 42PFL5603D/27
Color Name Black
Special Features Child Lock, Noise Reducing, Sleep Timer
Item Display Height 25.4 inches

Additional Information

ASIN B00140P90G
Customer Reviews
3.2 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #458,822 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#4,460 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 106.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available October 2, 2001

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Customer Reviews

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I had done a considerable amount of research before I purchased the Phillips 42 and I have to say I am quite pleased with my choice. I have owned the TV for about a month now and here are some of my findings. Hope this helps.

After reading a few conflicting spec reports, the Phillips 42 does in fact have a 5ms seek time. Some sites you will see have it listed at 8ms but this is incorrect. The 5ms is amazing when watching sports or playing games. There are roughly no 'trails' or inconsistent images.

The trim around the TV does not glow or light up as some earlier reports suggested (before the release)

Software like the 3D engine and HD Natural Motion is very stable and looks great when watching HD content. Infact it takes a bit to get used to it, being that image panning is very very smooth.

Software like Dynamic Contrast and Active Control were kind of useless to me because when these features are active you can actually see the screen adjusting. It seemed annoying to me and at first and I thought there was something wrong with the set. However they are easily defeated (turned off) and it worked fine after the adjustment was made.

The software also gives you a setup assistant feature which quickly walks through the setting up of the color. It shows you different split screens and asks your opinion on which looks better. After a few of these are answered the TV automatically adjusts itself according to your choices. I think this is a nice feature for those who do not like to 'tweak settings' over and over again. The picture was close to perfect in my opinion after running the setup assistant.

If you are not planning on mounting the set to a wall the stand is very cool.
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This tv is amazing, it picked up my HD channels right away and the picture quality is very impressive! We've been watching so many movies and it's been such a treat. The sound on the TV isn't all that bad either, it was a big improvement compared to our older CRT tv... but for movies we have sound coming from a receiver/theater speakers.

I connected my killowatt meter to measure the consumption in power saving mode and sure enough, it consumes between 65watts to 75watts. I looked at CNET's charts that compared power consumption and this beat all other LCD's and Plasma's by a HUGE margin in power consumption (even screens that are much smaller than this). I didn't notice the picture quality go down w/ the power saving mode, it just got slightly dimmer.

The video processing features are nice too, though I disabled the natural motion option (it made movies have a weird appearance to me, kind of like a reality show... hard to describe).

I definitely would recommend this 42PFL5603D LCD TV.

Here's the average power consumption details that I tested for each TV mode (mine is usually set to Power Save):
Power Saving Mode = 72 watts
Sports = 227 watts
Standard = 140 watts
Movie = 140 watts
Game = 210 watts
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We did a bunch of research before buying this TV, and to be honest, the eco-tv power-saving features were the factor that closed the deal for us. I figured that we'd trade a little picture quality for the savings in power, but that it would be worth it in the end.

I was wrong! The picture quality is terrific, even with the power-saving mode turned on. The main difference is that without the power-saving mode on, the set is extremely bright. With the power-saving mode on, the set has a normal brightness level. As far as I can tell, the power-saving picture is at least as good as the regular picture on any similarly priced LCD that I was able to see.

I use the set for gaming (xbox 360), and have been very pleased with the performance so far. I haven't used the speakers, so I can't comment on them.

The pricing seemed very reasonable to me, and the TV works great. Save money, great picture, help the planet-- why not? I'd buy it again in an instant.
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Pros: Stelthy sleek styling, Vivid picture quality, 4 1.3 HDMI ports, Low power consumption.

Cons: Speakers can use some help, Remote control is very basic

I 'm very happy with my purchase of this Eco HDTV. It has some great features & uses less power than any HDTV in its class today. The images look crystal clear while watching DVD's & TV. Playing games on the Xbox 360 is a blast! Can't wait to see what the PS3 looks like! This 42" runs extremely cool too! It doesn't create heat like most others do it its class.
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After reading just about every online review of this television I could find, I decided to pull the trigger on it. I was a little hesitant as I found a couple reviews claiming that this television had a couple weaknesses. One being that it couldn't produce a good black (common with cheaper LCD TVs) and two was that the sound wasn't very good (most use surround with a flat screen anyways). Well, upon receipt from Amazon and shipped with CEVA, the television looked amazing. Great shipping, got here fast and free, and in great shape. I got it all set up and calibrated and started watching some HD!!!

First impressions... WOW!!!!!! 42" feels a lot bigger for some reason than the 40" LCD I am used to, feels like a lot more than a 2" difference. I am not sure how much more black the blacks could get without going plasma. I haven't ever seen an LCD produce blacks like this. Granted, not quite as good as Plasma, but that is expected. Still WAY better than on my friend's 40" 1080p of a VERY popular brand that shall remain nameless. (Rhymes with Bamsung ;) ) Colors are very true, contrast is great, wide angle of view and great crisp, sharp image. We watched "National Treasure 2" on HD and it felt like everything was in the living room. Absolutely incredible.

The "Powersave" mode is cool in that it doesn't use much power, but I leave mine on Personal and it still sucks way less juice than the 40" at my buddy's house. If you are Eco minded, this is the TV for you. We were willing to sacrifice a little image quality to go this route. Now not only are we saving energy and using a TV with no harmful metals and some recycled plastics, but we feel like we got a better image than the other TVs we looked at. All the other modes are very applicable to what you are watching.
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