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Philips 47" 47PFL3603D/27 Would not recommend
on November 23, 2010
I purchased the Philips 47" LCD TV, item # 47PFL3603D/27 in December 2008. A few months ago the picture started to go black, this is something that happens several times a day. I contacted Philips about it and they told me to read the FAQ's on their website, but this problem was not listed there. On Nov 21, 2010 a white flash of light went across our screen, the TV made a loud static sound and then smoke started coming out of the back of the TV.
Researching this problem I have found many other consumer complaints about this same problem on Philips TV's. Philips is not willing to provide service do to the warranty being up. They gave us a name of a local service center that wants to charge $40 just to look at the TV and we have to take it to them.
Almost $1000 for a TV that last 23 months, this is not acceptable, warranty or not.
I do not recommend anybody to purchase this TV.