Pros magnificient blue ray ,HD, picture, is made with no cadmium, mercury or other harmul health materials, very low energy consuption, atractive styling , very good value.
Cons some picture distortion at 180° view,
Summary this philips tv set is awesome for the price, you get a real eco fridenly product without compromise the video and audio quality perhaps there are more sofisticated tv sets out there but they are build with harmul materials for the health and consumes the doble of energy of this philips
Pros I like very much its design, the picture quality is good, the sound is superb, reasonable price.
Cons Menu could have been better, VGA input is missing.
Summary I have been watching this Tv for about 2 weeks and must say I'm quite content with its picture and sound. Low energy consumption, stylish design and acceptable price certainly makes it attractive.
Pros Excellent picture; Fine power savings in some modes.
Cons Zero power savings features in PC mode.
Summary I waited for this HDTV to come out because it has some nice power saving features. I initially hooked it up through s-video and the TV f-connector. The picture quality wasn't great, but I really didn't mess with it much since I was waiting for a new video card with HDMI and 1080p resolution so I could hook it up to my PC. I want it hooked up to my PC so I can run DVD's and TV through the PC and it will up convert everything to the right screen resolution.
The picture looks fantastic with DVDs and TV. I don't have anything to run in high definition so I can’t say anything about that. Of course some movies look better than others, but that depends on the quality of the transfer and not the TV. Standard TV looks excellent after it runs through my PC and it is up converted to the correct display resolution.
My biggest, and only, complaint about this HDTV is its power saving features. This was a major selling scheme for this TV, but I never saw any mention that it doesn't work in PC mode. When it was hooked up to s-video the power savings were great. It was drawing around 90W. I was very happy with that. As soon as I hooked it up to the PC through HDMI and set it to the proper PC mode all the power savings went away and it started drawing >190W. Even more distressing is it doesn't understand a sleep request from a PC. Instead of blanking the screen and going to a low power mode it displays a blue screen with a small "no signal" box and draws over 100W.
My complaints with this TV are all in its PC mode power saving features. It has none. I always thought that a monitor need a sleep feature to get and Energy Star compliance rating, but I guess I was wrong about that. Or maybe there is a loop hole since it is technically a TV that can be used as a PC monitor. I have contacted Philips and they told me that there is nothing I can do about the PC operation since they leave it all up to the PC video card. I have tried to get the nice power savings the TV has in low power mode, but my video card can't do it since it must be something internal to the TV like dimming the backlight. I requested they look into adding the monitor sleep function to a future firmware update. I have no idea if that will happen though. If you’re looking to buy this TV to hook it up to a PC and want the power saving features I would hold out until the update is released; if it ever is released.
I have had trouble rating this TV. It probably is perfect if all you want is HDTV from over-the-air or cable and Blu-Ray, but if it's hooked up to a PC then it's not worth it just for the power savings. Since I waited a long time to get this TV I am giving it a mediocre rating; specifically for this reason.
Pros Nice picture but worst service
Cons If it breaks they are the worst service co in the world. Ask any TV service person before you buy a philips TV any model. I will never buy a Philips product again.
Summary I bought a TV and loved it. It lasted about 11 months and broke. I looked on google and it is a common problem with the TV. I called service, they said I had not sent in a registration. I said sure I did, that is why I am now getting your specials emailed to me every week. Then it was OK I see you now in the computer. Now, I live in a city with dozens of service companies and 350,000 people. They said they would need to find someone who could work on it. Two weeks later they said they had contacted one and gave me the phone number. I called them and they said, no one had contacted them and they hated dealing with Philips. They said I should have asked someone about Philips before I bought it. They told me Philips was the worst TV company when it came to service of any company. They said they would check with Philips and call me back. I have called several times without any service. It is a sorry thing to buy a TV for over a thousand dollars, keep it for less than a year, it breaks and you cant get it serviced. Of all the TV sets we have had this is the worst experience.
Pros price and clear picture when it works
Cons did not even last a year, and only turned on about 20 times. LCD out. 5 other Philips TV's in repair building, same 42 inch size,
Summary Do not buy Philips. I do not have any faith in product. They are sending a replacement, but they ahould offer a reduced price on an extended warrenty. Iwas told an extended warrenty would be over $500 for 3 years. I will save up for another TV, not Philips, and buy an extended warranty.Well, they sent a refurbished Philips yesterday. Turned on for 3 hours, horrible noise like a air compressor coming from it instead of sound. Turned it of then on again and worked for 5 hours then hapened again. Also did it this morning. They only gave a 90 day warrenty on this tv. I am saving for another brand never Philips again.
Updated on Oct 10, 2009