Full 1080p HD
120 MHz refresh
4 HDMI inputs
HD Compnonent inputs
No RCA Audio out
29000:1 Contrast ratio
I bought the Phillips 47PFL5704D site unseen at Walmart because of price($640) for specs I was looking for (47", 1080p, 120mhz, at least thee HDMI and/or full HD composite inputs and a fast 2nd response rate). I viewed many other TVs @ in store displays. The picture quality is ... Read full review
I bought the Phillips 47PFL5704D site unseen at Walmart because of price($640) for specs I was looking for (47", 1080p, 120mhz, at least thee HDMI and/or full HD composite inputs and a fast 2nd response rate). I viewed many other TVs @ in store displays. The picture quality is as good as any I viewed In store or in other homes. The picture quality is excellent.
Contrast ratio (29000:1) is on the low end. But I can't see any deficiency. Blacks are very black. Color is vivid and deep.
There is no analog RCA (red and white) audio out in this TV. If you don't have a home theater receiver with a digital audio in (SPDIF - single 'RCA' looking jack) you'll need to use the built in speakers. Which are OK, but sound like built in TV speakers. You could also get a wire which splits the TVs headphone jack into the red & white RCA output to use into a non digital receiver for audio. But You would not have full surround sound using this work-around. If you always use a cable (or satellite) box or DVR (like TiVo) to watch TV you could also hook the RCA audio out on those devices directly to your home theater receiver.
There is a picture of the audio and video input and outputs on the box. Use it To compare with your equipment at home to be sure you'll have enough of the right types of inputs and / or handle the audio out. Here's a link to the manual which also has this info: http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/4/47pfl5704d_f7e/47pfl5704d_f7e_dfu_aen.pdf
I've seen reports of power or 'black screen' problems in other reviews. When I looked into it I couldn't find any LCD TV brands that did NOT have complaints and YouTube videos showing similar problems. I didn't crunch any numbers, but this seems to be a generic type of problem that isn't significantly more prevalent with Phillips. I guess I'll find out. I may consider the 60.00 extended warranty.
Bottom line: I'd recommend this TV. Can't beat the features for the price. Picture quality is awesome from all but the most extreme angles. Color, contrast and depth, and clarity in speed action is great. Set up was very simple.