Philips 42PF5521 TV reviews and prices: 42" HD Ready Plasma screen

77 customer reviews

+ This TV has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on image quality.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 77 reviews.
Philips 42PF5521 with 42" HD Ready Plasma screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This is a great TV and excellent value for money
Bad points:
No bad points
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jul 2007

Stuart, Belfast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use and easily installed
Bad points:
Poor reception on Digital TV - probably more to do with my location than the TV.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jul 2007

Paul, South Hetton

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
all the different connections
Bad points:
sound quality is a bit poor
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 May 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sleek design, Excellent Quality picture, extremely cost effective
Bad points:
extremely heavy,difficult to set up
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jun 2007

Andy, Worcester

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Set up was very easy in terms of both channel finding and external component fix
Bad points:
Sound quality in itself is OK but there is an excessive background electrical component hum which alters according to the brightness of the picture and is audible in all but the loudest action scenes, thereby making the whole viewing experience unenjoyable. The TV has been back for repair 3 times (installation engineers agreeing that noise not acceptable) but no joy - currently awaiting further comment from Philips but this now over the 4 business day response promise.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 May 2007

Rick, Swindon

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Picture quality, Sound, design all are good
Bad points:
I dont think there are any bad points for the TV as i havent found any yet.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 May 2007

Ian, southampton

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
None
Bad points:
Picture lost after 2 days!!
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jun 2007

This Philips 42PF5521 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen Plasma
3D No
HD TV HD Ready
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Response time (Milliseconds) 3
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 10000
Reflection angle 160
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1024
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 1400
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 39.2
Release date 2006-03-01

Also known as: "Philips 42"", Philips 42, Philips 42PF5521D, Philips 42PF5521D/10, Philips 42 PF 5521

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