Philips 42PFL5522D/05 TV reviews and prices: 42" HD Ready LCD screen

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This TV is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 238 reviews.
Philips 42PFL5522D/05 with 42" HD Ready LCD screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Me, Kent

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Fab looking - very easy to use
Bad points:
Not enough control over the sound - very bassy at times and you have to have it quite loud to clearly hear people speaking.
Overall rating 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 4.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Apr 2008

margaret, motherwell

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
gr8 value for money
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 May 2008

John, Dundee

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good value for money, good sound and picture quality
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Dec 2008

John, Maesteg High spec fanatic

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
picture quality and value for money.
Bad points:
Sound quality is rather poor in comparison with other televisions I have owned.
Overall rating 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 4.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Mar 2009

Chris, Doncaster

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the tv is good to watch, with good picture quality & sound. It was easy to install & is a quality product
Bad points:
During the time I have had the tv, I have not found any bad points
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Jun 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Value for money, great picture and looks good on my wall
Bad points:
attracts dust
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 May 2008

scott, brora

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
ease of tuning,very good picture,accessable adaption points.
Bad points:
for the quality of tv the remote seems tacky.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 May 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LCD
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
Frequency (Hz) 50
Response time (Milliseconds) 5
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 5000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 136.6
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 768
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 25
Release date 2007-05-02

Also known as: PHILIPS 42PFL5522, Philips 42PFL5522D, Philips 42" 42PFL5522, Philips 42PFL5522D 05

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Manufacturer's Description

42" LCD widescreen flat TV Pixel Plus HD

Turn up your viewing experience
With this TV you can now enjoy the benefits of digital TV, Electronic Programme Guide and digital quality content. At the same time, you can also watch superb pictures with Pixel Plus HD clarity and details.

HD LCD WXGA display, with a 1366 × 768p resolution
This WXGA display with state-of-the-art LCD screen technology gives you widescreen HD resolution of 1366 × 768p pixels. It produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with optimum brightness and superb colours. This vibrant and sharp image will provide you with an enhanced viewing experience.

Integrated Digital Tuner for DVB-T reception
The integrated DVB-T tuner lets you receive Digital Terrestrial TV to watch or record. This means you do not need an additional set-top box or additional cables.

HD Ready for the highest quality display of HD signals
Enjoy the exceptional picture quality of High Definition pictures and be fully prepared for HD sources like HDTV set-top boxes and Blu-ray discs. HD Ready is a protected label that offers picture quality beyond that of progressive scan. It conforms to strict standards laid out by EICTA to offer an HD screen that displays the benefits of resolution and picture quality of a High Definition signal. It has a universal connection for both analogue YPbPr and uncompressed digital connection of DVI or HDMI, supporting HDCP. It can display 720p and 1080i signals at 50 and 60


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