Philips 42PFL7962 TV reviews and prices: 42" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

22 customer reviews

This TV is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 22 reviews.
Philips 42PFL7962 with 42" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 3 HDMI ports and . See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fully HD capable good ergonomic design.
Bad points:
none so far
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Feb 2008

Confirmed purchaser Very critical

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Love the ambilight. Sounds like a gimmick, but it does add to the viewing experience.
Very good picture.

Sound fine, but I've added a surround sound system.
Bad points:
None that I've found.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser Extremely Fussy Web Developer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Always having bought Sony in the past it would really have to be an outstanding product to make the change.
This TV certainly did not make me regret my purchase and move from Sony. Quality of both sounds and picture is perfect. Great amount of inputs and if you have not yet jumped to HD, watching a standard sky input you will not be disappointed. Ambilight feature, superb - but dont expect to get a true feel in your local store, if you need to see a demo just type in ambilight in to youtube.com
Bad points:
Basic plasic remote control. Unfortunaly gone are the days of high end aluminium remotes.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
excellent picture quality
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Feb 2008

Stefan, London

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
ambilight feature
Bad points:
image for sky channels really bad
Overall rating 3.0
Image quality 2.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Feb 2008

steve, hastings, uk Male, 37, IT consultant

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The picture - playing through a bluray DVD player it is simply astounding. OK, I'm no expert but I cannot find fault with it. The contrast / brightness levelling is acceptable and the additional Phillips own motion flow software is really worth having.

Ambilight - Not a gimmick as far as I am concerned, you can watch television in a darkened room and not get eye strain. It really adds to the experience.
Bad points:
Not much I do not like about this television, a minor criticism is that the remote control can be a little awkward and appears to have a design which ensures I always seem to have it upside-down.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Apr 2008

andrew, wembley

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture on HD and std signal, best of the many units i checked out.The ssound is better than i was expecting.
Bad points:
None at the moment. More impressed than I was expecting.
There are lots setting which need tuning to get the best set up.
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2008

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of scart ports 2
Frequency (Hz) 50
Response time (Milliseconds) 5
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 7500
Reflection angle 178
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Weight (kg) 26.5
Release date 2007-10-22
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Manufacturer's Description

42" LCD integrated digital Flat TV Ambilight

Light up your experience.
Immerse yourself in a captivating Ambilight experience. Featuring a full HD 1080p display and Pixel Plus 3HD, this Flat TV combines HD Natural Motion, exciting invisible sound and Ambilight – lighting up your experience for years to come.

Pixel Plus 3 HD for most sharp and clear pictures
Pixel Plus 3 HD offers the unique combination of ultimate sharpness, natural detail, vivid colours and smooth natural motion on all qualities of HD, standard TV signals and multimedia content for high definition displays. Each pixel of the incoming picture is enhanced to better match the surrounding pixels, resulting in a more natural picture. Artefacts and noise in all sources from multimedia to standard TV and also in highly compressed HD are detected and reduced, ensuring that the picture is clean and razor sharp.

Full HD LCD display, with a 1920 × 1080p resolution
The Full HD screen has the widescreen resolution of 1920 × 1080p. This is the highest resolution of HD sources for the best possible picture quality. It is fully future-proof as it supports 1080p signals from all sources, including the most recent sources such as Blu-ray and advanced HD game consoles. The signal processing is extensively upgraded to support this much higher signal quality and resolution. It produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with superb brightness and colours.

Superb audio enjoyment from unique invisible speakers
An invisible sound system that blends perfectly with the design of the cabinet. It gives a clear and spacious sound stage that is complementary to the rich viewing experience.


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