Philips 32PFL7605H review

Excellent value edge LED TV lacking only an HD TV tuner

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Our Verdict

The 32PFL7605H offers really good value for money, only falling marginally short of top marks. Ideal for someone after a quality second room set.


  • Very nicely designed
  • Excellent multimedia capabilities
  • Mostly very good picture quality
  • Ambilight
  • Fair price
  • Superb remote control


  • Black levels could be deeper
  • Small backlight consistency issues
  • No Freeview HD tuner
  • High maintenance pictures

Conventional (CCFL) LCD will be extinct by the end of 2011 at this rate. Philips' 32PFL7605H is the latest in a procession of startlingly affordable, relatively small edge LED TVs and its diode-driven backlight delivers benefits ranging from its super-svelte chassis through to enhanced picture quality.

The pleasingly extensive features include Ambilight, open internet access and Pixel Precise HD processing and there is a high degree of multimedia support, with all sorts of video, photo and music files being playable via either USB storage devices or DLNA PCs. You can make the TV Wi-Fi ready, too, if you add an optional USB adaptor.

The feature count isn't totally comprehensive, though, as the set sports neither 3D support nor a Freeview HD tuner. The former omission is entirely forgivable on a £620 edge LED set, but the missing HD TV tuner is harder to stomach, although this is a flaw common to every set in the current lineup.

The 8000 series above the PFL7605H adds 3D playback via a bundled pack and introduces the more powerful Perfect Pixel HD video processor. If money's no object, meanwhile, the 9000 Series, with direct LED lighting and superior 3D capabilities (except on the 32-inch model), is well worth investigating.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product Family7000
Brand NamePhilips
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176°
Vertical Viewing Angle176°
Memory Card ReaderYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)11.60 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 300
Operating Power Consumption71 W
Standby Power Consumption150 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio500,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand540 mm
Width with Stand777 mm
Depth with Stand221 mm
Component VideoYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
Height472 mm
Width777 mm
Depth42 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Sound SystemSurround Sound
Product Series7000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesChild Lock, Auto Program, Channel Labeling, Favorite Channel Selection, Teletext, Ambient Lighting
ManufacturerPhilips Electronics
Product Model32PFL7605H
Product Name32PFL7605H LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number32PFL7605H/05
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Like a painting on your wall, experience the latest in ultra thin TVs from Philips. Combining powerful LED picture performance and the immersion of Ambilight, be assured you are always part of the action.

Package Contents
  • 32PFL7605H LED-LCD TV
  • Tabletop Swivel Stand
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Registration Card
  • Warranty Leaflet
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Safety/Legal Instructions
  • Software Declaration
Response Time2 ms
Weight (Approximate)9.50 kg