Philips 40PFL7605 review

Edge LED with added Ambilight & Net TV, but where's Freeview HD?

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Sound

The surround mode on the 40PFL7605 isn't a revelation, but it does widen the soundstage more than we expected and provides the occasional illusionary rear effect.

Bass is a particular strong point and does make TV a lot more involving, though that's relative; it can sound a tad disjointed when the audio action really hots up, but it's so rare to hear any kind of low frequency from a TV that we're happy.

Treble clarity around the edges is another strongpoint, while the mid-range is comfortably wide enough for most soundtracks.

Value

Forget, if you can, the absence of Freeview HD because if you can't, you're cutting one of the best 40in TVs around from your shopping list.

With genuinely useful features such as a remote that's fun to use and speakers that pump out genuinely decent sound, not forgetting the top-spec picture for the money, the 40PFL7605 is the kind of product you'll be glad you bought, though a USB Wi-Fi dongle wouldn't go amiss.

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 Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176°
Vertical Viewing Angle176°
Memory Card ReaderYes
EthernetYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)16 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption84 W
Standby Power Consumption140 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio500,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand641 mm
Width with Stand966 mm
Depth with Stand242 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
Height593 mm
Width966 mm
Depth42 mm
ColourBlack
Brightness450 cd/m²
Sound SystemSurround Sound
Product Series7000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAmbient Lighting, Child Lock, Sleep Timer, Favorite Channel Selection
ManufacturerPhilips Electronics
Product Model40PFL7605H
Product Name40PFL7605H 40" LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number40PFL7605H/05
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.philips.co.uk
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
  • 40PFL7605H 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
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)13 kg