Philips 42PFL7404H LCD TV review

A basic but brilliant budget telly from the Netherlands' finest

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Philips 42pfl7404h

Incredible Sound opens up the soundstage nicely, making audio less compact and stuffy. Dialogue is clear and direct, cutting through the booms and bangs of our test movie, and although it won't wake the neighbours there's a decent amount of bass on board.

Value

Despite sacrificing many of the features that make Philips' high-end sets so special, the 7404H still offers great value. The on-board processing modes on board do a good job, while the inclusion of a USB port, four HDMIs and plentiful picture tweaks is fairly generous. Picture quality is also exemplary for the money – all of which makes this a solid purchase if money is tight.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-T
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product Family7000
Brand NamePhilips
Screen Size106.7 cm (42")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176°
Vertical Viewing Angle176°
Analog TunerPAL, NTSC, SECAM
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)19.90 kg
RMS Output Power20 W
VGAYes
S-VideoYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
ColourGlossy Black
Brightness500 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemSurround Sound
Product Series7000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Channel Labeling, Teletext, Favorite Channel Selection
ManufacturerPhilips Electronics
Product Model42PFL7404H
Product Name42PFL7404H 42" LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number42PFL7404H
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.philips.co.uk
Marketing Information

Featuring the stunning pixel precise HD and fantastic invisible sound, enjoy the pleasure of the movies in your living room. This full HD 1080p display combined with a super slim design, ensures you're always part of the action.

Package Contents
  • 42PFL7404H LCD TV
  • Tabletop Swivel Stand
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Certificate
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries for Remote Control
Response Time3 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)17.10 kg