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PHILIPS 42" 1080p Full HD LCDTV w/ Pixel Plus HD - 42PFL3603D/27

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  • 1920 x 1080 + 1080i/p 720p
  • With Pixel Plus HD
  • 4 HDMI S-video USB
  • 40.3" x 26.0" x 3.4" without stand
  • 40.3" x 28.1" x 10.2" with stand

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The Philips 42PFL3603D 42" HDTV brings you brilliant high definition video and sound, making your movies, games, and TV programming even more exciting! The integrated HDTV tuner brings broadcast HD signals to your living room without a set-top box, or you can connect your dish or cable box, sit back, and enjoy. Thanks to the 178° viewing angle and anti-reflective screen coating, you get sharp images and bold color, no matter where you're sitting. The 1080p scanning, 3:2 pulldown, and 5ms response time ensure that you see what's really there, not artifacts, no matter how intense the action gets!

The 42PFL3603D has a large set of broad and fine adjustments, so you can create a viewing experience customized to your environment and applications. The stereo sound system is built around a pair of 10-watt speakers, and features Digital Signal Processing and Incredible Sound enhancement, so your audio is as true-to-life as your video. Auto-volume leveling keeps you safe from auditory assault by TV advertisers. Your eyes and ears will feast on details you've never seen and heard before, and you'll rejoice when you see the price!

  • newegg Full HD 1080p With a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9), the widescreen Philips 42PFL3603D fully supports up to HDTV 1080p (1920x1080, progressive) for a truly high-definition experience.
  • newegg Pixel Plus HD Engine The Pixel Plus HD Engine enhances all aspects of the incoming images to deliver vivid colors and razor sharp picture quality. Artifacts and digital noise in the picture are detected and reduced for much smoother pictures than ever before. Pixel Plus HD automatically works with any HD content to bring out the best from 1080p display technology.
  • newegg HDMI Input The Philips 42PFL3603D features three HDMI inputs to receive high-definition digital video and audio through a single, convenient cable connection. HDMI’s appeal has made it the choice interface for a broad selection of HD-capable video devices and gaming consoles.
  • newegg Built-in ATSC Tuner Armed with a built-in ATSC tuner, the Philips 42PFL3603D displays digital over-the-air programming without additional digital set-top equipment.
  • newegg Incredible Surround Technology Using state-of-the-art electronic phase shifting, Philips' Incredible Surround technology mixes sounds from left and right to expand the virtual distance between the two speakers, so you can experience immersive stereo surround sound with incredible depth and width.
  • newegg Easy Link HDMI Technology Easy Link HDMI Technology lets you control multiple HDMI-CEC compatible A/V components using a single universal remote control.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/26/2008 5:44:05 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great.

Pros: This TV has excellent picture quality, even on NTSC analog. The USB connector lets you do slideshows with your pictures or play your MP3 music.

Cons: No VGA input.

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  • Don M.
  • 12/24/2008 5:56:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsAbove average LCD

Pros: The TV's overall picture quality is good. It is very hard to tell the difference in quality from a Samsung unless they are next to each other. It has 4 hdmi inputs. For the price this TV is excellent, but it lacks features that higher priced TV's have.

Cons: I have two big complaints although I won't complain for the price. First, the TV lacks any kind of detail picture adjustment. It only had tint and pictures. I would like it if you could adjust it like a computer monitor. Second, No DVI inputs but no big deal. You need a DVI to HDMI adapter to connect your computer to the TV. $5.99 here on Newegg.

Other Thoughts: I bought my TV at Target for $750. My friend has the Samsung is in the same catagory as mine. Yes, his is better. But he paid $1400 for a 46"and I paid $750 for a 42". For the price, I would take my TV.

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  • Wayne D.
  • 12/12/2008 10:23:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBetter than average.

Pros: I was able to compare the TV side-by-side with other brands at a store. Better brightness than Vizio, better picture quality than Sanyo, but not quite as good as Samsung and Sony, but much lower cost than those brands. Plenty of connection options,

Cons: 1 dead blue pixel. I didn't see it until I got to a "No Signal" screen. I do not see it when I am further than 4 feet away though.

The connectors on the back should be 90 degrees to the wall. If I decide to wall mount it, it will become an issue.

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  • Miles C.
  • 12/1/2008 6:08:26 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't beat it!

Pros: Superb picture!
sturdy base
easy set-up
simple operation

Cons: kinda wimpy speakers but with such an amazing TV get a system for it.

Other Thoughts: Get it if your budget cant afford a 120hz TV

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  • Jerry N.
  • 11/4/2008 9:13:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsThis is NOT the 120Hz version!

Pros: First, please note that I am commenting on the 120Hz version of this television. I highly recommend it. The Philips is the most aesthetically pleasing of all television choices. The refresh rate is JUST now being matched by Sony. The quality of the image is exceptional and even beats the Sony in a side-by-side comparison of the same HD content.

Cons: There is a LONG list of problems. NONE of which is sufficient to not buy this television, though. The remote control is ridiculous. The menu layout is foolishness. The layout of plugs on the back makes wall mounting an engineering feat. All sound features result in poor sound. All picture features (except enhanced color) result in poor picture. But the vanilla implementation is marvelous - both in sound and picture.

Other Thoughts: The shiny finish is beautiful, and the clear plastic outer edge is attractive. If there's anything I hate about this television it is the way it turns on and the way it turns off. To turn on, it flashes a bright white screen with the Philips logo. To turn off it flashes a bright blue screen - with nothing on it. I also don't like how the mute button does not really work until sound starts - which means you can't start the TV in silence. It is my opinion that this is (for the price) the best television the average guy can buy right now. If I had my way I would buy the version with the Ambilight on the back (which not available in retail stores in the US) and, of course, I would get the 120Hz version so the refresh rate is not annoying during action sequences.

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  • Gary H.
  • 10/7/2008 10:07:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Lots of inputs. Standard number of HDMI inputs is 2. This has 4. All capable of 1080p. Matte finish screen for easy viewing in most light. No annoying reflections. Great sound for 2x10watt speakers.

Cons: Dynamic contrast is buggy. I recomend turnning it off. The Active light control is a little weird. When the image goes dark, it counters it making it brighter, which distorts the reason for the image doing dark.

Other Thoughts: Great TV/Monitor for an Xbox 360 or HD Cable service. Even 480p looks great on it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2008 6:29:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

Pros: Great TV

Cons: NONE

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  • Matthew A.
  • 9/16/2008 3:45:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAIT Delivery Stinks

Pros: The TV itself is great.

Cons: "AIT In Home Delivery" was a nightmare for me. First, they would only deliver during the day, and since I work I had to pick it up after hours. The first set I received was damaged. Newegg told me that UPS would call and arrange to pick it up, and that a new one would be shipped to me. However, when I went to pick up the new set from AIT (or rather, their local distributor), I was informed that I couldn't have the new one unless I brought in the old one.

Other Thoughts: Newegg has always had great customer service in my experience, but it seems for large items they use AIT, who in turn hands it off to a local shipping company. These three entities don't seem to communicate with each other. Maybe I just had a bad experience this time, but in the future I think I will pay the extra hundred bucks and buy larger items like this from a local brick and mortar store.

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  • Will F.
  • 8/31/2008 9:36:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsRidiculously Awesome TV

Pros: 1. This TV has great picture quality. No cut corners on this. Clean quality picture.
2. There is a ton of inputs. Total of 4 HDMI inputs. Each input has its own separate menu. So i can run separate settings for TV viewing, a setting for my 360, and even a setting for my PC developed specifically for PC monitor usage.
3. Matte screen allows for perfect viewing whenever. And overall TV looks great, classy glass stand.

Cons: Not really much. Some people complain about the remote, or not having as many functions as they want straight on the remote, but honestly, its simple, well laid out, and has every button i need (power, volume, channel, menu, and source).

It has a light sensor function that acts a little quirky.

Also it will sense dark scenes and use the back light to compensate which will sometimes distort things. Rare occurance.

Other Thoughts: I actually bought this TV for $800 on a private sale, so for the amount i paid it is a goldmine.

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  • Zachary M.
  • 8/18/2008 2:33:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat TV

Pros: I really like the weight of the 42" display. Some 42" TV's can be up to 90 lbs and this one comes in at a nice 50lbs w/o stand.

Also I really like the menu layout of the TV. Very easy to adjust everything and keep everything organized. Well priced and it works very well with the DVD up-converter.

Cons: Not 120MHz refresh rate but still looks awesome. No power button on the front of the television.

Other Thoughts: I really wish Blu-Ray players would start dropping in price. I hate these $400 price tags. Should have got a PS3 I guess...

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