A Review Of The Philips 40PFL7605/12

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Published: 06th December 2010
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Philips has a reputation for producing top of the line televisions that have a lot of features that most of their competitors have not even dreamed about. Philips 40PFL7605 is not an exception to this rule. While it is mysteriously lacking a couple of standard features, the 40PFL7605 is full of state of the art technologies that make up for them.

Assembling the 40PFL7605 is a relatively easy task, requiring only a small amount of time to piece together the stand before attaching the television. Upon initial inspection, the television appears to be sleek and modern, a fact highlighted by its rounded edges and matte gray frame. Out of the box, one small annoyance is the 40PFL7605s strange remote control. While the oval shape is nice, some people may find the necessity to navigate through the menu screen when using the remote control cumbersome.

Connectivity is easy thanks to Philips efficient design that includes all of the A/V/ options that are expected in a television of this quality. The 40PFL7605 has been outfitted with SCART connections, an Ethernet port, 3 HDMI ports, a USB slot, and component video inputs. Because of several design innovations, this television can be mounted to the wall closely without being obstructed by cables and cords. This is because most of the video inputs and outputs are facing downwards, making a close fit possible.

Whilst Philips may have overlooked adding a Freeview HD tuner in the 40PFL7605, the other features make up for this oversight. A welcome addition to this television is edge LCD backlighting technology. Thanks to this innovation, Philips was able to make this television extremely thin. When manufacturing 40PFL7605, Philips also gave it a feature called Ambilight Spectra 2. By projecting color matching lights to the perimeter of the television, this technology creates more immersive viewing. Pixel Precise HD is another technology that Philips has include, which can display 4 trillion colors at once and smoothly during fast action sequences on the screen.

The addition of an Ethernet port is another excellent feature of the Philips 40PFL7605. Using this connection, it is possible to hook the television up to either a wired or wireless home network. By having an internet connection, users of the 40PFL7605 have a wide range of services that they can use. One feature that is available is called DNLA, a streaming technology that allows the streaming of multimedia content from other devices on the network to the television. Using Net TV, owners can also take advantage of web sites like YouTube and DailyMotion to watch streaming videos.

When rating a television, the most important factor that must be considered is the quality of the picture that it produces. As far as picture quality goes, the 40PFL7605 performs admirably. With 1080p HD picture quality, the colours displayed are bright and the images are crisp. The 100 Hz LED also features 2ms response time, which allows sharp picture quality regardless of how fast the action is moving on the screen.

With a large variety of features and at a good price point, the Philips 40PFL7605 is an excellent choice for anyone that is shopping for a new TV.

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