Summary: Poor antenna reception consistently, died after 18 months with a pop - now no power light - tried the turn On/Off, unplug routine recommended by others, fuse OK. Phillips at one time was a good brand name, I'd be very leery of buying another Phillip's product.
Summary: I bought this TV a couple months after the digital broadcast switch. It broke on me less than three years later. Funny thing is that after reading the other reviews of this TV, I realized that I probably had one of the better ones since I at least got to use mine beyond the warranty date. I will never buy another Phillips product again....and that includes their stinking light bulbs. Honestly, what happened to TV's that lasted 10-15-20 years?
Summary: The picture is great- ifu you can get it. If you do not have cable or dish, you are out of luck. There is a tuner problem with this model (or maybe brand). We don't all have "cable" connections. There is no place on the box that says "don't buy this TV and expect to get good reception if you only have a convertor box." Had I read that, I would NOT have bought this TV.
Summary: We have had this TV for a year and a half now and have never had a problem one with it. The picture is perfect and great sound. My wife used it at different locations for a year so it got moved back and forth a lot but still works great. Maybe we got the exception but I can't complain about this TV at all.
Summary: For 15 months this was a fine TV; picture and sound were good. Then it wouldn't start on the first click. Within a week it could take a half hour to light this thing. Philips support people were polite but refused to help. The technical support group did not admit to the problem and offered no advise. On line posts, and my suspicion, is a power supply problem. If you get the TV to start it works fine.
Summary: Perhaps not the sharpest or the one with the best color rendition in the market, but I got this refurbished unit from Amazon for my office and it does the job just fine. It was really a brand new unit that had been returned, so, technically, it was an "open box" unit for a very nice price. I had a 9 inch set I used before and, although extremely portable, it turned out to be too small for my purposes.
Summary: I use it to watch my programs: glenn, bret, and o'reilly while I work out on my eliptical machine. I really couldn't care about the scratch, but I gave it a 4 due to the blemish, since the ad said it was like new.
Pros: It is lightweight, which means I am unlikely to strain myself carrying it back to the store. The refurbished unit has excellent packaging - 100 percent recyclable. can't complain about that, no matter how hard I try.
Cons: Really? Even the refurbished end up DOA? don't they check them before they head out? I can't really tell you if there is anything else about this that is nice or not nice. right now it is a lump of plastic and silicone.
Summary: I searched all over the internet for the best deal on a 19" LCD last week. This is the best price I could find for a refurbished model. The TV arrived in brand new condition. There is not a blemish on the TV. It is light, it has two HDMI inputs and mounts with a VESA 100 bracket. The picture is excellent. I know it's a crap shoot sometimes to order a refurbished unit, but this one was perfect.
Summary: TV arrived in a plain brown phillips box. Inside the box was just the tv and the remote and instructions. Manual was used because one of the pages was ripped. Remote did not work and the tv had small scratches around the edge. You can tell this was a refurbished tv.