Summary: I gave this product a 4 star rating as it's a good TV especially as it's a refurbishment & not a new one, but this does not matter to me as it's a good clear picture & is HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview. As far as I'm concerned there nothing to dislike about this TV & everything to like. I'd recommend this TV to anyone thinking of replacing their present one but do not want to spend a fortune on a brand new one.
A high quality LCD television from Philips except for the loud clicks!
31 July 2010
Excerpt: When flat screen televisions were first introduced I was somewhat envious of those friends who had purchased them, but unfortunately, their extortionate price tag was well out of my price range. However, approximately eighteen months ago we had no choice but to carry out research for a new television as our old fashioned box-type packed in.
Excerpt: I have owned a Philips 32PDL5522 LCD television for over 2.5 yrs and am very pleased with my choice. It was my very first HD television and I haven't regretted my choice. It is just the right size for a medium sized room, however if you have a large living room you might want to buy a larger model. The quality of pictures is much better than many other brands I tested and offer a better value for money.
Excerpt: Owned TV 18 months. When the retuning for digital in October 2009 ran into all sorts of problems. Would not retune correctly using remote control. Phoned Phillips. Directed to find factory settings using menu button on side of TV. Worked for 24 hours. Now lost picture and the buttons on side of TV not functioning. No picture only sound. TV is a complete write-off after only a short period and average use.
Excerpt: I have owned my Phillips LCD 32PFL5522 for a little over a year now and I must say I have been very impressed with it. I had concerns about the screen size not being large enough with so many 37", 40" and larger out on the market but for the average room size, it looks perfect. The sleak gloss black surround looks very good, however, can reflect the sun into your eyes at certain angles.
Summary: The Philips 32PFL5522D is an excellent TV at a very reasonable price. Worked right out of the box, Freeview setup was a breeze and has been working impeccably since I bought it about 9 or 10 months ago. I also use it connected to my laptop from time to time and it works very well for that too. The audio might not be the best ever which is why I dropped one star off an otherwise impeccable tv. UPDATE: 2013. It still works very well!