Summary: I bought this in July of 2006, and now six years later it still works fine. I'm surprised to see so many bad reviews. Not really much else to say, since this thing has been discontinued for ages.
Summary: I bought this tv 5 years ago and has been a great tv, but after 5 years it is time to upgrade. This tv has seen a lot of hours of use on a variety of viewing settings and held up well. It just recently started to develop 1 inch long 1/8 inch wide vertical lines at the top of the screen that only show in the dark colors. That being said the average lifespan for an LCD tv is 5 years so I'm not terrible dissapointed, plus there is a lot better televisions on the market.
Summary: I purchased this TV new in 2006 and was greatly impressed with the Side-by-Side comparisons with other manufacturers. It was $1200 at the time, and held its own with all but the $2500 Pioneer and Sony sets. As of 1/18/12 it's still going strong, and has recently been relegated to Garage Duty, being that I picked up a new LG. I love ambilight feature. Some call it Gimmicky, but it does ease eye strain when watching TV. I with newer sets offered this feature.
Summary: Bought this product in April 2007. Within 2 months, the main board failed and was replaced under warranty. In March 2009, I got what is starting to become known as the red blinks of death. The TV wouldn't turn on. The tech told me that Philips manufactured the device with a resistor of the wrong resistance and they are aware of the issue but won't issue a recall or offer to repair. With parts and labor, this cost several hundred dollars. I won't buy another Philips TV.
Summary: I paid $1200 for this TV in 12.2006 & as of 02.02.09 it is nothing more than a very heavy paper weight. It gets 1 star for the Ambilight but even that is generous. Please don't make the same mistake..buy something else!
Summary: I purchased this TV in Dec 06 at a retail store. Like many other's I have had the same problem. The TV will no longer power on and shows a flashing red light. The unit wasn't used heavily but still managed to give up after the warranty, I was lucky enough to purchase the extended warranty but go figure seems like a lot of these units fail from other reviews. When I searched it is true, this is a common problem.
Summary: I bought this TV back in December of 06 and it just died March 08! I was watching TV one night and the next day it would not turn on, I would just get a flashing red light. I am told its a faulty signal board or power board. I see other people have had the same problem after the same amount of time of owning the TV. I am not sure if its even worth repairing.....I would not recommend this TV.
Summary: We bought this LCD from a large retailer. Picture is fantastic, ambilight is beautiful. Reliability terrible. After 12 months & 2 weeks (of course after manufacturers warranty expired) it failed. TV will not turn on and picture would go black while it was on. Controls wouldn't work either on remote or physically on TV. To turn it off we had to unplug it. TV has extended warranty but we have been waiting for parts for over a month.
Summary: We bought the Philips 37" LCD TV in August of 06. It stopped working and would not turn on in November of 07. We took the TV to the Philips recommended repair shop. Their first repair did not fix the problem and there it sits waiting for parts. We are very unhappy and will never purchase another Philips product!