Summary: Takes way yo long to start on power up, too long to turn off (image goes off but sound continues for several seconds). Turns on randomly at times. Netflix is incredibly slow to load over wifi and with direct ethernet connection. Neyflix also cuts out at times. I know this is the tv, because a wii on my other tv has no problems at the same time. The image and sound are fine, but the software and remote are so horrible that they've ruined this TV for me.
Manufactured in Nov 2011 but stopped working April 2013
Sjelefred "Freddie", Amazon
22 August 2013
Summary: My TV powers on, displays the Philips logo and then powers off immediately. We spent a lot of money for Philips to bombard us with branding and nothing else. When it worked, it had a great picture. Sadly, now that the power will not engage, our only viewing choice is a black screen. Because my set is no longer covered by warranty, Philips's takes the position that repair is the responsibility of the consumer even though one of their customer service agents agreed that...
Summary: I had tried 2 of these TVs and both TVs had problem with the network. I use my TV with netflix and I have to wait for several minutes for the TV to recognize my wireless network. My 2nd TV at 1 month had issues with the wireless. It was too big for me to return, so they had to service it (it was under warrantee at that time ofc). The TV now also has issues with cable. It automatically restarts and sometimes gets frozen frames. Very unhappy with this product.
Philips TV 40PFL4706/F7 cannot use Headphones or connect to Hulu or Amazon movies
a0188279 "Engineering Mom", Amazon
12 January 2013
Summary: I keep finding another piece of missing technology on this "Smart TV" I bought this locally on clearance about 4 months go. First, Hulu was not in the "Smart TV" lineup, although Netflix and Blockbuster (pay-per-view) were. So I bought an external Roku-like device for $60. I just bought headphones so I could watch TV without disturbing anyone. I could not get them to work, although there is an audio jack in the back.
Summary: This TV has an excellent picture. The main drawback is something I read about in other reviews and that is it takes a long time to power up, which is true. But, it seemed a small price to pay.
Summary: I purchased this TV through Amazon several months ago and at the time, I only paid about half of the list price plus free shipping. I gave 5 stars, but it probably only deserves 4 1/2 because of the wireless MediaConnect feature, which is what initially made me choose this and I have been very happy with other devices made by Philips. I think that Amazon does a pretty good job of detailing all of the pros in the description, but I'll go through a few of the cons. 1.
Summary: The majority of videos, movies, series & shows available on the internet today are viewed in FlashPlayer. Philips has no FlashPlayer & doesn't allow you to add it. You're paying big money for the computer part of this tv with limited functions designed to be that way by Philips. You can surf the internet, but you cannot enjoy videos in flash. For example no video.pbs.org to watch the NewsHour. The RAM is too small which makes it slow.
Summary: I bought it assuming the MediaConnect option will help with wireless mirroring of the computer screen. It appeared that MAC is not supported, so I had to get a windows laptop and after all it didn't work properly also under windows.
Summary: I just bought this TV a couple of weeks ago. The picture is pretty good but the audio is TERRIBLE. The speakers are on the back so unless you're standing to the back of the TV or to the sides, you get a tiny, almost mono-like sound quality and you have to turn up the volume WAY up to hear anything. Yes, I did try various settings on the TV, to no avail.