Impossible to upgrade the software. Phillips horrible costumer service!!!
16 February 2015
Summary: I tried to upgrade the software of my TV 40PFL4706/F7 from a 1GB FAT32 USB stick. The USB stick contains only the update file ( PHL - 0AB_334_0.upg ) that I downloaded from the official Philip support website. Then this is the message I got when I try to update the software. "This software is not a valid update file". I contacted Philips costumer service over a over again and they have no idea about this issue.
Summary: Hate it. Picture sucks my old 720p actually has a clearer more vibrant picture. No web Browser, useless apps, to much bloat ware that nobody uses and no way to remove it, has been no firmware updates, and will no play from a usb hard drive and last but not least is the fact that I bought this tv so I didn't have to run my laptop through the tv to watch Netflix or amazon prime but found the only thing I can watch is Netflix and hulu and hulu doesn't work 1/2 the time (tv...
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.
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.