Summary: Bought this TV in November of 2009 and love it. The picture is excellent-- the blacks are truly jet black, the colors very nice, the response time is plenty fast. I've used this TV with my Wii, my XBox 360, Roku and Roku 2, Amazon Video, Netflix (and on and on)-- with HD input, standard input-- you name it. My review-- garbage in-- garbage out.
Summary: We bought this TV, our first big, flat screen, with great excitement back in Sept 2008. The picture was crisp and clear, and all was well with the world. We did not use it much as no one was usually home during daylight hours, so we only watched it about 2-3 hours a day. Fast forward 3.5 years later, and one night without warning, poof! Black screen but we still got sound.
Summary: We purchased this tv in March of '09. We were SO THRILLED to have our very first LCD big screen HDTV and for a fairly decent price. We purchased this tv on sale for around $700. The quality of the tv seemed to be okay until just this past year. Since about 6 months ago, it has been losing it's picture for no reason whatsoever. The power is still on and the sound is still working but the picture is completely black.
Broken after 6-month and Philips refures the service. Do NOT touch !!!
Kiet Pham, Amazon
16 October 2009
Summary: We bought this 42" LCD Philips TV at Target 6-month ago. The model number is 42PFL3603D/27. The TV was working fine. It delivers good HD pictures and sound, but it broke down after 6-month of usage. The TV could not display the picture, but sound is still available. When TV is on, all we can see on the screen is the vertical stripes. The catalog calls out that this model is warranted for 1-year from the date of purchase at page EN41 of TV catalog.
Summary: I was concern purchasing refurbished tv but arrived within the week in great condition. No external or internal defect. It was easy to set up and the picture and sound is great. A perfect deal.
Summary: Upon arrival of the set,( which was delivered promptly), set up was a breeze. The picture quality is excecptional, there is however a problem with the anolog inputs as there is a loud static noise that starts without cause, and cannot be defeated. When connected to an HDMI cable the sound problem is not present at all. Will follow up under warranty to have repairs made. Even though there is that problem with the sound, overall this is a fine HDTV.
Summary: This TV far surpassed my expectations!! I scoured the market for the best features vs. price, and this TV could not be beat. Has HDMI, AV, Componant, coax, 1080p...everything you could ask for. Bright, vivid picture and color, no ghosting, HD looks great, SD looks as good as it can. This TV has autoscaling and Dynamic Contrast, but both can be disabled if you wish. I don't like my TV changing my settings on me. It does NOT have VGA, however.
Summary: Maybe I got a bad tv, but I don't know. All I've heard about these things is good things, but mine has been anything but. Right away I noticed this horrible fuzz sound, it would just happen, with no rhyme or reason, and I'd have to turn the tv off and back on to fix it. After a month or so of haggling I finally got that fixed.
Summary: I am extremely happy with this TV. it says on a lot of sites that this TV has an 8ms response time, but when you look in the owners manual it says its 5ms. I think watching SDTV on this TV is great. I work for the cable company, and that being said, I have seen A LOT of pricey/cheap whatever price range of TV, look like crap when it comes to standard def programing. its not really something you want to see after spending X amount of dollars on a new TV.