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Philips 40PFL7605H review

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Price when reviewed : £949
inc VAT

The Philips 40PFL7605H is a stunning TV, but it’s expensive. If money's not a problem, though, it's an excellent choice.


40in, Freeview, 1920×1080 resolution, 3D: no, 4x HDMI

The Philips 40PFL7605H is a beautiful looking TV that’s complemented by one of the most stylish remote controls we’ve ever seen – if you’ve spent a bundle on an uber-cool glass coffee table from Heal’s, the Philips remote control will be the proverbial icing on the cake.

The screen is only 42mm thick, and with a bezel that measures only 39mm all round, this TV doesn’t take up any more space than it absolutely has to. And then you have Philips’ Ambilight system which separates the 40PFL7605H from the competition even further.

The 40PFL7605H employs Ambilight Spectra 2, which casts light from both sides of the TV in colours that match the content. Not only does this make the experience more immersive, but it also allows you to turn off all the lights in the room without risking eyestrain.

Philips 40PFL7605H

There’s a pretty full array of connection options, with four HDMI, component, two RGB SCART and VGA inputs. The TV will display a native 1,920×1,080 image from a computer via VGA or HDMI.

Of course there’s Ethernet and USB connectivity like all the TVs here. As Philips has had this technology for a couple of years, it’s no surprise that the 40PFL76005H makes light work of digital media streaming and XviD playback is scaled superbly.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****


Viewable size 40in
Native resolution 1920×1080
1080p support Yes
Aspect ratio 16:9
HD ready yes
3D capable no
Contrast ratio 5,000,000:1 Dynamic
Brightness 450cd/m²
Speakers 2x 10W
Bezel (top/side/bottom) 39mm/39mm/39mm
Screen depth 42mm
Screen elevation 98mm
Stand size (WxD) 455x235mm


DVI inputs 0
D-sub inputs 1
HDMI inputs 4
Component inputs 1
S-Video input 0
Composite inputs 0
Audio outputs coaxial SPDIF out
Other USB, Ethernet, CI Slot, SD Card


Tuner type Freeview
EPG 8 day, Now and Next


Power consumption standby 0W
Power consumption on 99W

Buying Information

Warranty two years collect and return
Price £949

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