Philips 40PFL7605H review

Riyad Emeran
30 Sep 2010
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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, 1920x1080 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 1,920x1,080 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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