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Philips 47PFL7704D/F7 Review – 47-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on March 1st, 2014

Up for Review: Philips 47PFL7704D/F7 LCD HDTV.

The 47PFL7704D/F7 is a fine 47-inch LCD HDTV of Philips’s 7000 HDTV series. The panel has got a tight and sleek design. It supports true HD content with Full 1920x1080p digital screen resolution so picture display is exceptionally well. The Perfect Pixel HD Engine plays its part to deliver purely satisfactory pictures. With the huge 50000:1 dynamic screen contrast ratio the TV produces incredibly rich black details. It, in turn, makes the display look even better than the display of some of its line-mates. Audio is great considering the fact that it’s a budget model. The TV is a strong, durable and good performer, and consumes pretty low power.



Let’s take a quick look at its prime features and specifications before we proceed further to review it in detail.

Philips 47PFL7704D/F7 Features and Specifications:

  • TV Type: LCD HDTV
  • Screen Size: 47 inches
  • Screen Resolution: Native Full HD 1080p (1920x1080p)
  • 50000:1 Dynamic Contrast
  • Perfect Pixel HD Engine
  • Perfect Natural Motion
  • 120Hz Screen Refresh Rate with 2ms Response Time
  • USB Connectivity
  • 4 HDMI Inputs with EasyLink Facility
  • Dolby Digital Output
  • Invisible Sound with Incredible Surround
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified

The 47-inch digital LCD screen is looks fantastic both when it’s ON and OFF. Philips has really done a good job by increasing the screen size by a couple of inches, which makes the panel look even thinner than the predecessors. The glossy-black color is perfectly suitable for nearly every wall color. The swivel tabletop stand is good to help the panel stand firm. Overall, the design is sleek and trendy.

Talking about the display, the TV has got Full HD 1920x1080p native screen resolution, so you will get to see breathtaking pictures every time you turn the TV on. The high quality picture display is also due to the Perfect Pixel HD Engine, which is really an award winning invention of the company. The technology works equally well in case of still images and moving scenes. Yet, Philips has incorporated Perfect Natural Motion and 120Hz screen refresh rate. These two fantastic features ensure that there is no judder and flicker on the fast moving videos like Hollywood action sequences and sports. The films you watch are continuous and perfectly smooth due to the 2 milliseconds response time. Not to forget, Philips has enhanced the dynamic screen contrast to 50000:1, which produces high contrast and rich black details. As a result, you would always see realistic images on the flat panel.

Audio is decent. If you think the 20-watt output power might not walk properly with the bigger screen, you are wrong. Just after turning the TV on and listening to the first music, you would praise Philips for the wonderful sound. Philips has included Incredible Surround, which is a cutting-edge sound enhancement technology. Interestingly, the built-in speakers are entirely invisible, which adds to the beauty of the model. Another praiseworthy innovation by Philips in the audio section is the Dolby Digital output that allows loud music fans to connect their home theatre system to the TV and enjoy the optimal sound.

Since it is a digital panel, you would avail 4 HDMI inputs with EasyLink facility. That means you would be able to view your favorite external content on the LCD panel as well as share specific functionality between the TV and the connected devices. You would also get a USB connectivity port on the cabinet.

Even though all the above features function exceptionally well, the TV does not consume much energy, and hence, it is an ENERGY STAR Qualified model.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Philips 47PFL7704D/F7 4/5 stars.

4 / 5 stars     

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