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Philips 52PFL5603D/F7 Review – 52-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on February 20th, 2014

Up for Review: Philips 52PFL5603D/F7 LCD HDTV.

The all new 52 inch PFL5603D/F7 is a surprise package from one of the leading HDTV manufacturers, Philips. With this model, the manufacturers have ventured into the budget TV product line where they have stripped down all the non essential features and introduced a simple basic panel with a praiseworthy display technology. The new 5603D commands powerful performance along with a brilliant design sense. Moreover, special focus has been placed on the enhancement of the audio technology involved to offer the users with clear vocals and rich music. Before we plunge deeper into the details, let us take a perfunctory glance at the overall features and specifications of the panel.

Philips 52PFL5603D/F7 Features & Specifications Review:

  • 52 inch class HDTV
  • 1080p Full HD Resolution
  • Pixel Plus 3 HD
  • Invisible speakers
  • 120 Hz Refresh Rate
  • 4 HDMI Ports
  • Easy Link HDMI

To begin with, the LCD panel boasts about a fine picture performance with its full HD resolution of 1080p. It produces even better picture quality when connected to a HD source. What makes a difference is the pixel plus 3HD feature which receives signals from all sources including HD, multimedia connect as well as standard TV signals and enhances each pixel to match the surrounding ones. This results in sharper and clearer pictures with vivid color accuracy. The signal processing in the television set has been extensively upgraded to support high definition picture formats and display them in a smooth flicker free manner. While the panel does not possess a high refresh rate, the HD natural motion fills the place and produces judder free smooth pictures and movies.

The audio technology is a strong aspect of the otherwise basic5603D. Along with the stylish invisible speakers blended into the design of the panel, it features a 25 watt BBE high definition sound enhancement technology that gives you a realistic experience by switching on a speech intelligibility mode where the vocals are crystal clear and the music experience is rich while being realistic.

Talking about the connectivity aspect, the panel offers much more than what you can expect from a toned down model. It is studded with 4 HDMI inputs, 3 at the back panel and one on the side, thus providing you a full digital HD connection with just a single cable. The Easy Link feature, unique to certain Philips models, increases your convenience by facilitating the control of all peripheral devices through a single remote control, thus removing the jargons of using multiple access devices.

While the TV contains absolutely no smart features, it is a great value priced model for the average users who would rather do without confusing high end features like online services and apps. All in all, this TV offers a wonderful performance under a reasonable price tag which is absolutely perfect for a large consumer base. gives Philips 52PFL5603D/F7 4/5 stars!

4 / 5 stars     

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