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Philips 52PFL7432D/37 Review – 52-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on February 26th, 2014

Up for Review: Philips 52PFL7432D/37 LCD HDTV

If you are looking for the most economical HDTV in the 52-inch Philips PFL7000 series, 52PFL7432D/37 would be the perfect option for you. The first noteworthy feature of the TV is of course the superior picture display produced by the proprietary Perfect Pixel HD Engine. Also, it is built with a few contemporary features of Philips, but the special feature that helps the model stand out in its group is the active Ambilight 2 channel. The Ambilight adds a new dimension to the TV viewing experience by producing ambient light to complement the colors and light intensity of the on-screen images. In turn, the resulting TV content becomes first-rate. Another fantastic feature of the panel is the highest screen resolution of Full HD 1920x1080p. You have got to give credits to Philips for adding the optimal screen resolution and the special Ambilight features to this budget panel.
Before we study the 52-inch LCD HDTV in detail here’s a list of its prime features and specifications. Let’s take a quick look.

Philips 52PFL7432D/37 Features and Specifications:

  • TV Type: LCD HDTV
  • Screen Size: 52 inches
  • Perfect Pixel HD Engine
  • Digital Natural Motion
  • Full HD LCD Display 1920x1080p
  • Ambilight 2 Channel
  • Dynamic Screen Contrast: 10000:1
  • 16-watt Audio with Dynamic Signal Processing, Virtual Dolby Digital and Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • USB Multimedia Connector
  • 3 HDMI Inputs

The 52-inch LCD screen displays content with Full HD 1920x1080p widescreen resolution, which means the on-screen content consist of 1080 progressive lines, each containing 1920 pixels. As a result, the TV produces the best possible picture quality for all HD input signals. Also, the resulting content is completely flicker-free with optimum brightness, fine colors and brilliant sharpness. Since it is the highest screen resolution, the TV viewer would experience the exceptional TV viewing, which is a way better than the traditional analog TV viewing. The award winning Perfect Pixel HD Engine is Philips’s proprietary display technology, so it’s been incorporated to this model too. This technology enhances every pixel of the content to match perfectly with its surrounding pixels to produce smoother, sharper and more natural pictures. Moreover, it reduces the surrounding noise to the minimum. The Ambilight 2 channel does a fantastic job by generating ambient light to complement the light intensity and colors of the on-screen images. Result is relaxed viewing with high contrast and significant picture details. Interestingly, the Ambilight feature is programmed in such a way that it automatically and independently changes its colors with the change in the content on the screen.

To ensure smooth and natural motion when you are watching fast moving content, the TV includes Digital Natural Motion. It also reduces the judder effect on the fast videos up to a great extent. 10000:1 dynamic screen contrast is certainly a decent addition to the panel.

The audio system produces 16 watts output sound, which is not bad for the 52-inch flat panel. With the inclusion of Virtual Dolby Digital and Dynamic Bass Enhancement options you can set the audio to your personal preference. Once you’ve done the right settings, the resulting sound becomes perfect.

There are 1 USB and 3 HDMI input ports on the cabinet, which allows the user to connect their external device and view the content on the bigger screen with optimum clarity. The TV supports multiple formats of audio and video, so you need not worry about the compatibility issue. All in all, the bigger screen, optimal display quality and active ambient light constitute the biggest edge of the model. You will get full worth of your money. gives Philips 52PFL7432D/37 4/5 stars.

4 / 5 stars     

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