Philips 32PFL7404 32in LCD TV - Feature Table

John Archer

By John Archer



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Philips 32PFL7404 32in LCD TV


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  • Value 9
  • Image Quality 8
  • Sound Quality 8
  • Features 8
  • Design 9


January 6, 2010, 1:52 am

I've always been a bit of a Toshiba freak but I really like this, might save and buy a more expensive model as my old toshy 32WL56 is beginning to look like a dinosaur :)


January 6, 2010, 12:34 pm

It'd be nice if you iincluded some info about power consumption and backlighting technology given the way Samsung and others are pushing the green credentials of led backlighting


January 6, 2010, 3:39 pm


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January 6, 2010, 3:41 pm

I'm awaiting delivery of the 42PFL7404 (which incidentally only cost £615 through M&S online), I decided to buy Philips primarily based on the rave reveiws they get from TR. I'm pleased to see that this model range performs well across all sizes. I'm a little worried about the over processed look but I'll let you know my thoughts once I have it installed.


January 6, 2010, 5:12 pm

Totally agree with sets like this that offer so much image processing needing to have user-defined presets for various sources. I'd never get one that needs constant tweaking because a)it's a massive pain for anyone other than me to use and b) I'm getting too old and too busy to spend relaxation time messing with settings.

Looking to replace a 42" Samsung plasma at the moment but trying to hang on until the 3D revolution happens. Not necessarily going to buy a 3D set mind you, but I at least want to know what the technical requirements are as I've already got a PS3 for media playback so it makes sense to wait and see what happens.

John Archer

January 11, 2010, 8:23 pm

Hi all

For everyone struggling with the processing on this - and other - Philips TVs, try choosing the Cinema preset as your starting point when trying to calibrate the picture. For although you wouldn't guess it from its name, this mode mostly sets all the processing elements to their minimum levels, allowing you to just add on bits of processing in incremental stages as your tastes desire. This is easier than starting with a mode that has loads of processing switched on, and trying to figure out what's causing problems and what isn't.

This should save you at least a bit of tweaking time.

John Archer

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