42" Philips LCD 1080p HDTV 

by Philips | Item  #: 319954 | Model #:  42PFL3704D/F7 |
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  • 1920 x 1080
  • 29,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • Frame Rate: 60Hz



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The 42” Philips LCD TV is the smart choice, with total picture quality and easy-to-use design. This Flat LCD TV gives you a powerful 1080p display and brilliant Pixel Plus HD engine. Make the most of the superior picture quality on your Philips LCD TV by hooking up a DVD player, Blu-Ray player, or video game console with ease; 3 HDMI connections are provided. With intuitive set-up and phenomenal picture quality, you’ll be enjoying the Philips 42” LCD television before you know it – and you’ll enjoy your LCD TV even more when you get it at the great Sam’s Club price.

Pixel Plus HD:
Pixel Plus HD from Philips is a picture processing technology that enables viewers to watch content that is vivid, natural and real. The result is an LCD TV that provides superbly life-like pictures with incredible details and depth from any HD source.

Full HD LCD display 1920x1080p:
The Full HD LCD screen has the widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1080p. This is the highest resolution of HD sources for the best possible LCD picture quality. It is fully future proof as it supports 1080p signals from all sources, including the most recent like Blu-ray and advanced HD game consoles. The signal processing of this LCD TV from Philips is extensively upgraded to support this much higher signal quality and resolution. The Philips 42” LCD television produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with superb brightness and colors.

Dynamic contrast:
You want the LCD flat display with the highest contrast and most vibrant images. Philips advanced video processing combined with unique extreme dimming and backlight boosting technology results in vibrant images on your LCD TV. Dynamic contrast will increase the contrast with excellent blacklevel and accurate rendition of dark shades and colors. It gives a bright, lifelike picture with high contrast and vibrant colors.

Virtual surround sound:
Virtual surround sound creates additional audio channels for a theater-like audio experience with the Philips 42” LCD HDTV.

USB for photo & music playback:
The USB connector allows access to jpeg photos and mp3 music of most USB-sticks (USB memory-class device). Plug the USB into the slot at the side of the LCD TV and access your photos or music files using the easy on screen content browser. You can now easily view and share your photos and music for the ultimate viewing and listening experience on your LCD TV.

3 HDMI inputs with EasyLink:
EasyLink uses the HDMI CEC industry standard protocol to share functionality between connected devices and the LCD TV from Philips. With Easylink only one remote control is needed to operate main functionalities on your LCD TV and connected devices. HDMI makes an uncompressed digital RGB connection from the source to the LCD screen for the ultimate picture quality. HDMI uses HDCP copy protection. With 2 HDMI inputs on the back and 1 HDMI on the side of the Philips 42” LCD TV you can connect multiple HD sources, for instance an HD settop box, a Blu-ray player, and Game Console or Digital Camcorder.

Settings assistant:
This Philips 42” LCD TV includes a settings assistant for effortless personalized TV settings. The new settings assistant personalisation wizard guides you to personalised settings with unparalleled ease. It includes not only picture, but the complete LCD viewing experience, including sound and Ambilight settings. The wizard shows a few screens with easy to choose options to select the essential settings. You’ll be able to set up your preferred LCD TV setting on this Philips model quickly and easily, as the interface is designed without any difficult terms or settings.

Built-in ATSC & QAM tuner:
The built-in ATSC & QAM tuner in the Philips 42” LCD TV allows for reception of over-the-air and unscrambled HD cable programs.



  • 42" class Full HD 1080p digital TV
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen
  • Brightness: 500 cd/m²
  • Dynamic screen contrast: 29000:1
  • Frame Rate: 60Hz
  • Response time (typical): 6.5 ms
  • Viewing angle: 176º (H) / 176º (V)
  • Diagonal screen size: 42" / 107 cm
  • Visible screen diagonal: 42.02"
  • Panel resolution: 1920x1080p
  • Picture enhancement: Pixel Plus HD, 3/2 - 2/2 motion pull down, 3D Combfilter, Digital Noise Reduction, Dynamic contrast enhancement, Progressive scan

  • Equalizer: 5-bands
  • Output power (RMS): 2 x 10W
  • Sound Enhancement: Virtual Surround Sound
  • Sound System: Dolby Digital (AC-3), Stereo, SAP Loudspeakers
  • Built-in speakers: 2

  • Child Protection: Child Lock+Parental Control
  • Clock: Sleep Timer
  • Ease of Installation: Autostore, PLL Digital Tuning
  • Ease of Use: Auto Volume Leveller (AVL), AutoPicture, AutoSound, Settings assistant Wizard, Side Control
  • Remote Control: TV
  • Screen Format Adjustments: 4:3, Movie expand 16:9, Widescreen

    Multimedia Applications:
  • Multimedia connections: USB memory class device
  • Playback Formats: MP3, JPEG Still pictures

  • Aerial Input: 75 ohm F-type
  • TV system: ATSC, NTSC
  • Video Playback: NTSC
  • Cable: Unscrambled Digital Cable -QAM
  • Tuner bands: Hyperband, S-Channel, UHF, VHF

  • AV 1: Audio L/R in, YPbPr
  • AV 2: Audio L/R in, CVBS in, S-Video
  • Front / Side connections: HDMI v1.3, S-video in, CVBS in, Audio L/R in, USB
  • Audio Output - Digital: Coaxial (cinch)
  • Other connections: Analog audio Left/Right out
  • HDMI 1: HDMI v1.3, Analog audio L/R in
  • HDMI 2: HDMI v1.3
  • EasyLink (HDMI-CEC): One touch play, Power status, System info (menu language), System audio control, System standby
  • Ambient temperature: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
  • Mains power: 120V/60Hz

    Power Consumption:
  • On Mode Power: 180W
  • Standby Power: 0.32W
  • Estimated Annual Energy Consumption: 331kWh*
  • Estimated Annual Cost: $37.30**
  • Energy Star 3.0 qualified
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    * Estimated Annual Energy Consumption [kWh/year] is calculated with a usage cycle of 5 hours/day in On Mode and 19 hours/day in Standby Mode.
    ** Estimated Annual Cost [$/year] is calculated using $0.1127/kWh sourced from US electric rate: Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2009 (Early Release) edition. Actual Annual Cost will vary according to consumer's actual usage cycle and consumer's local utility rates.

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    Set dimensions: 40.39" x 26.54" x 3.48"
    Set dimensions with stand: 40.39" x 28.54" x 9"

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