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Philips 42PFL5603D Reviewed

The 42-inch Eco friendly Philips 42PFL5603D was quick to pick up a number of awards, including the CES “Best In Show” award. The Philips 42PFL5603D looks great and also boast some very impressive features, but it’s main claim to fame is it’s very low power usege, making the 42PFL5603D an “Eco Friendly HDTV”.

Philips 42PFL5603DWithout a doubt the Philips 42PFL5603D is one of the more impressive looking HDTVs of 2008. Looks aside, the 42-inch 42PFL5603D features a 1080p LCD panel for the highest HD format, local dimming LED backlighting, Pixel Plus 3 HD and a high 29,000:1 contrast ratio.

The Philips 42PFL5603D will be a winner for anyone who is environmentally friendly minded, or someone who simply wants to same some cash on their electricity bill, but will the 42PFL5603D also suit the audio video enthusiast? Cnet have taken a detailed look at the 42PFL5603D and say it is easily uses the less power of any HDTV they have ever reviewed. “The key to the 42PFL5603′s ability to sip power lies in its “Active Control” mode, which causes the TV to vary the intensity of its backlight on the fly according to picture content. Even in its default picture setting it’s more efficient than just about any other 42-inch HDTV, and even uses less energy than smaller sets we’ve tested.”