One of the most impressive HDTVs launched at this years CES was the Philips 42PFL5603D 42-inch LCD, which promptly won the “Best In Show” award. The Philips 42PFL5603D/27 not only looks amazing and easily stands apart from the general looking HDTVs but also has some serious features and specifications behind it’s good looks.
The Philips 42PFL5603D has a large 42-inch full HD 1080p LCD screen for a full 1920×1080 pixels for the very highest HD format, and boost the lowest power consumption for a HDTV this size by far. Philips is calling the 42PFL5603D an Eco TV, as it very energy efficient, by using just 75 watts during operation, and only 0.15 watts during standby. An average HDTV of this size, or even smaller typically uses anywhere between 175-300 watts. Other environmentally friendly features include lead free components and recycled packaging.
So by using the Philips 42PFL5603D you will be helping the environment, and more importantly to some, saving yourself some decent cash on your electricity bill. So we know the 42PFL5603D uses little power, looks stunning and has the highest resolution screen, what else? The LCD screen is illuminated by many LEDs rather than a traditional lamp, this had two major advantages; lower power use, and local dimming.
Local dimming enables the 42PFL5603D to dim different LED areas on screen when there is a dark scene, this produces darker blacks and deeper colors for an enhanced contrast ratio and colours. Pixel Plus 3 HD is a whole bunch of technology to improve and enhance the image quality by boosting colour, contrast sharpness and reducing noise for the ultimate image quality.
Specification wise the Philips 42PFL5603D has a very high dynamic contrast ratio of 29,000:1 with a brightness level of 500cd/m2. Connectivity on the 42PFL5603D is also very impressive with 4 x HDMI 1.3 inputs with CEC control, 2x component, s-video, USB and others.
The Philips 42PFL5603D review has now been published.