I have been looking for this TV for a while. Pixmania and Dixons are doing this TV for £880-£899, and other places are just out of stock. It recently won the 'Best In Show' award at CES2008.
I haven't used Cheapest Electricals before, but I just ordered this TV and will report back!
Glossy, super slim and eco-friendly, the Philips 42PFL5603D 42 LCD HD Ready digital television utilises Pixel Plus HD technology to produce breathtaking natural pictures.
Pixel Plus HD offers the unique combination of ultimate sharpness, natural detail, increased depth, vivid colours and smooth and natural motion from standard TV, high definition signals and multimedia sources. An ultra fast response time of 5ms and Digital Natural Motion also ensure images are smooth moving and not blurred.
The Philips 42PFL5603D also features a generous dynamic contrast ratio of 30000:1 ensuring deeper blacks and whiter whites. And thanks to full support for 1080p, when you connect a compatible Blu-ray DVD player the images this TV produces will continue to astound you time and time again.
With several power conserving features youll save money too. For example, a built-in sensor automatically measures the lighting in the room and adjusts the television's backlight for power efficiency, all without compromising the picture quality.
Youll also enjoy immersive Incredible surround sound, for a cinema-like audio experience. And you wont know where the sounds coming from either, thanks to the invisible integral loudspeakers!
Its integrated digital tuner means youll enjoy a wide selection of Freeview channels without the need of an additional receiver. And planning what you want to watch is easy with the electronic programme guide.
This television is high definition ready which means it will have the ability to display high definition signals with the addition of a separate HD receiver. High Definition Television will be the highest quality of digital television available. It increases the amount of scan lines to provide clearer and more detailed images than those available on regular digital or analogue televisions.
1080p is the purest form of high definition that a television can display. This leads to a smoother, more film-like image, which will satisfy sports and movie lovers alike. With a 1080p signal, the information that makes up an image is displayed progressively or all at once, rather than in an interlaced fashion.
Audio qualityDifferent manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience Incredible Surround, BBE Digital
Auto setupAutomatically tunes in the channels that an aerial can receive .
Contrast ratioThe difference between the darkest black and the brightest white; greater contast produces a richer colour 30000:1
Digital tunerDigital tuners give a better quality picture and let you receive extra channels without an additional Freeview box.
FastextUpdated version of Teletext that uses coloured keys on a remote as shortcuts to particular pages Yes
HD ReadyAbility to display high-definition pictures when connected to an HD compatible device Yes
HDMI inputsHigh Definition Multimedia Interface - carries video and audio signals in digital form 4
Headphone socket No
Model name / number 42PFL5603D
On-screen menusAccess various settings on the screen Yes
Remote control Yes
S-Video socketSeparate Video- only handles the video aspect of the signal but will give a better picture by using two separate conductors for colour and detail information.
2 SCART sockets for connecting audio-visual equipment together
Screen formatTraditional 4:3 is used on smaller TVs. Widescreen or 16:9 is a wider 'cinema-style' format Widescreen
Screen resolutionPicture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality 1920 x 1080p
Screen size 42"
Speaker output (RMS)Measured in WATTS. The higher the number, the louder the sound! 25W
USB portsUniversal Serial Bus- socket for transferring data between electronic devices
Visible screen size (measured diagonally)Diagonal measurement across screen 107cm