We recently decided to join the 1080p revolution. So after shopping a while, we went with the Philips 47PFL7422D 47″ 1080p LCD HDTV.
For the price and size (47inches), it definitely was the best price point for the size. Comes with three HDMI ports, and three AVI ports. Also has a side AVI connector in case you have those temporary devices that you connect up to the television.
Either way, when we got it, it was pretty easy to assemble the stand and put the television directly onto the stand. The stand is about as heavy as the television so you don’t have to worry that it’s not stable enough for the television. The digital/HD tuner within the television is a bit slower than a cable box, but that won’t make a difference if you have cable service since you’ll need the box anyways. With each of the game console systems, we noticed that the resizing of the screen to fit the widescreen view didn’t look bad at all. We were expecting lower resolution devices to look very fuzzy but it actually didn’t make that much of a difference.
In fact, HD just looks a lot sharper but even digital television is really great looking. You can definitely tell the difference between the two, but for those people that are hesitant to make the jump from analog to digital, believe me when I say that you’ll be fine. That was one of our largest concerns and we were actually really happy to have made the decision to go with the 1080p instead of a 720p.
The first night we had everything hooked up, we put in Transformers in HD and were wow’d at the viewing quality. The entire film was super crisp and clear and we couldn’t tear ourselves away since it was like your own movie theater in your living room.
If you’re looking to buy, there isn’t many reviews on this particular television set, so this should help you make your choice. I will say that if we didn’t buy this one, we probably would have went with a Samsung, or Sony Bravia if we had not considered quality versus price. Great television by Philips and fully recommended!