Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 22-Inch LED HDTV Review

The Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 may be small at 22 inches, but it’s still one of the most popular HDTVs currently on the market. With a neat design and some impressive specs, could the Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 be the right television for you?

Key Specs For The Philips 22PFL4505D/F7

Average Price: 170-285 Released: 2010 3D-Ready? No Screen Size: 22 inches Screen Type: LCD Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels Aspect Ratio: 16:09 Contrast Ratio: 28,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60 Hz Viewing Angle: 160°/160° Horizontal/Vertical Response Time: 8 ms HDMI Inputs: 2 Dimensions: 21.1 in x 2 in x 12.2 inches

Benefits Of The Philips 22PFL4505D/F7

Price: The Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 is extremely affordable. Yes, the screen is smaller than many other TVs, but you cannot beat the price tag. This is why it’s excellent for use as a first HDTV for those on a budget, or as a second TV for your bedroom. It also makes an excellent choice for parents who want to buy a flat screen TV for their children.

Energy Efficiency: There are a number of power saving features on the Philips 22PFL4505D/F7. Phillips’ dimming technology makes use of a light sensor. When the light in your room changes, the brightness on the TV screen will automatically adjust to save energy. It’s also possible to turn this mode off if you want to.

Connections: Despite the small size of the screen on the Philips 22PFL4505D/F7, there are still a good number of connections including HDMI, composite, component and even USB. This means that you can view multimedia, such as pictures and MP3s, on the screen.

Weight The size is included as both a pro and a con of the Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 (see below). The fact that it’s so small means that it’s very light. It’s easy to move from room to room if you ever need to, and extremely easy to set up. It doesn’t take up much space, and it’s easy to find a suitable stand for the TV. That said, the weight does mean that it’s more prone to being knocked over, so be careful with small children or animals around!

Picture: Some users have complained that the picture wasn’t bright enough. You can improve the picture considerably by working with the included image settings until you find the right combination for you. Once you have, you’ll find that the picture is actually very decent given the price of this television.

Nobody should expect the most detailed picture in a small screen. That said, it’s more than sufficient for most purposes. If you want the very best viewing experience possible, go with a bigger, more expensive set.

What I Didn’t Like About The Philips 22PFL4505D/F7?

Resolution: The 768p resolution on the Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 is lower than you’ll find on most other HDTVs. Although 1080p is the most common, the truth is that you’ll barely notice the difference on this screen due to its smaller size. Images still look high quality and will suit most users in a small room.

Size: This is a 22 inch television, meaning it’s definitely on the small side as far as flat screen TVs are concerned. This probably isn’t big enough to be your main television, unless you live in a small place or are planning on putting the TV in a room like the bedroom or kitchen.

Sound: The speakers on the [ReviewAZON_Tooltip asin=”integrated” titlewordcount=”3″]Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 [/ReviewAZON_Tooltip]aren’t the most powerful, which is to be expected from a TV of this size and price range. You can use the included outputs to hook it up to external speakers if you want to enhance the experience. You don’t necessarily need an expensive sound system, either, just use the headphone jack to connect up to computer speakers if you need to.

If you’re only using this TV in a small room, however, you may find the included speakers quite sufficient. As with the picture settings, you’ll also find that a little tweaking in the sound menu can make a big difference and help improve the bass on this television.

Lack Of Extra Features: The Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 really is designed as a TV only. It doesn’t have internet, apps or other features that you’ll find on more expensive models. That said, if you really want them you can connect external devices. If you need a TV that does come with all the bells and whistles, it’s unlikely you’ll get one in this price bracket.

Should You Buy The Philips 22PFL4505D/F7?

After careful review and checking out a dozen of customer reviews I have come to the conclusion that  if you want something big then this isn’t best television to buy. If you’re trying to make a fashion house statement then it will  look good in front of a lot of people in your living room.

So in all the [ReviewAZON_Tooltip asin=”integrated” titlewordcount=”3″]Philips 22PFL4505D/F7[/ReviewAZON_Tooltip] really is an excellent choice for those with less space, or who want a second TV for the bedroom. Pictures look sharp and colorful, and there are still more than enough connections for all of your devices.

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