Philips 47PFL7704D LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

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The Phillips 47PFL7704D is a basic television with a graceful, tight design.

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Tour & Design

**Front**

The Phillips 47PFL7704D has a very thin black bezel that runs its way around the LCD screen. The bezel is much smaller than last the one featured on last year's models from Phillips. This small frame also makes the frame appear a bit larger. At the bottom center of the panel a small lip juts out and displays the Phillips logo. This bump also houses a light-sensor that will automatically dim the screen based on the lighting condition in the room.

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The 47PFL7704D has a 47-inch LCD screen.

**Back**

The TVs Phillips had on display at CES were all wall-mounted, so we couldn't get a good picture of what the back looked like. Phillips did send us display charts of how the ports are organized and we have that information in the Connectivity & Media section of the review.

**Sides**

The on-TV controls on the 47PFL7704D are located on middle of the right side of the set. The left side of the television has a few ports for easy-access connectivity: a headphone jack, Composite AV-input, S-Video input, HDMI input and USB port.

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The right side of the 47PFL7704D has on-TV controls.

**Stand/Mount**

As we said before, all the TVs Phillips had on display at CES were wall mounted, so we couldn't get a look of the stand featured on the 47PFL7704D. The thin bezel definitely gave the TV a good wall-mounted appearance.

 

**Aesthetics**

According to Phillips, the frame on the 47PFL7704D is 45% thinner than the previous design. The black bezel has a gray finish around the edging, which helps make the TV blend into the wall when mounted. This design is quite attractive for an LCD television and we must say the thin frame makes the screen appear larger than it is.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance Features
  3. Connectivity & Media
  4. Controls, Menu & Remote
  5. Conclusion

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