Gadget Pr0n: Philips 42" 1080p Ambilight Flat HDTV

Posted: October 15, 2007
Gadget Pr0n: Philips 42" 1080p Ambilight Flat HDTV

You know how you have to sit down with your mom for like the hundredth time to teach her how to check her cell phone messages or how bewildered your dad gets when you tell him that he has to download the latest version of java?

Sorry to say it, but your parents are techtarded (or technologically handicapped for the politically correct) and you will be one day too unless you keep watching Gadget Pr0n.

You don't want to end up like grandma, do you? No, you don't want to get so out of touch with technology that you start to believe that PDAs are powered by ghosts.

On today's Gadget Pr0n we'll review Philips 42" 1080p Ambilight Flat HDTV.

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Philips 42" 1080p Ambilight Flat HDTV

  • Philips crammed a bunch of features into its latest flat TV
  • Its 1080p resolution provides the best in the business for all the HD formats
  • The setup wizard easily customizes your LCD picture, which is always tough to get right
  • The trademark ambilight has gotten an LED upgrade, so it helps to relax your eyes and give the illusion of a bigger picture
  • It has all the usual inputs like Component, Composite, S-Video, three HDMI inputs, also a headphone jack so you can watch TV while your significant other is sleeping
  • There’s also a USB port so you can view pics on a digital camera or play music from an MP3 player directly on your TV
  • 1100: 1 Contrast Ratio
  • 5 millisecond response time
  • A little dark when black is the predominant color on screen
  • Dynamic screen contrast ratio helps to clean up bright or dark images- that ratio is 8000:1
  • Ambilight adds to your room’s ambience by putting on a light show
  • It’s somewhat pricey for an LCD this size
  • The features may be worth it to those who know what ambilight is, but it’s all in all a solid HDTV



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