It’s going to strike some people as odd, how we castigated the Samsung LN32C550 for being a poor value, and now we’re going to take a look at another thirty two inch television but do so happily. We’re talking about the Philips 32FPL3505D/F7, and it will take you by surprise.
The Philips 32FPL3505D/F7 is a thirty two inch 720p LCD television, offering Incredible Surround audio on two ten watt speakers, the Digital Crystal Clear system for improved picture quality, three HDMI inputs, a PC input, a USB port, a component input, a composite input, and an S-video input.
You can see that there’s not much going on here. While there are a good number of HDMI ports here, the same can’t be said for those ports that accommodate older gear. And, worse yet, looking into this one discovers that the USB port this one offers can’t be used to view pictures or play videos, which is a huge mark against it. But the picture is halfway decent, and the sound is about the same overall effectiveness.
And here’s the part that will get you–the folks at Amazon want $333.96 for one of these, which is appropriate. You’re not getting a whole lot out of this one, but you’re also not paying a lot either. That’s about the standard definition of value right there.
While the Philips 32PFL3505D/F7 is no one’s idea of an impressive piece of hardware, it’s also no one’s idea of an expensive system. If you’re looking for a new home theater television, this one likely isn’t what you need. But if you need an additional television for a bedroom or playroom or the like, this one might be one you can use.