Rated 4 out of
For an entry level TV, it performs!
Although not as stunningly designed as the higher-end Philips sets (black plastic bezel and standard, non-QWERTY remote), this is still a decent performer.
One thing worth noting is that the Smart TV services are seriously lacking in content - which is a shame as the interface is very easy to use and looks good (higher-end models have more Apps). Although the basics are here, there isn't enough VOD and Free TV Catch-up services.
However, if you're buying a TV for its picture (which should be your first concern), the Philips 4208 delivers a satisfyingly contrast-rich (deep black levels) and natrually coloured picture (provided you switch to Movie mode, and turn off MPEG Artefact Reduction/Noise Reduction as they for some reason cause a smearing effect on motion!). Once that's done, and especially with HD, the picture is truly stunning and virtually as good as Philips' top end sets!
Sound quality is not bad, but lacks bass, although for TV watching, it's a cut above some of the scratchy, plasticky things on the market!
I haven't tried all the networking features yet, but it's pretty well featured and Philips' new, colourful menu system is very easy on the eye.
In all, I'd recommend it for a basic TV, as it offers a good quality picture, looks nice and traditional, is easy to use and has a good feature-set, but if you want a home cinema or Smart TV that will really blow you away, you MUST look in to the 8000 series - I think they are the best LED-LCD TVs on the market today!
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 4 out of
ok torts några omstarter...
Bra bild, ok ljud med tanke på små högtalare. Wifi ok och youtube med HD.
Ibland låser den youtube och kabel måste dras ut för omstart...antagligen problem med minne.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of
Easy to use TV. No problems with the TV was not. I'm happy
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 2 out of
Unacceptably slow start
After first software update, TV became unacceptably slow:
When turning on (from stand-by, not from power-off), following happens:
18 seconds: Voice comes
20 seconds (2 more sec.): Picture appears
40 seconds (20 more sec.): You can change channel of tune volume.
So, you must wait 40 seconds until you can change channel of tune volume! Unbelievable.
Date published: 2014-10-30