11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Philips 22PFL3207H 22-inch 1080p Full HD LED TV with Freeview (Electronics)
Simple menu structure
Configurable picture and sound settings
Good bright picture
Good black levels
No Freeview HD
No PVR support
Terrible sound from the speakers
Mixed bag here. The sound is so bad you wonder why they bothered to put speakers in in the first place. However, in my experience this is now the case for nearly all flat panel tvs. The inbuilt speakers face the wrong direction for a start!! Solution is find yourself a speaker system that works for your setup...be it sound bar , plinth, cinema system, iPod dock speakers, PC speakers...whatever works for your room and set-up. as long as you buy these ultra slim panel tvs i think you should go into it knowing the sound will be awful. Much worse than the box based CRTs or the "fatter" LCD/Plasma TVs of a few years ago with outward facing speakers built into the front panel (rather than the back/bottom of the panel as they mostly now are).
My personal opinion on the picture is its decent. Not the last word in HD but there's enough configuration option to find picture setting that suits your taste. I haven't noticed the motion blur or softness that some of the reviewers have but these impressions are likely to change with the individual.
The EPG is strangely poor showing only now and next and using purely white text on a black background. its no show stopper but its overly simple..that's generally the design ethos of the user interface I'd say "simple"...they've just gone a bit too far with that when it comes to the EPG. On the other hand there's a really nice "list" view that brings up all of the channels in boxes in the screen (think wii channels but without the motion of the channel). You get to this view with a single click of the remote. Great. However, no programme detail so if you don't know what you want to watch you have to press home>programmes (2 presses) for the now/next epg. As I said a mixed bag.
I bought this on an Amazon lightning deal £139.99 and overall I'm pleased with the purchase. WAF (wife acceptance factor) good.