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Philips 40PFL5706/F7 40-inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV with Wireless Net TV, Black Reviews

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Entry level smart TV

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Pros: good picture quality, ample amount of inputs, light source does not bleed through on the edges

Cons: Netflix gui is slow, wireless media connect is limited to 720p, rather limited codec support for usb and dlna

Features: This smart TV has Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, and various other streaming services. Vudu and Netflix both deliver 1080p and 5.1 to a receiver over hdmi. The Netflix GUI is very slow compared to a Roku2 but this does not affect video playback. Some of the streaming services such as Blockbuster and others no longer work and the current firmware don't fix or remove discontinued/broken apps. This TV also features local playback of media via usb or dlna. This works okay but has many problems. The most annoying of them is if you try and navigate the dlna GUI too fast it displays an error saying the directory is empty. The other problem is that codec support is so limited that it's useless...
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