Philips 24PFT5231/05 24-Inch Full HD 1080P LED TV : An excellent small TV.


The separate speaker housing makes all the difference. The menus are pretty straightforward.

Straight forward to set up, with loads of sub menu`s, good sound and picture. If you have a strong signal.

Philips 24PFT5231/05 24-Inch Full HD 1080P LED TV with Bluetooth speaker and Freeview HD – White

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  • HD Ultra-Slim LED TV (32″) 82.1cm with USB for multimedia playback
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  • Two HDMI input ports and Easylink for integrated connectivity
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My requirements i thought were unattainable: a small full hd screen with quality audio. This philips scores on both accounts. I don’t use its own built-in freeview tuner; instead i take an hdmi feed from my humax hd pvr. The picture is quite stunning once you’ve found the time to explore all the picture setting options in the menus and ‘tune’ it to your personal taste. I set the tv up during a broadcast of the first episode of the new series of the detectorists and where i found the broadcast quality to be to an exceptionally high standard in full hd. Note: the product description is wrong in stating that this tv is hd ready. It is full hd, that is 1080p, not the lower hd ready quality of 720p. Whilst i had set up the detectorists to have a very natural skin rendition and not overblown colours in the outdoor scenes, the settings can’t be expected to produce equal results with all broadcasts. Indeed, the following programme, an early episode of the league of gentlemen, looked quite poor in comparison. The sound is exceptional at this price point and product type, although the sound from my humax connected pvr was not as good as that produced using my original amazon fire stick, nor that of music via the bluetooth connection.

Really good picture – and very unusual style with the speaker in the base.

Ideal for our bedroom requirements.

Philips 24PFT5231/05 24-Inch Full HD 1080P LED TV with Bluetooth speaker and Freeview HD – White : I needed a tv to replace my smart tv that died. The rigmarole it took to find one suitable for my needs, reasonably priced, was amazing. Having settled on this one, which looks good, what did i discover?. No automatic connection to our wifi. Then i needed to buy earphones with volume control, because the firestick has no connection to the remote for volume. Then i had to get an extension for the earphones, as their lead was too short. Finally at long last, a useable tv. The details of the tv were wrong, and i noticed that the “wifi” details have been removed since. I love technology, it’s a real joy to be alive while all these things are happening, but please. Do remember, that not all of us are young technophiles.

It’s a good tv, , great for a small room.

Amazing sound quality and simple bluetooth connection if you want to connect ipad or phone to play music. I have this tv in the dining room and it’s perfect for dinner parties or watching tv whilst eating dinner.


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Philips 24PFT5231/05 24-Inch Full HD 1080P LED TV with Bluetooth speaker and Freeview HD - White
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4.0 of 5 stars, based on 13 reviews

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  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy
    The sound is abysmal, at times impossible to understand. Wish i’d read the which report before buying, should not be on sale.
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    The sound is abysmal, at times impossible to understand. Wish i’d read the which report before buying, should not be on sale.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Not the great sound it promised
      I was very disappointed in this tv. The sound which was supposed to be the best according to the research was poor. It was fuzzy, had a hiss and no clarity on the voices. I have excellent hearing but my husband is hard of hearing but the minute i heard the audio i knew that the tv was not going to be up to scratch. We tried making adjustments using the various and sundry options available, nothing worked the underlying hiss also interfered. Even linking this directly with hdmi did not improve the quality. The item was not inexpensive, the delivery from the uk to cyprus was considerable and the return cost as bad. I am still waiting for the refund which i hope will be forthcoming. The seller was initially not responsive and said ‘contact the manufacturer’ when i complained but amazon said it approved the refund. We shall see just how much i will be out of pocket at the end.
      1. Verified Purchase
        I was very disappointed in this tv. The sound which was supposed to be the best according to the research was poor. It was fuzzy, had a hiss and no clarity on the voices. I have excellent hearing but my husband is hard of hearing but the minute i heard the audio i knew that the tv was not going to be up to scratch. We tried making adjustments using the various and sundry options available, nothing worked the underlying hiss also interfered. Even linking this directly with hdmi did not improve the quality. The item was not inexpensive, the delivery from the uk to cyprus was considerable and the return cost as bad. I am still waiting for the refund which i hope will be forthcoming. The seller was initially not responsive and said ‘contact the manufacturer’ when i complained but amazon said it approved the refund. We shall see just how much i will be out of pocket at the end.

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