Philips pulls out of US TV market, offers huge sale

philips tvCNet reported last week that Philips will stop selling TV’s in the US and earlier today people started to report huge discounts offered at Philips Outlet on refurbished TV’s. Here is for example an 47” LCD HDTV for $750. Some more TV bargains:


  • 47” 1080p LCD flat HDTV (47PFL7422D/37B) $750
  • 42” 1080p LCD flat HDTV (42PFL7422D/37B) $650
  • 42” 720p Pixel Plus 3 LCD flat HDTV (42PFL5332D/37B) $600
  • 37” 720p Pixel Plus 3 LCD TV (37PFL5332D/37B) $460
  • 26” Magnavox 720p LCD HDTV with DVD/DivX (26MD357B/37B) $280
  • 26” Magnavox 720p LCD HDTV $260

Plasma TVs

  • 50” 720p Plasma flat HDTV (50PFP5332D/37B) $700

The current promotion is labeled Spring Friends and Family Sale and today is the last day, however I would expect to see more hot deals coming our way before Philips completely clears out the inventory.

These are amazingly hot prices and Philips is a recognized brand in electronics market. The only issue I have with them is the warranty which you will surely want to have since 90-day Limited Warranty is what you get by default and due to the obvious reasons Philips is not offering anything longer.

SquareTrade is one of the third party extended warranty companies that got pretty good reviews. Use code FIFTYOFF and you will get 50% off their rates.

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14 Responses to “Philips pulls out of US TV market, offers huge sale”

  1. 1 Mike G. Apr 29th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Doesn’t look good.. Philips has been down for maintenance for a long time…

  2. 2 Yan Apr 29th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    LOL. I get this right now:

    ISA Framework: Internal Error: java.lang.NullPointerException

    These guys need to fix the mess

  3. 3 Mike G. Apr 29th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    I just hope they don’t cancel the 1000’s of orders they received over the weekend.

  4. 4 Alex Apr 29th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I had bad experience with Philips products, as well as a couple of my friends. I know YMMV, but I am not getting anything from Philips, except maybe lightbulbs ;)

  5. 5 Yan Apr 29th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I have not ordered anything but it was very tempting. My Sony Trinitron CRT refuses to break after 8 years of abuse by small kids and I have very little incentive to upgrade since I don’t watch it much. I do have a flat screen monitor on my home PC. ;-)

  6. 6 Steve Apr 29th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I bought a refurbished tv from Philips that didn’t work properly out of the box. It took 6 months before I had a working set. I’m with Alex.

  7. 7 Alex Apr 29th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    hehe. same here – I have a 32″ radiation king that works fine and have no incentives to upgrade. I did consider seriously once when 42″ Olevia went on sale briefly at Target for like $500 (display item, coupon, credit card sign up, you know the drill…) but it was more of a deal hunting adrenaline than the actual need…

  8. 8 Mike G. Apr 29th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    If you don’t watch much TV, there really no incentive to upgrade. But if you are sports fan, and like to watch the occasional HBO series, HDTV is awesome. LCDs are great because they consume less power and take up less space in your home.

  9. 9 Yan Apr 29th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Mike, you talk like a salesman. ;-)
    Do you have an LCD?

    I have another problem with flat-screens. The furniture set I currently have in my living room is not LCD friendly. It fits my current TV just fine but the big screen will look ugly in there.

    Oh boy, just 12 years back I could probably carry all my possessions in one suitcase…

  10. 10 Mike G. Apr 29th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Yan – Yes, I have an LCD.. As for room, you can always put it up on the wall..

    You can even get a small LCD that will fit in your suitcase :)

  11. 11 Ray Y Apr 29th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Well the deal expired on the 28th so we cant buy one at a great price anyway.

  12. 12 Mike G. Apr 29th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Ray 42PFL5332D/37B 42″ Pixel Plus 3 LCD flat HDTV is in stock for $599.99

  13. 13 Shopper B Oct 9th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    I have bought before refurb items from philips(even my 1st LCD tv), no complaints here they all have worked properly out of box. This time I bought the 47″ looked like a great deal. Hope it works just as good as the other stuff i gotten there.

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