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Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews of Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50"). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and design. The price and sound are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the energy efficiency and tuner. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 50PF9966 50" PlasmaPhilips 50PF9966 50" Plasma

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and design. The durability and sound are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reliability, while many are critical about the remote control.

image quality, sound, durability, design, price

remote control

49% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PF9966 42-Inch HD-Ready Flat Panel Plasma TVPhilips 42PF9966 42-Inch HD-Ready Flat Panel Plasma TV

May, 2018

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

PCWorld.com - Philips 42PF9966/37

 

Rich colors, bright images, and good detail helped the 42PF9966/37 earn the second-highest overall score in our jury tests of eight plasma TVs. ...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Sean Captain (pcworld.com)

Philips 42PF9966 37 42-in. Hdtv Plasma TV HDTV

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

One very appealing feature of the 42PF9966/37 is its price. While the Philips Web site lists a hyperbolic MSRP of $7000, we found several reputable retailers offering it for an average price of $3400--about $1000 below the average of the sets in our...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The 42PF9966 offers very high overall picture quality at a relatively low price. But it would be more appealing with an HD tuner and an extra digital video input

Superior colour quality, Ambilight technology, customisable sound

No HD tuner included, only one digital input, slightly lower HDTV quality

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : CNET Australia (cnet.com.au)

Philips 50PF9966 Plasma TV

 

The 50PF9966 50 inch plasma is one of four new high-end Philips TVs that introduce its new visual enhancing technologies such as Ambilight and Pixel Plus 2. It also doubles as a mood lamp.

Outlook With great looks, great technology and ambient room lighting as a bonus, this Philips plasma should please the tech heads and interior designers alike.

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Broken from day one - Avoid this television!

 

Nice picture, if you can actually get it to work.

Poor sound, not plug-n-play, configured incorrectly, and the customer service is lousy

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A fabulous plasma tv

 

Quick setting of presets, then they allow altering from the presets

The menu is flashy but not particularly intuitive.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Philips 50PF9966 50" Plasma TV

 

Bought at auction at uBid for $3100.

Beautiful picture right out of the box.

None noted

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Philips 50PF9966 50" Plasma TV

 

I purchased this product and by the time I got home it did not work, it would start for few minutes then it shuts off, then I called Philips and the technical support just decide that Philips will not cover this issue and the warranty will not take...

LOOKS GOOD

DOES NOT WORK, WORSE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WARRANTY

Apr, 2005

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Philips 50PF9966 - plasma panel - PDP - 50" - Review: Philips 50PF9966 50" Plasma TV

 
Apr, 2005

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Review: Philips 42PF9966 42" Plasma TV

 
Jan, 2005

Product Specifications

This stylish LCD TV features Philips Pixel Plus technology to present breathtaking nature pictures and astounding theater-like acoustics sound with uncanny depth and clarity. This LCD TV is designed with a breathtaking fusion of sensual curves integrated into an ultra-slim profile with exquisite detailing. Multiple Picture-in-Picture modes allow simultaneously watching two video sources either picture-in-picture or side-by-side.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Virtual Surround / Virtual Dolby Surround
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: No
Number of loudspeakers:4
Number of Speakers:4
RMS rated power:30
Sound output mode:Virtual Dolby Surround

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers/4 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver, White
Desktop stand: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.9in/4.2in/4.5in/9.4in
Height:17.3in/17in/24in/30.7in/34.6in
Weight:127.9lbs/24.7lbs/33.1lbs/44.1lbs/92.6lbs
Width:27.2in/31in/34.4in/43.5in/50.2in

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 3000:1 / 600:1 / 800:1 / 900:1
Display brightness:1000 / 1200 / 1500 / 450 / 600 / 900
Display Diagonal:32 / 42 / 50
Display Diagonal (metric):31.5
Display Resolution:1024 x 1024 / 1365 x 768 / 1366 x 768
HD type:Full HD / HD
High frequency rate:60
Pixel Pitch:0.3
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:12 / 18
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Supported graphics resolutions:640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
Supported video modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 625i, 720p, 1080i
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 176
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 176

DVD

Type: None

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Frequency tolerance:10
Power consumption (standby):0.8 / 1 / 1.3 / 1.8
Power consumption (typical):145 / 257 / 350 / 446 / 450
Voltage tolerance:-10

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:23PF9966/26PF9966/32PF9966/42PF9966/50PF9966
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Pearl white silver

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Display:LCD / TFT
Package dimensions (WxDxH):34.4 x 24 x 4.21

Packaging Content

Desktop stand:Y
Mounting kit: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:9.21
Package height:30.9
Package weight:119 / 123.5 / 172 / 70.5
Package width:36.8

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Picture processing technology:Philips Pixel Plus HD
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes
Teletext level:2.5

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 3
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1 / 3
DVI port: Yes
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x Cinema link; \n1 x Ext 1 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in / out, RGB; \n1 x Ext 2 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in / out, RGB, Y/C; \n1 x Ext 3 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in / out; \n1 x Analogue audio left / right out;\n1 x Centre speaker connection in, Subwoofer out; \n1 x CVBS in, Headphones out, S video Y/C; \n1 x Ext 4: YPbPr (available oct 2004), DVI with HDCP, VGA PC-in.\n / Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R,CVBS in / out,RGB; Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R,CVBS in / out,RGB, Y/C; \nExt 3 Scart:Audio L/R,CVBS in / out;\nExt 4:DVI with HDCP,VGA PC-in; \nAnalogue audio left / right out, Centre speaker connection in, Subwoofer out / Video\nS-Video\nComponent connector\nAudio In\nAudio Out\nheadphone connector\n
Number of AV connections:3
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1 / 2
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:3
Subwoofer out: Yes

Power

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Frequency tolerance:10
Power consumption (standby):0.8 / 1 / 1.3 / 1.8
Power consumption (typical):145 / 257 / 350 / 446 / 450
Voltage tolerance:-10

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM

Technical Details

Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Display:1070 / HD Plasma / Plasma
Display viewable area (HxV):1070 / 1270
Display viewable area HxV:1070 / 1270
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240 V +/- 10%
Special Features:Child lock & parental control; \nSmart clock; \nCinema link, Easy link; \nAuto programme naming, Automatic Channel Install (ACI), Automatic Tuning System (ATS), PLL digital tuning;\n9 channel smart surf list, Back lighted side controls, Program list, Smart picture control, Smart sound control; Electronic Programming Guide: NexTView 3; \nMulti functional remote control type: RC4302 \nTeletext: 1200 page hypertext \nTeletext enhancements: Habit watch, Program information line, Word search\n
Viewing Angle:160

Teletext

Teletext:1200

Television

Brightness:1000cd/m2/450cd/m2/500cd/m2
Diagonal Size:23in/26in/32in/42in/50in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/127cm/58cm/65cm/80cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:3000:1/400:1/800:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 768/1365 x 768/1366 x 768
Series:Epic/FlatTV
Technology:Plasma (PDP)/TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV/Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/170 degrees/176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM / PAL, Secam
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)/Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Split screen
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, UHF, VHF
Teletext: Yes
Tuner Type:Analog
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24 / 3.86 / 30.5 / 34.6 / 4.21
Height:24 / 3.86 / 30.5 / 34.6 / 4.21
Weight:116.8 / 127.9 / 1481.5 / 44.1 / 90.4 / 92.6
Width:34.4 / 43.5 / 50.2