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

We have collected and analyzed 12 expert reviews and 201 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 75/100. The average review date is Aug 27, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 774215 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 20, 2014.

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(Based on 213 reviews)

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Expert review by: - 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. ...

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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...

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


alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Magnavox PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50") from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

image quality, sound, design, value for money, build quality

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PF9966 42-Inch HD-Ready Flat Panel Plasma TVPhilips 32PF9966 32-Inch Widescreen HD-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TVPhilips 26PF9966 26" Widescreen HD-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TV


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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

Consumer review by:

A fabulous plasma tv


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

The menu is flashy but not particularly intuitive.

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Philips 50PF9966 50" Plasma TV


Bought at auction at uBid for $3100.

Beautiful picture right out of the box.

None noted

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


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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...



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Review: Philips 42PF9966 42" Plasma TV


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Underscan probem


(Edited November 29th by frankeyboy) The high definition picture on this plasma is stunning! This is my third high def TV, and it is by far the most impressive set.

High Definition picture, style, ambilight

Wall mount instructions were vague, and no mounting screws included. Users manual on CD

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 System

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

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Philips


Color:Pearl white silver


Tuner Bands:FM


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
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

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)/Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Split screen
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes